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TOYOTA TALK: Leffler Discusses Gateway Bayne Figuring Everything Out NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: In 11 NCWTS races in 2009, Toyota Tundra drivers have combined for six wins (Todd Bodine -- Daytona and Texas; Busch -- California and Atlanta; Mike ...

TOYOTA TALK:
Leffler Discusses Gateway
Bayne Figuring Everything Out

NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: In 11 NCWTS races in 2009, Toyota Tundra drivers have combined for six wins (Todd Bodine -- Daytona and Texas; Busch -- California and Atlanta; Mike Skinner -- Kansas; Brian Scott -- Dover), 31 top-fives and 59 top-10 finishes ... In addition, Tundra drivers have recorded three poles and led 792 laps ... Six Tundra drivers are currently in the top-10 in the NCWTS point standings -- Skinner (third), Bodine (fourth), David Starr (fifth), Scott (sixth), Tayler Malsam (seventh) and Terry Cook (eighth) ... Tundra drivers will look to give Toyota its third consecutive win at Kentucky Speedway this weekend ... Stacy Compton and his Wyler Racing team will attend the Cincinnati Reds game on Thursday, July 16.

STACY COMPTON, No. 60 SafeAuto Insurance Toyota Tundra, Wyler Racing

Are you looking forward to racing in Kentucky? "Kentucky is going to be busy. This is the home track for both the Wylers and for our sponsor, SafeAuto Insurance. I think we'll probably have about 300 guests at the track. We get to go to the ball game (Cincinnati Reds) and do some pretty neat stuff there. I know it's a big event for the Wylers and certainly a big event for SafeAuto. It will be the first time that we will have a lot of people from SafeAuto there and will probably be the biggest event of the year for us. We've run awfully good there in everything we've ever gone there with, so I'm pretty excited about goi ng and getting a win there."

TODD BODINE, No. 30 Copart Toyota Tundra, Germain Racing

Do you enjoy racing at Kentucky Speedway? "I enjoy going to Kentucky Speedway. The fans at Kentucky are always great. We run well at Kentucky, but we need to get the monkey off our back and run a whole race there without a catastrophe. If we can do that, I know we can get a top-three and with a little good luck, we can get a win. There's no reason we can't get it done."

DAVID STARR, No. 24 Zachry-Harris Trucking Toyota Tundra, HT Motorsports

How would you evaluate the first half of your season? "It's hard to believe that this racing season is halfway over. I guess time really does fly when you are having fun! We are really having a great year so far at HT Motorsports. I feel very fortunate to be with the team and have really seen us come together in the last few races. Jason (Miller, crew chief) and I are really gelling and it has shown in our performances. I just cannot say enough about the whole team and how hard they are working. These trucks feel like they come alive during the race sometimes. That is a driver's dream."

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Todd Bodine , Mike Skinner , David Starr , Stacy Compton , Terry Cook , Brian Scott , Tayler Malsam
Teams Germain Racing