Last year's Milwaukee Mile race-winner Johnny Benson began the race third on the grid and ended up in victory lane in the No. 23 Toyota Certified Used Vehicles Tundra. Todd Bodine started on the outside of row one and finished third in the No. 30...
Last year's Milwaukee Mile race-winner Johnny Benson began the race third on the grid and ended up in victory lane in the No. 23 Toyota Certified Used Vehicles Tundra. Todd Bodine started on the outside of row one and finished third in the No. 30 Lumber Liquidators Tundra. Mike Skinner started from the pole and finished fifth tonight in his No. 5 Toyota Tundra.
Other Tundra drivers in the field were Jack Sprague (11th), Terry Cook (13th), Ryan Mathews (14th), Aaron Fike (21st), Josh Wise (29th) and Ted Musgrave (34th). Toyota drivers have won six NCTS races this season. Along with Benson's win tonight, Skinner (California, Atlanta and Martinsville), Sprague (Daytona) and Bodine (Texas) have all registered victories this year.
Toyota drivers have captured the pole position nine times in 11 races this season. Skinner has started first seven times (Atlanta, Martinsville, Kansas, Charlotte, Mansfield, Dover and Milwaukee), while Bodine (Texas) and Sprague (Daytona) have each been the fastest qualifier once.
Since the beginning of the 2004 NCTS season, Tundra drivers have recorded 31 wins and 41 pole positions. Toyota's first-ever NCTS win was at Michigan (July 31, 2004) and came in Toyota's 13th NCTS start.
MIKE SKINNER, No. 5 Toyota Tundra, Bill Davis Racing Finished: 4th
How was your truck at the end of the race and are you happy with the finish? "We're happy and disappointed. We struggled here but brought our truck home in one piece and got a top-five finish. We just got off there a little bit. We did an air pressure adjustment I didn't really want to do. Then we got the last set of tires and did what I wanted to do, and that wasn't right either. I think we just got a tight set of tires there at the end of the race. I thought when we got down to fifth or so, we could drive back up to the front and make a show of it, but Johnny (Benson) is awfully good here."
TED MUSGRAVE, No. 9 Team ASE Tundra, Germain Racing Finished: 34th
What happened? "I guess the No. 21 truck (Kelly Bires) -- being a lap down -- didn't give us enough room. The lapped trucks were not giving anybody any room. I think he came in the corner a little too hot, got up into me and hooked my left front -- and sent us home. I could hardly steer the thing. You hit the wall that hard and you try to get it to the pits. I had a hard time just steering. We're done for the night and that's the way it is. It's a shame because we had a decent truck. I just wish the lapped trucks would be a little bit more careful."
JACK SPRAGUE, No. 60 Con-Way Freight Tundra, Wyler Racing Finished: 11th
TERRY COOK, No. 59 Harris Trucking Tundra, Harris Motorsports Finished: 13th
RYAN MATHEWS, No. 36 Toyota Tundra, Bill Davis Racing Finished: 14th
AARON FIKE, No. 1 RFMS Red Horse Racing Tundra, Red Horse Racing Finished: 21st
JOSH WISE, No. 00 Aaron's Lucky Dog Tundra, Darrell Waltrip Motorsports Finished: 29th
-credit: toyota motorsports