Kyle Busch earned his second win of the season in Friday night's NNS race at Phoenix after leading a race high 133 laps. Denny Hamlin finished third after leading 18 laps and David Reutimann finished ninth to give Toyota three Camrys in the top-10...
Kyle Busch earned his second win of the season in Friday night's NNS race at Phoenix after leading a race high 133 laps. Denny Hamlin finished third after leading 18 laps and David Reutimann finished ninth to give Toyota three Camrys in the top-10 for the fifth race this season.
Three or more Camrys have finished in the top-10 together five times since the beginning of the NNS season with four in the top-10 at Daytona (2-16-08) as well as Texas (4-5-08) and three in the top-10 at California (2-25-08), Bristol (3-15-08) and Phoenix (4-11-08).
Other Camrys in Friday's race included Jason Leffler (14th), Mike Wallace (15th) and James Buescher (18th). Since the start of this season, Camry drivers have earned 10 top-five and 22 top-10 finishes in NNS competition.
Camry drivers have led a total of 1,027 laps (of 1,368 total laps) in the first eight NNS races of 2008. Busch has led a series high 604 laps. Toyota drivers have earned four pole positions this season. Today's pole award went to Busch who earned his second pole of the season after also earning the top starting spot at Nashville (3-22-08). Tony Stewart started first at Daytona (2-15-08) and Brian Vickers was on the pole at Las Vegas (3-1-08). This was the eighth pole for the Camry in NNS competition. Camry drivers have four wins in Nationwide Series competition. Stewart (JGR No. 20 Camry) started the 2008 season with wins at Daytona (2-16-08) and at California (2-25-08), while his JGR teammate Busch went to victory lane last weekend at Texas (4-5-08) and again here this weekend in Phoenix (4-11-08).
DAVID REUTIMANN, No. 99 Best Western/Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing Finished: 9th
Can you take us through your race today? "We were amazingly just mediocre at best the whole race. We never could make it. We've have never really been great here. The crew worked their tales off but the different scenarios we tried didn't work. The Camry couldn't get in and when you do get in it's too tight in the center and too tight off. It's just disappointing because we are a better team than that. It's the worse car we've had all year and if we can run ninth, that's not a bad thing."
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