Toyota wins its first race in the Nascar Competition
Jason Leffler gave the Camry its first-ever win in NASCAR competition when he took the lead with three laps to go en route to the checkered flag in Saturday night’s NASCAR Busch Series (NBS) race at O’Reilly Raceway Park (ORP) outside Indianapolis. When he was asked what he feels after this victory Leffler said that he is very excited to have his name going into the record books as Toyota’s first Busch Series winner. And he might be, maybe not in Guinness World Records book but he will sure be in Toyota’s Record book.It was Leffler’s second career Busch Series win, and his first victory since winning at Nashville Superspeedway in 2004.
Greg Biffle was overtaken by Leffler when there were only 2 laps to go, and finished on the 2nd place.
Camry driver David Reutimann finished third after starting the race from the rear of the field due to missing qualifying earlier in the day because of his obligations to the NASCAR Nextel Cup race at the Brickyard. However, Reutimann had no trouble getting to the front of the field and by lap 30, his No. 99 Aaron’s Dream Machine Camry was inside the top-10 - and by lap 110 he moved into the top-five.Reutimann currently sits second in the NBS championship point standings.
Carl Edwards did quite a good race because he started the race on the 41st place and managed to finish it on the 4th place.Ron Hornaday, Aric Almirola, Scott Wimmer placed their Chevrolets on the 5th, 6th an 7th place.Kevin Hamlin drove his Dodge only on the 8th place.Mike Bliss, finished ninth giving all three Camrys top-10 results.The top 10 was closed by Brad Keselowski with his Chevrolet.
The next race on the NASCAR Busch Series schedule is August 4 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada.