David Reutimann started from the eighth position in his No. 99 Aaron's Dream Machine Camry and finished 12th after hitting the wall during the race. The No. 38 Great Clips Camry of Jason Leffler finished 19th after hitting the wall on the third...
David Reutimann started from the eighth position in his No. 99 Aaron's Dream Machine Camry and finished 12th after hitting the wall during the race. The No. 38 Great Clips Camry of Jason Leffler finished 19th after hitting the wall on the third lap of the race. Defending race winner, Dave Blaney finished 36th in the No. 10 Hass Avocados from Mexico Camry after experiencing a valve train problem, which ended his night early. Bobby Santos, making his first NBS start at Lowe's Motor Speedway, finished 39th after starting 33rd in the No. 92 Bill Davis Racing Camry.
Five Camry drivers have notched a total of 324 laps led across 12 races. Leffler (Daytona, Nashville, Darlington, Indianapolis and Bristol) has led a total of 141 laps. Reutimann (Nashville, Talladega, St. Louis and Bristol) has led 93 laps. Vickers has led 56 laps (Michigan and California) while Dave Blaney (California, Atlanta and Nashville) has led 19 laps. Todd Bodine (St. Louis) has led 15 laps. Toyota has scored three poles in Busch Series competition including Leffler at Daytona (July) and Bristol (August) as well as Blaney at California (February).
This October, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. is celebrating its 50th year of doing business in the United States. Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. was formed October 31, 1957, establishing its headquarters in a former Rambler dealership in Hollywood, Calif. Sales began in 1958 and totaled a modest 288 vehicles that first year -- 287 Toyopet Crown sedans and one Land Cruiser.
DAVID REUTIMANN, No. 99 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing Finished: 12th
What happened in the race and how much were you thinking about the points when you saw the No. 60 have problems? "I'm not thinking too much about the points -- I'm thinking more about the fact that tonight the driver was an idiot. I got loose and got into the fence. There's just no excuse for that -- I need to apologize to everyone on the team, everyone at Aaron's and everyone back in the body shop. They gave me a great car for tonight and I managed to run into the wall with it and finish 12th. I'm proud of my guys and they really fought back tonight -- I just blew the chance at a real good finish and maybe even a win."
TODD LOHSE, Crew Chief, No. 38 Great Clips Toyota Camry, Braun Racing Finished: 19th
What happened with the race car tonight? "We finished pretty good after having the car flat-sided on the third lap of the race. We kept adjusting and working on it throughout the night so to be able to still pull off a lead lap finish is a pretty good night. Unfortunately once we hit the wall early it made the car really tough to adjust on because the bodies are so sensitive at a track like Charlotte. We fought tight and then loose during the race because with the body damage we just lost all the side-force on the car."
DAVE BLANEY, No. 10 Hass Avocados from Mexico Toyota Camry, Braun Racing Finished: 36th
What happened that took you out of the race? "A little problem in the engine ended our night. It's a shame because this thing really took off at the beginning of the race and then it was like it flipped a switch and the car got really, really tight on us. We were struggling with the car at that point and then a piece of valence fell off. We were soldiering on and trying to get it fixed up. But it was pretty encouraging to be that strong early on tonight -- I just hate that it ended early."
BOBBY SANTOS, No. 92 Bill Davis Racing Toyota Camry, Bill Davis Racing Finished: 39th
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