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Todd Bodine won his fourth race of the 2010 season in Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) at Kentucky Speedway. Bodine led twice for 18 (of 150) laps and recovered from a spin on lap 81 to earn his 21st series triumph in a...

Todd Bodine won his fourth race of the 2010 season in Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) at Kentucky Speedway.

Bodine led twice for 18 (of 150) laps and recovered from a spin on lap 81 to earn his 21st series triumph in a Toyota.

It marked the 11th NCWTS victory for a Tundra in 18 races this year.

Tundra drivers have now won five straight races this season with Bodine also winning at Nashville (August 7) and Darlington (August 14) and Kyle Busch was victorious at Bristol (August 18) and Chicagoland (August 27).

Aric Almirola (third), Timothy Peters (sixth), Busch (seventh) also scored top-10 finishes at the 1.5-mile tri-oval.

Tundra drivers Justin Lofton (11th), Mike Skinner (13th), David Starr (14th), Donny Lia (18th), Miguel Paludo (20th) and Steve Park (25th) were also in the field.

Bodine continues to lead the unofficial NCWTS standings following Kentucky, leading Almirola by 261 points. Peters (fourth), Skinner (eighth) and Starr (ninth) are also in the top-10 in points after 18 of 25 races.

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TODD BODINE, No. 30 Germain.com Toyota Tundra, Germain Racing
Finishing Position: 1st

How does it feel to get your first win at Kentucky? "The first person I have to thank is Kyle Busch for driving dirty, sucking me down and getting me spun out to give us the gas. That's why we won the race. We had a great truck, don't get me wrong, this Toyota Tundra was incredibly fast. When I got up behind Kyle (Busch), we got aero tight, which that's what happens. I backed off kind of riding there trying to keep the right front out and wait for later. Low and behold we got sucked around, got some fuel and here we are in victory lane. This is awesome. I have to thank all the fans -- Kentucky fans here are awesome. Everybody watching on T.V., thank you. This Toyota Tundra is awesome."

How was your crew able to repair your truck and get you back to the front of the field? "That's every week. I say it every time we get up here, but these guys are incredible. We beat everyone out when we took fuel only. That was part of what got us out front. These guys are awesome. They do a great job in the shop, they do a great job on pit road every week. That's what makes a great championship team is consistency. They may not be the fastest, although they are, but they're consistent. They don't make mistakes. That's what you have to do, not make mistakes."

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ARIC ALMIROLA, No. 51 Zyclara/Graceway Pharmaceuticals Toyota Tundra, Billy Ballew Motorsports
Finishing Position: 3rd

Are you satisfied with a third-place finish at Kentucky? "It's frustration for sure. We didn't have a good enough truck anyway tonight. We struggled with our truck just being real up on top of the race track. We didn't have the grip we needed all night. I'm more disappointed in how our truck handled than Todd (Bodine) winning or us finishing third. It was a great call to come in and get tires and gas right there when we were in our fuel window. I'm proud of Richie (Wauters, crew chief) and all the guys on our Graceway Pharmaceuticals team. We had a decent truck tonight, it just wasn't good enough."

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TIMOTHY PETERS, No. 17 Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra, Red Horse Racing
Finishing Position: 6th

KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 Dollar General Toyota Tundra, Kyle Busch Motorsports
Finishing Position: 7th

JUSTIN LOFTON, No. 7 VisitPit.com Toyota Tundra, Red Horse Racing
Finishing Position: 11th

MIKE SKINNER, No. 5 International Trucks/Monaco RV's Toyota Tundra, Randy Moss Motorsports
Finishing Position: 13th

DAVID STARR, No. 81 Allegro Marinade Toyota Tundra, Green Light Racing
Finishing Position: 14th

DONNY LIA, No. 90 Dave Dayton's Racers Auctn & Trade Show Toyota Tundra, Stringer Motorsports
Finishing Position: 18th

MIGUEL PALUDO, No. 77 Stemco Duroliner Toyota Tundra, Germain Racing
Finishing Position: 20th

STEVE PARK, No. 41 Bollegraaf Toyota Tundra, Sharp Hartman Racing
Finishing Position: 25th

-source: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Todd Bodine , Steve Park , Mike Skinner , David Starr , Timothy Peters , Aric Almirola , Justin Lofton , Donny Lia , Miguel Paludo , Kyle Busch
Teams Germain Racing , Kyle Busch Motorsports , Red Horse Racing