Toyota Motorsports notes, quotes 2008-11-12

HOMESTEAD HISTORY: Five Toyota Camrys competed in last year's NNS race at the 1.5-mile Homestead-Miami Speedway. Jason Leffer (14th) earned the top finish among Toyota drivers in Braun Racing's No. 38 Great Clips Camry. Other Camry drivers in the...

HOMESTEAD HISTORY: Five Toyota Camrys competed in last year's NNS race at the 1.5-mile Homestead-Miami Speedway. Jason Leffer (14th) earned the top finish among Toyota drivers in Braun Racing's No. 38 Great Clips Camry. Other Camry drivers in the field included Reutimann (15th), Blaney (26th), Michael McDowell (32nd) and Todd Bodine (37th).

RELIABLE RUNNING: Mike Wallace, driver of the No. 7 Germain Racing Camry, has completed 99.2% of all the laps in NNS competition during this season -- finishing 6,166 of 6,215 total laps. "We can take our hat off to our race team because we don't break and I try not to tear the car up," says Wallace. "Had we not had someone turn us around at Bristol, we would have completed all but a handful of laps this year. Our cars don't break, the Toyota motors don't have any failure, all the preparation of the cars is excellent and the crew itself is doing better."

ALL ABOUT ARIZONA: Hamlin (second) and Busch (fifth) earned top-five finishes for Toyota in the NNS event on Saturday at PIR. Wallace (ninth) and Joey Logano (10th) also recorded a top-10 finishes at Phoenix. Camry drivers Josh Wise (23rd), Jason Leffler (25th) and Reutimann (31st) also participated in the 201-mile race.

RECORD RESULTS: The Joe Gibbs Racing NNS Camrys -- No. 20 and No. 18 -- have combined to win 19 races in the series this year. Busch's win at Texas (Nov. 2) equaled Sam Ard's 1983 record for the most wins by one driver in the Nationwide Series in a single season. The victory was also the 10th of the year for the JGR No. 18 team -- equaling another record that was held by Richard Childress Racing (2006) and Howard Thomas (1983). Busch (eight) and Hamlin (two) have combined for the 10 wins by the No. 18 team. In Indianapolis (July 26), Busch broke the record for most wins by one team in NNS competition, and Busch's wins at California (Aug. 30), Dover (Sept. 20) and Charlotte (Oct. 10), along with Hamlin's triumph at Kansas (Sept. 27), further increased the record.

POINTS PACE: Four Camry drivers currently rank in the top-10 in the NNS point standings heading to the Florida season-finale. Busch (sixth) is the highest-ranking Toyota driver in the point standings after 34 of 35 races. Reutimann (seventh), Wallace (eighth) and Leffler (ninth) are also among the top-10 in the point standings.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Todd Bodine , Jason Leffler , Mike Wallace , Michael McDowell , Josh Wise , Joey Logano
Teams Richard Childress Racing , Germain Racing , Joe Gibbs Racing