NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: This year, Toyota drivers have combined for five wins, 22 top-five results, 45 top-10 finishes and six poles after 11 of 35 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) races ... Eight Camry drivers are in the top-20 in the NNS point ...
NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: This year, Toyota drivers have combined for five wins, 22 top-five results, 45 top-10 finishes and six poles after 11 of 35 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) races ... Eight Camry drivers are in the top-20 in the NNS point standings following Saturday's race at Dover -- Kyle Busch (second), Joey Logano (eighth), Jason Leffler (ninth), Brian Scott (10th), Brendan Gaughan (11th), Trevor Bayne (14th), Michael Annett (15th) and Reed Sorenson (20th) ... Busch earned his fourth win of the season in Saturday's NNS race at Dover ... Busch (7,928 laps) is 156 laps shy of passing Mark Martin (8,083 laps) for the all-time lead in Nationwide Series career laps led ... Nationwide Series drivers spent Tues. and Wed. (May 18-19) at Daytona International Speedway testing the new NNS car in preparation for the July 2 debut ... The NNS returns to action on May 29 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
BRIAN SCOTT, No. 11 Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
What are you looking forward to about racing the new Nationwide car? "I'm really excited from a personal standpoint to go to the Nationwide new car just because I'm a bigger guy, I know it's safer. It gives me more head room and more options in how I mount my seat and where I put the steering wheel which is a huge benefit to me. I'm really excited about the looks of the new car. I think that the Camry is an amazing look. It identifies more to the actual production cars you see on the street. An incredibly good looking car -- the fans are going to identify well to them. Of course I'm biased and I think the Camry is the best looking, but I'm excited. New things are always a challenge, but they're always fun typically. As long as it doesn't sink our ship I think we'll come through and have a good end of this year and a good 2011."
KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Do you think the new look of the Nationwide cars will spur more fan interest in the series? "I think so. NASCAR learned some things that may or may not have been wrong on the COT car and they made some changes to this thing to see what we could do, see if the appeal comes back and if the racing is better and maybe we'll see those changes happen next door. They do look a lot better."
-source: toyota motorsports