Phoenix II: Toyota Motorsports preview

NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: This year, Toyota drivers have combined for 16 wins, 70 top-five results, 139 top-10 finishes and 16 poles after 33 of 35 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) races ... Kyle Busch is third in the NNS point standings ... Camry ...

NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: This year, Toyota drivers have combined for 16 wins, 70 top-five results, 139 top-10 finishes and 16 poles after 33 of 35 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) races ... Kyle Busch is third in the NNS point standings ... Camry drivers Jason Leffler (eighth), Joey Logano (ninth) and Steve Wallace (10th) are also in the top-10 with two races remaining ... Toyota drivers have 13 top-10 NNS finishes at Phoenix ... Current Camry drivers with top-10 Phoenix results include Busch (four), Logano (three), Brendan Gaughan (one), Denny Hamlin (one), Leffler (one) and Reed Sorenson (one) ... Martin Truex Jr. and his brother Ryan Truex will compete together for the second time in their NASCAR careers this weekend ... Joe Gibbs Racing announced Brian Scott will race a third Camry for the team in 2011 ... Cole Whitt will make his NNS debut for the Red Bull Racing Team this weekend.

MARTIN TRUEX JR., No. 99 Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing

Are you looking forward to being a teammate with your younger brother Ryan Truex again in the Phoenix NNS race? "I'm looking forward to racing with Ryan (Truex). The last time it seemed like we were on different strategies all day, so we never got near each other. He did a good job and we had a good run that day, too. Hopefully, we'll get to race together and that should be fun. They bring really good cars to the track and we're really competitive. I think we've run in the top-five every time I've been in it. I'm looking forward to running the Nationwide car the rest of the season."

STEVE WALLACE, No. 66 5-Hour Energy Toyota Camry, Rusty Wallace Racing

What are your expectations for the Phoenix race? "All our short track stuff has always been really good this year. We've had a really good run going there this year and blew a right front tire. It was right after the week I broke my foot, so it was kind of a tough week. Phoenix is a good track for us. It's flat, it's short -- kind of what I grew up on. I'm excited about going there."

-source: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Rusty Wallace , Michael Waltrip , Jason Leffler , Brendan Gaughan , Martin Truex Jr. , Denny Hamlin , Reed Sorenson , Joey Logano , Cole Whitt , Brian Scott , Steve Wallace , Ryan Truex , Kyle Busch
Teams Red Bull Racing , Michael Waltrip Racing