Fontana: Race winner interview

MIKE SKINNER , No. 5 Toyota Tundra, Bill Davis Racing: On the victory in his home state: "I know I had to do the slowest restart ever and not spin the tires on my Tundra and stay on the bottom. All of my guys are great. I was born just down...

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

On the victory in his home state:

"I know I had to do the slowest restart ever and not spin the tires on my Tundra and stay on the bottom. All of my guys are great. I was born just down the street (Ontario, Calif.), so that's pretty cool. It was a great night for our Tundra. I can't believe I won here at home. We always qualify good here, but we never run good here. Tonight our Tundra wasn't perfect, but it drove all night with a good old conventional set-up. We had some horsepower under the hood of this Tundra. Toyota has been so great to myself and our whole race team. We won California!"

On late-race strategy:

"(Crew Chief) Jeff Hensley made the call to put tires on there and it was a great call. He just makes definite calls. Ron (Hornaday) passed us clean and it looked like we were going to finish third. It just worked out. I've lost so many races the way Mark (Martin) did tonight, it's about time we won one of these. My strategy was to hope Ron and Mark started racing each other and got into one another, and luckily that happened. We got by Ron before the caution came out."

On battle with Mark Martin:

"Mark Martin is probably the best race car driver, outside of Dale Earnhardt, to ever put a helmet on. I'm not quite sure what happened, maybe he missed a shift. Ron and Mark got together a bit. I would've rather finished 15th than wrecked Mark for the win."

-credit: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Mark Martin
Teams Bill Davis Racing