Skinner and Bodine Like Texas Track NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: In 22 NCWTS races in 2009, Toyota Tundra drivers have combined for 13 wins (Bodine -- Daytona and Texas; Busch -- California, Atlanta, Bristol, Chicagoland, New Hampshire and Talladega;...
Skinner and Bodine Like Texas Track
NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: In 22 NCWTS races in 2009, Toyota Tundra drivers have combined for 13 wins (Bodine -- Daytona and Texas; Busch -- California, Atlanta, Bristol, Chicagoland, New Hampshire and Talladega; Mike Skinner -- Kansas, Iowa and Gateway; Brian Scott -- Dover; and Timothy Peters -- Martinsville-2), 58 top-fives and 119 top-10 finishes ... Toyota clinched its fourth straight NCWTS manufacturer's championship last weekend at Talladega Superspeedway ... Bodine has more wins at Texas than any other driver with five ... Copart will be the primary sponsor for Bodine's Tundra for the final three races of the season ... Busch has been victorious the last four times he's raced the Billy Ballew Motorsports' No. 51 Miccosukee Resort Tundra (Bristol, Chicagoland, New Hampshire and Talladega) and will look to continue his streak this weekend ... Texas-native David Starr currently lives in Flower Mound, about six miles from the speedway, and has 10 top-10s at the Texas track ... Tundra drivers will take part in a autograph session at the Toyota 'PitPass' display on Friday, Nov. 6 at 4 PM.
MIKE SKINNER, No. 5 Exide Toyota Tundra, Randy Moss Motorsports
How would you feel to finally win at Texas? "Texas is definitely one of my top-three favorite race tracks on the whole circuit. The fans have been very, very supportive. Justin Boots is there and we've been with Justin Boots since 1995. It's amazing because I've never had a race track where I've ran as competitive, led as many laps, sat on as many poles, and not won a race as Texas. We had the Nationwide race won there before, we've ran awfully strong there in the Cup car and we've left in a helicopter a couple of times with right front tires blowing out at Texas. I got hurt badly at Texas, but it's definitely one of my top-three favorite race tracks. Winning a race there would be like winning a race at Bristol for me."
TODD BODINE, No. 30 Copart/PurpleHeartCars.org Toyota Tundra, Germain Racing
Why have you been so successful at Texas? "We have confidence going to Texas Motor Speedway because we've had success there. But, it doesn't guarantee success for this week or this race. We still have to give it that 110 percent effort like we do every week. If we don't, we're going to end up finishing eighth instead of seeing the Copart/PurpleHeartCars.org Tundra in victory lane. We have good trucks at Texas and it's one of those tracks where you can't lack in any area. It's almost wide open all the way around, every lap, so you've got to have the truck set up to where it's good and free, but you can't have it too loose. You've got to have good track position so you've got to have great pit stops -- you have to have it all."
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