BUSCH: Kansas: Toyota teams race quotes, notes

Brian Vickers started 10th, led 31 laps and finished ninth in the No. 10 Fan1st.com Camry. Todd Bodine started 28th in the No. 03 Germain Racing Camry and finished 14th. David Reutimann started 31st in the No. 00 Aaron's Dream Machine Camry and ...

Brian Vickers started 10th, led 31 laps and finished ninth in the No. 10 Fan1st.com Camry. Todd Bodine started 28th in the No. 03 Germain Racing Camry and finished 14th. David Reutimann started 31st in the No. 00 Aaron's Dream Machine Camry and finished 17th. He remains second in NBS points. Jason Leffler finished 21st in the No. 38 Great Clips Camry after starting 17th. He made contact with the No. 88 and spun on lap 98. He remains fourth in NBS points.

Five Camry drivers have notched a total of 355 laps led across 13 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 87 laps (Michigan, California and Kansas) 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 33 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).

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BRIAN VICKERS, No. 10 Fan1st.com Toyota Camry, Braun Racing Finished: 9th

How was your race today? "We had a great car. Our Toyota was good all day. We lost it again in the pits. We came in with the lead and came out about 20th. The guys did a good job all day. All the pit stops were good, except for the one where it mattered the most. We came in leading and the pressure was high. I'm not sure exactly what happened but we lost quite a few spots."

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TODD BODINE, No. 03 Germain Toyota Camry, Germain Racing Finished: 14th

How was your race today? "We missed it. We are learning. This is a lot different than what we are used to. We are learning what adjustments are doing what. We did some things in the race that really messed it up and then at the end we undid them and went the other way and got better. We are learning how to adjust these Camrys. The first practice we basically had to throw out because we did some things wrong that wasted the whole practice. We went off of one practice. It's not bad. Like I said, we learned a lot. We stopped and took gas only on that last pit stop because we had taken tires about six laps before that."

Is your team making gains for next year? "We are learning, that's why we are doing this. Obviously we want to win -- that's what you go for every week, but we are learning and gaining knowledge for next year. Depending on what we do next year, we'll be better educated for it. We would like to run all the races next year -- that hasn't been determined yet, though. We are going to run some, just don't know which ones right now."

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DAVID REUTIMANN, No. 99 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing Finished: 17th

How was your race? "We struggled all weekend -- from the time we unloaded the car off the trailer -- and we weren't where we needed to be all weekend. It was tight and then it was loose every time we adjusted it. We made some gains out on the track, it just wasn't good enough. We were able to remain second in the points, but we are really looking for that win for Aaron's."

-credit: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Todd Bodine , Jason Leffler , David Reutimann , Brian Vickers , Dave Blaney
Teams Germain Racing