Toyota Motorsports off-week news

NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: Tundra drivers have combined for one win, six top-five results and nine top-10 finishes in the first two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) races ... Aric Almirola has recorded 11 top-10 finishes in 19 NCWTS starts ...

NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: Tundra drivers have combined for one win, six top-five results and nine top-10 finishes in the first two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) races ... Aric Almirola has recorded 11 top-10 finishes in 19 NCWTS starts since joining Billy Ballew Motorsports in 2009 ... Steve Wallace, driving the No. 15 Billy Ballew Motorsports Tundra, earned a fourth-place finish in his first career Truck Series start at Atlanta last week ... Todd Bodine currently leads the NCWTS point standings with a four-point advantage over fellow Tundra driver Timothy Peters ... Almirola (fourth), Kyle Busch (fifth), Stacy Compton (sixth) and Tayler Malsam (ninth) are also in the top-10 in points ... Tundra driver Mike Skinner will host the fourth- annual 'Toyota Skinner Round-Up for Charity' on March 11 and 12 at Daytona International Speedway and Spruce Creek Country Club in Daytona Beach, Fla., to raise funds to benefit charities in Volusia County (Fla.) ... The NCWTS will have a two-week break before returning to action at Martinsville Speedway, March 28.

MIKE SKINNER, No. 5 International Trucks/Monaco RV Toyota Tundra, Randy Moss Motorsports

Are you excited to host your fourth-annual 'Toyota Skinner Round-up for Charity' event? "It's really, really great to have a bunch of friends come down and some musicians and athletes from different places around the country and race fans and have a heck of a lot of fun raising money for good causes and local charities right there in Volusia County. The only thing I can do is say thanks. A lot of our competitors are coming and that just tells you what a family this sport really is. We all want to beat the heck out of each other on the race track, but when it comes to doing charity work everybody pulls together. Guys that drive different manufacturer's vehicles and the people that want to beat us are going to come and support us and I think that's pretty cool."

KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 Toyota Tundra, Kyle Busch Motorsports

Are you pleased with the performance of Kyle Busch Motorsports so far in 2010? "For a young team, this is good to come out of the box and run strong and do well. We've got a lot of work ahead of us, though. We're excited about what happens next and getting to Martinsville and then of course on to place likes Dover, Kansas and Charlotte. We've got a long year ahead of us and this is a testament to how well this team is going to run and we're looking forward to it."

ARIC ALMIROLA, No. 51 Graceway Pharmaceuticals Toyota Tundra, Billy Ballew Motorsports

Are you happy with your start to the season? "We performed well last year and we're showing once again we can do it again this year. We continue to put ourselves in position to win races and we run strong every week. For the amount of work and everything that the guys have went through over the winter, I'm really proud of Richie Wauters (crew chief) and all of the guys at our race shop. They've been working really hard and putting in a lot of hours to make our race team better and we're gaining on it. We're not all the way there, but we're gaining on it and it makes me proud to see their hard work pay off. We're just as strong of a team as we were last year."

-source: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Todd Bodine , Mike Skinner , Stacy Compton , Timothy Peters , Aric Almirola , Tayler Malsam , Steve Wallace , Kyle Busch
Teams Kyle Busch Motorsports