Phoenix II: Toyota teams race quotes, notes

Denny Hamlin (second) and Kyle Busch (fifth) earned top-five finishes for Toyota in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) event on Saturday at Phoenix International Raceway. Toyota drivers Mike Wallace (ninth) and Joey Logano (10th) also recorded a...

Denny Hamlin (second) and Kyle Busch (fifth) earned top-five finishes for Toyota in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) event on Saturday at Phoenix International Raceway.

Toyota drivers Mike Wallace (ninth) and Joey Logano (10th) also recorded a top-10 finishes at Phoenix.

Since the start of the 2008 season, the Camry has earned 56 top-five and 97 top-10 finishes in NNS competition.

Camry drivers Josh Wise (23rd), Jason Leffler (25th) and David Reutimann (31st) also participated in the 201-mile race.

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

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KYLE BUSCH, No. 32 Beringer Wines Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
Finished: 5th

How was your race today? "It was a decent day for us, a good day -- top-five, a solid run for the 32 Braun team. Didn't have quite what it took on the long run to hang with all those guys. Figured our best chance of getting a good finish was tires."

How much did the restart at the end of the race help? "Coming down and getting the tires did -- the restart didn't help. We actually would have went backwards if we would have stayed out on those tires, but we made the right call to come in and get tires."

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MIKE WALLACE, No. 7 GEICO Toyota Camry, Germain Racing
Finished: 9th

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JOEY LOGANO, No. 20 GameStop Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Finished: 10th

What happened at the end of the race? "Just tight racing and I lost it."

How was your race car before the last lap? "Obviously, it doesn't matter much now. We had a great car. We had some issues in the beginning in the pits but they fixed it and we got up there. We probably should have taken tires there at the end but we didn't."

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JOSH WISE, No. 00 NAPA Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing
Finished: 23rd

JASON LEFFLER, No. 38 Great Clips Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
Finished: 25th

DAVID REUTIMANN, No. 99 Best Western Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing
Finished: 31st

-credit: toyota motorsports

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