TOYOTA TALK: Skinner Looks for Las Vegas Repeat Bodine Back to Team's Bread and Butter NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: In 19 NCWTS races in 2009, Toyota Tundra drivers have combined for 11 wins (Todd Bodine -- Daytona and Texas; Busch -- California, ...
Skinner Looks for Las Vegas Repeat
Bodine Back to Team's Bread and Butter
NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: In 19 NCWTS races in 2009, Toyota Tundra drivers have combined for 11 wins (Todd Bodine -- Daytona and Texas; Busch -- California, Atlanta, Bristol, Chicagoland and New Hampshire; Mike Skinner -- Kansas, Iowa and Gateway; and Brian Scott -- Dover), 49 top-fives and 102 top-10 finishes ... Tundra drivers have won five consecutive NCWTS races including Bristol, Chicagoland, Iowa, Gateway and New Hampshire -- the first time since joining the series in 2004 that a Toyota has won five in a row ... Skinner looks to defend his Las Vegas win from a year ago, when he led 38 (of 147) laps en route to victory lane ... Tundra drivers in the top-10 in the championship point standings are Skinner (third), Scott (fourth), Bodine (sixth), David Starr (ninth) and Stacy Compton (10th).
MIKE SKINNER, No. 5 PC Miler Navigator Tundra, Randy Moss Motorsports
What is it about Las Vegas that suits your driving style? "I just really like Las Vegas to begin with, so we always try to go out a day or so early and enjoy the city. I'm not sure what it is about the track, but it really seems to suit me well. We have sat on a bunch of poles at Vegas, and are fortunate to have won two of the last three races out there. Some tracks just really seem to fit drivers and Las Vegas fits me really, really well. It's fast and it's under the lights, so there is a lot of grip, and guys have options of where they want to try to make their truck work. It's a great race track, and hopefully, we can add another win there this year."
TODD BODINE, No. 30 Lumber Liquidators Tundra, Germain Racing
Are you looking forward to racing at Las Vegas? "Las Vegas is a mile and a half, D-shaped oval. Germain Racing runs well on this type of race track. The track surface at Las Vegas is starting to get some age and get worn out a little bit and get some bumps. I'm sure the outside groove will be even better this year than it's been in the past. I'm looking forward to getting the Lumber Liquidators Tundra on the track this Saturday. We will practice to have the Lumber Liquidators Tundra set up to run well on old tires. It usually doesn't happen that the guy that's fastest on new tires is the guy that gets to win, so we work on being able to race on older tires."
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