David Reutimann started 10th in the No. 00 Aaron's Dream Machine Camry and finished 10th. Reutimann moved into the second position in the NASCAR Busch Series (NBS) point standings. The No. 10 Hass Avocados from Mexico Camry of Dave Blaney started...
David Reutimann started 10th in the No. 00 Aaron's Dream Machine Camry and finished 10th. Reutimann moved into the second position in the NASCAR Busch Series (NBS) point standings. The No. 10 Hass Avocados from Mexico Camry of Dave Blaney started third and finished 23rd after a flat right front tire forced him to pit road in the closing laps.
Jason Leffler finished 30th in the No. 38 Great Clips Camry after starting fifth. Leffler was involved in a lap-136 accident, forcing him to the garage for repairs. With three Camrys in today's race at Dover -- it marks 100 starts for Toyota in NBS competition.
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.
The Camry now has 13 top-five and 32 top-10 finishes in NBS competition. Toyota has scored three poles in Busch Series competition including Leffler at Daytona (July) and Bristol (August) as well as Blaney at California (February).
DAVID REUTIMANN, No. 99 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing Finished: 10th
What happened that took you out of contention toward the end of the race? "We had the worst set of tires that we had all day there at the end of the race and the car ran like it. We took a top-five car and ran 10th with it, which is pretty disappointing. We had a good car all day and I'm real proud of my guys, but that set of tires were a set that we knew weren't going to be real good and we had hoped that we wouldn't have to use them. But we ended up having too and it drove like a completely different car than it had all weekend. I'm just real discouraged about that, but there's another race next week."
DAVE BLANEY, No. 10 Hass Avocados from Mexico Toyota Camry, Braun Racing Finished: 23rd
How was your race today? "This was just a tough day. We were running okay most of the race, but we weren't a top-five car -- we possibly could have pulled out a fifth through eight finish or something like that. We just had trouble and had one bad pit stop that put us a little behind. Then towards the end we had a flat right-rear tire -- I had a flat left rear tire in the spring race that killed me there at the end. Just no luck -- pretty good car, but no luck."
What changed from yesterday to today as you looked to have a car to beat yesterday? "We just could never get the car to turn good enough -- it was always too tight. I mainly had problems around the other cars -- we seemed to have a car that was better by itself. I seemed to get aero-tight around other cars -- I guess we just didn't run around enough cars yesterday."
JASON LEFFLER, No. 38 Great Clips Toyota Camry, Braun Racing Finished: 30th
What happened that took you out of contention for a top-five finish? "We had a good car all day -- all weekend really. The team gave me great pit stops all day and we thought we could get a top-five finish or maybe even a win today. But on one of those restarts everybody in front of me started stacking up and then the No. 25 car (Richard Johns) got turned sideways and right into me. It tore up the whole front end of the car and busted the radiator. But the guys really got after it and we got back out to finish the race and try not to loose too many points."
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