Toyota clinched its second consecutive NCTS Manufacturers' Championship with today's win by Mike Skinner in his No. 5 Tundra for Bill Davis Racing. Tundras have won 35 races since the beginning of the 2004 Craftsman Truck Series season. Jack ...
Toyota clinched its second consecutive NCTS Manufacturers' Championship with today's win by Mike Skinner in his No. 5 Tundra for Bill Davis Racing. Tundras have won 35 races since the beginning of the 2004 Craftsman Truck Series season.
Jack Sprague (second), Ted Musgrave (eighth) and Johnny Benson (ninth) all recorded top-10 finishes in their Tundras at Martinsville. Other Tundra drivers in the field included Justin Labonte (12th), Todd Bodine (20th), Jason Leffler (23rd), Terry Cook (29th), Michael McDowell (30th) and Jacques Villeneuve (32nd). Sprague earned his fourth NCTS career pole award today at Martinsville and 47th for Toyota in the series. This year, Skinner (Atlanta, Martinsville, Kansas, Charlotte, Mansfield, Dover, Milwaukee, Nashville, and Gateway), Bodine (Texas and Talladega), Brad Keselowski (Memphis), Ryan Mathews (Kentucky) and Sprague (Martinsville-2 and Daytona) have put Tundras on the pole.
TED MUSGRAVE, No. 9 Team ASE Toyota Tundra, Germain Racing Finished: 8th
What happened in today's race? "We qualified tenth and that's pretty much what we had, was a tenth place Tundra. Track position is the key here at Martinsville and we had to keep it. We came in for fuel, no tires, just a quick adjustment. I gave up some positions to save the tires. Our truck was good in the short runs just got a little too tight in the center. It was a good day-bad day -- good finish for the Team ASE Tundra, eighth, bad day for my teammate and a lot of other guys ahead of us in points."
JOHNNY BENSON, No. 23 Toyota Certified Used Vehicles Toyota Tundra, Bill Davis Racing Finished: 9th
JUSTIN LABONTE, No. 00 Aaron's Lucky Dog Toyota Tundra, Darrell Waltrip Motorsports Finished: 12th
TODD BODINE, No. 30 Lumber Liquidators Toyota Tundra, Germain Racing Finished: 20th
JASON LEFFLER, No. 1 Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra, Red Horse Racing Finished: 23rd
TERRY COOK, No. 59 HT Motorsports Toyota Tundra, HT Motorsports Finished: 29th
MICHAEL MCDOWELL, No. 17 Darrell Waltrip Toyota Tundra, Darrell Waltrip Motorsports Finished: 30th
JACQUES VILLENEUVE, No. 27 Unicef Toyota Tundra, Bill Davis Racing Finished: 32nd
How was your race truck and what happened that took you out of the race? "It's a shame because the truck was handling real well -- the team was working hard and we were gaining positions. I got hit a few times and then got turned around coming off of turn four. But that's short track racing at Martinsville. I was having a lot of fun today. This track reminds me a little of a road course because you can race hard and use the brakes a lot. It was quite entertaining."
-credit: toyota motorsports