St. Louis: Race winner interview

JOHNNY BENSON , No. 23 TCUV Toyota Tundra, Bill Davis Racing Finished: 1st How does it feel to win your second-consecutive race? "This was awesome. The Bill Davis Racing team gave me a great truck this weekend. We were fast from the time we ...

JOHNNY BENSON , No. 23 TCUV Toyota Tundra, Bill Davis Racing Finished: 1st

How does it feel to win your second-consecutive race?

"This was awesome. The Bill Davis Racing team gave me a great truck this weekend. We were fast from the time we unloaded, and it's great to get back into victory lane. Last week, we got a little lucky at Bristol, but today, we had to work our tails off. We had a little mistake on pit road that put us back for a while, but fortunately, there was a long green flag run and we were able to make up some spots. I can't thank Toyota enough for these engines. They are just awesome."

Can you talk about coming from the back to the front?

"We obviously dropped a lug nut and had to come back in, and that was something that we didn't want to see. At that point in time, I believed it would've lost us the race. After I ran 10 laps, I thought that the truck was good enough to get back up there if it stayed green. I needed green flag because this thing got really good the longer it ran. Some of the guys struggled after they got a lot of heat in the tires and heat in the brakes. I abused the truck, though. It's tired right now. It's laying on the ground and it's ready for a nap."

-credit: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR Truck
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