TOYOTA TALK: Skinner and Bodine Ready for Chicagoland NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: In 15 NCWTS races in 2009, Toyota Tundra drivers have combined for seven wins (Todd Bodine -- Daytona and Texas; Busch -- California, Atlanta and Bristol; Mike Skinner...
Skinner and Bodine Ready for Chicagoland
NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: In 15 NCWTS races in 2009, Toyota Tundra drivers have combined for seven wins (Todd Bodine -- Daytona and Texas; Busch -- California, Atlanta and Bristol; Mike Skinner -- Kansas; and Brian Scott -- Dover), 40 top-fives and 81 top- 10 finishes ... Five Tundra drivers who have previously competed at the one-and-a-half-mile oval will compete in the debut NCWTS event at Chicagoland, including Todd Bodine, Busch, Stacy Compton, Mike Skinner and Terry Cook ... Toyota driver Busch will compete in the inaugural NCWTS race at Chicagoland before heading north to Montreal for the NNS race ... Tundra drivers will participate in an autograph session on Friday at 12:30 PM at the Toyota 'PitPass' display at Chicagoland ... Toyota drivers in the top-10 in the championship point standings are Skinner (third), Scott (fourth), David Starr (fifth), Bodine (sixth) and Tayler Malsam (ninth).
MIKE SKINNER, No. 5 PC Miller Navigator Toyota Tundra, Randy Moss Motorsports
What are your expectations for the first NCWTS race at Chicagoland? "We had the Nationwide race won there back in 2001, but a late caution came out for debris and Jimmie Johnson put four fresh tires on and we wound up second. I've run pretty well there in a Cup car, but I've had some really bad crashes with right front tires blowing there, too. I think it's pretty cool that we're taking the Camping World Trucks to Chicagoland this year. Hopefully, it will be a great race for the fans."
TODD BODINE, No. 30 Ventrilo Toyota Tundra, Germain Racing
What are your expectations for the first NCWTS race at Chicagoland? "For the inaugural NASCAR race in the Cup Series, I got the pole at Chicagoland, so I like the track. I've always enjoyed it. Germain Racing's No. 30 Ventrilo Tundra team has done a lot of testing at Chicagoland. We've run really well. We ought to be able to unload our Tundra and be competitive. Chicago is a great town. I'm definitely looking forward to racing at the track again."
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