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Tundra drivers Kyle Busch (second), Brian Ickler (third) and Mike Skinner (fifth) earned top-five finishes in today's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race at Michigan International Speedway. Three additional Tundra drivers also earned...

Tundra drivers Kyle Busch (second), Brian Ickler (third) and Mike Skinner (fifth) earned top-five finishes in today's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race at Michigan International Speedway.

Three additional Tundra drivers also earned top-10 finishes - Tayler Malsam (sixth), Timothy Peters (eighth) and Terry Cook (10th).

Tundra drivers Busch (62 laps) and Todd Bodine (six laps) led a total of 68 of the 100-laps in today's race.

Toyota drivers David Starr (11th), Bodine (13th), T.J. Bell, Jr. (18th), Stacy Compton (19th) and Brian Scott (34th) were also in the field.

Six Tundra drivers are currently in the top-10 in the unofficial NCWTS point standings - Skinner (third), Bodine (fourth), Busch (fifth), Starr (sixth), Cook (seventh) and Malsam (eighth).

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MIKE SKINNER, No. 5 Brooklyn Products / Exide Batteries Toyota Tundra, Randy Moss Motorsports
Finishing Position: 5th

How was your truck in the race? "We had an awesome Tundra today. They wrecked in front of us there and we couldn't miss it. Tore our old piece up and then we struggled. I had a heck of a lot of fun with Ron Hornaday, Jr. at the end. My teammate, Tayler Malsam, man that kid has really come a long ways. He's doing a heck of a job."

How much fun did you have racing against Ron Hornaday, Jr? "You ought to see us race golf carts out in the motor home lot sometime. We had a great, great day. I want to thank Brooklyn Products for coming along, helping us out, Exide of course and Toyota. We thought we were going to win the race today and came up short."

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TAYLER MALSAM, No. 81 One-Eighty Toyota Tundra, Randy Moss Motorsports
Finishing Position: 6th

TIMOTHY PETERS, No. 17 Strutmasters.com Toyota Tundra, Red Horse Racing
Finishing Position: 8th

TERRY COOK, No. 25 Cajun Industries/Harris Trucking Toyota Tundra, HT Motorsports
Finishing Position: 10th

DAVID STARR, No. 24 Zachry Toyota Tundra, HT Motorsports
Finishing Position: 11th

How was your race today? "Our Zachary Toyota Tundra was awesome today. Everybody at HT Motorsports is working hard. We didn't qualify very well but we worked our way up to sixth-place and had a caution and made an adjustment. When they dropped the green, unfortunately somebody got into the left rear. From that point on, we were just playing defense the rest of the day. A good day for us. I wanted a top-10 -- stuck in there and got 11th."

How close did you come to a top-10 finish? "I was real close. I was running them down and they were right there by me, but it wasn't to be. We gave it all we had and did the best we could do. That was all we had. We'll take it. We thought we were going to have a good run -- it's just disappointing. That's just racing."

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TODD BODINE, No. 30 Copart.com Toyota Tundra, Germain Racing
Finishing Position: 13th

TJ BELL, No. 11 Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra, Red Horse Racing
Finishing Position: 18th

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STACY COMPTON, No. 60 Safe Auto Insurance Toyota Tundra, Wyler Racing
Finishing Position: 19th

What happened that took you out of the race? "I think Ron (Hornaday, Jr.) came in and got tires - I was behind him and they checked up in front of him. He went to the outside and I went to the outside - he was trying to get slowed up and I got in the back of him. I hate it - we had a lot of SafeAuto folks here and we had a pretty good truck -- that's racing."

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BRIAN SCOTT, No. 16 Albertsons Toyota Tundra, Xpress Motorsports
Finishing Position: 34th

What happened that took you out of the race? "James Buescher got loose and I was already committed to the outside of him - he over-corrected and came up and hit us. We hit pretty hard in the outside wall. It's really unfortunate and disheartening for our whole Albertson's Toyota Tundra crew. We've been trying to get consistent and get good finishes. It seems like bad luck keeps happening to us. Not necessarily of our doing - blew a tire at Texas and had an incident with Kyle Busch and Colin Braun at Charlotte. Just a bad day I guess - we'll have to move forward from here."

-credit: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Todd Bodine , Mike Skinner , David Starr , Stacy Compton , Ron Hornaday Jr. , Colin Braun , T.J. Bell , Timothy Peters , Brian Scott , Tayler Malsam , James Buescher , Brian Ickler , Kyle Busch
Teams Germain Racing , Red Horse Racing