“I'm so sorry to Matt DiBenedetto, (crew chief) Mike Wheeler,” said Hamlin, following the win. “I know a win would mean a lot to that team, but I have to give it 110% for FedEx and my whole team. Proud of this whole FedEx team for giving me a great car, pit crew, crew chief, everybody doing an amazing job. The whole team is just doing an amazing job right now.”
“Bristol has always been a great track for me and I’m glad we could put on a great finish here,” said Hill, following the race. “MBM (Motorsports) and HRE (Hattori Racing Enterprises) came in collaboration for this race. I’m glad to have Toyota Tsusho on board with us. They gave me a great Supra. One that I could have a lot of fun with. Bristol is one of those tracks where you just have to keep your fenders clean, which we were able to do all night. I didn’t make any mistakes. I’m happy for these guys because they gave me a fun car to drive and we came home with a great finish.”
“He (Brett Moffitt) was just better all day,” said Smith. “We fought back early in the race. We got up to the 45 (Ross Chastain) and Brett (Moffitt). We needed just a little bit more to sit where he is right now. We’ve definitely made the most of it.”
Seven Toyota Camrys finished in the top-10 in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at Bristol on Thursday with Ty Gibbs earning a runner-up result for the fourth time this season.
On the West coast, five Camry drivers finished in the top-10 in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race at Washington’s Evergreen Speedway with Derek Kraus (second) and Brittney Zamora (third) leading the way for Toyota. It matched a career-best finish for Zamora, who started from the pole position for a second time this season.
Shawn Langdon drove his Camry to the Funny Car semifinals, while Doug Kalitta did the same in Top Fuel in Brainerd, Minnesota to clinch berths in the NHRA Countdown to the Championship playoffs.
“Your list of goals every season starts with making the Countdown,” said Langdon. “We accomplished that goal today and I am excited to see the constant improvement on this Global Electronic Technology Toyota Camry. I think we are building momentum at the perfect time.”
Logan Seavey earned a pair of runner-up finishes to lead Toyota in POWRi competition at Fairbury American Legion Speedway and Lincoln Speedway this weekend. Toyota drivers Jesse Colwell and Zach Daum continue to lead the championship standings.