All three Toyota Camrys in the field finished in the top-25 in the O'Reilly 300 at Texas Motor Speedway. David Reutimann finished sixth in the No. 99 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota Camry for Michael Waltrip Racing. Reutimann, who started seventh at...
All three Toyota Camrys in the field finished in the top-25 in the O'Reilly 300 at Texas Motor Speedway. David Reutimann finished sixth in the No. 99 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota Camry for Michael Waltrip Racing. Reutimann, who started seventh at Texas, earned his second consecutive top-10 Busch Series finish. He was second in the most recent race at Nashville.
Jason Leffler finished 13th in the No. 38 Great Clips Toyota Camry. He qualified 24th but had to start from the back of the field after changing an engine during practice. Dave Blaney finished 25th in the No. 10 ABF U-Pack Moving Toyota Camry for Braun Racing. Blaney started 42nd after not completing his qualifying run. He had a tire go down early in the race and then made contact exiting his pit box. Blaney still sits second in the Busch Series point standings -- following the first eight races of the year. Reutimann is in fifth-place in the Busch Series point standings following the first eight races of the year. The best finish by a Toyota Camry in Busch Series is second-place. Blaney finished second at the Daytona season- opener and Reutimann ended up second at Nashville.
DAVID REUTIMANN, No. 99 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing Finished: 6th
How did your car handle throughout the race? "We had my drink bag sitting there with the hose, which was pretty much the same place where I thought we always put it. Once I got in the race and turned the wheel, I just couldn't turn the wheel to the left because my elbow would hit it. I thought my car was tight, but I couldn't turn the wheel far enough to the left to tell. I was struggling and getting a little aggravated so they came in, took the window net down, cut it loose and we lost all our track position."
How'd you rally back to a sixth place finish? "We spent the rest of the time trying to catch back up. Jerry Baxter (crew chief) made a good call on fuel strategy and it looks like it was a really good move there when they called the debris caution. It was a pretty good effort. We were tight all day from the center off. Right at the end of the race that was the best we had been all day so if we would have started like we finished, we would have been a lot better."
How does it feel to back up your Nashville second place finish with a sixth today? "People said we ran second, you know we didn't out run anybody. People just think we were all out there just riding around. We have really good cars here and to get out with a top-10, should have been a little bit better than that I think towards the end there. It was a good effort and the guys did a great job. We just didn't have that track position there to get things sorted out. We might have been a little bit better, but we are pleased with everyone's effort."
JASON LEFFLER, No. 38 Great Clips Toyota Camry, Braun Racing Finished: 13th
How would you rate your race today? "It was a good day for the Great Clips Toyota, it handled really well we just got a lap down under that caution there. We started 43rd, which was no easy task here because track position means everything. The guys did a good job battling back. I'm happy that the car is in one piece and we came out of here with a decent finish and go to Phoenix."
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