Watkins Glen: Toyota Thursday notes, quotes

NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: Toyota Camry drivers have recorded nine wins (Busch -- California, Texas, Richmond, Nashville-2, New Hampshire and St. Louis; Logano -- Nashville-1, Kentucky, Chicagoland), 39 top-fives and 76 top-10 finishes through 21...

NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: Toyota Camry drivers have recorded nine wins (Busch -- California, Texas, Richmond, Nashville-2, New Hampshire and St. Louis; Logano -- Nashville-1, Kentucky, Chicagoland), 39 top-fives and 76 top-10 finishes through 21 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) races this season ... Busch leads the NNS point standings by 207 points over second-place Carl Edwards ... Busch has a streak of nine consecutive top-two finishes, a series record he shares with Jack Ingram, who set it in 1983 ... Marcos Ambrose will make his first NNS start of 2009 at Watkins Glen, looking to defend his race win from one year ago ... Robby Gordon will make his first NNS start of the season Saturday in the No. 55 Robby Gordon Motorsports Toyota.

BRIAN VICKERS, No. 32 Dollar General Stores Toyota Camry, Braun Racing

Do you like racing at Watkins Glen? "I am looking forward to racing this weekend at Watkins Glen. I really enjoy racing there and am excited to be back in the No. 32 this weekend. The Glen is a lot of fun to race on. It is a fast track and we can expect a lot of passing. It requires smooth driving and finesse. That, combined with the high speeds and heavy braking, makes this race a lot of fun for a driver. I have only raced here once in a Nationwide Series car. In 2005, I banged doors a lot with Tony Stewart in order to get my third-place finish. I know Trent Owens (crew chief) and the Dollar General team will bring a strong car and I plan to be banging doors up front again."

JASON LEFFLER, No. 38 Great Clips Toyota Camry, Braun Racing

Do you like road racing? "I do, we ran top-10 the last two road races last season at the Glen and at Montreal. I just don't have a lot of experience and the more we run the better I get. The guys have been doing a really good job with my race cars so I don't expect anything different there. I expect to have a lot of fun and come away with a good finish there."

-credit: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Tony Stewart , Robby Gordon , Marcos Ambrose , Trent Owens , Carl Edwards
Teams Robby Gordon Motorsports