Bill Davis Racing off-week news 2008-04-30

BILL DAVIS RACING'S TRUCK STABLE STILL RUNNING STRONG HIGH POINT, N.C. (April 30, 2008) - Bill Davis Racing's Toyota Tundra trio, Mike Skinner, Johnny Benson and rookie Scott Speed, are on a mission this season. A Bill Davis Racing team has ...

BILL DAVIS RACING'S TRUCK STABLE STILL RUNNING STRONG

HIGH POINT, N.C. (April 30, 2008) - Bill Davis Racing's Toyota Tundra trio, Mike Skinner, Johnny Benson and rookie Scott Speed, are on a mission this season. A Bill Davis Racing team has finished second in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Championship standings the past two seasons, and all three teams are vying for a shot at the title this year.

Bill Davis Racing's Craftsman Truck Series success is truly a team effort. All three teams finished in the top-10 last week at Kansas Speedway. It was the third time in Bill Davis Racing history all three teams had finished in the top-10, with the most recent occurrence coming at California Speedway in February.

"We definitely didn't start the year like last year," said Skinner, who won three of the first four events in 2007, including two poles. "But we seem to be back in the game and once Jeff (Hensley, crew chief) and the boys get rolling, there is no stopping them. Last year our bad luck came at the end of the year. This time it has been at the beginning of the season. Hopefully it's all gone and we can get back to the top, which is where we should be."

Bill Davis's Craftsman Truck Series teams have historically been strong and the team leads almost every series statistical category. The team holds the record for most poles in a single season (11) with Mike Skinner. The team holds the same record with the same number of poles in the NASCAR Nationwide (then Busch) Series. Jeff Gordon helped Bill Davis Racing achieve that record.

"Bill Davis's truck program has proven to be the one to beat week in and week out over the years," said Benson, who finished second in NCTS points in 2006 and third in 2007. "This year, Bill Davis Racing as an organization has a goal and that is to bring Bill Davis his first NASCAR Championship. We will do everything in our power to make that happen."

After completing its 300th truck race this past weekend at the Kansas Speedway, Bill Davis Racing has accumulated 17 wins, 79 top-five finishes, 123 top-10 finishes and 32 poles in Truck Series competition. These accomplishments lead all teams in the Craftsman Truck Series over the past two seasons.

The increasingly popular Bill Davis Racing truck teams are proving once again that they are the force to reckon with in the Craftsman Truck Series garage. With all three teams gaining momentum as the series rolls into a seven-week stretch, Bill Davis Racing is sure to be in contention for the championship entering the season finale at Homestead Miami Speedway in November. Hopefully, one of the teams will bring the championship back to High Point.

-credit: bdr

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