Texas II: Toyota teams race quotes, notes

This is Ted Musgrave's first victory this year in the No. 9 Team ASE Tundra. It's his 17th victory in 171 NCTS races. This year mark's Toyota's fourth season (2004-07) in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS). This NCTS race at Texas was the...

This is Ted Musgrave's first victory this year in the No. 9 Team ASE Tundra. It's his 17th victory in 171 NCTS races. This year mark's Toyota's fourth season (2004-07) in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS). This NCTS race at Texas was the 98th race for Toyota in the NCTS since the beginning of the 2004 season. Mike Skinner is the only driver to start every NCTS race (98) in a Tundra since Toyota began competing in the series. Skinner will make his 100th start for Toyota in the season-finale at Homestead-Miami.

Toyota clinched its second-consecutive NCTS manufacturer's championship with Mike Skinner's victory at Martinsville Speedway (Oct. 20). This season, Tundra drivers have registered 12 wins and 16 poles in 23 races. Tundras have won 37 races since the beginning of the 2004 Craftsman Truck Series season. Tundra drivers who have won races in 2007 include Mike Skinner (California, Atlanta, Martinsville, Kentucky and Martinsville-2), Johnny Benson (Milwaukee, Bristol and St. Louis), Todd Bodine (Texas and Talladega), Ted Musgrave (Texas-2) and Jack Sprague (Daytona).

This year, Mike Skinner (Atlanta, Martinsville, Kansas, Charlotte, Mansfield, Dover, Milwaukee, Nashville, St. Louis and Texas-2), Todd Bodine (Texas and Talladega), Jack Sprague (Daytona and Martinsville-2), Brad Keselowski (Memphis) and Ryan Mathews (Kentucky) have put Tundras on the pole.

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JACK SPRAGUE, No. 60 Con-Way Freight Toyota Tundra, Wyler Racing Finished: 6th

What happened on the last restart? "The No. 8 (Chad McCumbee) spun his tires on the last restart and I went to go to the inside, a nd he came down and blocked me. I went to go to the outside of him and he came back across my nose and took both of us into the wall. That was a rookie mistake the way that I see it. As a result, it tore up a lot of trucks. We were a third- place truck tonight because (Ron) Hornaday and (Mike) Skinner were the two best. Rick Gay (crew chief) and the guys on this team did a fantastic job and gave me a great truck tonight. But, the way I see it, we should have won tonight."

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JASON LEFFLER, No. 1 Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra, Red Horse Racing Finished: 9th

JOHNNY BENSON, No. 23 Toyota Certified Used Vehicles Toyota Tundra, Bill Davis Racing Finished: 27th

TERRY COOK, No. 59 HT Motorsports Toyota Tundra, HT Motorsports Finished: 12th

TODD BODINE, No. 30 Lumber Liquidators Toyota Tundra, Germain Racing Finished: 16th

ANDY LALLY, No. 00 TRG Toyota Tundra, The Racer's Group Finished: 22nd

JUSTIN MARKS, No. 03 Crocs Toyota Tundra, Germain Racing Finished: 23rd

JACQUES VILLENEUVE, No. 27 Unicef Toyota Tundra, Bill Davis Racing Finished: 25th

JOHNNY BENSON, No. 23 Toyota Certified Used Vehicles Toyota Tundra, Bill Davis Racing Finished: 27th

-credit: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Mike Skinner , Johnny Benson , Ted Musgrave , Jack Sprague , Brad Keselowski , Chad McCumbee , Ryan Mathews
Teams Germain Racing , Bill Davis Racing , Red Horse Racing