Kyle Busch won Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race at Texas Motor Speedway. Busch led 54 of 147 laps at the one-and-a-half-mile oval en route to victory lane. This win was Busch's fifth consecutive win in as many starts...
Kyle Busch won Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race at Texas Motor Speedway. Busch led 54 of 147 laps at the one-and-a-half-mile oval en route to victory lane.
This win was Busch's fifth consecutive win in as many starts behind the wheel of the Billy Ballew Motorsports No. 51 Miccosukee Resort Tundra, and his 10th triumph in a Tundra over the past two seasons.
It was the 14th win for a Tundra driver this year -- the most NCWTS wins for Toyota in the series in a single season.
Todd Bodine (fourth), Brian Scott (seventh), Mike Skinner (eighth) and Texas-native David Starr (ninth) also had top-10 finishes for Toyota.
Tundra drivers Aric Almirola (14th), Tayler Malsam (18th), Timothy Peters (19th), Stacy Compton (22nd), T.J. Bell (23rd) and Terry Cook (24th) were also in the field.
Five Tundra drivers are among the top-10 in the unofficial NCWTS point standings -- Skinner (third), Bodine (fourth), Scott (sixth), Peters (eighth) and Starr (ninth) -- with two races remaining in the 2009 season.
TODD BODINE, No. 30 Copart/PurpleHeartCars.org Toyota Tundra, Germain Racing
Finishing Position: 4th
How was your race tonight? "It was a good run. We were free in practice and we thought we had adjusted it and got it better. It was just too free all through the race. We kept adjusting it until it was as good as it was going to get. Our Copart Tundra was just too free. I got behind Ron (Hornaday, Jr) and started racing him and got aero-tight and chassis-loose and it was a handful to hang onto. To come home fourth, it's not a win. It's not a third or second, it's a little disappointing."
Are you disappointed with this finish? "We were just too free. The way the rules package is, these Tundras they keep them from running with the other guys so we have to trim them out and really be free. We stepped over the edge and had it too free. Kyle (Busch) again hit it right on the money to get it right on without it being loose. It was still a good run. The Copart Tundra was fast. I'm disappointed, we wanted to get another win at Texas, but fourth is good. The way the middle part of the season was going, I think it we had five or six top-10s in a row, so I think we're back in form. We're doing things right. It's about all you can do."
BRIAN SCOTT, No. 16 Albertsons Toyota Tundra, Xpress Motorsports
Finishing Position: 7th
How was your truck tonight? "We had a really good Albertsons Toyota Tundra all night. I had to fight track position at the drop of the green -- didn't have a perfect truck. Jeff Hensley (crew chief) and everybody on the Xpress crew, they made the right adjustments and in the second run, man we were hauling. We were fast. I think, actually it wasn't the second run because the first pit stop we took gas only. After we got tires the next caution after that, we were flying. I think we were fast as any truck out there. We drove out to fourth. We had a great four tire pit stop. Came back in and pulled out of the gas and a lapped down truck pinned us in the pits and we gave away all the track position."
MIKE SKINNER, No. 5 Exide Toyota Tundra, Randy Moss Motorsports
Finishing Position: 8th
DAVID STARR, No. 24 Zachry Toyota Tundra, HT Motorsports
Finishing Position: 9th
Are you happy with another top 10 finish? "It was another top-10. Our Zachry Toyota Tundra was pretty awesome tonight. The team did a great job because our truck wasn't very good at the start of the race. We fought a lot of issues until about three-quarters of the way through the race. Jason Miller, the crew chief, and all the guys on our Zachry team did an excellent job. They finally got it fixed and we came alive right there at the end. It was a little too late, but we were battling trying to catch up. We needed another caution to put us in the show. From what we started with to how it ended up, we're pretty proud and that says a lot about this racing team. It takes the force that we never give up and when our back is up against the wall, we just keep digging. It was pretty good. Not what we wanted, but a top -10 finish and we'll hold up our head high and leave knowing we gave it everything we got. We just got beat by better trucks tonight and we'll go win at Phoenix next week."
ARIC ALMIROLA, No. 15 Graceway Pharmaceuticals Toyota Tundra, Billy Ballew Motorsports
Finishing Position: 14th
TAYLER MALSAM, No. 81 One-Eighty Toyota Tundra, Randy Moss Motorsports
Finishing Position: 18th
TIMOTHY PETERS, No. 17 Strutmasters.com Toyota Tundra, Red Horse Racing
Finishing Position: 19th
STACY COMPTON, No. 60 SafeAuto Insurance Toyota Tundra, Wyler Racing
Finishing Position: 22nd
T.J. BELL, No. 11 Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra, Red Horse Racing
Finishing Position: 23rd
TERRY COOK, No. 25 Cajun Industries Toyota Tundra, HT Motorsports
Finishing Position: 24th
-credit: toyota motorsports