Watkins Glen: Toyota Motorsports preview

NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: This year, Toyota drivers have combined for 11 wins, 46 top-five results, 90 top-10 finishes and 10 poles after 21 of 35 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) races ... Camry drivers Kyle Busch (fourth), Steve Wallace (seventh), ...

NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: This year, Toyota drivers have combined for 11 wins, 46 top-five results, 90 top-10 finishes and 10 poles after 21 of 35 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) races ... Camry drivers Kyle Busch (fourth), Steve Wallace (seventh), Brendan Gaughan (eighth), Trevor Bayne (ninth) and Jason Leffler (10th) are in the top-10 in the NNS point standings ... Toyota team owner Rusty Wallace will visit the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y., on Thursday, Aug. 5, prior to the Watkins Glen race weekend ... After leading 230 laps last weekend at Iowa Speedway, Camry drivers surpassed the 10,000 laps led mark and have now led 10,105 in NNS competition since joining the series in 2007.

BRENDAN GAUGHAN, No. 62 South Point Casino & Hotel Toyota Camry, Rusty Wallace Racing

How much confidence do you have going into Watkins Glen after your third-place result at Road America? "I'm looking forward to The Glen. They've made Watkins Glen such an easy race course taking the 'boot' out of it for the NASCAR guys that it's not quite the challenge that Montreal or Road America is going to give you. But it's still a fantastic race course. Both Rusty Wallace (Racing) teams were really good at Road America and we expect to be that good or better at Watkins Glen.

What type of racing do you expect to see at Watkins Glen compared to other road courses? "It's not as technical. You're going to see a lot more of the guys who weren't as good at Road America and normally aren't as good at Montreal be able to keep up because Watkins Glen is an easier road course. Put the 'boot' back in it, baby. You're still going to see some great road racing. You'll see a bunch of the road course guys come back and give it a shot. I love racing against them."

-source: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Rusty Wallace , Jason Leffler , Trevor Bayne , Brendan Gaughan , Steve Wallace