Tundra driver Mike Skinner won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race Saturday night at Iowa Speedway in the Randy Moss Motorsports No. 5 Toyota of Des Moines Tundra. Skinner, who started from the pole position, led 180 (of 200) laps...
Tundra driver Mike Skinner won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race Saturday night at Iowa Speedway in the Randy Moss Motorsports No. 5 Toyota of Des Moines Tundra.
Skinner, who started from the pole position, led 180 (of 200) laps en route to his second NCWTS win of the season.
The win marks the 27th victory of Skinner's NCWTS career (11 in a Tundra), the ninth series victory by Toyota in 2009 and 60th since joining series competition in 2004.
Skinner earned his 33rd pole in a Tundra Saturday and the 65th pole for Toyota since 2004.
Tundra driver Aric Almirola earned a career best finish with a second-place result.
Toyota drivers T.J. Bell (seventh), Timothy Peters (eighth), Brian Scott (ninth) and Tayler Malsam (10th) also earned top- 10 results at the .875-mile Iowa tri-oval.
Other Tundra drivers in the field were Terry Cook (11th), Stacy Compton (16th), Brian Ickler (18th), Todd Bodine (19th) and David Starr (26th).
Six Tundra drivers are currently in the top-10 in the unofficial NCWTS point standings -- Skinner (third), Scott (fourth), Bodine (fifth), Starr (seventh), Peters (ninth) and Cook (10th).
T.J. BELL, No. 11 Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra, Red Horse Racing
Finishing Position: 7th
TIMOTHY PETERS, No. 17 Strutmasters Toyota Tundra, Red Horse Racing
Finishing Position: 8th
BRIAN SCOTT, No. 16 Albertsons Toyota Tundra, Xpress Motorsports
Finishing Position: 9th
TAYLER MALSAM, No. 81 PC Miler Navigator Toyota Tundra, Randy Moss Motorsports
Finishing Position: 10th
TERRY COOK, No. 25 Cajun Industries Toyota Tundra, HT Motorsports
Finishing Position: 11th
How was your race tonight? "After the way we started off the weekend, we'll take eleventh. We made a lot of gains from where we were during practice yesterday and I actually thought we have a good shot at a top-ten finish here. But we just got really tight whenever we were in traffic. I couldn't get up behind anyone and get a run on him because we lost the nose and pushed up the track. It was really bad in turns three and four. But it was a good points night for us, we gained points on just about everyone we're battling in the standings."
STACY COMPTON, No. 60 SafeAuto Insurance Toyota Tundra, Wyler Racing
Finishing Position: 16th
BRIAN ICKLER, No. 51 Miccosukee Resort & Casino Toyota Tundra, Billy Ballew Motorsports
Finishing Position: 18th
TODD BODINE, No. 30 Lumber Liquidators Toyota Tundra, Germain Racing
Finishing Position: 19th
DAVID STARR, No. 24 Zachry Toyota Tundra, HT Motorsports
Finishing Position: 26th
What happened to take you out of the race? "I went down into turn one that lap and felt contact in the left rear quarter panel. I tried to catch it but it shot up the track. We made some pretty good contact with the wall and tore the truck up. I'm okay, just a little upset. We're trying to get up and finish in the top five in the points and the past two weeks have hurt. We're disappointed but we aren't going to give up. We're going to regroup and head to St. Louis and try to win that race and turn our momentum around."
-credit: Toyota motorsports