BUSCH: St. Louis: Toyota teams race quotes, notes

The No. 99 Aaron's Dream Machine Camry of David Reutimann led twice for a total of 23 laps and finished third in tonight's race. After starting in the 29th position, Jason Leffler finished third in the Great Clips Camry. Todd Bodine finished 10th...

The No. 99 Aaron's Dream Machine Camry of David Reutimann led twice for a total of 23 laps and finished third in tonight's race. After starting in the 29th position, Jason Leffler finished third in the Great Clips Camry. Todd Bodine finished 10th in his No. 03 Germain Camry after leading 15 laps of the race and sustaining right-front damage late in the race. Dave Blaney finished 35th in the No. 10 Fan1st.com Camry after a cut tire caused damage to the sway bar ending his night early.

Toyota Camrys have led a total of 151 laps in Busch Series competition including 38 laps in tonight's race. Toyota has scored two poles in Busch Series competition including Leffler at Daytona (July) and Blaney at California (February). Second-place is the best finish by a Toyota Camry in Busch Series competition. Blaney finished second at Daytona and Reutimann finished second at Nashville.

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JASON LEFFLER, No. 38 Great Clips Toyota Camry, Braun Racing Finished: 4th

How was your car tonight? "Our strategy didn't totally work out tonight, but we had a fast car. We were set up more for the race than for qualifying and we had to start pretty far back and that really hurt us. Everybody on the Great Clips Toyota team did a great job because we probably had a top-10 car and we were able to bring home a top-five finish."

How close were you to being taken out in some of the wrecks tonight? "We were right in the middle of one wreck there on the backstretch when (Mike) Bliss and those guys spun out. I got hit right in the door, but luckily it was behind the left-front tire so it didn't really do any damage to the suspension. But with all the cautions tonight, we're pretty happy to get out of here with a fourth place finish."

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TODD BODINE, No. 03 Germain Toyota Camry, Germain Racing: Finished: 10th

How was your car tonight and did you have a car capable of winning? "We had a great car. On one of the cautions the 'lucky dog' was coming up through the field and our spotter was getting chewed out by NASCAR because they didn't think I kept the pace up on the restart before that, which was a ridiculous call because I kept the same speed all the way through, but our spotter wasn't able to call the 'lucky dog' coming past me and I made contact with him and messed the right-front fender up. We had to pit and we were coming back up through the field and another group wrecked in front of us and I got into somebody else and that really messed up the fender, which hurt the handling on the car. We had a great car and we had a car to win with -- we just didn't have the racing luck to go along with it."

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DAVE BLANEY, No. 10 Fan1st.com Toyota Camry, Braun Racing Finished: 35th

What happened to put you out of the race? "When we blew the right-front tire early in the race it must have caused the pin in the sway bar to break. After a few more laps of racing, it came apart and just tore up some suspension under the hood. We really had a strong car for the race and made our way up into the top-10 early on. Then we lost a couple laps when the tire blew, but we got a break with a caution flag and we were able to get back on the lead lap. I really thought this could have been our night, but unfortunately we ended up in the garage early."

-credit: toyota motorsports

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