Texas: Toyota Motorsports preview

NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: This year, Tundra drivers have combined for four wins, 20 top-five results, 37 top-10 finishes and three poles after the first seven NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) races ... Tundra drivers have earned two ...

NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: This year, Tundra drivers have combined for four wins, 20 top-five results, 37 top-10 finishes and three poles after the first seven NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) races ... Tundra drivers have earned two consecutive wins at Texas Motor Speedway ... 2008 series champion Johnny Benson will drive the No. 18 Toyota Tundra for Kyle Busch Motorsports at Texas ... Texas is home to Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Texas (TMMTX), a production facility, which is located in San Antonio and produces the Toyota Tacoma and Tunda pickup trucks ... The facility directly employs nearly 2,000 Toyota team members and indirectly another 2,000 people employed at suppliers ... Toyota has provided 20 soldiers from Ft. Hood with suite passes to watch Friday night's Texas NCWTS race.

JOHNNY BENSON, No. 18 Toyota Tundra, Kyle Busch Motorsports What is the key to having success at Texas and why do you enjoy racing at Texas? "Like any race track, you have to be able to run the bottom and you have to be able to run wide open. You just might not be able to do it all day. In the Truck Series, Texas is a momentum type of race track, so being able to keep your momentum and speed up throughout the entire race is very important. I think Toyota, on the engine aspect of it, the chassis and the bodies, have been real beneficial. We've had a lot of great runs there and it's a place I've always loved to race at. They've got some of the best fans in the world and it's a neat place because Texas always does everything big."

TODD BODINE, No. 30 Germain.com Toyota Tundra, Germain Racing Is Texas a special place because you have five wins in the NCWTS at that track? "It's great to win races and be able to go to a race track and know that you have a shot to win. Texas, the very first race that they had in the Cup car, I had a shot to win. I've always run well there. I've run well in the Nationwide cars. It's great to go there with our Toyota Tundra and know that we have a good chance to win."

-source: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Johnny Benson , Kyle Busch
Teams Germain Racing , Kyle Busch Motorsports