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Tundra driver Todd Bodine made NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) history by winning his fifth Texas Motor Speedway victory on Friday night. Bodine led twice for 52 laps to earn his second victory of the 2009 season and his 17th series ...

Tundra driver Todd Bodine made NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) history by winning his fifth Texas Motor Speedway victory on Friday night.

Bodine led twice for 52 laps to earn his second victory of the 2009 season and his 17th series win.

With this win, Toyota now has 57 victories since entering the series in 2004.

Texas native David Starr finished seventh.

Tundra drivers Johnny Benson (fourth), Tayler Malsam (ninth) and Mike Skinner (10th) also had top-10 results in Texas.

Toyota drivers Timothy Peters (12th), TJ Bell (14th), Brian Scott (15th), Aric Almirola (16th), Terry Cook (20th), Stacy Compton (21st) and Brian Ickler (22nd) were also in the field.

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JOHNNY BENSON, No. 1 Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra, Red Horse Racing
Finishing Position: 4th

What did you think of tonight's race? "It was interesting. Our Tundra was decent all night and we were probably a little freer than I think we needed to be but it was consistent and good. Some of the restarts I fought back but I could go after about five or six laps. I'd have to go hunt them down and try to pass them and it would take a little bit of time. Outside that, Trip Bruce (crew chief) and the guys did a tremendous job on pit road. The strategy aspect I was a little confused there with for a bit because we were running in the top- five and everybody did green flag stops and we were like 15th and I couldn't figure that out. So, we did the two tires at the end. It was a great call to put us fourth."

Did you have anything for the leaders at the end? "(Todd) Bodine was like a half a track ahead, he was a long, long ways. The 88 (Matt Crafton), I couldn't see him, the 30 (Todd Bodine) I couldn't see and the 6 (Colin Braun) I could see but he was on a fuel mission there at the end. He was really conservative with fuel and he had to do what he had to do to just stay in front of me. He was on four tires, I saw that when he left pit road and I caught him but he was going to run just fast enough to try to stay ahead of me and had enough to make it to the line. At that point that might have been good for the fans and all that but I think he was conserving fuel."

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DAVID STARR, No. 24 Zachry Toyota Tundra, HT Motorsports
Finishing Position: 7th

How was your race? "It was great. It was unfortunate that we had an engine problem in practice and had to start at the back of the field. Our Zachry Toyota Tundra was good all night long, just couldn't seem to catch up. We needed a caution to catch up. The way it all played out we could never catch up. Right there at the end, I didn't know we were a lap down, we got the 'lucky dog' and track position is so critical here, by the time you get past everybody the leaders are gone. I don't know, we needed about 50 more laps but we'll take it. It's another top-10 finish. We had a good truck. My team, everybody does a great job at HT Motorsports. We're getting closer and closer every week, we're happy. It's just unfortunate we didn't have enough cautions to get up there to race with them. We'll take that. Our Toyota Tundra was just awesome tonight."

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TAYLER MALSAM, No. 81 One-Eighty Toyota Tundra, Randy Moss Motorsports
Finishing Position: 9th

MIKE SKINNER, No. 5 Exide Batteries Toyota Tundra, Randy Moss Motorsports
Finishing Position: 10th

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TIMOTHY PETERS, No. 17 Strutmasters.com Toyota Tundra, Premier Racing
Finishing Position: 12th

Are you excited about your results tonight? "We had a real good truck tonight here at Texas Motor Speedway. We were very good on that long green flag run there in the middle of the race and right as green flag pit stops started we had a right front tire go down. So we had to come in on two stops for tires and then fuel and we got caught a lap down with that big bunch of trucks. Our Strutmasters.com Tundra remained strong for the rest of the race but we were just never able to get in a position to get that lap back. We had a top-10 truck tonight but just a little bad luck kept us from that. The guys on the team continue to work hard and I am very proud of them."

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TJ BELL, No. 11 Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra, Red Horse Racing
Finishing Position: 14th

BRIAN SCOTT, No. 16 Albertsons Toyota Tundra, Xpress Motorsports
Finishing Position: 15th

ARIC ALMIROLA, No. 15 Samsung Instinct Toyota Tundra, Billy Ballew Motorsports
Finishing Position: 16th

TERRY COOK, No. 25 Cajun Industries/Harris Trucking Toyota Tundra, HT Motorsports
Finishing Position: 20th

STACY COMPTON, No. 60 Safe Auto Insurance Toyota Tundra, Wyler Racing
Finishing Position: 21st

BRIAN ICKLER, No. 51 Miccosukee Resort Toyota Tundra, Billy Ballew Motorsports
Finishing Position: 22nd

-credit: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Todd Bodine , David Starr , Stacy Compton , Johnny Benson , Colin Braun , Terry Cook , Matt Crafton , Timothy Peters , Aric Almirola , Brian Scott , Tayler Malsam , Brian Ickler
Teams Red Horse Racing