Four Toyota Camry drivers recorded top-10 finishes in Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) race at Bristol Motor Speedway -- Kyle Busch (sixth), Scott Speed (eighth), Joey Logano (ninth) and Jason Leffler (10th). Other Camry drivers in the...
Four Toyota Camry drivers recorded top-10 finishes in Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) race at Bristol Motor Speedway -- Kyle Busch (sixth), Scott Speed (eighth), Joey Logano (ninth) and Jason Leffler (10th).
Other Camry drivers in the NNS race included Scott Lagasse, Jr. (13th), Burney Lamar (15th), David Green (17th), Michael Annett (20th), Marc Davis (27th), Michael McDowell (31st) and Kelly Bires (42nd).
Four Camry drivers are in the top-10 in the unofficial NNS driver point standings -- Busch (third), Leffler (sixth), Brian Vickers (seventh) and Lagasse, Jr. (10th).
KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 Z-Lines Designs Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Finishing Position: 6th
JASON RATCLIFF, crew chief, No. 18 Z-Lines Designs Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Finishing Position: 6th
How disappointing was the pit road penalty for your team today after having such a strong car? "We had a good car. Kyle (Busch) drove the wheels off of it. He drove hard. He worked hard today and when you work hard and you don't get your rewards for it it's frustrating. It's frustrating for him, it's frustrating for this race team but we'll move on. We'll figure out what we need to do in that same situation next time a tire gets away. We would've been better off if we could've held him there until we got the tire back. It would've lost a couple spots but obviously wouldn't have gone back to 15th. But it happens. We were working on the right front fender and I was paying attention to that and I didn't see the tire get away and by the time I saw it he was gone. It is what it is. We had a good car, though. He drove hard and we'll regroup and go to the next one and try to win it."
SCOTT SPEED, No. 99 Red Bull Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing
Finishing Position: 8th
How much fun did you have in the Nationwide car today? "I had a great car all day and really all weekend. I didn't qualify the car very well and we had to start toward the back of the field so that just compounded the deal. To start back in 19th and make it up to eighth today is tough and I am really happy with that. I am always fast when I come over here to run with these guys and I think the chemistry we have is really good. I look forward to days like this at the track."
JOEY LOGANO, No. 20 GameStop Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Finishing Position: 9th
Did you feel like you had a better car than the way you finished today? "Every time there was something close or something -- we just got touched a little bit and it cut down the tire or knocked a fender in. I don't want to call it luck but it just doesn't seem like there was any out there. Every time we had the opportunity to gain somewhere we had damage somehow. It was just little stuff. We never had that track position. We had a decent car by the time it got to the end. We made a lot of adjustments and got it close, but this place is all about track position and it's hard to get there."
JASON LEFFLER, No. 38 Great Clips Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
Finishing Position: 10th
How was your race car today? "We had a good car at the start of the race and we were running seventh or eighth all day so that was pretty good. There on that last pit stop we threw what we could at the car to make it handle better and just couldn't get there. It's disappointing and then we were just a sitting duck there at the end."
SCOTT LAGASSE JR., No. 11 America's Incredible Pizza Company Toyota Camry, CJM Racing
Finishing Position: 13th
BURNEY LAMAR, No. 32 Dollar General Stores Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
Finishing Position: 15th
How was your race today? "It was pretty good. Trent (Owens, crew chief) gave us a good car. It was a good starting point for our team. It was my first time back since Phoenix. The Dollar General Toyota ran good. I really enjoy the Toyota horsepower; it was my first race with it. The motors are solid and I look forward to having that at Texas next race. Overall, I guess it was a good finish. The car is in one piece but I'm looking forward to improving on our finishes."
How did it feel to be back in the race car? "It felt good to be back in the race car. Sometimes it's tough in traffic here, but I learned a couple of lessons out there for next time that we come back."
DAVID GREEN, No. 07 Toyota Camry, SK Motorsports
Finishing Position: 17th
MICHAEL ANNETT, No. 15 Pilot Travel Centers Toyota Camry, Germain Racing
Finishing Position: 20th
MARC DAVIS, No. 36 Howard University WHUR Toyota Camry, Marc Davis Motorsports
Finishing Position: 27th
MICHAEL MCDOWELL, No. 47 Tom's Toyota Camry, JTG-Daugherty Racing
Finishing Position: 31st
KELLY BIRES, No. 10 Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
Finishing Position: 42nd
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