Toyota NASCAR drivers competed at Texas Motor Speedway over the weekend, registering top-five finishes with two race weekends remaining in the 2018 NASCAR season. Camry driver Erik Jones recorded a fourth-place result in Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) race at Texas Motor Speedway. The finish marks the third time in the last five Cup Series races Jones has earned a fourth-place result.
Toyota MENCS Playoff drivers Martin Truex Jr. (ninth) and Kyle Busch (17th) finished inside the top-20 after overcoming pit road issues during the race in Texas. Both drivers remain above the MENCS Playoffs cutoff line heading into Sunday’s elimination race at ISM Raceway in Phoenix.
Brandon Jones was the highest-finishing Toyota driver in Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) Playoff race at Texas with a sixth-place finish. Toyota Playoff driver Christopher Bell started on the pole and led 35 laps (of 200) before finishing 32nd at Texas after being involved in an incident in the final stage. Bell sits below the cutoff line in the playoffs heading into Saturday’s NXS cutoff race in Phoenix.
In the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS), Tundra driver Todd Gilliland led a race-high 60 laps (of 147) and was half a lap away from capturing his first career NCWTS race win when he ran out of fuel on the final lap at Texas on Friday night. Gilliland went on to finish fourth, joining Toyota drivers Brett Moffitt (third), Harrison Burton (sixth) and Noah Gragson (10th) in the top-10.