Kyle Busch took his second NASCAR Nationwide Series victory of 2010 in Friday night's event at Phoenix International Raceway. He previously won at California in February. While leading the race on lap 144, Busch was given a black flag pass ...
Kyle Busch took his second NASCAR Nationwide Series victory of 2010 in Friday night's event at Phoenix International Raceway. He previously won at California in February.
While leading the race on lap 144, Busch was given a black flag pass through penalty for jumping the restart and was able to regain the lead for a total of 126 of 200 laps
Camry drivers Brendan Gaughan (fourth) and Joey Logano (10th) also had top-10 finishes at the one-mile track.
Other Toyota drivers in the field included Reed Sorenson (12th), Brian Scott (16th), Jason Leffler (19th), Steve Wallace (30th), Casey Mears (31st), Trevor Bayne (32nd) and Michael Annett (33rd).
Eight Toyota drivers are in the top-20 in the unofficial NNS driver points following the Nashville race -- Busch (third), Logano (seventh), Gaughan (11th), Scott (12th), Annett (13th), Leffler (14th), Wallace (16th) and Bayne (17th).
KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 Combos Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Can you talk about how you won this race?
"It's pretty awesome to be here. First I have to say sorry to Joey (Logano) on pit road there. I hate it that we made contact. I hurt his car with the right front fender and everything. We restarted 10th there and I said, 'Here we go, going for broke.' We drove up through there and got back to the front. What an awesome race car -- this Combos Camry was just phenomenal. I can't thank the guys enough. Jason (Ratcliff, crew chief) and all these guys worked their butts out today and we got a pretty fast piece so I'm happy that we finally found out something that works here at Phoenix. Thanks to Z-Line, NOS Energy Drinks, Marquis Jets, Gillette and everyone that makes this possible for us. I want to especially say hey to the kids up in the grandstands from the Sunshine Acres Home, they're part of my foundation so it's real cool to have them. It's awesome to be in victory lane."
BRENDAN GAUGHAN, No. 62 South Point Casino & Hotel Toyota Camry, Rusty Wallace Racing
What did you think of the last few laps? "I was hoping they'd bang each other a few more times, cause each other damage. Brad Parrott (crew chief) did a great job, Chris Lambert, my spotter, everybody was just awesome tonight. Great pit stops. We had a South Point Toyota Camry was going to be maybe seventh or eighth, but I love restarts. Man, I love restarts. I learned from Ron Hornaday and Jack Sprague -- two of the best. I love restarting and had a great restart and battled Greg Biffle for a top-five. I love it."
Can you talk about your race tonight? "That was just an overall good performance by the South Point Camry tonight. Chris Lambert, who is Brian Vickers' spotter, came and spotted for us tonight. Brad Parrott did a great job calling the race. In the end, I love restarts. I took it real seriously when I was younger because you can gain so many spots. Guys were banging on each other and our Toyota drove towards the front. I saw that I was in fourth and took the white flag, and wasn't giving it up."
JOEY LOGANO, No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
"I'm not sure, to be honest with you. I came off pit road, think I almost had Kyle (Busch) cleared, and he decided to gas it up after my box to shoot into his and came across my nose, knocked my right-front fender in. It was going to rub, but I knew we were screwed. Started to race and was okay, and then got tight and then (Brad) Keselowski pushed me into the turn then shoved me three lanes up the race and that was my other fender. Then, the left-rear tire went flat and that was the end of my day."
REED SORENSON, No. 32 Dollar General Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
BRIAN SCOTT, No. 11 BigSpot.com Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
JASON LEFFLER, No. 38 Great Clips Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
STEVE WALLACE, No. 66 5-Hour Energy Toyota Camry, Rusty Wallace Racing
CASEY MEARS, No. 10 Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
TREVOR BAYNE, No. 99 Toyota Camry, Diamond-Waltrip Racing
MICHAEL ANNETT, No. 15 Pilot Travel Centers Toyota Camry, Germain Racing
-source: toyota motorsports