Denny Hamlin (fourth), Joey Logano (seventh) and Kyle Busch (10th) recorded top-10 finishes for Toyota in Sunday night's NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) race at Richmond International Raceway. Camry drivers Mike Wallace (15th), Jason Leffler ...
Denny Hamlin (fourth), Joey Logano (seventh) and Kyle Busch (10th) recorded top-10 finishes for Toyota in Sunday night's NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) race at Richmond International Raceway.
Camry drivers Mike Wallace (15th), Jason Leffler (30th), David Reutimann (34th) and Josh Wise (35th) were also in the field.
Four Camry drivers currently are in the top-10 in the unofficial NNS point standings following Richmond. Reutimann (sixth), Busch (seventh), Wallace (eighth) and Leffler (ninth) currently rank in the top-10 for Toyota.
DENNY HAMLIN, No. 18 Farm Bureau Insurance Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
How was your run this evening? "I think we had a pretty decent run. We didn't have anything for Clint (Bowyer), by far. We had a second-place car or a third- place car most of the day, just couldn't quite get the car turning quite good enough in the middle to hang with those guys. If we did, we just got too loose off. Balance wasn't too bad all day. It was a good run for the whole Farm Bureau team and it's definitely good to be back with these guys. We didn't exactly practice in the conditions in which we raced in. So, it's kind of a tough deal going back from one to the other."
How do you feel after run 650 laps here at Richmond? "I feel alright. I feel like I just ran a Cup race, really. I feel a lot better than what I figured I would. It's a lot. I'm glad the fans got to see at least two full races instead of a washout like it would have been."
JOEY LOGANO, No. 20 GameStop Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
How was your race car tonight? "We started off decent and then the brakes started pulsating. I got really loose into the corner and we tried to fix that. Then that would make me tight in the center -- that would make me loose off. We fixed that. At the end it wasn't that bad we were just slow and I don't know why. Besides that, we had good pit stops. We gained spots every time we came in so that was good."
How much did this track change from day to night? "It didn't feel like a whole bunch. I was surprised that we didn't move up that much -- I was expecting the lanes to go up a lot like the Cup race. I think it's just something with these cars, they don't want to go up there I don't think. I finished seventh so I guess I have to take it for now."
GREG ZIPADELLI, Crew Chief, No. 20 GameStop Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
What was it like to work with Joey Logano during race conditions for the first time? "It went alright. It was hard because we lost radios somewhere around 100 laps into it -- I couldn't hear a word he was saying. We fought loose all night getting in the corner and had a really bad brake vibration. We weren't going to be able to fix that so we just tightened the car up and got it to where it was halfway decent."
How was it different to work with Joey Logano at a race versus a test session? "I'm just helping out because of the situation that our Nationwide guys are in and it gives me an opportunity to hear and make some adjustments on the car and see how sensitive he is to adjustments and stuff. It might give us a little bit of a head start on next year. It's a learning curve and we are just trying to accelerate it as fast as we can."
KYLE BUSCH, No. 32 Dollar General Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
MIKE WALLACE, No. 7 GEICO Toyota Camry, Germain Racing
JASON LEFFLER, No. 38 Great Clips Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
DAVID REUTIMANN, No. 99 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing
JOSH WISE, No. 00 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing
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