MORE KANSAS HISTORY: Camrys will make their second NNS appearance at Kansas Speedway on Saturday. Vickers was the top Toyota finisher in 2007, after leading 31 laps en route to a ninth-place result. Todd Bodine (14th), Reutimann (17th) and Leffler...
MORE KANSAS HISTORY: Camrys will make their second NNS appearance at Kansas Speedway on Saturday. Vickers was the top Toyota finisher in 2007, after leading 31 laps en route to a ninth-place result. Todd Bodine (14th), Reutimann (17th) and Leffler (21st) also competed for Toyota at Kansas in 2007. Current Camry driver Busch won the Kansas NNS race a year ago. Toyota driver Waltrip earned back-to-back poles in 2002 and 2003 at the 1.5-mile oval.
GOOD NEIGHBOR: Toyota NNS driver Mike Wallace grew up in St. Louis, located approximately 250 miles east of Kansas Speedway. In 29 NNS starts this season, Wallace has six top-10 finishes, including a season-best third-place result at Kentucky. He's completed 99 percent of all NNS laps in 2008 (5,115 of 5,161).
EIGHT IS GREAT: Busch led three times for 157 of 207 laps to win his eighth NNS victory of the season on Saturday at Dover. Hamlin (sixth) and Leffler (seventh) also recorded top-10 finishes for Toyota. Other Camry drivers in the field included Wallace (12th), Logano (14th) and Reutimann (17th).
UNBEATABLE BUSCH: Las Vegas native Busch has led more than twice as many NNS laps (1,550) this season than any other competitor, including 157 laps en route to his victory at Dover. "I knew it was a good race car, I was just trying to figure out where it would go," said Busch, of his Camry after the Dover race. "It would go anywhere -- high, low, all over the place. We knew (Mike) Bliss was out there a ways, so once I got to second I just rode there and bided my time. I knew there was going to be another caution. If not, he was going to have to stop, and I was going to have to stop under green for our final stops. I was trying to do what we needed to do to bring this thing home in first-place."
CAMRY COUNT: Camrys have won 17 of the 29 NNS races this season. Busch has eight victories, including three consecutive at Texas (April 5), Phoenix (April 11) and Mexico City (April 20), along with victories at Charlotte (May 24), Chicagoland (July 11), Indianapolis (July 26), California (Aug. 30) and Dover (Sept. 20). Stewart has five NNS wins at Daytona (Feb. 16), California (Feb. 25), Talladega (April 26), Darlington (May 9) and New Hampshire (June 28). Hamlin has recorded three victories at Richmond (May 2), Dover (May 31) and Daytona (July 4). Logano scored his first-NNS career win at Kentucky (June 14).
POINTS PACE: After 29 of 35 races, five Camry drivers are in the top-20 in points, with Reutimann (sixth) leading the way for Camry drivers, followed by Busch (seventh), Wallace (eighth), Leffler (11th) and Hamlin (20th).
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