Kansas: Toyota teams race quotes, notes

Denny Hamlin led 99 laps en route to his fourth Nationwide Series victory of the season. Jason Leffler (eighth) and Joey Logano (ninth) also had top-10 finishes at Kansas. Camry drivers Mike Wallace (15th), David Reutimann (16th) and Kyle...

Denny Hamlin led 99 laps en route to his fourth Nationwide Series victory of the season.

Jason Leffler (eighth) and Joey Logano (ninth) also had top-10 finishes at Kansas.

Camry drivers Mike Wallace (15th), David Reutimann (16th) and Kyle Busch (35th) also participated in the 300-mile event.

Today's win allowed Toyota to clinch its first Nationwide Series manufacturer's championship and was the third NASCAR manufacturer's title overall (2006 and 2007 NCTS manufacturer's championships).

Toyota has 18 victories this season with Busch (eight), Stewart (five), Hamlin (four) and Logano (one) each winning in 2008.

Four Camry drivers are in the top-10 in the NNS point standings, including Reutimann (sixth), Busch (seventh), Wallace (eighth) and Leffler (ninth).

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JASON LEFFLER, No. 38 Great Clips Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
Finished: 8th

How did your car handle out there today? "It was alright. We had to fight hard all day long. The Great Clips Toyota was good on long runs but it wasn't very good on the short runs so we lost track position. (Greg) Biffle got loose in front of us so we lost about five positions and never could recover from that. Everybody did a good job."

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JOEY LOGANO, No. 20 GameStop Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Finished: 9th

How was your race? "For some reason, when we started we went out there and were wreaking -tight. I don't know why it was so tight. We came in and tried to loosen it up and with that last stop we went a little too much. It went a little free than it started coming to me at the end. It was just too late. I think at the end we were running fast times and could run up front but we just had to get there. We just got there too late."

Can you take anything you learned today and apply it to Sunday's Cup race? "Running different lines and running around the race track to learn about the tire a little bit is a plus. I think I'll take some stuff and move it over there."

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MIKE WALLACE, No. 7 GEICO Toyota Camry, Germain Racing
Finished: 15th

DAVID REUTIMANN, No. 99 Aaron's 'Dream Machine' Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing
Finished: 16th

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KYLE BUSCH, No. 32 LifeLock Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
Finished: 35th

Are you okay? What happened on the track that ended your race? "Yeah, I'm fine. The pit crew left lug nuts loose and (while) trying to come back to pit road, we got ran over by the 1 (Mike Bliss)."

-credit: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Michael Waltrip , Jason Leffler , Mike Wallace , David Reutimann , Denny Hamlin , Joey Logano , Kyle Busch
Teams Germain Racing , Michael Waltrip Racing , Joe Gibbs Racing