Phoenix II: Toyota teams race quotes, notes

Four Tundras finished among the top-five Friday night at Phoenix International Raceway -- Kyle Busch (second), Todd Bodine (third), Brian Scott (fourth) and Mike Skinner (fifth). Other Toyota drivers in the field included Terry Cook (11th), ...

Four Tundras finished among the top-five Friday night at Phoenix International Raceway -- Kyle Busch (second), Todd Bodine (third), Brian Scott (fourth) and Mike Skinner (fifth).

Other Toyota drivers in the field included Terry Cook (11th), David Starr (13th), Scott Speed (14th), Jack Sprague (17th), Michael Annett (18th) and Kenny Wallace (22nd).

Johnny Benson finished 26th at Phoenix and heads to the season-finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a three point lead over Ron Hornaday, Jr., in the unofficial NCTS point standings.

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BRIAN SCOTT, No. 16 Albertsons Toyota Tundra, Xpress Motorsports
Finish: 4th

What was your view of tonight's race? "I pulled my belts a little bit tighter after that first lap incident. You have to have a little luck in racing and we were lucky that the 33 (Ron Hornaday, Jr.) didn't spin the other way or there wasn't another evasive maneuver in the top-three and just get caught up in it. We had a little luck and we had a great truck. My hat is off to all my guys on our Xpress Motorsports Albertsons Tundra. They just put a great piece together. They worked hard in practice -- they tried for every tenth of a second. My hats off to Jeff Hensley (crew chief). He made a great call in the pit as far as a pit stop and adjustments and unfortunately on that last run we kind of wore out our tires. We weren't catching them but were trying to hold on and not give anything up."

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MIKE SKINNER, No. 5 Toyota Tundra, Bill Davis Racing
Finish: 5th

TERRY COOK, No. 59 Team ASE/Harris Trucking Toyota Tundra, HT Motorsports
Finish: 11th

SCOTT SPEED, No. 22 Red Bull Toyota Tundra, Bill Davis Racing
Finish: 14th

DAVID STARR, No. 11 Zachry Toyota Tundra, Red Horse Racing
Finish: 13th

JACK SPRAGUE, No. 60 Wyler.com Toyota Tundra, Wyler Racing
Finish: 17th

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MICHAEL ANNETT, No. 9 Construct Corps Toyota Tundra, Germain Racing
Finish: 18th

What did you think of your first truck race at Phoenix International Raceway? "We got caught up in that first lap deal. I went down in the grass, had the wheels all the way to the left and had no where to go. That kind of put us behind the eight ball from the very beginning. We just kept coming to pit road to try to fix it. We never did take care of the hole on the (right) front fender and I'm sure that killed us on front down force, but the whole night we just kept making the Construct Corps Tundra better each stop. It was a real short race. It felt kind of like a sprint race to me. We kind of needed a longer race."

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KENNY WALLACE, No. 15 Hyprene-Ergon Toyota Tundra, Billy Ballew Motorsports
Finish: 22nd

What happened at the end of the race? "We had a great truck for most of the race, especially before that second-to-last caution. We were coming! When we went green (lap 136), I was racing for 10th. The 09 (John Wes Townley) was behind me and he ended up catching me in the right- rear and that wrecked us. We were racing close together and sometimes those things happen. We got a flat tire and had to come into the pits which ruined any chance of a decent finish. It was a great truck, though."

-credit: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Todd Bodine , Mike Skinner , Kenny Wallace , Johnny Benson , Ron Hornaday Jr. , Jack Sprague , Terry Cook , Scott Speed , Michael Annett , Brian Scott , John Wes Townley , Kyle Busch
Teams Germain Racing , Bill Davis Racing , Red Horse Racing