Martinsville: Skinner post race interview

MIKE SKINNER, No. 5 Bad Boy Mowers Toyota Tundra, Randy Moss Motorsports Finishing Position: 3rd How was your truck throughout the race? "I felt like a pinball at the start of the race. This Bad Bow Mowers/EXIDE Tundra was awfully good for...

MIKE SKINNER, No. 5 Bad Boy Mowers Toyota Tundra, Randy Moss Motorsports
Finishing Position: 3rd

How was your truck throughout the race?

"I felt like a pinball at the start of the race. This Bad Bow Mowers/EXIDE Tundra was awfully good for our first short-track race together. I think Eric Phillips (crew chief) and this team showed that we have a lot of potential. We had a bad hiccup there on pit road, and had to start all the way at the tail end of the longest line. We drove back up there. No one helped us get back up there. We didn't get handed anything. That means we had a good truck. They put me in an awfully good truck to be able to drive at Martinsville from all the way at the back to the front."

What would it have taken for you to win today?

If we would have been in the front, they never would've passed us. It's just track position. You have to spend money on pit crew, and you need to spend where it needs to be spent. You can't give up anything when you're at this place. You have to get out first in front of everybody. A little better qualifying effort out of the driver would've helped. I was going for the pole and it was all-or-nothing, and started ninth. I think I was 15th after three laps. Overall, it was a good day for us."

-credit: toyota motorsports

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