Kyle Busch made NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) history when he won Saturday's race at Delaware's Dover International Speedway by becoming the all-time single-season race winner with 11 total victories. Busch led a race-high 192 (of 200) laps en...
Kyle Busch made NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) history when he won Saturday's race at Delaware's Dover International Speedway by becoming the all-time single-season race winner with 11 total victories.
Busch led a race-high 192 (of 200) laps en route to his 30th NNS win behind the wheel of a Camry and 41st of his career.
Busch has earned the most victories in a Toyota with 60 total Toyota wins in 229 starts (15 NSCS wins, 30 NNS wins and 15 NCWTS wins).
Joey Logano started from the pole and led once for three laps at the one-mile oval, before finishing second to his Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) teammate, Busch.
Camry drivers Reed Sorenson (fourth), Trevor Bayne (sixth) and Jason Leffler (eighth) also had top-10 finishes at Dover.
Other Toyota drivers in the field included Steve Wallace (12th), Brian Scott (13th), Michael Annett (15th), Brendan Gaughan (16th) and Josh Wise (39th).
Nine Toyota drivers are in the top-15 in the unofficial NNS driver points following Dover - Busch (third), Bayne (seventh), Wallace (eighth), Leffler (ninth), Logano (10th), Gaughan (11th), Annett (12th), Sorenson (13th) and Scott (14th).
KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 NOS Energy Drink Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
How strong was your race car today? "I can't say enough about the guys on this team - Joe Gibbs Racing guys do a phenomenal job. NOS Energy Drink, Z-Line Designs, this Camry was flawless and really, really good. Unfortunately there at the end, I don't know what happened, I don't know if we had a wheel loose or what was going on. It started vibrating and shaking real bad. I wasn't imagining things, it did happen. That was worrying me quite a bit. I have to thank Gillette and Nationwide Insurance, of course Combo's, Marquis Jets and all the guys that have made this thing possible. It's really fun to come out here and love running these cars and winning with Jason Ratcliff and all these boys."
What does it mean to break the single season win record in the Nationwide Series? "It's pretty spectacular to be associated with these guys and have these guys win with me. Leo's (Thorson, car chief) here, it's his first time in victory lane. I told him if I ever break 10 wins, you're coming to victory lane. Sure enough, we did today and it's cool to get a guy like that who for some reason just doesn't like to come celebrate and says, 'That's what we're here to do, we're here to win races and not to celebrate' Tonight we're going to celebrate."
JOEY LOGANO, No. 20 GameStop Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Did it take some time for your car to come around in the race? "It took us a while, as usual, to take off on the restart. I don't know why, the last few races we just don't take off on restarts good. We give them a big lead and we try to make that up and that makes it impossible. I think everyone saw in the last few laps there, we were coming. We had a shot at it, just a little too late, again. It kind of stinks, but the guys did a good job adjusting the car and I think we were a third-place car most of the race and we got up to second and maybe a first-place car there at the end. Good pit stops that kept us up there when we needed it. We're second and that stinks, but it's better than third. We'll move on with it."
REED SORENSON, No. 32 Dollar General Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
How was your race today? "It was a pretty smooth day. We had a fast car, we qualified good and ran really good all day -- real consistent. We had the same problem all day and the first stop we weren't able to do what we wanted to do and then after that we got it better and just needed a whole other step. Everybody on the Dollar General team did a great job, the pit crew did great and a nice top-five finish for us. We were just loose all day. We got it better, but we needed another step to what we did. We did everything we could and just needed a longer race."
How did your race car perform on the long runs in the race? "I liked my car a lot on long runs. I felt like that first long run, we passed the 22 (Brad Keselowski) and my car felt really good at that point. I was kind of hoping that we would be able to stick with them a little bit better on the get-go and I knew we had a good enough car at the end. We'll just get a little bit better and come back."
TREVOR BAYNE, No. 99 Out! Pet Care Toyota Camry, Diamond-Waltrip Racing
JASON LEFFLER, No. 38 Great Clips Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
STEVE WALLACE, No. 66 5-Hour Energy Toyota Camry, Rusty Wallace Racing
BRIAN SCOTT, No. 11 BigSpot.com Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
MICHAEL ANNETT, No. 15 Germain.com Toyota Camry, Germain Racing
BRENDAN GAUGHAN, No. 62 Snap On Toyota Camry, Rusty Wallace Racing
JOSH WISE, No. 10 Iron Horse Jeans Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
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