Texas: Toyota pre-event news

Ickler Ready To Take On Texas NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: In seven NCWTS races in 2009, Toyota Tundra drivers have combined for five wins (Todd Bodine -- Daytona; Busch -- California and Atlanta; Mike Skinner -- Kansas; Brian Scott -- Dover), 21 ...

Ickler Ready To Take On Texas

NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: In seven NCWTS races in 2009, Toyota Tundra drivers have combined for five wins (Todd Bodine -- Daytona; Busch -- California and Atlanta; Mike Skinner -- Kansas; Brian Scott -- Dover), 21 top-fives and 36 top-10 finishes ... In addition, Tundra drivers have recorded two poles and led 628 laps ... Tundra drivers have won five of the 10 NCWTS races at Texas Motor Speedway since entering the series in 2004 ... Tundra driver Todd Bodine has the most Truck victories at Texas with four (2004-2, 2005-2, 2006-1, 2007-1).

TODD BODINE, No. 30 Copart.com Toyota Tundra, Germain Racing

What does your strong record at Texas mean when you head into this race weekend? "We know we can win at Texas and we know we can get around there. It's still up to us to make sure we have our Tundra set up to do it. But, obviously with that many wins, you know what you are capable of at Texas."

BRIAN ICKLER, No. 51 Miccosukee Toyota Tundra, Billy Ballew Motorsports

What do you think about racing at Texas? "I'm looking forward to getting back in the 51 and working with Doug George (crew chief) and all of those guys over there. With Kyle (Busch) back in the truck they've just kept improving and making that truck better. I've never been to Texas but I'm very optimistic of running well there."

How does it feel to work with Kyle Busch? "It's a huge advantage I think over everybody else. He's been to all of these tracks. He's pretty much my same age, but he's been to these tracks so many times and so many different kinds of trucks, Nationwide, and Cup cars. Not only does he know the line around the race tracks but what you need to feel in the cars so it's been a huge help for me. I know he (Kyle Busch) runs incredibly well in the 51. I'm just happy to be in it. We do the best we can and hope we finish well."

-credit: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Todd Bodine , Mike Skinner , Brian Scott , Kyle Busch
Teams Germain Racing