St. Louis: Race winner interview

MIKE SKINNER, No. 5 PC Miler Navigator Toyota Tundra, Randy Moss Motorsports Finishing Position: 1st Can you talk about your race tonight? "I don't believe it. I'm usually end on the short side of that call with the 13 (Johnny Sauter) there....

MIKE SKINNER, No. 5 PC Miler Navigator Toyota Tundra, Randy Moss Motorsports
Finishing Position: 1st

Can you talk about your race tonight?

"I don't believe it. I'm usually end on the short side of that call with the 13 (Johnny Sauter) there. I was better than he was and he was doing his job. He did a good job. I guess we got by him on the wreck. I have to applaud NASCAR. Sometime we gotta stop being able to wreck the leader to win these races. Pretty soon, the last 20 laps, it's going to be the next guy wrecking the next guy. I chose not to wreck Ron (Hornaday) twice this year when I had the opportunity and I think today it came back and paid dividends."

Was the call for four tires the difference today?

"No, they're flat-stopped when Colin (Braun) wrecked down there. I hate it for Colin. I hate it for Con-way. I hate it for all those guys. We had a horrible pit stop today and that's what got us back there. Our truck was good. I don't think it was as good as Ron's (Hornaday), but it was better than Matt's (Crafton). It was probably as good as the 30 (Todd Bodine). So I felt like we had a second-place truck today anyway."

Did you have the best truck today?

"We didn't have the best truck. We probably had a second or third place truck and we had a mishap in the pits. It got us back there. Our truck was really, really good. That's what was sad. It was kind of like Chicago. We probably had a second or third place truck at Chicago -- or maybe a truck that could've won -- and we ended up finishing 13th. I just applaud NASCAR for putting a stop to wrecking the leader to win races. They gotta stop it sooner or later. I could've done that twice this year and I decided not to. Today it paid dividends for me."

How concerned are you with the point standings?

"We're just trying to win races, man. I'll tell you, I can't thank Toyota enough and the Tundra brand for letting me drive this truck. I've lost a bunch of these things with a truck that should've won. Today, I won one with a truck that should've lost."

-credit: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Todd Bodine , Johnny Sauter