Toyota notes, quotes 2009-03-12

NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) NOTES & NUMBERS: Toyota Camry drivers have recorded one win (Kyle Busch, California), five top-fives, 10 top-10 finishes and have led 188 laps through three 2009 NNS races ... This weekend will be the second ...

NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS)

NOTES & NUMBERS: Toyota Camry drivers have recorded one win (Kyle Busch, California), five top-fives, 10 top-10 finishes and have led 188 laps through three 2009 NNS races ... This weekend will be the second consecutive off-weekend of the season for the Camry teams and two Toyota drivers are enjoying time as new fathers ... Michael McDowell and his wife Jami welcomed their first child, a son Trace Christopher McDowell on Feb. 25, who was named in honor of Michael's mother Tracey. Trace weighed in at 7 lbs., 7 oz. ... Braun Racing's Burney Lamar and model wife Niki Taylor, welcomed daughter Ciel Taylor Lamar on March 4. She weighed in at 7 lbs., 8 oz.

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BURNEY LAMAR, No. 32 Dollar General Toyota Camry, Braun Racing

What is it like being a new father? "This past week has been just great. I love everything about my daughter. She smells so good. And, this is going to sound funny, but even her breath smells good when she cries. And her crying is the cutest thing ever. She makes the sweetest faces. She is absolutely perfect. I just love everything about her. I know you hear about some dads not changing diapers, but not me. I am trying to just spend as much time with her and do everything I can right now -- even the diapers! She has been a great baby. She sleeps well so far, only up two of the five nights. We actually have to wake her up to feed her. Well, my wife does actually. I have to admit, she has the night shift. And the clothes! Putting clothes on a couple day old child is the coolest thing! She is so small and the clothes are so tiny. It is just amazing!"

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MICHAEL MCDOWELL, No. 47 Tom's Toyota Camry, JTG-Daugherty Racing

What is it like being a new father? "The best way to describe it was when I came home from Vegas, when I had left for that race they were still in the hospital, and when I came home they were already home. It was like I got home and there was an addition to our family that's cut into some sleeping time. It was a little surreal, but my wife Jami and I are enjoying spending time with Trace. Actually, the timing couldn't be better with having two weeks off because I can spend time with them and then come next week, go back to the track to go racing again."

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