Michigan: Toyota Motorsports preview

NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: This year, Toyota drivers have combined for 12 wins, 49 top-five results, 95 top-10 finishes and 11 poles after 22 of 35 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) races... Camry drivers Kyle Busch (third), Steve Wallace (seventh),...

NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: This year, Toyota drivers have combined for 12 wins, 49 top-five results, 95 top-10 finishes and 11 poles after 22 of 35 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) races... Camry drivers Kyle Busch (third), Steve Wallace (seventh), Trevor Bayne (eighth), Brendan Gaughan (ninth) and Jason Leffler (10th) are in the top-10 in the NNS point standings... The new NNS car will compete at Michigan this weekend, marking the second race for the car after debuting at Daytona in July... Ryan Truex will make his second career NNS start at Michigan... Busch has led laps in all 18 NNS races he has competed in during the 2010 season... Busch leads the NNS with 1,376 laps led this year.

TREVOR BAYNE, No. 99 Out! Pet Care Toyota Camry, Diamond-Waltrip Racing

What have the difference been in your success recently? "I think things started changing when I started taking advice from Kevin Harvick and Johnny Benson. I talked with Harvick in Dover. His main point to me was to finish races and not always try and get top-fives or top-10s when we have a car that's not good enough. He told me that I really need to work on taking what the car will give me. I feel like the past several months or so we have really worked on that. For us to be able to get the top-fives the past few weeks we had to finish the race. Also, a couple of weeks ago we hired Benson as my driving coach. He has so much knowledge of the sport. I have been calling him 'Bill Nye the Science Guy' because he thinks about things you wouldn't normally think about as a driver. I think long term he is going to be a great driving coach and teach me a lot about this sport."

-source: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jason Leffler , Kevin Harvick , Johnny Benson , Trevor Bayne , Steve Wallace , Ryan Truex