MORE HISTORY HERE: The Camry will also make its fourth NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) start at Richmond this weekend. Earlier this season, five Camry drivers competed in the spring Nationwide race at the Virginia track with Hamlin taking the win...
MORE HISTORY HERE: The Camry will also make its fourth NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) start at Richmond this weekend. Earlier this season, five Camry drivers competed in the spring Nationwide race at the Virginia track with Hamlin taking the win in front of his family and friends. Other Camrys in the field included Busch (third), Mike Wallace (13th), Jason Leffler (16th) and Reutimann (18th).
WINNING WAYS: Busch earned Toyota's 16th win of the 2008 NNS season Saturday at Fontana, Calif. in his No. 18 JGR Camry. Busch led 144 laps of the 150-lap race en route to his seventh NNS win of the season. Camry drivers earning top-10 finishes in California included Vickers (third), Logano (sixth) and Reutimann (eighth). Additional Camry drivers in the field included Wallace (16th), Josh Wise (22nd) and Leffler (26th).
BUSCH SHARES THANKS: "This thing was flawless, it was just amazing," said Busch, following his win Saturday. "I really have to thank all the guys back at the shop. I have to dedicate this win to Jason Ratcliff (suspended crew chief). The way these guys prepare the cars coming to the race track is just phenomenal. This is Toyota's home track and these guys were awesome."
DOUBLE DUTY: Four Camry drivers will compete in both the NSCS and NNS races at Richmond this weekend. Logano will compete in his first NSCS race for JGR along with racing his JGR No. 20 Camry in the NNS event. Hamlin will also compete for JGR in both series. In addition to racing his JGR No. 18 entry in NSCS competition, Busch will also be behind the wheel of the No. 32 Camry for Braun Racing. Reutimann will compete for Michael Waltrip Racing in both events.
CAMRY COUNT: Camrys have won 16 of the 27 NNS races this season. Busch has seven wins, including three consecutive at Texas (April 5), Phoenix (April 11) and Mexico City (April 20), along with victories at Charlotte (May 24), Chicagoland (July 11), Indianapolis (July 26) and California (Aug. 30). Stewart has five NNS wins at Daytona (Feb. 16), California (Feb. 25), Talladega (April 26), Darlington (May 9) and New Hampshire (June 28). Hamlin has recorded three victories at Richmond (May 2), Dover (May 31) and Daytona (July 4). Logano scored his first-NNS career win at Kentucky (June 14).
POINTS PACE: After 27 of 35 races, four Camry drivers remain in the top-10 in points after California, with Reutimann (fourth) leading the way for Camry drivers, followed by Busch (seventh), Wallace (eighth) and Leffler (ninth).
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