Jason Leffler led the first two laps of today's NASCAR Busch Series race, marking the first laps led by a Toyota Camry in a NASCAR points race. Dave Blaney earned a career-best Daytona finish with a second place. David Reutimann and Blaney...
Jason Leffler led the first two laps of today's NASCAR Busch Series race, marking the first laps led by a Toyota Camry in a NASCAR points race. Dave Blaney earned a career-best Daytona finish with a second place. David Reutimann and Blaney competed in today's NBS race and will start tomorrow's Daytona 500.
Reutimann has now made Toyota's first starts in both the NASCAR Busch Series and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (2004). Toyota followed up last night's win in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race with a second place finish today in the NASCAR Busch Series.
JASON LEFFLER, No. 38 Great Clips Toyota Camry, Braun Racing:
On the race: "We just got tore up. That's just part of restrictor plate racing. It usually doesn't happen that early and it usually doesn't happen that far up in the field. But that's the way it is. The Great Clips Toyota Camry was really fast and I think a potential threat being that our teammate, Dave Blaney, finished in the second position. I'm just really looking forward to the rest of the year."
On making history for Toyota: "It's great for Toyota and great for the team. I just wish we could have stayed up front a little longer, but that's just the way it worked out there getting in the wreck. I knew there would be some shuffling back and forth, but I never thought there would be a wreck that far up in the field early on. Obviously we were really excited to be associated with Toyota and hopefully we can make history next weekend by being the first Toyota Camry to get to victory lane."
JOHN ANDRETTI, No. 10 Camping World Toyota Camry, Braun Racing:
On the on-track incident that caused extensive damage to the car: "They all started following me and I started slowing down, just trying to pick a lane. I was trying not to stop because you get ran over from behind. I was on two different paths with my teammate. He was stopped and I wasn't, I couldn't see him and I hit him which just destroyed the front of my race car." On how the car was handling prior to the incident: "It was okay, but we needed to pit. I'm going to keep saying it - we needed to test. We are just a little bit behind--not a lot. I think we'll be fine but we needed to come down pit road."
-credit: toyota motorsports