Tuesday, November 16, 2010

1st Place Finish for Toyota at NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

The Big 3 domination of the NASCAR Series has finally been broken. For the first time in 54 years, a non-American car has won an official NASCAR race. Not surprisingly, the honor goes to Toyota.  Not only did one Toyota take the gold, but David Reutimann came in second, giving Toyota a one-two Camry finish.
Car number 18 drove by 22 year-old Kyle Busch, competing for the Siemens PLM Software sponsored Joe Gibbs Racing team.  He came in second place on the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 2. On March 9 he managed to capture the first place spot at the Kobalt Tools 500 in Atlanta, writing history as both the youngest driver to win in Atlanta and giving Toyota their first NASCAR win.
Other Toyota Camry finishes: Reed Sorenson (15th), Martin Truex Jr. (17th), Joey Logano (18th) and Marco Ambrose (20th) also finished in the top-20 for Toyota.  Camry drivers Scott Speed (33rd), Denny Hamlin (34th), Kevin Conway (36th), Casey Mears (36th) Robby Gordon (40th), Todd Bodine (41st), Scott Riggs (42nd) and Michael McDowell (43rd) were also in the field.
 With the finish, Busch climbed five spots to third in the unofficial NSCS point standings following Bristol.  Hamlin (fifth), Reutimann (17th) and Truex (20th) are also in the top-20 in points after 24 of 36 races.

“This is awesome,” Busch, said following the race.  “I love Bristol and I love winning.  And to do it for the first time ever in NASCAR, to sweep the weekend, man, that’s pretty awesome.  I don’t know what to think.  I’ve been trying to do this since I got to NASCAR.  Fortunately, tonight I was able to get it done, be the first one to do it.”
If you are interested in a Toyota Camry, please call 610-825-7128 to set up an appointment with a Sales Consultant at Conicelli Toyota.

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