Daytona: Toyota teams qualifying quotes

TERRY COOK, No. 60 Wyler Racing Toyota Tundra, Wyler Racing Qualified: 2nd How did your truck respond in practice today? Do you think it's a truck that can draft well? "I thought it was a better race truck than a qualifying truck. I knew it ...

TERRY COOK, No. 60 Wyler Racing Toyota Tundra, Wyler Racing Qualified: 2nd

How did your truck respond in practice today? Do you think it's a truck that can draft well? "I thought it was a better race truck than a qualifying truck. I knew it wouldn't hold up for the pole. There were a couple of trucks that are pretty quick for the pole speed. I definitely thought that was a top-10 effort. As long as I can see the front tomorrow I think we've got a shot at it and that is all you can ask for when you come down to Daytona."

Do you think you sacrificed too much handling for the speed you wanted to qualify at and start at the front? "I think we are pretty well-balanced because I think we brought a truck that is racy enough that it wants to lead. All day long and all of testing the truck just sucks up so well and just pretty much drives around everyone at will. If you want to come down here and get the pole you can definitely do that. You can bring a slippery truck here. I've had that before and I have gotten the pole here before and they don't race very well. I think we have got a compromise and the best of both worlds. It is pretty slippery and it drives well and you can't ask for more than that."

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MIKE SKINNER, No. 5 Toyota Tundra, Bill Davis Racing Qualified: 3rd

Are you satisfied with the qualifying run? "Our Tundra is not very fast but it drafts really, really good. We've got a good piece. I can't wait until tomorrow night. We had no tire troubles and a lot of guys are having tire troubles. The balance is pretty good on it's good in the draft. It is not super, super fast, but in the draft it's really stable and really good so I can't wait."

How much speed did you sacrifice for a better handling truck? "That is what it ran earlier today so that is about what we expected. I didn't really think there would be a whole lot more speed because of the weather. We put a little more tape on it and it really didn't run any faster. That is just all it had. At least it backed up what it ran today. The truck is really, really good in the draft. I'm pretty excited about tomorrow. We've got a good piece."

What kind of race do you think we are going to see tomorrow night? "The Craftsman Truck Series at Daytona -- all you have to do is rewind the tape. It's always awesome here. It seems to have a good reputation for good finishes and a lot of excitement. I just hope if we are in the excitement it's there toward the end of the race."

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JUSTIN MARKS, No. 9 Construct Corps Toyota Tundra, Germain Racing Qualified: 8th

Are you happy with how your truck has been in practice and qualifying? "I think it's pretty good. It's a little bit hard to tell just because when you are out there by yourself you don't really know. Things felt good. We are trying to set the thing up just so it is a little bit tight, because we think it's going to loosen up during the race. You have got what you have got for qualifying. I'm just happy about how that Tundra drove in the draft today so I'm looking forward to tomorrow."

What did you do in testing and practice to prepare you for your Truck Series debut at Daytona? "We just focused a lot in the testing and coming down here in practice and everything to try to get the Construct Corps Tundra driving well in the draft and bringing the drivability to it. I think we've got a great race truck and we have a good teammate in Todd Bodine hopefully to work with a little bit. We will just kind of just see how it comes to us. We will run a conservative race and see where we are at with 10 or 15 laps to go."

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TODD BODINE, No. 30 Lumber Liquidators Toyota Tundra, Germain Racing Qualified: 12th

DAVID STARR, No. 11 Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra, Red Horse Racing Qualified: 14th

TED MUSGRAVE, No. 59 Team ASE/Harris Trucking Toyota undra, HT TMotorsports Qualified: 16th

KYLE BUSCH, No. 51 Toyota Tundra, Billy Ballew Motorsports Qualified: 21st

PHILLIP McGILTON, No. 22 Toyota Tundra, Bill Davis Racing Qualified: 30th

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JOHNNY BENSON, No. 23 Toyota Certified Used Vehicles Tundra, Bill Davis Racing Did Not Attempt NOTE: The No. 23 truck suffered damage in a practice incident Friday afternoon, and the crew did not have the truck repaired in time to make a qualifying attempt. Benson will start 35th in Friday night's race in his primary truck.

-credit: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Todd Bodine
Teams Germain Racing , Bill Davis Racing , Red Horse Racing