JASON LEFFLER, No. 1 Red Horse Racing Tundra, Red Horse Racing Finished: 5th How does this top-five finish make you feel after your last five races with Red Horse Racing? "The team made a good call for me to stay out for a few more laps at one...
JASON LEFFLER, No. 1 Red Horse Racing Tundra, Red Horse Racing Finished: 5th
How does this top-five finish make you feel after your last five races with Red Horse Racing? "The team made a good call for me to stay out for a few more laps at one point and we were able to catch the caution. We battled hard throughout the race and battled with (Kevin) Harvick at the end of the race. I really have to thank Tom DeLoach and everybody at Red Horse Racing -- they gave me a really strong truck for these five races and I've had a lot of fun. I would have liked to have gotten a win for them before the end of the season, but hopefully they will let me run some more races next year."
JUSTIN MARKS, No. 03 Germain Toyota Tundra, Germain Racing Finished: 8th
How were you able to use the mid-race caution to score your best-career Truck Series finish? "It was a great run and we got real lucky there with the caution -- we caught the yellow right at the right time. We were able to pit and stay on the lead lap -- it also helped that we were pretty fast after that too. It was a good strategy to stay out as long as we did and we were able to get a strong finish heading into the off season. It was just a good, solid day and a great way to kick off my career in the truck series. This is how I finished my last season before I entered my first full season of oval track racing and it's great to enter into the off-season with a top-10 finish to think about."
MIKE SKINNER, No. 5 Toyota Tundra, Bill Davis Racing Finished: 35th
What happened that brought you into the pits early and ultimately back to the garage? "We were leading the race. We were doing what we were supposed to do and our Tundra was really good. We had a good motor. We had good motors all year. I guess a hub was coming apart. The brake pedal was going to the floor and it was vibrating really badly. We thought it was a right-front because there was so much vibration in the wheel. We changed right- side tires and that didn't fix it. It got worse and worse and finally came apart."
Do you have any regrets for how the season unfolded? "The guys did a great job. I regret that we didn't have a spare hub in the pits. We took one off another housing, but as it came down to it, it wasn't going to make a difference anyways. It was a great year."
When you knew the problem was bad, what can you do as a driver? "I just got up next to the wall because I knew it was going to break sooner or later. The left-rear hub fell apart. It was a tough night, but congratulations to Ron (Hornaday). We were racing, though. We were leading the race when it all came down and that's where we were supposed to be. We led every race except for one this year, so I can't go stick my head in the sand. We were where we were supposed to be when the truck broke."
How soon before Bill Davis Racing will get its first title? "We're going to be back next year with Bill Davis Racing and with our Toyota Tundra. If we can run like we did this year, maybe we can get him one next year. We ran awfully well this year. We knew it would be a sour feeling if we didn't win the championship, but what can you say? This is the first time since I've been driving for Bill Davis Racing that we had a hub come apart."
At the beginning of the year, you said you'd be a 'smarter' driver. Will that continue next year? "I think we'll bring the 'Tasmanian Devil' back."
JACQUES VILLENEUVE, No. 27 Unicef Tundra, Bill Davis Racing Finished: 36th
What happened to make you spin and make contact with the wall? "I just lost the rear end -- I'm not sure what happened. The truck was a little bit loose on new tires. We just wanted to tough it out for 10 laps and then it got great. The truck was really strong after all that -- we just lost the rear end there. The Tundra was very easy to drive. Once we got in the rhythm we could run high or low. We could run everywhere."
DAVE BLANEY, No. 22 Caterpillar Tundra, Bill Davis Racing Finished: 10th
TODD BODINE, No. 30 Lumber Liquidators Tundra, Germain Racing Finished: 14th
JACK SPRAGUE, No. 60 Con-way Freight Tundra, Wyler Racing Finished: 16th
TED MUSGRAVE, No. 9 Team ASE Tundra, Germain Racing Finished: 18th
TERRY COOK, No. 92 Toyota Tundra, HT Motorsports Finished: 20th
DONNY LIA, No. 59 Harris Trucking Tundra, HT Motorsports Finished: 25th
ANDY LALLY, No. TRG Tundra, The Racer's Group Finished: 33rd
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