Nashville II: Toyota Motorsports preview

NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: This year, Toyota drivers have combined for six wins, 24 top-five results, 49 top-10 finishes and six poles after 12 of 35 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) races ... Kyle Busch's win at Charlotte was his 50th win in a Toyota...

NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: This year, Toyota drivers have combined for six wins, 24 top-five results, 49 top-10 finishes and six poles after 12 of 35 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) races ... Kyle Busch's win at Charlotte was his 50th win in a Toyota across all three national NASCAR series since 2008 ... In 200 starts, he has 14 NSCS wins, 24 NNS wins and 12 NCWTS wins ... Brad Coleman (No. 18) and Matt DiBenedetto (No. 20) will make their season debuts for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) at Nashville ... Tayler Malsam, who previously drove the No. 56 Tundra for Kyle Busch Motorsports in the NCWTS, will be behind the wheel of the No. 10 Camry for Braun Racing at Nashville ... Trevor Bayne is from Knoxville, Tenn.

BRAD COLEMAN, No. 18 SafeWay Driving Centers, Joe Gibbs Racing

Are you looking forward to getting back in the race car at Nashville? "It's not easy sitting out of the car for eight or nine months and then hopping in and going right into the race. It's tough with the 'no testing' policy, but I'm really excited. I've been on my simulator at home racing literally four or five hours a day. I love Nashville and I've had good experiences there. I had my first ARCA race there, had my first Nationwide race there, so that p lace has good memories for me."

MATT DiBENEDETTO, No. 20 Muscle Milk Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing

Do you feel added pressure because of the success Joe Gibbs Racing has had at Nashville? "It actually makes me excited because we've been so good there in the past. They told me last year that Memphis was actually one of their most difficult tracks, but Nashville has obviously been one of our better ones. The team doesn't necessarily expect us to win, so I feel that I'm in a good situation to get a good finish and finish up front. The team doesn't expect me to drive like Joey (Logano) or Denny (Hamlin) -- they just want me to go out and do the best that I can."

-source: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Brad Coleman , Tayler Malsam , Kyle Busch
Teams Joe Gibbs Racing , Kyle Busch Motorsports