Atlanta: Toyota Motorsports preview

NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: Heading into the second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race of the season this weekend at Atlanta, Tundra drivers have combined for one win, two top-fives and four top-10 finishes ... Timothy Peters' Daytona...

NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: Heading into the second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race of the season this weekend at Atlanta, Tundra drivers have combined for one win, two top-fives and four top-10 finishes ... Timothy Peters' Daytona triumph was his second career NCWTS victory -- and heads into Atlanta as the NCWTS points leader ... Wallace will make his NCWTS debut in a Billy Ballew Motorsports Tundra ... Toyota has won the last four NCWTS spring races at Atlanta with Busch (2008 and 2009), Mike Skinner (2007) and Todd Bodine (2006) ... Germain Racing will carry a special paint scheme on its No. 30 Tundra in Atlanta, commemorating the US Bobsled team's gold medal in the Vancouver Olympic Games.

KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 Toyota Tundra, Kyle Busch Motorsports

Why are you so successful at Atlanta? "It's a track I really like. It's fast and the truck races there are always really good. We've had a lot of success there and obviously getting our fifth win there would be huge because it'd be the first win for KBM (Kyle Busch Motorsports). We think we have the trucks capable of getting it done so we're excited to get back on track at Atlanta for sure. Although the race in Daytona didn't go exactly like we'd hoped, I was still really proud of everyone at KBM. It took a lot of time and effort to make sure we were ready to hit the track and I'll admit I was a little nervous about the whole weekend. However, once I fired up the truck and took my first lap, I think I had a smile about a mile wide."

JUSTIN LOFTON, No. 7 VisitPit.com Toyota Tundra, Red Horse Racing

Are you looking forward to your first start at Atlanta? "Daytona was disappointing but made us stronger. The true character of our team showed because we never gave up, and came home with a decent finish. I like Daytona, but I'm really looking forward to Atlanta. I like racing on other tracks this size, but haven't been to Atlanta yet. It's always fun to race on high-speed tracks that let you run wide open. I'm really looking forward to the race."

STEVE WALLACE, No. 15 Red Top Auction Toyota Tundra, Billy Ballew Motorsports

What do you think about running your first truck race at Atlanta? "We're running Billy Ballew's No. 15 truck at Atlanta. It's the Red Top Collector Car Auction on May 12 and 13 in Atlanta -- that's the sponsor on it. I'm excited -- it'll be fun. I've tested a truck a few times. I'm really good friends with Billy Ballew and I've known Richie Wauters (crew chief) since I was 14 or 15 years old. I've run their Late Model cars for the past six or seven years. I got to know them good. It'll be fun -- it'll be cool."

-source: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Todd Bodine , Mike Skinner , Timothy Peters , Kyle Busch
Teams Germain Racing , Kyle Busch Motorsports , Red Horse Racing