Toyota notes, quotes 2009-03-12

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) NEWSWORTHY: Toyota Tundra drivers have recorded three wins (Todd Bodine, Daytona; Kyle Busch, California and Atlanta), 11 top-fives, 18 top-10 finishes and have led 203 laps through three 2009 NCWTS ...

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS)

NEWSWORTHY: Toyota Tundra drivers have recorded three wins (Todd Bodine, Daytona; Kyle Busch, California and Atlanta), 11 top-fives, 18 top-10 finishes and have led 203 laps through three 2009 NCWTS races … Busch's win at Atlanta marked his 25th victory in a Toyota (nine NSCS wins, 11 NNS wins and five NCWTS wins) … In each of the first three events of 2009, there have been six Tundras finishing among the top-10 … Bodine (first and two seconds) and Busch (second and two firsts) have the best results in 2009 … Later this week, Tundra driver Mike Skinner will host the third annual ‘Toyota Skinner Round-Up' in Daytona Beach, Fla. … The event will include a golf tournament, poker tournament, auction and concert with appearances by NFL stars Randy Moss and Jim Kelly, musical artists Stacy Mitchhart and Edwin McCain, daredevil Robby Knievel, NASCAR's Betty Jane France, and NASCAR drivers A. J. Allmendinger, Boris Said, Rick Crawford, Ron Hornaday and Steve Park.

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MIKE SKINNER, No. 5 Exide Batteries Toyota Tundra, Randy Moss Motorsports

Are you looking forward to your charity event this week in Daytona? "We are really excited about it, especially with everyone struggling right now and trying to get back to normal life and we've been very, very blessed. Halifax Health is helping and of course Toyota is our biggest supporter. We are blessed to have people like Lee White (Toyota Racing Development, president and general manager) and Ed Laukes (Toyota Motor Sales, corporate manager of motorsports marketing) come down. As much traveling that these guys do to take time out of their busy schedules to come and be a part of it just means a whole lot to us."

How did you start this charity event? "We participated in it for years and it was somebody else putting the golf tournament on and they hung my name on it. It was neat and Angie (Skinner, wife) just decided she wanted to do it and take it in so that way we were in control of where the money went and what charities get the money. We're very much into helping the elderly, helping animal rescue, education and the local hospitals. It's a feel good thing for us. We're very blessed that we get to live the life that we do and get to do what we do for a living. It's pretty awesome to be able to give something back. Halifax Health helps a lot and the (Daytona International) Speedway -- Robin Braig (president) has given us his speedway basically to do this. We also get the Fan Zone which we will have one of the Exide Tundras there in victory lane for people to get their picture taken and an autograph. The boss, Randy Moss is even coming."

-credit: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Mike Skinner , Boris Said , Rick Crawford , Steve Park. , Kyle Busch
Teams Toyota Racing