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Busch To Be A Time Traveler Hamlin Has Handle Milestone Moment Leffler Likes Top-10s Scott Scores Win One BUSCH TO BE A TIME TRAVELER: The first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race weekend at Pennsylvania's Pocono Raceway marks the first ...

Busch To Be A Time Traveler
Hamlin Has Handle
Milestone Moment
Leffler Likes Top-10s
Scott Scores Win One

BUSCH TO BE A TIME TRAVELER: The first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race weekend at Pennsylvania's Pocono Raceway marks the first time this season that Kyle Busch will have to travel between a pair of race tracks during a weekend. Busch, who has two top-10 finishes at Pocono in eight starts at the triangular track, will compete in both Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series races over the weekend, with the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) event being held in Nashville, Tenn.

HAMLIN HAS HANDLE: Denny Hamlin has been comfortable at Pocono Raceway since his first NSCS race around the Pennsylvania track. In his 2006 rookie season, Hamlin earned the pole and the race win in both NSCS races held at Pocono -- including his first career Cup Series victory (June 2006). Hamlin has tallied a total of four top-five results and five top-10 finishes in his six career NSCS starts at the track, and has completed every lap of competition around the 2.5-mile oval.

FINALLY 50: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) Camry drivers Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin will make their 50th NSCS starts in Toyota Camrys at Pocono Raceway. JGR partnered with Toyota at the start of the 2008 Sprint Cup season and since then the team has earned 13 wins (Busch-11, Hamlin-one and Tony Stewart-one). Overall, Busch has earned three poles, 21 top-five and 26 top-10 finishes, and Hamlin has earned one pole, 14 top-five and 22 top-10 finishes.

FIVE STRAIGHT IN TOP-10: Camry driver Jason Leffler has experienced much success this season in the Nationwide Series. Leffler has recorded nine top-10 finishes in 12 starts, including six consecutive top-10 results. Leffler currently ranks third in the series point standings (153 points behind leader Kyle Busch) and is the highest ranking Nationwide Series 'regular.' He has also recorded runner-up finishes at Phoenix and Darlington.

SCOTT SCORES WIN ONE: Tundra driver Brian Scott earned his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) win at Delaware's Dover International Speedway on Saturday evening. Scott led the final 14 circuits of the 200-lap race en route to victory lane. The win came in Scott's 39th career NCWTS start and marked the 56th win for a Tundra driver since Toyota joined the series in 2004. It marks the second straight year that a Tundra driver recorded their first series victory at 'The Monster Mile.' A year ago, current Camry Cup driver Scott Speed earned his first NASCAR win driving a Tundra at Dover.

TUNDRAS AT TEXAS: Tundra drivers have won five of the 10 NCWTS races at Texas Motor Speedway since entering the series in 2004. Tundra driver Todd Bodine has the most series victories -- four (2004-2, 2005-2, 2006-1, 2007-1) -- at Texas and also has one pole position. The fifth Toyota win came in the 2007 fall race when former Toyota driver Ted Musgrave claimed the victory. Mike Skinner has five NCWTS pole positions at Texas, along with eight top-10 results in 10 starts. He's also led 458 laps at the track, the second most at Texas in the series.

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Series NASCAR Cup , NASCAR XFINITY , NASCAR Truck
Drivers Tony Stewart , Todd Bodine , Jason Leffler , Mike Skinner , Ted Musgrave , Denny Hamlin , Brian Scott , Kyle Busch
Teams Joe Gibbs Racing