Michigan: Toyota teams race quotes, notes

Brian Vickers (second) and Tony Stewart (third) recorded top-five finishes for Toyota in Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) race at Michigan International Speedway. Camry driver Joey Logano finished sixth in his first-ever race at ...

Brian Vickers (second) and Tony Stewart (third) recorded top-five finishes for Toyota in Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) race at Michigan International Speedway.

Camry driver Joey Logano finished sixth in his first-ever race at Michigan.

Jason Leffler (seventh) also recorded a top-10 finish for Toyota.

Camry drivers led a total of 53 laps in Saturday's 125-lap race. Stewart led three times for 36 laps and Vickers led twice for 17 laps.

Camry drivers Mike Wallace (15th) and David Reutimann (34th) were also in the field.

Four Camry drivers currently are in the top-10 in the unofficial NNS point standings following Michigan. Reutimann (fifth), Kyle Busch (seventh), Wallace (eighth) and Leffler (ninth) currently rank in the top-10 for Toyota.

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JOEY LOGANO, No. 18 Z-Line Designs Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Finished: 7th

How did your car handle during this afternoon's race? "It was okay. I'm not happy with it, but it's okay. We just couldn't get the Z-Line Designs Toyota where we need it to be. We started off really, really tight and went backwards really quick. We kept working on it and we'd get a little closer -- then we'd fall off. We'd get a little closer, then we'd fall off. The pit stops were great. That kept us in it. That was really cool. We needed one more caution and one more pit stop to make something happen -- to free it up even more and we didn't have an opportunity to do it."

Did you learn anything in your first race at Michigan? "I learned a lot about aero-stuff today. What to do? Where to run? So, our Z-Line Designs Toyota was awesome on the short run, it just took a while for it come, and after that it just went away."

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DAVID REUTIMANN, No. 99 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing
Finished: 34th

What happened to take you out of the race? "We just got run into and knocked the left front fender in and cut the left front tire down and it hit the fence pretty hard."

Did Clint Bowyer give you enough room? "Not from where I was sitting. The only thing between me and Clint (Bowyer) was the wall. I will have to see a replay. I was getting a little tight on exit so I was coming off a little lower to try to give my car a little extra room. If that's his version, fine. If he doesn't want to own up wrecking me, it's no big deal."

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

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

-credit: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Tony Stewart , Michael Waltrip , Jason Leffler , Mike Wallace , David Reutimann , Brian Vickers , Clint Bowyer , Joey Logano , Kyle Busch
Teams Germain Racing , Michael Waltrip Racing , Joe Gibbs Racing