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Toyota Racing - NCS Auto Club Post-Race Report - 02.26.23


Press Release | TOYOTA RACING

FONTANA, Calif. (February 26, 2023) – Denny Hamlin (sixth) led Toyota with a top-10 finish at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday afternoon. Toyota Post-Race Recap NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) Auto Club Speedway Race 2 of 36 – 400 miles, 200 laps TOYOTA FINISHING POSITIONS


1st, Kyle Busch* 2nd, Chase Elliott* 3rd, Ross Chastain* 4th, Daniel Suarez* 5th, Kevin Harvick* 6th, DENNY HAMLIN 11th, MARTIN TRUEX JR. 16th, TY GIBBS 30th, BUBBA WALLACE 32nd, CHRISTOPHER BELL 34th, TYLER REDDICK *non-Toyota driver


TOYOTA QUOTES DENNY HAMLIN, No. 11 Sport Clips Haircuts Toyota Camry TRD, Joe Gibbs Racing Finishing Position: 6th How was your run at the last race on the two-mile track here in California? “Yeah, such a great race track – such a fun track. Wish we had a little more speed overall with our Sport Clips Camry, but still a solid day. I thought our balance was pretty good, just needed a little speed there and I thought we would be there in contention. I felt like we were a third-place car or so, so we just came up a little short of that. A decent day.” CHRISTOPHER BELL, No. 20 Sirius XM Toyota Camry TRD, Joe Gibbs Racing Finishing Position: 32nd What happened out there? “Yeah, just the same thing that everybody already said – you can’t see what’s going on. You are just going off the guy in front of you and all of sudden he slows down and I got into him, and other guys got into me.” TYLER REDDICK, No. 45 The Beast Unleashed Toyota Camry TRD, 23XI Racing Finishing Position: 34th How did you see that restart unfold? “I saw it stacked up pretty bad. I saw the car behind me kind of laid off to get a really big run, so I kind of elected to make the decision to go to the bottom and get around it. Unfortunately, I think Ryan (Blaney) had the same idea. We just got collected and went through the grass and the right front of The Beast Unleashed Toyota Camry TRD was broke. Unfortunate end to my Cup racing career at this two-mile track, but thankfully I’ve got one more shot later on with GearWrench and Sam Hunt Racing in the Xfinity car.”

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