Mike Skinner (second) was the highest-finishing Toyota driver in Friday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race at O'Reilly Raceway Park near Indianapolis. Skinner led 61 of 200 laps. Aric Almirola (third), Tayler Malsam (seventh),...
Mike Skinner (second) was the highest-finishing Toyota driver in Friday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race at O'Reilly Raceway Park near Indianapolis. Skinner led 61 of 200 laps.
Aric Almirola (third), Tayler Malsam (seventh), Stacy Compton (eighth), David Starr (ninth) and Kyle Busch (10th) also posted top-10 finishes for Toyota.
Tundra drivers Brian Scott (12th), Terry Cook (13th), T.J. Bell (15th), Timothy Peters (17th), Todd Bodine (18th) and Caitlin Shaw (24th) were also in the field.
TAYLER MALSAM, No. 81 One Eighty Toyota Tundra, Randy Moss Motorsports
Finishing Position: 7th
How tight was the competition tonight? "It was definitely tight out there. We were tight all day, but the Randy Moss Motorsports team did a great job. I had a lot of fun, but it was tight, short track racing. Our truck switched through the night. Sometimes we were better through turns one and two and sometimes we were better through (turns) three and four. It just depended on what tires we had or what Doug (Wolcott, crew chief) changed on the truck."
Did you try to change lines to find more speed? "Yeah, we tried everything. I ran against the wall all the way around and then ran against the grass all the way around. This is such a tight place and you always try to get the most of your truck. It was a good race, and we're happy to get a top- 10 at ORP."
STACY COMPTON, No. 60 SafeAuto Insurance Toyota Tundra, Wyler Racing
Finishing Position: 8th
What did your truck need tonight to contend with the race leaders? "The team has done a great job and every week we come to these short tracks, we're really fast. We just can't get the truck to stay under us long enough. We were one of the fastest trucks in practice and qualified third. We ran up front for a while, but as soon as the tires get some heat in them, it starts giving up a little bit. This should be our strong suit and I think it is -- we just need to figure out how to make the trucks last a little bit longer. It was a pretty good weekend for us. All things considered, every week this team keeps growing and getting better. We're sitting there in the top-three and top-five in practice and getting good qualifying runs. We're getting there."
DAVID STARR, No. 24 Zachry Toyota Tundra, HT Motorsports
Finishing Position: 9th
Can you talk about your race tonight? "I really have to hand it to all the guys on this Zachry Toyota and HT Motorsports. We had an awesome Toyota Tundra tonight -- we just got a little unlucky. We stayed out during one of the cautions, and the guys that came in for tires really had the advantage once those cautions came late. They were really able to drive up through there and we couldn't hold them off. I'm happy that we got another top-10 finish for this team, I just hate it that we didn't finish where I think we could've, but that's how it goes here in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. We got beat fair and square, so we'll work hard this week and get them at Nashville."
KYLE BUSCH, No. 51 Miccosukee Resort/Red Top AA Toyota Tundra, Billy Ballew Motorsports
Finishing Position: 10th
BRIAN SCOTT, No. 16 Albertsons Toyota Tundra, Xpress Motorsports
Finishing Position: 12th
TERRY COOK, No. 25 Cajun Industries Toyota Tundra, HT Motorsports
Finishing Position: 13th
T.J. BELL, No. 11 Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra, Red Horse Racing
Finishing Position: 15th
TIMOTHY PETERS, No. 17 Strutmasters Toyota Tundra, Red Horse Racing
Finishing Position: 17th
TODD BODINE, No. 30 Ventrilo Toyota Tundra, Germain Racing
Finishing Position: 18th
What happened in the incident with Colin Braun? "The deal with Colin (Braun), he was outside me. But, there's a certain point where you have to know, I'm not far enough outside this guy to stay out here, because exactly what happened will happen. He doesn't have a lot of experience and he's passing a guy for second and he was going for it. Unfortunately, you just have to know when you're up far enough to take th position and he wasn't. All he had to do was keep working me and he probably would've passed me. It's a racing deal. I'm not going to be mad about it. I'm not going to take a swing at him. He's a good kid. He's a really good driver and I consider him a friend. It's just racing, don't worry about it."
CAITLIN SHAW, No. 1 Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra, Red Horse Racing
Finishing Position: 24th
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