Charlotte: Toyota teams race notes, quotes

Kyle Busch earned the first Tundra win at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race. The win marks the second for Busch in 2010, 12th in a Tundra and 18th NCWTS victory of his career. Busch led a...

Kyle Busch earned the first Tundra win at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race.

The win marks the second for Busch in 2010, 12th in a Tundra and 18th NCWTS victory of his career.

Busch led a race-high 69 of 134 laps, after starting from the pole.

This is Busch's 70th NASCAR national series victory, which is ninth on the all-time list.

Tundra drivers Todd Bodine (second), Mike Skinner (sixth), Aric Almirola (seventh), David Starr (ninth) and Timothy Peters (10th) also earned top-10 finishes.

Toyota drivers Tayler Malsam (13th), Justin Lofton (15th), Nelson Piquet Jr. (16th) and Brad Sweet (21st) were also in the field.

Bodine's second-place finish enabled him to take the lead in the unofficial NCWTS point standings, two points ahead of second-place Almirola. Peters (third), Skinner (eighth) and Starr (10th) are also in the top-10 in points after seven of 25 races.

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MIKE SKINNER, No. 5 Exide Toyota Tundra, Randy Moss Motorsports
Finishing Position: 6th

How did your truck handle tonight? "Our truck was really on the fence. It was a little loose, a little tight -- I just can't get my arms around these packages that we're trying to run. We just have to keep on working. Our TRT (Triad Racing Technologies) motor ran great, our Toyota was awesome, down force was good. We just have to work on the handling a little bit and get this thing a little closer to the front. This ain't our style riding around trying to get top-10s, we want to win races."

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ARIC ALMIROLA, No. 51 Graceway Pharmaceuticals/AKAwareness.com Toyota Tundra, Billy Ballew Motorsports
Finishing Position: 7th

How was your race truck tonight? "Our truck was okay at points. On the long run we were probably one of the best trucks, but that didn't do us any good. The race came down to short runs there at the end and our truck just was not good on the short run. It wasn't good on the short runs in practice and it wasn't good on the short run in the race. We were just off a little there tonight. I guess you can't win them all. Happy, we'll take a seventh, but we wanted to run top-five."

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DAVID STARR, No. 81 Zachry Toyota Tundra, Randy Moss Motorsports
Finishing Position: 9th

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

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TAYLER MALSAM, No. 56 One-Eighty Toyota Tundra, Kyle Busch Motorsports
Finishing Position: 13th

How was your race tonight? "It wasn't the run we were hoping for, we had much higher hopes coming in here. I'm glad we finished -- we haven't been able to do that in a long time. We just have some stuff we have to work on in the shop. We have to get our trucks right. I know we can do it, but we just need to get away from what Kyle (Busch) is doing and do our own thing I think is the answer."

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JUSTIN LOFTON, No. 7 VisitPit.com Toyota Tundra, Red Horse Racing
Finishing Position: 15th

NELSON PIQUET JR., No. 15 Qualcomm Toyota Tundra, Billy Ballew Motorsports
Finishing Position: 16th

BRAD SWEET, No. 90 Great Clips Toyota Tundra, Stringer Motorsports
Finishing Position: 21st

-source: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Todd Bodine , Mike Skinner , David Starr , Nelson Piquet Jr. , Aric Almirola , Justin Lofton , Tayler Malsam , Brad Sweet , Kyle Busch
Teams Kyle Busch Motorsports , Red Horse Racing