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MORE HISTORY HERE: After enjoying a weekend off, the Nationwide Series will return to action at Dover. Camrys will make their fourth NNS appearance at the one-mile Delaware oval. In June, the Camry contingent made its 200th NNS start with Toyota...

MORE HISTORY HERE: After enjoying a weekend off, the Nationwide Series will return to action at Dover. Camrys will make their fourth NNS appearance at the one-mile Delaware oval. In June, the Camry contingent made its 200th NNS start with Toyota at Dover with driver Hamlin winning the NNS race. Reutimann (fourth), Logano (sixth) and Mike Wallace (eighth) also earned top-10 finishes for Toyota. The race marked Logano's Nationwide Series debut. Other Camry drivers in the field included Jason Leffler (27th) and Busch (28th).

CAMRY COUNT: Camrys have won 16 of the 28 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 28 of 35 races, four Camry drivers remain in the top-10 in points, with Reutimann (sixth) leading the way for Camry drivers, followed by Busch (seventh), Wallace (eighth) and Leffler (10th).

CAR COMPARISON: After making his first NSCS start at New Hampshire, Logano can compare the Cup car with the Nationwide Series car he will drive this weekend at Dover. "The Cup car seems to suit my driving style better than the Nationwide car," says Logano. "When I'm driving the Nationwide car it seems like it is all momentum and you have to hustle those cars a lot to get them going. In the Cup cars it seems like you can drive it into the corner straight, get it turning and focus on your forward drive. I think with the Nationwide car you are arching it in there and getting back to the gas as soon as you can and using the least amount of brake as you can. They drive a lot different that way. I seem to like the Cup car more, but probably because it has more horsepower and it is more fun to me."

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jason Leffler