Texas: Toyota teams races quotes, notes

Tundra drivers Kyle Busch (second), Johnny Benson (third) and Todd Bodine (fifth) scored top-five finishes in Friday night's NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS) race at Texas Motor Speedway. Mike Skinner (ninth) also finished in the top-10 for...

Tundra drivers Kyle Busch (second), Johnny Benson (third) and Todd Bodine (fifth) scored top-five finishes in Friday night's NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS) race at Texas Motor Speedway.

Mike Skinner (ninth) also finished in the top-10 for Toyota.

Toyota drivers Marc Mitchell (12th), Justin Marks (14th), Terry Cook (16th), Scott Speed (26th), David Starr (27th) and Ted Musgrave (28th) were also in the field.

Marks started on the pole in the No. 9 Construct Corps Tundra, the first of his NCTS career and 52nd for Toyota since joining the series in 2004 (109 races).

Five Toyota drivers are among the top-10 in the unofficial NCTS point standings following Texas, including Benson (third), Bodine (fourth), Skinner (seventh), Cook (ninth) and Starr (10th).

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TODD BODINE, No. 30 Lumber Liquidators Tundra, Germain Racing Finished: 5th

Can you talk about how your truck handled tonight? "We were loose all night. We finally learned something there at the end that would tighten us up. It was a brand-new truck. We didn't know what to expect. We had a lot of new things in it, and learned a lot. We struggled all night but still finished fifth. That's what we have to do when we struggle."

How do you think this brand-new truck performed overall? "We just missed the setup. It was a new truck. It was a totally different body and totally different suspension. We learned a lot during the race. We learned what we need to have with this kind of deal so it will help us for the rest of the year. To struggle all day and finish fifth, it's a good deal."

-credit: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Todd Bodine , Mike Skinner , David Starr , Johnny Benson , Terry Cook , Scott Speed , Justin Marks , Kyle Busch
Teams Germain Racing