Toyota notes 2009-06-09

Reutimann Rolling 'Hat Trick' Weekend for Busch Logano Leaping Between States Toyota Takes Home Trophies REUTIMANN ROLLING: David Reutimann has been on a roll through the last three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) races. Reutimann earned his ...

Reutimann Rolling
'Hat Trick' Weekend for Busch
Logano Leaping Between States
Toyota Takes Home Trophies

REUTIMANN ROLLING: David Reutimann has been on a roll through the last three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) races. Reutimann earned his first career NSCS win at Lowe's Motor Speedway (May 25) three weeks ago. He earned his third career NSCS pole at Dover (May 29) two weeks ago and earned a third-place finish last weekend at Pocono (June 7), which moved the Michael Waltrip Racing No. 00 Aaron's Dream Machine Camry into the 11th position in the NSCS driver point standings.

BRIAN'S BESTS AT MICHIGAN: Brian Vickers has earned some of the best finishes of his career behind the wheel of the No. 83 Red Bull Camry at the two-mile Michigan International Speedway. Vickers captured the pole in the fall race last season -- his first pole since joining the Red Bull team in 2007. He has recorded top-10 finishes in the last three Sprint Cup races at Michigan -- fourth (June 2008), seventh (Aug. 2008), and eighth (Aug. 2007 ). In his 10 career Cup starts at Michigan, Vickers has one top-five and five top-10 finishes, and has led 83 laps at the speedway -- rather ironic for the driver of the No. 83 entry

TRIPLE PLAY FOR KYLE: Kyle Busch will attempt a rare 'hat trick' when the NSCS heads to Michigan International Speedway (MIS) -- participating in three events during the weekend. The 24-year-old racer will compete in the Cup and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) races at Michigan, and travel to Kentucky Speedway Saturday for the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) race. Busch has yet to win in all three of NASCAR's major series in a single weekend, but did become the first driver to win a NNS and NCWTS race on the same day at California's Auto Club Speedway earlier this season (Feb. 21).

LOGANO FAST LEARNER: Last year, Joey Logano made NASCAR history when he became the youngest NNS race-winner by taking the checkered flag at Kentucky Speedway at 18 years, 21 days. Logano went on to earn 14 top-10 results in 2008 and helped the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing NNS team capture the owner's championship. This weekend, Logano will travel between the Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan and the Nationwide Series race at Kentucky.

TOYOTA TAKES HOME TROPHIES: Two Toyota drivers earned first-place trophies last weekend. Tundra driver Todd Bodine made history Friday night by becoming the first driver in NCWTS history to win five races at the same race track when he visited victory lane at Texas Motor Speedway. Bodine led 52 laps en route to his second win of 2009 and 17th of his career. Kyle Busch traveled from the Sprint Cup event in Long Pond, Pa., to compete in Saturday night's Nationwide Series race at Nashville Superspeedway where he earned his first career win on the 1.33-mile concrete oval. Busch led 173 laps on his way to his fourth NNS win of the season and 25th of his career.

MAGIC MICHIGAN MOMENT: Toyota earned it's first-ever win in the top levels of NASCAR competition at Michigan in June of 2004 -- Toyota's inaugural season in the NCWTS. The victory came in Toyota's 13th series start when Travis Kvapil captured the checkered flag at MIS behind the wheel of a Tundra. In five races at Michigan, Tundra drivers have two wins by Kvapil (2004) and Johnny Benson (2006) and two poles from Mike Skinner (2006 and 2008).

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Series NASCAR Cup , NASCAR XFINITY , NASCAR Truck
Drivers Michael Waltrip , Todd Bodine , Johnny Benson , David Reutimann , Brian Vickers , Joey Logano , Kyle Busch , Travis Kvapil
Teams Michael Waltrip Racing , Joe Gibbs Racing