Phoenix II: Toyota notes, quotes 2009-11-12

NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: Toyota Camry drivers have recorded 14 wins (Busch -- California, Texas, Richmond, Nashville- 2, New Hampshire, St. Louis, Charlotte and Texas-2; Logano -- Nashville-1, Kentucky, Chicagoland, Kansas and California; and...

NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: Toyota Camry drivers have recorded 14 wins (Busch -- California, Texas, Richmond, Nashville- 2, New Hampshire, St. Louis, Charlotte and Texas-2; Logano -- Nashville-1, Kentucky, Chicagoland, Kansas and California; and Ambrose -- Watkins Glen), 64 top-fives and 119 top-10 finishes through 33 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) races this season ... Busch leads the NNS point standings by 272 points over second-place Carl Edwards and can clinch the driver's title at Phoenix by finishing seventh or better ... Busch continues to extend his record for most laps led in a single season with 2,625 laps led in 2009 ... Camry driver Jason Leffler will compete in both the Silver Crown and the USAC races at Phoenix on Thursday night ... Cup regulars Reed Sorenson and Reutimann will race in Braun Racing entries, while Hamlin will be in the No. 20 JGR entry this weekend ... Braun Racing has announced that Tundra driver Brian Scott will race a fourth Camry for the team in 2010.

JASON LEFFLER, No. 38 Great Clips Camry, Braun Racing

Do you like racing at Phoenix? "If I had to pick one race track as my favorite, it would be Phoenix. I spent a lot of time out there as a kid and ran the Copper Classic for a number of years. It's a slick, old race track and unique in that both ends are so different and the surface is so worn out. You slide around a lot, but I like that kind of racing. The Great Clips team is riding a strong wave of momentum, with back-to-back third-place finishes, and that is always an advantage. We ran second here in the spring, w hich adds to our confidence going into this race. It's time to get the Great Clips Camry back to victory lane, and I can't think of a better place to do it than Phoenix."

TREVOR BAYNE, No. 99 Aaron's Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing

Have you ever raced at Phoenix? "I've never been to Phoenix. All these tracks are first-timers. I've actually gone to Phoenix to watch a race. I thought I was going to run there in the Camping World West Series, so I went out to watch and we ended up not racing it. I've been out there to watch, but we'll have to figure out the track when we get there. I haven't done anything really to prepare for Phoenix. You have to go one week at a time. We had to focus on Texas and now we're focused on Phoenix."

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Michael Waltrip , Jason Leffler , Carl Edwards , Reed Sorenson , Brian Scott
Teams Michael Waltrip Racing