Team Toyota had four racing events over the weekend including NASCAR at ISM Raceway near Phoenix, ARCA racing in Florida and USAC battling it out in Illinois.
After falling just short of a NASCAR race weekend sweep in Las Vegas a week earlier, Kyle Busch finished the job and earned his 12th NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series weekend sweep at ISM Raceway. After the NASCAR Cup Series victory, Busch remains just one win short of 200.
“I think it’s a pretty cool accomplishment. There’s so many different ways you can argue it or debate it or whatever and it has nothing to do with Richard (Petty), it’s just solely a number. I think it’s an accomplishment of its own. With Richard’s accomplishment and what he’s been able to do and what he’s done for the sport, that’s huge. I feel as though I’ve been in this position to win as many races as I have due to a lot of great people and being able to go out there and celebrate 200 wins, I don’t know that it will happen again, but if it does, that person should certainly cherish that moment. I hate that you get beat up so much about an accomplishment, but I guess that’s part of life. Haters gonna hate.”
A day earlier, Busch won his second-straight NASCAR Xfinity Series race and third-consecutive for the Toyota Supra.
“(My team) Best in the business. I’ve got the best guys on pit road. I’ve got the best guys in the garage and the best crew chief out there. I think all those combinations go together with a pretty good driver and we can go out there and get the job done.”
In Florida, Michael Self ensured Toyota went two-for-two in the ARCA Racing Series and won at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola.
“This is a big deal for me. A short track (win) in ARCA has eluded me. I had a lot of confidence in our car. The Venturini Motorsports team as a whole is really good.”
In Du Quoin, Illinois, Toyota-powered driver Cannon McIntosh started from the pole and led 40 laps (of 50) on the way to his first national midget win in the USAC Racing Series, “Shamrock Classic.”
“I’m speechless. There's no words for this. I didn’t think we’d ever start on the pole of this thing, and we just won it. It’s absolutely unreal.”