Of the four Toyota drivers competing in the Orbitz 300, Jason Leffler has the best finish at Daytona, a sixth-place run in the 2006 Busch Series opener. Leffler has a total of three NBS top-10s at Daytona. Dave Blaney is making his first Busch ...
Of the four Toyota drivers competing in the Orbitz 300, Jason Leffler has the best finish at Daytona, a sixth-place run in the 2006 Busch Series opener. Leffler has a total of three NBS top-10s at Daytona. Dave Blaney is making his first Busch Series start at Daytona since 1999. John Andretti scored a top-10 finish in his last Daytona start, finishing 10th in last July's Winn-Dixie 250. Andretti started fifth in the season opener at Daytona a year ago. David Reutimann has made only one career NBS start at Daytona, earning a 35th-place finish in 2006. Blaney and Reutimann will be pulling double-duty this weekend, competing in both the Orbitz 300 and Daytona 500.
JOHN ANDRETTI, No. 10 Camping World Toyota Camry, Braun Racing:
On his qualifying lap: "There was nothing to it. I do certain things that I have learned over the years, there are things in qualifying where you can help the car a little bit or you can hurt the car a little bit. Maybe I helped it some, but I guess I needed to help it just a couple hundredths more. But in reality, I think it will be a top -10 start. That's going to be an awesome place for us to start, especially with all the things we have had to do over the last month with no testing. There is a lot of confidence in Braun Racing and all the people that are involved in this. This will be a great place to start, last year I qualified fifth with Freedom Roads Camping World and RVs.com so it would be nice to beat that."
On working with the other Toyotas tomorrow in the race: "You just have to do what you can, but if I can help them then that would be a priority and I like to think that if the tables were turned that I would be a priority. But you just have to wait and at the end it is every man for himself. If I can't win and one of them can win by me helping him then that is what I will do. Hopefully that will work."
DAVE BLANEY, No. 32 Fan1st.com Toyota Camry, Braun Racing:
On the second qualifying lap: "The pick-up was normal. We were expecting to get a little bit more. We had a mock lap yesterday that was considerably faster than that so we're a little disappointed with that one lap. In race trim and in the draft, we're really fast, so we're all go for the race."
DAVID REUTIMANN, No. 99 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing:
On his qualifying lap: "It felt good, we are pretty comfortable. You just hold it wide open and run around here. They guys did a great job, but I'm not sure that time will stay for the pole. But some of the other Toyotas were real strong in practice yesterday. I know Blaney was real strong in the 32 car. He was real quick on his mock run. Hopefully it will stay toward the top of the board, but we'll just have to see. We've got a good car for the race and that is what we were more concerned with."
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