Milwaukee: Toyota teams race quotes, notes

Kyle Busch (second) was the highest-finishing Toyota driver in Saturday night's NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) race at The Milwaukee Mile. Busch led once for a race-high 80 laps, and it is the ninth top-five finish for Busch in 15 NNS races in ...

Kyle Busch (second) was the highest-finishing Toyota driver in Saturday night's NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) race at The Milwaukee Mile. Busch led once for a race-high 80 laps, and it is the ninth top-five finish for Busch in 15 NNS races in 2009.

Jason Leffler (10th) also scored a top-10 finish Saturday night for Toyota.

Camry drivers Trevor Bayne (12th), Michael McDowell (14th), Scott Lagasse Jr. (16th), Burney Lamar (22nd), Brad Coleman (24th), Michael Annett (28th) and Kelly Bires (36th) were also in the field

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JASON LEFFLER, No. 38 Great Clips Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
Finishing Position: 10th

Did your car handle differently in the race than practice? "I'm not sure what happened. We just lost all of our speed. We had a good car in practice and thought we were going to be able to battle with the leaders during the race. We were just fighting the thing all night. Scott (Zipadelli, crew chief) and the guys worked hard on pit road to try to make it better, but it just never came to us. It was another top-10 finish for this Great Clips team, but I'm disappointed because I thought we were going to challenge for the win."

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TREVOR BAYNE, No. 99 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing
Finishing Position: 12th

Can you talk about your race tonight? "We had to overcome some adversity tonight. We really had to work on the car and finally got it decent at the end of the race. Unfortunately we had a tire get away from us and we had to overcome that, but that's stuff that happens every once in a while. Jerry (Baxter, crew chief) and I learned a lot tonight, and I continue to get more comfortable in these cars. For this being only my third race with the team, I can't be too disappointed with the result."

What did the team do to try and make the car better? "This was the first time with these guys that we've really had to work on the car. The Aaron's Dream Machine is a winning race car and these Michael Waltrip Racing guys are a championship-caliber team. Jerry (Baxter, crew chief) and I continue to get better at communicating with each other, and that will only get better the more time I have in the seat."

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MICHAEL McDOWELL, No. 47 www.constructionjobs.com Toyota Camry, JTG-Daugherty Racing
Finishing Position: 14th

SCOTT LAGASSE, JR., No. 11 America's Incredible Pizza Company Toyota Camry, CJM Racing
Finishing Position: 16th

BURNEY LAMAR, No. 32 Dollar General Stores Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
Finishing Position: 22nd

BRAD COLEMAN, No. 20 Rudy's.com Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Finishing Position: 24th

MICHAEL ANNETT, No. 15 Pilot Travel Centers Toyota Camry, Germain Racing
Finishing Position: 28th

KELLY BIRES, No. 10 Braun Racing Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
Finishing Position: 36th

-credit: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Michael Waltrip , Jason Leffler , Trevor Bayne , Michael McDowell , Scott Lagasse Jr. , Burney Lamar , Kelly Bires , Michael Annett , Kyle Busch
Teams Germain Racing , Michael Waltrip Racing , Joe Gibbs Racing