Toyota notes, quotes 2009-05-07

Vickers Happy to Have Mom Near on Mother's Day Weekend NEWS, NOTES &; NUMBERS: Toyota Camry drivers have recorded four wins (Busch -- California, Texas and Richmond; Logano -- Nashville), 12 top-fives and 31 top-10 finishes through nine 2009 ...

Vickers Happy to Have Mom Near on Mother's Day Weekend

NEWS, NOTES &; NUMBERS: Toyota Camry drivers have recorded four wins (Busch -- California, Texas and Richmond; Logano -- Nashville), 12 top-fives and 31 top-10 finishes through nine 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) races ... In addition, Camry drivers have captured two poles and led 876 laps ... Busch leads the NNS series point standings, holding a 82-point advantage over second-place Carl Edwards ... Joe Gibbs Racing has won three-straight NNS races at Darlington heading into this weekend . . . Denny Hamlin won back-to-back races in 2006 and 2007, while former Toyota driver Tony Stewart was victorious in 2008 ... Two Camry crew chiefs are from South Carolina. Jason Ratcliff, crew chief on Busch's No. 18 Camry, is from Sumter, while Trent Owens, the crew chief on Brian Vickers' No. 32 Braun Racing Camry, hails from Darlington.

BRIAN VICKERS, No. 32 Dollar General Toyota Camry, Braun Racing

How special is it for you to race on Mother's Day weekend? "My mother has played a very, very important role in my life from being born to raising me. Now, she is the office manager for my company. She was the best candidate for the job. It had nothing to do with her being my mom. The only benefit was that I know I can trust her. She does a really good job. That's what she did in her previous career. She helps me a lot. She keeps the office a well-oiled machine and I know I can her trust her. Having her there for Mother's Day is always special, and just being around her on Mother's Day is great. Everything that Darlington does for the mothers is great. You can see it in all the mothers that it means so much to them and how proud they are to be there."

-credit: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Tony Stewart , Trent Owens , Brian Vickers , Carl Edwards , Denny Hamlin
Teams Joe Gibbs Racing