Bristol: Toyota Motorsports notes, quotes 2009-08-18

Tundra Veterans Talk Tennessee Short Track NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: In 14 NCWTS races in 2009, Toyota Tundra drivers have combined for six wins (Todd Bodine -- Daytona and Texas; Busch -- California and...

Tundra Veterans Talk Tennessee Short Track

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS)

NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: In 14 NCWTS races in 2009, Toyota Tundra drivers have combined for six wins (Todd Bodine -- Daytona and Texas; Busch -- California and Atlanta; Skinner -- Kansas; Scott -- Dover), 38 top-fives and 74 top-10 finishes ... Toyota has won three of the last four NCWTS races at Bristol Motor Speedway ... Busch is the defending race- winner, while Tundra drivers Benson (2007) and Skinner (2005) have also won at the half-mile ‘bullring.'

TODD BODINE, No. 30 Ventrilo Toyota Tundra, Germain Racing

Has the new surface at Bristol changed the way you race there? "The track is a lot smoother now, so it doesn't feel like a roller coaster ride anymore. You don't want to fight a tight condition, but you definitely can't hustle your truck if it's loose at Bristol. I don't think about the points unless I'm in a bad spot, or if it gets down to where it's clear that the truck isn't capable of winning. Then, as a driver you have to keep yourself from putting the truck in a bad position because it's easy to get in trouble at Bristol."

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

What do you like about racing at Bristol? "Bristol is one of my favorite tracks. I just love the concrete tracks and I love how aggressive the driving style is at Bristol. I've got a win in the trucks there and it's one of my most precious racing accomplishments. For me, going to Bristol is as special as going to places like Daytona and Indianapolis. The atmosphere and all the seats and the feeling you get when you walk through the gates is amazing, so I'm looking forward to getting there."

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Todd Bodine
Teams Germain Racing