Jason Leffler started second and finished third in the No. 38 Great Clips Camry, the highest finishing Toyota. Todd Bodine substituted for Dave Blaney in the No. 10 Camping World Camry and finished sixth. The defending NCTS champion made his...
Jason Leffler started second and finished third in the No. 38 Great Clips Camry, the highest finishing Toyota. Todd Bodine substituted for Dave Blaney in the No. 10 Camping World Camry and finished sixth. The defending NCTS champion made his first start in the Busch Series since June of 2006 at Dover. David Reutimann finished seventh in the No. 99 Aaron's Dream Machine Camry.
The best finish by a Camry in Busch Series competition is second. Blaney finished second at Daytona (Feb. 17) and Reutimann finished second at Nashville (April 7). Blaney earned the first pole position for a Toyota Camry in NASCAR competition when he started first in the NBS race at California Speedway (Feb. 24).
TODD BODINE, No. 10 Camping World Toyota Camry, Braun Racing Finished: 6th
How was your night? "The car was fast -- real fast. I don't know how they can say I was speeding and the No. 18 (Brad Coleman) wasn't because he passed me as he was going out. We had a good night, though. We came back from the back and fought our way into the top-10. On that last pit stop, the No. 6 (David Ragan) ran the 18 (Brad Coleman) up into me and bent the left front fender. That's what really hurt it at the end."
How did you like your first race in the Toyota Camry? "I love my Toyotas."
How was it being back in the Busch Series? "I love it. It was fun. The guys race good. They have a really good team and Trent (Owens, crew chief) does a great job."
Would you like to do more Busch races? "I'd love to do more."
DAVID REUTIMANN, No. 99 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing Finished: 7th
How was your race tonight? "We weren't very good all night. We almost went a lap down at one point. I'm very disappointed on how bad we ran early on. We kept beating on the thing and kept changing stuff. Finally, at the end, we got it where we could hustle a little bit and drive it. We were able to come back to the front a little bit but just ran out of time. I think we were better than a lot of the guys in front of us, but the yellows hurt us a little bit. All in all, it was a good effort. We ended up a whole lot better than I thought we would."
Were you surprised at the finish despite the car's handling? "I'm really proud of the guys, they did an excellent job. There is no reason we should've been as bad as we were at the beginning. I'm not sure what we missed to make it that bad. They hustled on the thing and got it back to where we need to be and we salvaged a good day out of it."
Could you have done anything with a few more laps? "We were better than the guys in front of us, but at the end of the race, you really can't cut anybody any slack, so it was tough to get around some guys. We just couldn't gain there at the end."
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