VICTORY IN VEGAS: Mike Skinner recorded his first NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS) win since October 2007 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday. John Andretti (fourth) and Bodine (ninth) also earned top-10 results for Toyota in Nevada. Other...
VICTORY IN VEGAS: Mike Skinner recorded his first NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS) win since October 2007 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday. John Andretti (fourth) and Bodine (ninth) also earned top-10 results for Toyota in Nevada. Other Tundra drivers in the field included Brian Scott (14th), Shane Sieg (19th), Scott Speed (21st), David Starr (22nd), Terry Cook (23rd), Johnny Benson (27th), Stacy Compton (28th) and Justin Marks (29th).
DOWN TO THE WIRE: Saturday's victory was the 25th career NCTS win for Skinner and his ninth in a Tundra. He made a dramatic last lap pass in his Tundra to win by 0.020 seconds. "Erik's (Darnell, second-place) truck was good," said Skinner, after the race. "I knew I wasn't going to wreck to win the race. I was going to push him, bounce off of him, do whatever I needed to do. Doug Richert (crew chief) did a phenomenal job calling practice and Slugger Labbe did a good job calling the race. He put us in position to win the race and if we'd have finished fifth or 10th, I still think it was a successful day because of how much we struggled all year."
FOUR IN TOP-10: Four Tundra drivers remain in the top-10 in the NCTS championship race following Las Vegas. Despite retiring from Saturday's race at lap 64 with a cut tire and finishing 27th, Benson maintains the points lead by one point over defending NCTS champion Ron Hornaday, Jr. Other Toyota drivers in the top-10 include Skinner (fifth), Bodine (seventh) and Cook (10th).
TRIUMPHANT 10: Tundra drivers have registered 10 NCTS wins in the first 19 races of 2008. Benson (Milwaukee, Kentucky, Indianapolis and Nashville) and Busch (California, Atlanta and Bristol) each have multiple race wins. Tundra racers Bodine (Daytona), Speed (Dover) and Skinner (Las Vegas) each have one NCTS victory in 2008.
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