Nashville II: Toyota Motorsports preview

NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: This year, Tundra drivers have combined for six wins, 30 top-five results, 66 top-10 finishes and four poles after 13 of 25 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) races ... Tundra drivers Bodine (first), Aric Almirola ...

NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: This year, Tundra drivers have combined for six wins, 30 top-five results, 66 top-10 finishes and four poles after 13 of 25 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) races ... Tundra drivers Bodine (first), Aric Almirola (second), Timothy Peters (fourth), Skinner (eighth) and David Starr (ninth) are in the top-10 in the NCWTS point standings ... Johanna Long, 18, will make her second-career NCWTS start for Billy Ballew Motorsports at Nashville.

ARIC ALMIROLA, No. 51 Graceway Pharmaceuticals Toyota Tundra, Billy Ballew Motorsports Does the track change during the race at Nashville? "Nashville is a quick track. The concrete surface doesn't change much during the race, even as the sun sets and the temperature drops. It's pretty consistent. It will take on more rubber, though. It usually makes the track tighter as the race goes on. That's something to take into account when you're making adjustments. Since I've been racing, I've hoped to win a guitar at Nashville. It's really unique, definitely one of the coolest trophies that you can take home. It's decked out with a Sam Bass design. Of course our team wants to win every race we go to, but getting that guitar in victory lane is just another special incentive."

TODD BODINE, No. 30 Germain.com Toyota Tundra, Germain Racing How does the concrete surface at Nashville change as the temperature drops? "Concrete changes a lot less than asphalt. The temperature change doesn't create near the grip as asphalt. But, with concrete comes bumps and Nashville has its share. You really have to get your shocks right to be able to get over the bumps and get the highest grip level. We were a little too loose last time, but I think we have a shot Saturday. We don't show up to run second."

-source: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers David Starr , Timothy Peters , Aric Almirola , Johanna Long
Teams Germain Racing