Nashville: Toyota teams race notes, quotes

Kyle Busch earned the first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) win for Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) in tonight's race at Nashville Superspeedway. Busch started the race from the pole -- the first NCWTS pole for KBM and led 131 (of 150)...

Kyle Busch earned the first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) win for Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) in tonight's race at Nashville Superspeedway.

Busch started the race from the pole -- the first NCWTS pole for KBM and led 131 (of 150) laps at the 1.33-mile Tennessee speedway.

The win marks the first NCWTS win for Busch at Nashville, 11th NCWTS win of his career and 67th for Toyota since joining the series in 2004.

Timothy Peters (fourth), Todd Bodine (fifth), Mike Skinner (seventh) and Aric Almirola (eighth) also earned top-10 finishes for Toyota.

Tundra drivers Steve Wallace (12th), James Buescher (13th), David Starr (16th), Tayler Malsam (17th) and Justin Lofton (20th) were also in the field.

Peters continues to lead the unofficial NCWTS point standings, 82 points ahead of Almirola. Bodine (third), Malsam (ninth) and Busch (10th) are also in the top-10 in points after four of 25 races.

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KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 Dollar General Toyota Tundra, Kyle Busch Motorsports
Finishing Position: 1st

How does it feel to get the first win for Kyle Busch Motorsports? "It feels pretty awesome. This is so cool - to win in your own stuff and to have these guys behind me that worked so hard. We've been working some long hours in the shop just getting this truck ready. Eric Phillips (crew chief) did an awesome job with this truck. He got a great Toyota Tundra for me. I have to thank Dollar General - what great supporters they are. It's a dream come true to come out here and own your own stuff, but to win in it, that's something special too. Of course thank Toyota, NOS Energy Drink, M&M's for being on the back panel, the fans of course."

Will the Gibson guitar trophy remain in one piece? "It's in whole right now. I'm going to give it to Sam (Bass) and if he wants to, he can beat my truck up with it because of what I did here last fall. I don't think he'll take me up on it, but he can have at it if he wants because he said he wanted to drive it into a brick wall anyway."

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TIMOTHY PETERS, No. 17 Toyota Tundra, Red Horse Racing
Finishing Position: 4th

How was your truck in the race? "We had a real fast truck. Our Toyota Tundra was good all race long. That last green flag pit stop we had a little bit of trouble. All in all the guys did a good job tonight. Crescent Tools is back on board this week. Can't thank Tom DeLoach (team owner) for giving me the opportunity and Jeff Hensley (crew chief) for the calls that he makes and this whole team - it's just awesome. We had something for Kyle (Busch) out there tonight, but it just wasn't our day."

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TODD BODINE, No. 30 Germain.com Toyota Tundra, Germain Racing
Finishing Position: 5th

How do you feel about your fifth place finish in the race? "We really only had half a practice because we messed around with setups, going back and forth. To come with half a practice and come out of here fifth with a brand new truck. We did miss it a little bit, but there was times in the race where we were really good. We'll take a fifth and go on to the next one."

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MIKE SKINNER, No. 5 International Trucks/Monaco RV Toyota Tundra, Randy Moss Motorsports
Finishing Position: 7th

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ARIC ALMIROLA, No. 51 Graceway Pharmaceuticals Toyota Tundra, Billy Ballew Motorsports
Finishing Position: 8th

How was your race tonight? "That wasn't the night we were looking for. We thought we were a lot better than that. Never could get going. On short runs there we were hitting the splitter real hard and just didn't turn very good and then the longer we went, it got better, but it was too late by then. Just a little disappointing, but it is what it is."

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STEVE WALLACE, No. 15 Red Top Collector Car Auction Toyota Tundra, Billy Ballew Motorsports
Finishing Position: 12th

JAMES BUESCHER, No. 90 Great Clips Toyota Tundra, Stringer Motorsports
Finishing Position: 13th

DAVID STARR, No. 24 Toyota Tundra, Randy Moss Motorsports with HT
Finishing Position: 16th

TAYLER MALSAM, No. 56 Toyota Tundra, Kyle Busch Motorsports
Finishing Position: 17th

JUSTIN LOFTON, No. 7 visitPIT.com Toyota Tundra, Red Horse Racing
Finishing Position: 20th

-source: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Todd Bodine , Mike Skinner , David Starr , Timothy Peters , Aric Almirola , Justin Lofton , Tayler Malsam , James Buescher , Steve Wallace , Kyle Busch
Teams Germain Racing , Kyle Busch Motorsports , Red Horse Racing