Kyle Busch (second) was the highest-finishing Toyota driver at the inaugural NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) race at Iowa Speedway on Saturday. He led three times for 84 of 250 laps Busch has had nine consecutive top-two finishes, which ties the...
Kyle Busch (second) was the highest-finishing Toyota driver at the inaugural NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) race at Iowa Speedway on Saturday. He led three times for 84 of 250 laps
Busch has had nine consecutive top-two finishes, which ties the series record set by Jack Ingram in 1983.
Camry drivers Jason Leffler (third), Kelly Bires (fifth) and Scott Lagasse, Jr. (ninth) also recorded top-10 finishes.
Des Moines-native Michael Annett finished 11th at his home track of Iowa Speedway.
Toyota drivers Brad Coleman (13th), Trevor Bayne (26th), Brian Ickler (32nd) and Coleman Pressley (41st) were also in the field.
Busch maintains a 207 point lead in the unofficial NNS point standings over second-place Carl Edwards. Leffler (fourth), Joey Logano (eighth), Lagasse, Jr. (12th) and Annett (15th) are also in the top-15 for Toyota.
KELLY BIRES, No. 10 Fraternal Order of Eagles Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
Finishing Position: 5th
How was your race? "The Fraternal Order of Eagles Toyota Camry here was really good. We were good in practice, we worked on it and got a good balance. We started off tight with the race, made good adjustments and the last run I actually got a little bit too loose which kept us from running in the top-three. It was a solid top-five once we got our balance right and everything was good. Everyone did a good job on pit road and I worked hard in the seat, they made great adjustments and all in all we came home with a good top-five."
How does it feel to be able to run this strong? "It seems like every time we get to run the whole race we finish in the top five or top 10 this year. It's only the third race under my belt where we've done the full race this year so I guess we just have to get a couple more."
SCOTT LAGASSE, JR., No. 11 America's Incredible Pizza Company Toyota Camry, CJM Racing
Finishing Position: 9th
MICHAEL ANNETT, No. 15 Northland Toyota Camry, Germain Racing
Finishing Position: 11th
What was it like racing near your hometown? "It was great to pull off the finish we did after starting so far back in the field. I know a lot of family and friends were in the stands supporting me, so I was excited to bring home the finish we did for my hardworking No. 15 team and Northland Oil at my home track."
BRAD COLEMAN, No. 20 BigSpot.com Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Finishing Position: 13th
How was your race? "I had a really good car all day. The BigSpot.com Toyota was really good. We were running in the top-five and sometimes in the top-10, top-five all day. I went under the 32 (Brian Ickler) car and I got loose and I couldn't save it and wrecked us both. I feel bad because he didn't deserve it but its racing. It's happened to me before and I feel bad it happened to him."
Have you been able to learn a lot from racing in the JGR Nationwide program? "I'm definitely learning some more patience. We haven't had everything go our way this year. At Gateway we lost a clutch and we finished fifth and that was the best race we've had with nothing going on. All the others we've either been wrecked or something has happened. It's been a good year, but it's been a tough year at the same time."
TREVOR BAYNE, No. 99 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing
Finishing Position: 26th
BRIAN ICKLER, No. 32 Dollar General Stores Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
Finishing Position: 32nd
What happened to take you out of the race? "We were alright. I thought we had a pretty good run there, we were cracking the top 10 and were pretty happy. I thought we were going to get a good run for Dollar General here today. I got dumped by the 20 (Brad Coleman). I lost respect, or never really had respect, so no big deal."
COLEMAN PRESSLEY, No. 47 ConstructionJobs.com Toyota Camry, JTG-Daugherty Racing
Finishing Position: 41st
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