St. Louis II: Toyota Motorsports preview

NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: This year, Toyota drivers have combined for 16 wins, 66 top-five results, 130 top-10 finishes and 16 poles after 31 of 35 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) races ... Kyle Busch remains third in the NNS point standings, despite...

NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: This year, Toyota drivers have combined for 16 wins, 66 top-five results, 130 top-10 finishes and 16 poles after 31 of 35 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) races ... Kyle Busch remains third in the NNS point standings, despite starting just 26 of 31 races . . . Joey Logano (seventh), Jason Leffler (ninth), Steve Wallace (10th), Brendan Gaughan (11th), Michael Annett (12th) and Reed Sorenson (13th) are also in the top-15 in points with four races remaining ... This weekend, Ryan Truex will return to the site of his first career NNS start earlier this year.

RYAN TRUEX, No. 99 Out! Pet Care Toyota Camry, Diamond-Waltrip Racing

Are you looking forward to returning to Gateway where you had your first NNS start earlier this year? "I'm really excited. Not only because I ran there before, but the last time the 99 ran there I think they finished third. They have a good car for there. I ran decent running up as high as eighth or ninth last time. I like the track and it'll be a benefit going back. I feel like we'll be able to go there and run pretty strong."

STEVE WALLACE, No. 66 5-Hour Energy Toyota Camry, Rusty Wallace Racing

Do you enjoy racing at Gateway? "I haven't always enjoyed racing at Gateway, but now, I finally feel like I have a pretty good grasp on how to get around that place. It showed up in the last race there. We had a shot to win it and ended up with a top-five finish. We're taking the same car we raced there in the spring, so it should be a good weekend for us. Our sponsor, 5-Hour Energy, is sponsoring the race this weekend, so it'd be really cool to get another top-five at Gateway."

-source: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Rusty Wallace , Jason Leffler , Brendan Gaughan , Reed Sorenson , Joey Logano , Michael Annett , Steve Wallace , Ryan Truex , Kyle Busch