Todd Bodine's win Friday night in the No. 30 Germain Racing Tundra marks his second consecutive victory in the season- opening race at Daytona International Speedway and fourth straight restrictor plate track win (Talladega and...
Todd Bodine's win Friday night in the No. 30 Germain Racing Tundra marks his second consecutive victory in the season- opening race at Daytona International Speedway and fourth straight restrictor plate track win (Talladega and Daytona).
Bodine's victory is the 52nd win for Toyota in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) since the start of the 2004 season.
Kyle Busch (second) and Terry Cook (third) also registered top-five finishes for Toyota.
Other Tundra drivers in the field included Timothy Peters (sixth), Mike Skinner (seventh), Taylor Malsam (10th), T.J. Bell (11th), Brian Scott (12th), Stacy Compton (14th), Shane Sieg (15th), David Starr (17th), Johnny Benson (26th), Johnny Chapman (32nd) and J.C. Stout (34th).
Bodine's victory is the 16th of his NCWTS career in a Toyota, the most among Tundra drivers.
This is the third-consecutive NCWTS win for Toyota at Daytona. Jack Sprague won the season-opener at Daytona in 2007.
TODD BODINE, No. 30 Toyota Tundra, Germain Racing
Finishing Position: 1st
How does it feel to win your second consecutive season-opener at Daytona? "I can't believe it. It's incredible. I'll tell you, it's this truck right here. This thing will fly. The whole race I'm following guys, I'm under them, behind them and they're all fighting their trucks -- just bouncing all over. This thing was rock solid all night. Never pushed, never got loose -- unbelievable. I've got to thank the fans for being in the grandstands and watching on TV. This is a great sport, we all love it and thank you very much."
KYLE BUSCH, No. 51 Miccosukee Resorts Toyota Tundra, Billy Ballew Motorsports
Finishing Position: 2nd
Can you talk about the move you made on the final lap? "I just screwed up trying to make a move. I ran into the back of Todd (Bodine) in turn three and lost all of my momentum all the way back to the start-finish line. Pretty much handed the win to him in turn three."
TERRY COOK, No. 25 Cajun Industries Toyota Tundra, HT Motorsports
Finishing Position: 3rd
Can you talk about your plan heading into the final lap? "I was just trying not to make a mistake and trying to make all the right moves at the right time. I felt like if I could just get to turn four, Kyle (Busch) was going to try Todd (Bodine) and I was going to make it three-wide and either we were going to wreck or it was going to be exciting one way or another. Kyle got so close to Todd getting into (turn) three bump drafting him and got him loose. Todd had to go up the track and check up. Kyle did as well, and we lost all of our momentum, and it was just a drag race back to the finish line. For a team that two weeks ago went to a second truck and put this deal together, these guys put a lot of work in. Cajun Industries came on board with cajunusa.com -- I can't thank them enough. The Toyota Tundra was stout tonight."
JOHNNY BENSON, No. 1 K&N Toyota Tundra, Red Horse Racing
Finishing Position: 26th
What happened to take you out of the race? "I'm not sure where it started. I think it was the 10 (James Buescher) and I was like, 'Oh my gosh, this is going to be close.' So I squeezed between him and the wall and I thought I was in good shape and then 4 (Ricky Carmichael) kind of came out of nowhere. Somebody must've turned him later because based off the 10 already wrecking I was kind of surprised that the 4 come out of nowhere but I just didn't fit through there. There was nothing I could do."
Are you disappointed that you didn't finish the race? "That will happen. It's kind of a weird deal here at Daytona -- it always is. Stuff like that will happen. The cars that get involved after the initial deal are kind of innocent guys, but I don't know what started it. I will have to watch it. It's just restrictor plate racing. It's pretty touch, but it always puts on a good race. I was hoping to have a good opportunity at the end. I don't know if I had a shot to win but I think we had a shot at a top-five for sure. The thing was driving good and it was a lot of fun. Sometimes something happens and there's nothing you can do about it."
TIM PETERS, No. 17 Strutmasters.com Toyota Tundra, Premier Racing
Finishing Position: 6th
MIKE SKINNER, No. 5 Exide Toyota Tundra, Randy Moss Motorsports
Finishing Position: 7th
TAYLER MALSAM, No. 81 One Eighty Toyota Tundra, Randy Moss Motorsports
Finishing Position: 10th
T.J. BELL JR., No. 11 Home4theholidays.org Toyota Tundra, Red Horse Racing
Finishing Position: 11th
BRIAN SCOTT, No. 16 Albertsons Toyota Tundra, Xpress Motorsports
Finishing Position: 12th
STACY COMPTON, No. 60 Wyler.com Toyota Tundra, Wyler Racing
Finishing Position: 14th
SHANE SIEG, No. 15 Phoenix Construction Toyota Tundra, Billy Ballew Motorsports
Finishing Position: 15th
DAVID STARR, No. 24 Zachry Toyota Tundra, HT Motorsports
Finishing Position: 17th
JOHNNY CHAPMAN, No. 06 Toyota Tundra, Wyler Racing
Finishing Position: 32nd
JC STOUT, No. 77 Strutmasters.com Toyota Tundra, Premier Racing
Finishing Position: 34th
-credit: toyota motorsports