Talladega: Toyota teams qualifying quotes

MIKE WALLACE, No. 03 Southeast Toyota Dealers Tundra, Germain Racing Starting Position: 4th How is your Tundra this weekend? "This Toyota Tundra handles real well. It responds good in the draft and has a pretty good balance to it. We had a ...

MIKE WALLACE, No. 03 Southeast Toyota Dealers Tundra, Germain Racing Starting Position: 4th

How is your Tundra this weekend? "This Toyota Tundra handles real well. It responds good in the draft and has a pretty good balance to it. We had a pretty good qualifying lap out there, and fortunately, we'll be near the front at the beginning of the race. I've only been with these guys for a couple of days, but I can tell they know how to put a good truck together. I've worked with (crew chief) Jason (Overstreet) in the past, and we've won a few races together, which gives me a comfort level for sure. I just have to thank Germain Racing for giving me this opportunity. I'm having a blast."

What makes you so good on these restrictor-plate races? "I'm not sure what it is. I like racing in the draft and as a veteran guy, I've learned what to expect out of these races. I know what it takes to complete a pass, and know the importance of picking the right draft partners. I've been fortunate enough to win a handful of restrictor-plate races, and hopefully I'll be able to add another win tomorrow."

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MIKE SKINNER, No. 5 Toyota Tundra, Bill Davis Racing Starting Position: 8th

How will your Tundra be in the draft in Saturday's race? "I think it's going to be pretty good in the draft. I think our truck's OK. I'm not real thrilled with our choice of setups here. We've seemed to be doing that a lot of lately. We just need to get back to basics and get back on track."

Is there any added pressure as the points leader at Talladega? "We just need to do what we do. We do everything we can every week. That's all we can do."

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JACQUES VILLENEUVE, No. 27 Unicef Tundra, Bill Davis Racing Starting Position: 10th

What is the biggest thing you've been working on between the truck and car this weekend? "I've been working on my line quite a bit between the Truck Series and Cup Series. It's important to find that last hundredth of a second, because that could be the difference between racing and going home. The truck and car definitely race a lot different than each other, but that one consistent is the fastest line. I still have so much to learn in this type of racing, but each week, I feel a little bit more comfortable."

What are the biggest differences between the truck and car at Talladega? "The truck moves around a little bit more in the draft than the car does. Racing at Las Vegas a couple weeks ago is obviously a lot different than coming here to Talladega, but I'm still trying to get as much information as I can."

-credit: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR Truck
Teams Germain Racing , Bill Davis Racing