Kyle Busch won in his third consecutive NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race -- and fifth of the 2009 season -- Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Busch led four times for 75 of 200 laps en route to victory lane. It marks the...
Kyle Busch won in his third consecutive NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race -- and fifth of the 2009 season -- Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Busch led four times for 75 of 200 laps en route to victory lane.
It marks the first time since joining series competition in 2004 that a Tundra has won five consecutive races. Busch won three races (Bristol, Chicagoland and New Hampshire) and Mike Skinner won a pair (Iowa and Gateway).
Stacy Compton (sixth), Brian Scott (seventh) and Mike Skinner (eighth) also posted top-10 finishes for Toyota on Saturday at the one-mile New England oval.
Tundra drivers T.J. Bell (12th), David Starr (13th), Terry Cook (16th), Timothy Peters (19th), Tayler Malsam (20th), Aric Almirola (21st), Max Papis (22nd) and Todd Bodine (24th) were also in the field.
It is the 11th victory of 2009 for Toyota and 62nd since joining series competition in 2004.
KYLE BUSCH, No. 51 Miccosukee Resort Toyota Tundra, Billy Ballew Motorsports
Finishing Position: 1st
How was your race today?
"It was a great race today. I'm real proud of the guys and Richie (Wauters, crew chief) for working so hard on these trucks. We come to these tracks and sort of struggle sometimes. This is I think our third year together now and we seem to hit on something a little bit better not quite as good as the 33 (Ron Hornaday) or the 2 (Kevin Harvick) but there at the end we were out front when it mattered and had just the right amount of fuel in order to make it. So, real close on all of that but the Miccosukee Tundra was great. We kept up with those guys today. We did all that we could. We pressured them, we led a lot of laps -- the best we've ever run here. I was going to be alright with a second or a third. I think that's the truck that we had but the way it played out you've just got let these things play out sometimes and today we did."
STACY COMPTON, No. 60 SafeAuto Insurance Toyota Tundra, Wyler Racing
Finishing Position: 6th
Are you happy with a top-10 finish today? "Yeah, but a little disappointed that we did not get a top-five. We got rooted a little bit by the 13 (Johnny Sauter) right there on the last lap. That's Johnny (Sauter) for you. It's a shame. We had a good truck and great pit stops. Marcus (Richmond II, crew chief) made good calls all day. We'll take it. We just need to keep doing stuff like this and building on it. We ran top-seven all day. We got shuffled back one time when some guys did some pit strategy. It was a good day for us."
BRIAN SCOTT, No. 16 Toyota Tundra, Xpress Motorsports
Finishing Position: 7th
Are you happy with your run today? "It was tough. It was hard. We got some damage on the front that really affected the handling of our car on pit road and that put us behind. We had to come in and repair the damage and gave away all of our track position. We were in the back, tried everything we could to get it up and we just weren't good enough with the front end damage. All in all, I think we sacrificed a decent finish out of it and I guess we'll bring our Tundra to Vegas and try to have a better run."
MIKE SKINNER, No. 5 Exide Toyota Tundra, Randy Moss Motorsports
Finishing Position: 8th
How was your race today? "We missed the setup on this Exide truck. I thought it was pretty good right there at the start, and all day yesterday in practice in race trim I thought it was pretty good. I don't really know exactly what happened -- it just got tighter and tighter and tighter. And we expected the race track to get tighter, we just missed the setup on it."
T.J. BELL, No. 11 Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra, Red Horse Racing
Finishing Position: 12th
DAVID STARR, No. 24 Zachry Toyota Tundra, HT Motorsports
Finishing Position: 13th
TERRY COOK, No. 25 Cajun Industries Toyota Tundra, HT Motorsports
Finishing Position: 16th
TIMOTHY PETERS, No. 17 Strutmasters Toyota Tundra, Red Horse Racing
Finishing Position: 19th
TAYLER MALSAM, No. 81 One Eighty Toyota Tundra, Randy Moss Motorsports
Finishing Position: 20th
ARIC ALMIROLA, No. 15 Graceway Pharmaceuticals Toyota Tundra, Billy Ballew Motorsports
Finishing Position: 21st
MAX PAPIS, No. 9 GEICO Toyota Tundra, Germain Racing
Finishing Position: 22nd
TODD BODINE, No. 30 Lumber Liquidators Toyota Tundra, Germain Racing
Finishing Position: 24th
What happened to take you out of the race? "I don't remember this ever happening to a Tundra for a long time. A fuel pump quit. The whole fuel pressure stopped running. Very, very unusual but that's the story of our season to this point. If it wasn't for bad luck we wouldn't have any. I'm really disappointed for Lumber Liquidators. Coming back onboard and this is Tom Sullivan's home area growing up in New England. We wanted to give him a good run and we thought we could have our old magic back in that yellow truck. We were running great, just a few laps and we were up to ninth already. The truck was really good. It turned the center corner good, good forward bite and it was handling good. We had a good truck, that's the upside. The downside is it's sitting here."
-credit: toyota motorsports