Michigan: Toyota Motorsports preview

NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: This year, Tundra drivers have combined for five wins, 22 top-five results, 42 top-10 finishes and three poles after the first eight NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) races ... Five Tundra drivers are currently in...

NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: This year, Tundra drivers have combined for five wins, 22 top-five results, 42 top-10 finishes and three poles after the first eight NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) races ... Five Tundra drivers are currently in the top-10 in the NCWTS point standings -- Todd Bodine (first), Aric Almirola (second), Timothy Peters (third), Mike Skinner (sixth) and David Starr (ninth) ... Bodine earned his record sixth win at Texas Motor Speedway in Friday night's NCWTS race ... The win marked the 70th for Tundra since joining the series in 2004 ... Kyle Busch will compete in both the NSCS and NCWTS races at Michigan.

ERIC PHILLIPS, crew chief, No. 18 Toyota Tundra, Kyle Busch Motorsports

Do you like racing at Michigan? "I'm excited about getting back to Michigan. We're taking the truck that we won at Nashville with Kyle. Michigan has usually been a real good race track for Kyle. I've won there twice as a crew chief so I'm excited about it. We got Toyota's first win there back in 2004. Just looking forward to it and getting back to victory lane next week."

TIMOTHY PETERS, No. 17 Toyota Tundra, Red Horse Racing

Is Michigan a special track to you? "Michigan was my first race with Red Horse Racing last year. It was a good track for us. It's wide for me with multiple grooves and a lot of good racing. I'm looking forward to getting back there with my year anniversary with this team. Hopefully we can do as good or better than we did last year."

JUSTIN LOFTON, No. 7 Visitpit.com Toyota Tundra, Red Horse Racing

Are you looking forward to going to Michigan since you have an ARCA win and pole there? "I'm really looking forward to going to Michigan. We're taking another new truck. The truck we used at Texas was new at Charlotte and we built another one for Michigan. Hopefully it goes out there and runs out front like we're used to doing at Michigan (in ARCA). It's really exciting to get into a swing of doing some racing in one month and getting a rhythm going. "

-source: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Todd Bodine , Mike Skinner , David Starr , Aric Almirola , Kyle Busch
Teams Kyle Busch Motorsports , Red Horse Racing