Montreal: Toyota Motorsports preview

NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: This year, Toyota drivers have combined for 13 wins, 52 top-five results, 103 top-10 finishes and 11 poles after 24 of 35 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) races ... Camry drivers Kyle Busch (third), Steve Wallace (seventh), ...

NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: This year, Toyota drivers have combined for 13 wins, 52 top-five results, 103 top-10 finishes and 11 poles after 24 of 35 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) races ... Camry drivers Kyle Busch (third), Steve Wallace (seventh), Trevor Bayne (eighth), Jason Leffler (ninth) and Brendan Gaughan (10th) are in the top-10 in the NNS point standings ... Leffler earned a season best second-place result at Bristol last week ... Marcos Ambrose (second), Andrew Ranger (third) and Jacques Villeneuve (fourth) recorded top-fives last year in Montreal for Toyota.

JACQUES VILLENEUVE, No. 32 Dollar General Toyota Camry, Braun Racing

What does it mean for you to race at Montreal? "It's great. The track bares my father's name and it's in my courtyard basically. I live there -- it's my home crowd -- and I've been racing there over the years since 1993 actually. I've been on that track a lot of times and to be able to go back with NASCAR last year with the Dollar General car is great. Last year we had quite a good race were competitive and we're going back this year and taking the car from Elkhart Lake which was very good. We've saved it for that race because the car was good in the tight corners, which should be a good positive for Montreal."

What is your approach for this weekend's race at Montreal? "We are coming in aggressively. It's the third year I raced with the Braun team, and it's been four or five races. We are starting to work well together and we have really worked hard on the road course program car-wise, and we also are bringing different brakes for Montreal. It's a very demanding track, and I'm a late braker. I'm a heavy braker and which is where I make most of my time at Elkhart Lake, and even at the Glen, actually. So, we are pulling out all the stops for Montreal so we can compete. The first year when it was the heavy rain, we led the lap and then I crashed under a caution. That was a little bit annoying. And we were quite competitive last year so I think we are coming this year to try and win it."

-source: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jacques Villeneuve , Trevor Bayne , Marcos Ambrose , Brendan Gaughan , Andrew Ranger , Steve Wallace