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NASCAR

May 24 - 2020
Read Time 2 Min

Strong Camry Performance in NASCAR’s Longest Race

May 24, 2020, Kyle Busch led Toyota with a fifth-place finish in the Coca-Cola 600.Strong Camry Performance in NASCAR’s Longest Race
Four Camry drivers scored top 12 finishes in NASCAR’s longest race – the Coca-Cola 600 – on Memorial Day weekend. Kyle Busch led the Camry-contingent with a fifth-place finish.

“During the middle stages of the race, I thought we were really fast,” said Busch. “I feel like we had a great M&M’S Red, White, and Blue Camry and ran up front and got back up front from having to go to the back. We were lucky to steal a fifth place finish out of it today and we’ll have to go back to work and figure out some things to make our stuff better for when we come back on Wednesday and get back after it.”

Kyle Busch
It was a solid performance throughout the event for Team Toyota. After a 68-minute rain delay, teams got back on track and Martin Truex Jr. was strong. He drove to second-place in the first stage before taking the lead in the third stage. He would lead four different times for a total of 87 laps before finishing seventh. 
May 24, 2020, Martin Truex Jr. had a strong run – leading 87 laps – and finished seventh in the Coca-Cola 600.

Fellow Toyota drivers also had great nights. Erik Jones bounced back from an early pit road penalty to run inside the top five before finishing 12th, and Christopher Bell had a great night and drove to his first career top 10 finish in just his seventh NASCAR Cup Series start.

May 24, 2020, Christopher Bell scored his first career top-10 finish in the Coca-Cola 600.

“I think we are headed in the right direction,” said Bell. “We have to obviously keep making gains – getting a little bit faster, me doing a better job. We’re gaining on it. We are creeping up on it. I think we snuck a little bit of a better finish out than what we probably deserved, but we will take it after the first couple weeks.”

Christopher Bell

The NASCAR Cup Series returns back on track on Wednesday for the ALSCO Uniforms 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway at 8pmET on FS1.