Leffler Ready for Summer Stretch NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: Toyota Camry drivers have recorded six wins (Busch -- California, Texas, Richmond and Nashville-2; Logano - Nashville-1 and Kentucky), 22 top-fives and 50 top-10 finishes through 14 NASCAR...
Leffler Ready for Summer Stretch
NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: Toyota Camry drivers have recorded six wins (Busch -- California, Texas, Richmond and Nashville-2; Logano - Nashville-1 and Kentucky), 22 top-fives and 50 top-10 finishes through 14 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) races in 2009 ... Busch leads the NNS series point standings, holding a 137-point advantage over second-place Carl Edwards ... Camry driver Michael McDowell made his first stock car start at the Milwaukee Mile in the 2006 ARCA event and also earned an ARCA pole in 2007 ... Camry drivers Busch and Jason Leffler lead the series in top-10 finishes (11) after 14 races this season ... Michael Annett's seventh-place result last weekend at Kentucky was his career-best NNS finish ... Busch will be the lone Camry driver to commute between the NSCS race in Sonoma and the NNS race in Milwaukee.
MICHAEL MCDOWELL, No. 47 ConstructionJobs.com Toyota Camry, JTG-Daugherty Racing
What are your thoughts on Milwaukee? "Milwaukee is the first place I drove a stock car -- my first ARCA race in 2006. That was an interesting experience, when you take a guy that's been on nothing but road courses, never been in a stock car and you go to Milwaukee on a short track. We had a flat tire and caught on fire and me coming from road racing I didn't know you couldn't drive back to pit road so it wasn't until my leg caught on fire that I stopped and let the safety crews extinguish the flames. In 2007, we qualified on the pole there and finished fourth and had a good run. Our flat track, mile program with Phoenix, Richmond and places like that has been pretty good so we're looking forward to bringing back our same piece there and working on it."
JASON LEFFLER, No. 38 Great Clips Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
Do you look forward to the long stretch of races in the summer? "For us at Braun Racing, the summer stretch has been really good. We have some really good race tracks that we mark down on the calendar. Milwaukee and some of the others -- this is the heart of the racing season. It seems like you really get geared up and you're ready to go. I wouldn't say I look at it as being able to beat the Cup guys. But especially this weekend, they have to travel all the way from Sonoma (Calif.), so maybe we can take advantage if something happens."
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