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Kyle Busch visited victory lane on Saturday at Auto Club Speedway after leading 95 of 100 laps. It was Busch's first victory of 2009 and he has now won back-to-back NCWTS events at the Fontana, Calif. track. Todd Bodine (second), David Starr...

Kyle Busch visited victory lane on Saturday at Auto Club Speedway after leading 95 of 100 laps.

It was Busch's first victory of 2009 and he has now won back-to-back NCWTS events at the Fontana, Calif. track.

Todd Bodine (second), David Starr (fourth) and T.J. Bell (fifth), Tim Peters (ninth) and Max Papis (10th) also earned top-10 results at Auto Club Speedway.

Other Tundra drivers in the race included Mike Skinner (11th), Johnny Benson (12th), Stacy Compton (15th), Shane Sieg (16th), Gabi Dicarlo (17th), Tayler Malsam (24th), Terry Cook (25th), Brian Scott (29th), Johnny Chapman (33rd) and J.C. Stout (35th).

Toyota Tundra drivers have opened the 2009 season with two straight victories. In addition to Busch's victory, Bodine won the Daytona season-opener.

Tundra drivers have now won 53 NCWTS races since the start of the 2004 season (127 races).

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DAVID STARR, No. 24 Zachry/Harris Trucking Toyota Tundra, HT Motorsports
Finishing Position: 4th

Where did you guys come from to finish in the top-five? "I tell you what, this HT Motorsports team along with Terry Cook worked together. This Zachry Toyota Tundra was really awesome today. It's fun to be back up near the front. We just needed about 10 more laps. We were coming. It was a great race -- I just wish we would have had more laps. I'm glad to be back in the top-five and can't say enough for my team."

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T.J. BELL, No. 11 Home4theHolidays.org Toyota Tundra, Red Horse Racing
Finishing Position: 5th

Did you have fun racing today? "When you pass that many trucks and you drive a truck as good as this was with Red Horse Racing and Toyota and our new sponsor Home4theHolidays -- a race like that is a blast."

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TIMOTHY PETERS, No. 17 Strutmasters.com/Hair of the Dog Energy Toyota Tundra, Premier Racing
Finishing Position: 9th

MAX PAPIS, No. 9 GEICO Toyota Tundra, Germain Racing
Finishing Position: 10th

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MIKE SKINNER, No. 5 Exide Batteries Toyota Tundra, Randy Moss Motorsports
Finishing Position: 11th

How was your race today? "We had a really, really good Exide Toyota Tundra today -- we were good. We had a tire come apart so we had to pit and that's what got us back here. The on-track incident was a young rookie acting stupid, and wasn't clear and just kept coming up to the wall. It was either him or us and when we got together I first tried to get off of him and my truck kind of wiggled and I was like; - I'm not going to hit the wall because he was stupid.' So, we just went on."

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JOHNNY BENSON, No. 1 Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra, Red Horse Racing
Finishing Position: 12th

STACY COMPTON, No. 60 Wyler.com/Melling Engine Parts Toyota Tundra, Wyler Racing
Finishing Position: 15th

SHANE SIEG, No. 15 Phoenix Construction/Red Top Auto Auctions Toyota Tundra, Billy Ballew Motorsports
Finishing Position: 16th

GABI DICARLO, No. 90 Great Clips Toyota Tundra, Stringer Racing
Finishing Position: 19th

TAYLER MALSAM, No. 81 One Eighty Toyota Tundra, Randy Moss Motorsports
Finishing Position: 24th

TERRY COOK, No. 25 Harris Trucking Toyota Tundra, HT Motorsports
Finishing Position: 25th

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BRIAN SCOTT, No. 16 Albertsons Toyota Tundra, Xpress Motorsports
Finishing Position: 29th

What happened on the race track with Mike Skinner? "Well, we were coming. We had a really good truck and it kept getting better and better in comparison to the other trucks out there. We were working our way through the field -- still trying to be pretty easy knowing that it's probably going to be a green flag run. Almost had Mike (Skinner) cleared coming out of turn four and my spotter said he was still there and I was down there. It was like he hooked my right rear and he got hooked on it because I felt him there, and I kept trying to turn down off him and it was like every time I tried to turn down off him it just tried to hook my front around like my back was stuck to him. I knew he wasn't beside me and I just hoped once I knew he hooked me that he'd let off. It's stupid to be driving someone like that 25 laps in. Eventually it was going to happen and we were lucky enough to make it to about the start-finish line before he turned us head on into the wall. I guess he couldn't stand it that we were passing him. I hate it for all of our guys. They've worked really hard since January getting these trucks ready. This is the truck from Homestead that we finished second with -- it was a good truck and running good today. I think we would have had a shot at it. I hate it for everyone on our Albertsons Toyota Tundra and for all the fans here."

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JOHNNY CHAPMAN, No. 06 Toyota Tundra, Wyler Racing
Finishing Position: 33rd

J.C. STOUT, No. 77 Strutmasters.com Toyota Tundra, Premier Racing
Finishing Position: 35th

-credit: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Todd Bodine , Mike Skinner , David Starr , Stacy Compton , Max Papis , Johnny Benson , Terry Cook , T.J. Bell , Shane Sieg , Johnny Chapman , Brian Scott , Tayler Malsam , Kyle Busch
Teams Germain Racing , Red Horse Racing