Joey Logano (second) was the highest finishing Camry in Saturday's Nationwide Series race at Dover International Speedway. Logano started on the pole and led three times for 87 laps. Kyle Busch led a race-high 108 laps, but finished 17th after...
Joey Logano (second) was the highest finishing Camry in Saturday's Nationwide Series race at Dover International Speedway. Logano started on the pole and led three times for 87 laps.
Kyle Busch led a race-high 108 laps, but finished 17th after a right-front tire went down with two laps remaining.
Toyota drivers Brian Vickers (fourth), Scott Speed (seventh) and Jason Leffler (eighth) also posted top-10 finishes.
Camry drivers led 195 of 200 laps in the 200-mile race.
Camry drivers Michael McDowell (11th), Michael Annett (19th), Kevin Conway (24th), Scott Lagasse, Jr., (27th) and Marc Davis (34th) were also in the field.
Busch maintains the unofficial NNS points lead by 43 points over second-place, Carl Edwards, and Leffler currently ranks third.
BRIAN VICKERS, No. 32 Dollar General Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
Finishing Position: 4th
Are you happy with your top-five finish today? "It was a good run. I'm really proud of the guys with this Dollar General Toyota. We didn't have quite as good of a race, but we had a good and consistent day. Nothing went wrong and we stayed out of trouble. We had great stops all day."
Why did you signal to Carl Edwards at the end of the race, did something happen? "No, nothing happened. We just had a heck of a race. I really had to earn that one. Carl did a great job really putting the pressure on there in the last 23 laps, especially right there at the end when we were running side-by-side for the finish. We raced him hard and clean and had a lot of fun."
SCOTT SPEED, No. 99 Red Bull Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing
Finishing Position: 7th
Are you happy with your finish after starting from the rear of the field? "It was a good race for us obviously coming from the back and to have a top-10. I thought we had a great car. We got a little bit unlucky. We got up into the wall and at the end of one of the stints we had a tire going down in the rear and that led us to make kind of -- we thought the car was one way when really it was not. When we had the chance to fix it in the pit stop we just basically went down the wrong path a little bit. In the next green-flag lap we just ran and weren't very good at all. We just basically maintained ninth or 10th and stopped going forward. Then after that there was so many quick runs, we weren't able to get anyone back. We were much better toward the end of a run than we were at the beginning. It was a good race for us. To have a top-10 coming from last, I'll take it."
JASON LEFFLER, No. 38 Great Clips Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
Finishing Position: 8th
MICHAEL MCDOWELL, No. 47 Constructionjobs.com Toyota Camry, JTG-Daugherty Racing
Finishing Position: 11th
KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 Food Lion-Feeding America Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Finishing Position: 17th
JASON RATCLIFF, crew chief, No. 18 Food Lion-Feeding America Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
What happened at the end of the race? "He (Kyle Busch) said he could feel the right front go down right as he was coming to the green. He wasn't sure if it was down, or not and then right as he drove off the wall he could feel it and it was too late by that time. If he had known it earlier we could have stopped and put right sides on. But, it was at the point of no return where you're driving off into the corner and you say 'Okay, I don't have a right front tire here.' So, he did a great job just to bring it back from that. We had a good car. Everybody did a nice job. It's another one of those deals at the end of the race. They either need to shorten these things up a little bit or make them longer. We'll keep our chin up. We have a good race team and good race cars and a great race car driver."
"If Kyle (Busch) maybe could have caught it earlier, maybe he could have moved up and gave him (Joey Logano) a lane. I think he was already too committed to the line he had and when the right front is flat it just doesn't turn. So, he was trying to back his corner up to keep from knocking the wall down and when he did the 20 (Joey Logano) got into him. It wasn't Joey's (Logano) fault, it was just one of those things where everything lined up and turned into a bad deal all in a split second. If we would have known it under caution we could have stopped, but he (Kyle Busch) didn't know it until it was too late. It's one of them deals. Joey (Logano) did a fine job."
MICHAEL ANNETT, No. 15 Germain Racing Toyota Camry, Germain Racing
Finishing Position: 19th
KEVIN CONWAY, No. 87 Extenze Toyota Camry, NEMCO Motorsports
Finishing Position: 24th
SCOTT LAGASSE JR., No. 11 America's Incredible Pizza Company Toyota Camry, CJM Racing
Finishing Position: 27th
What happened to take you out of the race? "It definitely wasn't a good day for us. We started off a little bit rough. Paul (Wolfe, crew chief) and the guys did a good job on pit road keeping us out there so we could work on it. We were going to make a decent day out of it. I don't know -- just got hit in the right-rear."
MARC DAVIS, No. 10 The Word Network & WHUR Radio Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
Finishing Position: 34th
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