Kentucky: Toyota Motorsports preview

NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: This year, Tundra drivers have combined for 10 wins, 42 top-five results, 85 top-10 finishes and eight poles after 17 of 25 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) races ... Todd Bodine continues to lead the NCWTS point ...

NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: This year, Tundra drivers have combined for 10 wins, 42 top-five results, 85 top-10 finishes and eight poles after 17 of 25 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) races ... Todd Bodine continues to lead the NCWTS point standings with a 236-point lead over second-place Aric Almirola ... Timothy Peters (fourth), Mike Skinner (eighth), David Starr (ninth) and Justin Lofton (10th) are also in the top-10 in the point standings for Toyota ... Tundra drivers have four straight race wins -- Bodine at Nashville (Aug. 7) and Darlington (Aug. 14), and Kyle Busch at Bristo l (Aug. 18) and last week at Chicagoland (Aug. 27) ... Busch earned the 75th series win for a Tundra last Friday at Chicagoland ... Toyota has a 10-point advantage over Chevrolet in the manufacturer point standings with eight races remaining in the 2010 NCWTS season..

MIGUEL PALUDO, No. 77 Stemco Duroline Toyota Tundra, Germain Racing

What are your expectations for the race at Kentucky? "Kentucky Speedway will be a completely new experience for me with the Stemco Duroline Tundra. The track is wider, faster, longer than any oval course I have raced. This is where I will benefit from the experience and leadership of Germain Racing and their longstanding relationship with Toyota. My teammate, Todd Bodine, gave me very good advice for Bristol and I was able to work with him during the race. We will talk again before Kentucky. I'm very excited to see what we can accomplish there after we had such a good debut."

How big of a benefit is having Todd Bodine as your teammate? "Having a teammate that is the Truck Series points leader has been a benefit to me. We talk about the lines getting around the track, the best way to pass at the track. Todd (Bodine) gives me very good information, and Germain Racing prepares very good race trucks. We are looking forward to learning about racing on the mile and a half race tracks when we get the Stemco Duroline Tundra to Kentucky Speedway."

ARIC ALMIROLA, No. 51 Graceway Pharmaceuticals Toyota Tundra, Billy Ballew Motorsports

Are you looking forward to racing at Kentucky? "I'm excited about going to Kentucky. We led laps there and we had a really good truck there last year. Right there at the end of the race pit strategy-wise we didn't seal the deal and we weren't able to get to victory lane. We had a really good truck there and I was proud of how well we ran and we led some laps, so that was good for us. Going back there I think we have a really good understanding of what we need to do to be fast. I'm looking forward to going to Kentucky."

-source: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Todd Bodine , Mike Skinner , David Starr , Timothy Peters , Aric Almirola , Justin Lofton , Kyle Busch
Teams Germain Racing