Bristol: Toyota teams race notes, quotes

Tundra driver Kyle Busch earned his second consecutive NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) win in Wednesday night's race at Tennessee's Bristol Motor Speedway. Busch led 82 (of 200) laps en route to his third NCWTS win of 2009. The win...

Tundra driver Kyle Busch earned his second consecutive NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) win in Wednesday night's race at Tennessee's Bristol Motor Speedway.

Busch led 82 (of 200) laps en route to his third NCWTS win of 2009.

The win marks the seventh NCWTS victory by Toyota in 2009 and 58th since joining series competition in 2004.

Tundra drivers Brian Scott (fifth), Aric Almirola (sixth), David Starr (seventh), T.J. Bell (eighth), Stacy Compton (ninth) and Timothy Peters (10th) also earned top-10 finishes in Wednesday night's race at the half-mile bull ring.

Other Tundra drivers in the field were Terry Cook (15th), Mike Skinner (20th), Nate Monteith (26th), Max Papis (28th), Tayler Malsam (31st) and Todd Bodine (32nd).

Five Tundra drivers are currently in the top-10 in the unofficial NCWTS point standings -- Skinner (third), Scott (fourth), Starr (fifth), Bodine (sixth) and Malsam (ninth).

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BRIAN SCOTT, No. 16 Albertsons Toyota Tundra, Xpress Motorsports
Finishing Position: 5th

How much fun was it to race against Ryan Newman in the closing laps? "That was a lot of fun to be able to race a Cup veteran like that and race him hard. For him to show me respect and for me to rough him up a little bit and still have good respect between us. It was a good night for our Albertson's Tundra. A fun night here at Bristol -- it's fun racing under the lights and it's fun racing hard like that. I'll do that everyday of the week."

Were you able to use the second groove during the race? "The second groove was really good early and I was really good on it early, but then it just went away from me. It just disappeared -- we didn't have enough front grip to keep it turning. It took away a lot of the ability to pass and run fast, but still a good night."

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ARIC ALMIROLA, No. 15 Graceway Pharmaceuticals Toyota Tundra, Billy Ballew Motorsports
Finishing Position: 6th

How was your race truck tonight? "It was pretty good. I don't know if we had a bad set of tires in practice or what, but we started the race way, way too loose. I was just hanging on for dear life. These guys worked really, really hard in the pits and they made a lot of changes. We came down pit road a lot and gave up a lot of track position, but they got the truck driving a lot better and it turned out to be a decent night for us."

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DAVID STARR, No. 24 Zachry Toyota Tundra, HT Motorsports
Finishing Position: 7th

How was your race truck today? "Our Zachry Toyota Tundra was pretty awesome today. When our backs are up against the walls, we just keep fighting and keep digging. We weren't very good during practice and in second practice we weren't very good, but we just stayed on our game plan. Everybody just worked hard and we never gave up. We battled back from adversity and got a decent finish of seventh. When the race started I felt like we were anywhere from a 15th to a 20th-place truck. It doesn't matter where you start -- it's how you finish. We fought all the way to the end. It just shows you the character of this racing team and the attitude, the morale -- they just never give up. Everybody just keeps a smile on their race and they keep digging even when we have our backs up against the wall. I can't say enough about this race team. We didn't get what we wanted -- we wanted to win, but we got a decent finish to keep us in the championship points so we'll take it."

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T.J. BELL, No. 11 Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra, Red Horse Racing
Finishing Position: 8th

How was your race truck tonight? "It was really good -- our Toyota Tundra was awesome. I just wish I could have communicated with the guys a little bit better. It's hard to give them hand signals for loose-in and tight-off so I had to pick one and we tightened it up a little bit. It kind of hurt us, but all in all for the circumstances and way this year has gone I am really happy with Red Horse Racing Tundra tonight."

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STACY COMPTON, No. 60 SafeAuto Insurance Toyota Tundra, Wyler Racing
Finishing Position: 9th

TIMOTHY PETERS, No. 17 Strutmasters Toyota Tundra, Red Horse Racing
Finishing Position: 10th

TERRY COOK, No. 25 Cajun Industries Toyota Tundra, HT Motorsports
Finishing Position: 15th

MIKE SKINNER, No. 5 Exide Toyota Tundra, Randy Moss Motorsports
Finishing Position: 20th

NATE MONTEITH, No. 09 Graceway Pharmaceuticals Toyota Tundra, Billy Ballew Motorsports
Finishing Position: 26th

MAX PAPIS, No. 9 GEICO Toyota Camry, Gernain Racing
Finishing Position: 28th

TAYLER MALSAM, No. 81 One Eighty Toyota Tundra, Randy Moss Motorsports
Finishing Position: 31st

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TODD BODINE, No. 30 Ventrilo Toyota Tundra, Germain Racing
Finishing Position: 32nd

What happened that caused your early accident? "We missed the set-up pretty good and it was really loose. I tried to conserve a little bit and save the tires. The leaders started coming so I had to get going. The guys in front of me were racing pretty hard. I finally got under Tayler Malsam and we were so loose -- he pinched me down and sucked me around. Believe it or not -- you get sucked around at Bristol. But I got loose and I got into him -- it was my fault. It wasn't anything that Tayler (Malsam) did wrong at all. We just missed the set-up."

-credit: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Todd Bodine , Mike Skinner , David Starr , Ryan Newman , Stacy Compton , Max Papis , Terry Cook , T.J. Bell , Timothy Peters , Aric Almirola , Brian Scott , Tayler Malsam , Kyle Busch
Teams Germain Racing , Red Horse Racing