Kyle Busch earned Toyota's 29th Nationwide Series win on Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Busch's win marks his first NNS win at the one-mile oval and 15th behind the wheel of a Camry. Joey Logano (second) started from the pole and...
Kyle Busch earned Toyota's 29th Nationwide Series win on Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Busch's win marks his first NNS win at the one-mile oval and 15th behind the wheel of a Camry.
Joey Logano (second) started from the pole and led a race-high 108 (of 200) laps in the race.
Jason Leffler (10th) scored his 11th consecutive top-10 finish Saturday for Toyota. Scott Speed (eighth) also earned a top-10 finish.
Camry drivers Brian Vickers (12th), Michael McDowell (15th), Scott Lagasse, Jr. (16th), Elliott Sadler (18th) and Michael Annett (19th) were also in the field.
Six Camry drivers are currently in the top-15 in the unofficial NNS point standings Busch (first), Leffler (fourth), Logano (fifth), McDowell (11th), Lagasse, Jr. (12th) and Annett (15th).
JASON RATCLIFF, crew chief, No. 18 Z-Line Designs Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
How do you learn to deal with Kyle Busch's intensity? "I try to just talk to Kyle (Busch). It's good. Everybody on this team understands his frustrations because we're the same way - we just don't have a camera in our face to talk about it. Everybody gets frustrated. These guys work hard, Kyle (Busch) drives hard and when you go up there and you lead laps in anticipation of another trip to victory lane and then when you get shot down like that - it's frustrating. You're almost better off if you can just sneak your way to the front all night and then if you fall a little bit short it's a little easier to take. We understand that and we just try to keep communicating better and better every week so we don't put ourselves in those positions. It's tough. When you have a car that's out there and leading - why would you want to work on it? There's a reason you're leading - because you're better than everybody else. It's tough to work on a race car leading, but a guy that's running second and third - he's got nothing to lose so they just start slinging stuff at it. That's the position we were in today. We didn't really have anything to lose - we did, but we could take some chances today because we weren't running up front anyway. It's a different deal and it's the same way for everybody every week. The 20 (Joey Logano) car led 100-plus laps and it's very disappointing to those guys today. They had a fast race car. I don't know if they over or under-adjusted on it, but they probably needed another adjustment to beat us there at the end."
SCOTT SPEED, No. 99 Red Bull Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing
Finishing Position: 8th
What happened between yourself and Brian Vickers on the final lap? "We all went into the corner and everyone started to check up. Brian (Vickers) slowed up more than I could and we both went up the track. I couldn't stop on time. It was unfortunate for both of us because we were both going to have better finishing positions. Michael Waltrip Racing gave me a great car though like always, so we had a really good race and overall a good day too. I'm happy with our run today."
JASON LEFFLER, No. 38 Great Clips Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
Finishing Position: 10th
BRIAN VICKERS, No. 32 Dollar General Stores Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
Finishing Position: 12th
What happened between yourself and Scott Speed on the final lap? "I don't know what his deal was. He (Scott Speed) wrecked us. He (Scott Speed) said that we slowed down going in the corner. It's a shame. We had a really good run going. I don't know what happened. He just drove in way over his head and wrecked us."
MICHAEL McDOWELL, No. 47 Tom's Toyota Camry, JTG-Daugherty Racing
Finishing Position: 15th
SCOTT LAGASSE, JR., No. 11 America's Incredible Pizza Company Toyota Camry, CJM Racing
Finishing Position: 16th
ELLIOTT SADLER, No. 10 Auto Value Bumper-to-Bumper Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
Finishing Position: 18th
MICHAEL ANNETT, No. 15 Pilot Travel Centers Toyota Camry, Germain Racing
Finishing Position: 19th
-credit: toyota motorsports