Camry driver Denny Hamlin earned his third NNS victory of the 2008 season Friday night at Daytona International Speedway. Earlier this year, Hamlin registered wins at Richmond and Dover. Hamlin started 17th and led three times for 29 laps in...
Camry driver Denny Hamlin earned his third NNS victory of the 2008 season Friday night at Daytona International Speedway. Earlier this year, Hamlin registered wins at Richmond and Dover.
Hamlin started 17th and led three times for 29 laps in his Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) No. 20 Hardee's/Coca-Cola Camry.
Camry drivers have now won 13 of the 19 NNS races this year. Along with Hamlin, other Camry drivers who have won NNS races this year include Tony Stewart (five wins), Kyle Busch (four wins) and Joey Logano (one win).
The JGR No. 20 Camry has nine NNS wins this season. Drivers who have recorded wins in the No. 20 entry include Stewart (five), Hamlin (two), Busch (one) and Logano (one).
Other Camry drivers in the field today included Busch (second), David Reutimann (14th), Mike Wallace (22nd), Jason Leffler (23rd) and Brian Vickers (37th).
Camry drivers led a total of 35 laps in today's 105-lap race. In addition to Hamlin (29 laps), other Camry drivers to lead the field today were Busch (five laps) and Wallace (one lap).
Five Camry drivers currently rank in the top-20 in the unofficial NNS point standings following Daytona. Reutimann (fourth), Busch (seventh), Wallace (eighth), Leffler (11th) and Hamlin (20th) currently rank in the top-20 for Toyota.
BRIAN VICKERS, No. 32 Dollar General Stores Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
What happened to your car on the final pit stop to take you out of the race? "We don't really know for sure. We think it's just a parts failure. Something broke. We tried to leave the box in first gear, revved it up, dropped the clutch and it just snapped. I could hear the drive shaft rattling around so I knew we had an issue. That's unfortunate. This car was really good all night. We thought we were going to be in really good shape in the end but unfortunately it's not going to be able to show it."
DAVID REUTIMANN, No. 99 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing
MIKE WALLACE, No. 7 GEICO Toyota Camry, Germain Racing
JASON LEFFLER, No. 38 Great Clips Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
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