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NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: This year, Tundra drivers have combined for six wins, 25 top-five results, 50 top-10 finishes and three poles after the first 10 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) races ... Tundra drivers Todd Bodine (first), ...

NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: This year, Tundra drivers have combined for six wins, 25 top-five results, 50 top-10 finishes and three poles after the first 10 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) races ... Tundra drivers Todd Bodine (first), Aric Almirola (second), Timothy Peters (fourth), Mike Skinner (sixth) and David Starr (eighth) are among the top-10 in the NCWTS point standings ... Tundra drivers ended a streak of 53 consecutive races with at least one top-five finish on Sunday at Iowa Speedway ... The streak of consecutive top-fives started two years ago at Mansfield Motorsports Park (May 2008) ... During the 53 race streak Tundra drivers recorded 30 wins and 137 top-five finishes.

MIKE SKINNER, No. 5 Exide Toyota Tundra, Randy Moss Motorsports

Do you use a similar setup at Gateway as you did in Iowa? "We run the same setup at both tracks -- pretty much. The cambers are a little different and some things, but we run pretty close to the same setup at both tracks. We won the race there last year with about a fourth-place truck. And, you talk about craziness -- that's where the craziness comes in. It looked like (Ron) Hornaday Jr. was going to win, it looked like Todd (Bodine) was going to win and then it looked like Matt Crafton was going to win and at the end of the day when the smoke cleared the 5 truck was in victory lane. So, I was like, 'How in the heck did this happen?' But, I'll take it. I'm not going to give the trophy back."

ARIC ALMIROLA, No. 51 Zyclara/Graceway Pharmaceuticals Toyota Tundra, Billy Ballew Motorsports

Are you looking forward to the summer stretch of races? "Absolutely, it's a stretch here of nine weeks and at the end of these nine weeks you're really going to be able to tell where you're at in the championship hunt. This is a real important stretch of races here for us. I feel like, looking at the schedule, I don't feel like there's any one that we leave the shop going to that we don't think we can win. So, anytime you have that confidence it feels good. We've just got to keep doing the same things we're doing and continuing to learn every week that we go to the race track and try and be on top of our game and run as good as we can."

-source: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Todd Bodine , Mike Skinner , David Starr , Matt Crafton , Timothy Peters