Richmond: Toyota teams race quotes, notes

Dave Blaney in the No. 22 Caterpillar Toyota Camry finished in the 11th position after starting 10th. Blaney spent the majority of the race within the top-15, with 109 laps in the top-10. He also led two laps (253-254). David Reutimann in the No....

Dave Blaney in the No. 22 Caterpillar Toyota Camry finished in the 11th position after starting 10th. Blaney spent the majority of the race within the top-15, with 109 laps in the top-10. He also led two laps (253-254). David Reutimann in the No. 00 Domino's Toyota Camry finished in the 29th position after starting 14th. This marks Reutimann's career best NNCS finish.

Johnny Benson in the No. 46 Wyler.com/TRD Toyota Camry finished 31st after starting 31st. AJ Allmendinger in the No. 84 Red Bull Toyota Camry finished 32nd after starting from the 13th position. This marks Allmendinger's career best NNCS finish.

The best NNCS result for a Toyota Camry was when Brian Vickers finished 10th at California Speedway (Feb. 25).

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DAVE BLANEY, No. 22 Caterpillar Camry, Bill Davis Racing: Finishing position: 11th

How was your race? "We were doing fine. We kind of backed up one time and were about 15th, then we took two tires and got track position. We were kind of hanging on, struggling a bit, but hanging on. I don't know we just got together with somebody. I went way up the track. I slid the front tires under the brakes and went way up the track. Then they got underneath me. I was giving them a hole by sliding up the track so I don't really know what happened after that."

After the on-track incident, how were you able to rally back to an 11th-place finish? "We came back at least at the end just ran out of time. We had new tires with 20 to go and everybody else probably had 60 or 70 on theirs. So, we should have went for it pretty good right there, in fact we should have gone further. At least we finished one -- we've had some trouble doing that."

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JOHNNY BENSON, No. 46 Wyler.com/TRD Camry, Wyler Racing: Finishing position: 31st

How was your race? "Our race wasn't what we wanted. We made the race and we ran -- and we were able to get plenty of feedback for the next time, if we get to run. That's the first race for me in this car and the first race for the guys at Wyler Racing. I think there's a bunch to learn. The stuff we learn today will make us better the next time we run. We can't be excited about the finish by any means. But, after we started working on it and got it quicker, we were able to run decent times and we felt good about our adjustments during the race."

On the name being used for the Car of Tomorrow: "I'll call it the 'new car' now, we can't call it the 'Car of Tomorrow' because we are racing it right now. It's different to drive, but I think it's not as bad as everyone says. It will get better when we get the set-up, but it wasn't terrible."

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AJ ALLMENDINGER, No. 84 Red Bull Camry, Team Red Bull: Finishing position: 32nd

How was your race? "We started the race doing okay and were able to get the 'lucky dog' and stay on the lead lap. Then we got a couple of laps down on the long green flag run and were never able to get it back. We fought all day to gain grip. More than anything it was good for me to get lap time today. That is the best way for me to continue to learn these cars. I wish I hadn't made the rookie mistakes I did today, but I guess that it's all part of the leaning process. As always, I'm proud of my guys and all the hard work they put in today to get the car handling better."

-credit: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Johnny Benson , David Reutimann , Brian Vickers , Dave Blaney
Teams Bill Davis Racing