Jason Leffler started 23rd in the No. 38 Great Clips Camry and finished 14th. David Reutimann ended up 15th in the No. 99 Aaron's Dream Machine after starting 13th. Brian Vickers began the race ninth in the No. 10 Ft. McDowell Resort...
Jason Leffler started 23rd in the No. 38 Great Clips Camry and finished 14th. David Reutimann ended up 15th in the No. 99 Aaron's Dream Machine after starting 13th. Brian Vickers began the race ninth in the No. 10 Ft. McDowell Resort Destination Camry and finished 27th. Vickers led twice tonight for 37 laps. Leffler, who is from Long Beach, Calif., was making his eighth NBS start at California Speedway.
Four Camry drivers have led a total of 324 laps led across 12 races in NBS competition. Leffler (Daytona, Nashville, Darlington, Indianapolis and Bristol) has led a total of 141 laps and 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. Camrys have registered 13 top-fives and 30 top-10 finishes in NBS competition. Toyota has three poles in Busch Series competition this season. Leffler has a pair of poles (Daytona -July and Bristol-August) and Blaney started first at California (February).
DAVID REUTIMANN, No. 99 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing Finished: 15th
How was your race? "The car wasn't running as well as it should have all night. Our Camry was capable of running in the top-10, but we had some lug nut issues. On that last pit stop, we came in and the lug nuts came loose as we were pitting . The left rear tire came off and messed up our quarter panel. Overall, it was a good day for the points but we would have liked to give Toyota a solid finish in their backyard. We are going to put this behind us and go to Richmond next weekend."
BRIAN VICKERS, No. 10 Ft. McDowell Resort Destination Toyota Camry, Braun Racing Finished: 27th
How was your race? "Tonight we had a really, really strong car -- especially on long runs. We weren't as good as some guys the first 10, 15, maybe 20 laps, but the second half of the run we were strong. We were so fast. Everybody did a good job. Coming in for four tires on the last pit stop was the right call. We were getting ready to smoke those guys who didn't get tires. I don't know what happened, who wrecked who or who got into who. I don't think it was intentional, it was just one of those racing accidents. Toyota has a great car here in the Busch series -- I'm glad I had the opportunity to race it."
-credit: toyota motorsports