Bristol II: Toyota Motorsports preview

NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: This year, Toyota drivers have combined for eight wins, 23 top-five results, 50 top-10 finishes and four poles after 23 of 36 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) races ... Four Camry drivers are in the top-20 in the NSCS point...

NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: This year, Toyota drivers have combined for eight wins, 23 top-five results, 50 top-10 finishes and four poles after 23 of 36 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) races ... Four Camry drivers are in the top-20 in the NSCS point standings -- Denny Hamlin (third), Kyle Busch (eighth), David Reutimann (18th) and Martin Truex Jr. (20th) ... Busch is the defending summer race winner at Bristol, as he swept both NSCS races at the track in 2009 ... The 25-year- old Las Vegas native finished ninth in the spring race at the half-mile track ... Mike Ford, crew chief for Hamlin's No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Camry, hails from Morristown, Tenn.

DENNY HAMLIN, No. 11 FedEx Ground Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing

How do you view the Bristol night race? "It's a spectator race that most people try not to miss. It's always the one race that when people ask, ‘I want to go to a race, which one should I go to?' Everyone always says the Bristol night race. The excitement level is so high, the cars can't get away from each other, it's just a half-mile race track and there's always something going on at every turn."

MARCOS AMBROSE, No. 47 Bush's Baked Beans Toyota Camry, JTG-Daugherty Racing

Do you enjoy racing at Bristol? "Bristol Motor Speedway is one of the best tracks on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series circuit. It is the epitome of NASCAR. I'd like to call it NASCAR's pizzazz event. We've always ran well at Bristol and our best finish is third-place. We're really looking forward to going back with the No. 47 Bush's Baked Beans Toyota. I'm hoping to run well because I have around 20 Aussie friends and family coming over to watch. Also, I'll have my girls -- wife Sonja and daughters Adelaide and Tabitha -- there with me. It's a fun track and we'll have a great time."

-source: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers David Reutimann , Martin Truex Jr. , Denny Hamlin , Kyle Busch
Teams Joe Gibbs Racing