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NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: Toyota Camry drivers have recorded three wins (Busch -- California and Texas; Logano -- Nashville), 11 top-fives and 27 top-10 finishes through eight 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) races...

NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS)

NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: Toyota Camry drivers have recorded three wins (Busch -- California and Texas; Logano -- Nashville), 11 top-fives and 27 top-10 finishes through eight 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) races ... In addition, Camry drivers have captured two poles and led 761 laps ... Kyle Busch leads the NNS series point standings with 1,219 points, holding a 62-point advantage over second-place Carl Edwards ... Jason Leffler, who is currently the top Nationwide Series regular in the series point standings (fourth), has recorded five top-10 finishes in the last six races ... Three Camry drivers will compete in both the NSCS and NNS races at Richmond ... Chesterfield, Va.-native Denny Hamlin won the spring NNS race from the pole last year at Richmond.

JOEY LOGANO, No. 20 GameStop Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing

What do you think about racing at Richmond? "To me, racing at Richmond is 'grassroots racing.' It just has that feel of going to your local short track on a Saturday night when you were trying to make a name for yourself in this sport. I grew up racing on short tracks and I love any chance to go back and rub fenders on a bull ring. There are no aerodynamics involved at all. It's full-contact racing. We had a good race there last year in the GameStop Toyota. Our cars have been solid all year and I'm confident we'll be fast on Friday night."

SCOTT SPEED, No. 99 Red Bull Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing

Does it help to run both the Nationwide and Cup races at Richmond? "Eventually, it will help me to run two races in the same weekend. I think at the moment, I'm coming to the point where it's just about even, where at the beginning it was actually worse just because I had to learn how to adapt from a Nationwide car to a Cup car. The first couple of times I did it, it was hard. By the time we get to Richmond, it's probably an advantage after the (Nationwide) race, but for qualifying it hurts us a bit."

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Michael Waltrip , Jason Leffler , Denny Hamlin , Kyle Busch
Teams Michael Waltrip Racing , Joe Gibbs Racing