Texas II: Toyota teams race quotes, notes

Kyle Busch earned his 10th Nationwide Series victory of the season on Saturday, tying the series record for most wins by one driver in a single season (tied with Sam Ard, 1983). Joey Logano (fourth) and David Reutimann (eighth) also recorded a...

Kyle Busch earned his 10th Nationwide Series victory of the season on Saturday, tying the series record for most wins by one driver in a single season (tied with Sam Ard, 1983).

Joey Logano (fourth) and David Reutimann (eighth) also recorded a top-10 finishes for Toyota at Texas.

Camry drivers Josh Wise (11th), Mike Wallace (12th), Denny Hamlin (14th), Jason Leffler (17th) and Brian Vickers (37th) also participated in the 200-lap race.

Joe Gibbs Racing's No. 18 Camry has won a series-best 10 races this season – tying the series record for wins by a car in a single season. Victories have been earned by Busch (eight) and Hamlin (two).

Four Camry drivers are in the top-10 in the unofficial NNS point standings, including Reutimann (sixth), Kyle Busch (seventh), Wallace (eighth) and Leffler (ninth).

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JOEY LOGANO, No. 20 GameStop Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Finished: 4th

Do you think you had anything for your teammate Kyle Busch? "He was strong. I don't think anyone had anything for him. I was hoping that one restart when I was second I was hoping I could get something from him. Clean air is huge and he had a great race car. He deserved this one."

Can you take us through your race? "It was a long one but it was good. We weren't quite to a winning car but the pit stops were unbelievable today. Every time we came into the pits we either held our own or gained spots every time. The only time we lost was on the last spots was one they took two tires on. I think that was an awesome job by the guys – the whole GameStop crew was good. The car was decent. It was just too tight at the end. We thought four tires were going to get it and over all I think it was a good call but clean air means a lot more here. These (Nationwide) cars don't really move around that much on the race track, everyone kind of follow the leader so it makes it tough to pass."

What happened on the last restart when you got out of the racing line? "I got really loose off of (turn) two and David (Ragan) got behind me and we were racing really hard. That's good, ha rd racing and it was really fun -- that was a good time."

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DAVID REUTIMANN, No. 99 Aaron's ‘Dream Machine' Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing
Finished: 8th

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JOSH WISE, No. 00 NAPA Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing
Finished: 11th

Was this the finish you were hoping for at Texas? "We started from near the back in 29th so that puts you a run or two behind just to try to establish some track position. The car was good. We got up there when we were the first car a lap down with the leaders and I think we held our own in like fifth or so. It was a good car, we just had to get our track position and fine tune on it. Paul (Wolfe, crew chief) did a fine job making small adjustments throughout the race. I raced my heart out and we ended up with a good day, it doesn't have a scratch on it."

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MIKE WALLACE, No. 7 GEICO Toyota Camry, Germain Racing
Finished: 12th

How did your car handle in today's race? "It was actually a pretty good race. We ended up finishing 12th, I'm just a tick disappointed in that because we were inside the top-10 there and it's unfortunate with a few laps to go, whenever that last caution was, you're racing lapped cars. I don't know what they think they're doing but they pay the same entry fee that we do so I guess they can do whatever. All in all, I think it was a really good day for our race team. We finished 12th and ran in the top-10 after coming from 33rd where we qualified. We had Chris Cagle here, he sings a little country music and sang a few tunes to us on the radio and was the signboard man."

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DENNY HAMLIN, No. 32 Hass Avocados from Mexico Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
Finished: 14th

JASON LEFFLER, No. 38 Great Clips Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
Finished: 17th

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BRIAN VICKERS, No. 10 Dollar General Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
Finished: 37th

What took you out of the race? "We broke a rear axle that took us out of the race and that's the end of 2008 for us. They actually got the axel replaced but in the process we lost about eight laps and you just can't make that up. I'm really proud of everybody on the Dollar General crew. We had a great race car. This is a great race car. This is the car that I wrecked in qualifying at Charlotte. It's been a really good car for us all year. Nobody wanted to quit. There are no quitters on this team. I can assure you that. But at a certain point you've got to draw the line and be smart and the smart thing to do was not to go out there eight laps down with the 10 car, which has no points, and take a chance on tearing a really good race car up. So we made the decision to go behind the wall and call it a day and call it a season for myself and Dollar General and Braun Racing for 2008. But, we're going to get these problems fixed and be back in 2009 and hopefully win some races."

-credit: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Michael Waltrip , Jason Leffler , Mike Wallace , David Reutimann , Brian Vickers , Josh Wise , Denny Hamlin , Joey Logano , Kyle Busch
Teams Germain Racing , Michael Waltrip Racing , Joe Gibbs Racing