Indy ORP: Toyota teams race quotes, notes

Johnny Benson earned his third victory in the past four NCTS races when he took the checkered flag first at ORP Friday. Toyota drivers Kyle Busch (eighth) and Mike Skinner (10th) earned top-10 finishes. Other Toyota drivers in the field...

Johnny Benson earned his third victory in the past four NCTS races when he took the checkered flag first at ORP Friday.

Toyota drivers Kyle Busch (eighth) and Mike Skinner (10th) earned top-10 finishes.

Other Toyota drivers in the field included Terry Cook (11th), David Starr (16th), Ted Musgrave (20th), Michael Annett (21st), Todd Bodine (22nd), Marc Mitchell (25th) and Justin Marks (30th).

Tundra drivers have seven NCTS wins in 2008. Benson (Milwaukee, Kentucky and ORP) has three while Busch (California and Atlanta) has a pair of wins. Other Tundra racers with victories this season include Bodine (Daytona) and Scott Speed (Dover).

Tundra drivers have won 45 races since the beginning of the 2004 NCTS season.

The 10 Tundras in tonight's race helped Toyota break the 1,000-start mark in NCTS competition. Since entering the series in 2004, Tundra drivers have 1,001 starts (2004-181, 2005-218, 2006-227, 2007-233 and 2008-142)

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KYLE BUSCH, No. 51 Miccosukee Resorts Tundra, Billy Ballew Motorsports
Finished: 8th

How was your race at ORP? "We buzzard raced to an eighth-place or wherever we ended up. Our short track program is not that good so we struggled all night. We couldn't get it to turn and couldn't get it to drive off. Couldn't get it to do much of anything."

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MIKE SKINNER, No. 5 Toyota Tundra, Bill Davis Racing
Finished: 10th

TERRY COOK, No. 60 Wyler.com Tundra, Wyler Racing
Finished: 11th

DAVID STARR, No. 11 Red Horse Racing Tundra, Red Horse Racing
Finished: 16th

TED MUSGRAVE, No. 59 Team ASE/Harris Trucking Tundra, HT Motorsports
Finished: 20th

MICHAEL ANNETT, No. 22 Pilot Travel Centers Tundra, Bill Davis Racing
Finished: 21st

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TODD BODINE, No. 30 Lumber Liquidators Tundra, Germain Racing
Finished: 22nd

What happened to drop you out of the top-five where you were running most of the night? "The No. 88 (Matt Crafton) spun us out. We weren't very good and Junior (Mike Hillman, Jr, crew chief) some really good adjustments and got it to where it was pretty decent. It was as good as it was going to get and we were going to get a top-five and then Crafton ran into us and spun us out."

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MARC MITCHELL, No. 15 Hyprene Ergon Tundra, Billy Ballew Motorsports
Finished: 25th

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JUSTIN MARKS, No. 9 Crocs Tundra, Germain Racing
Finished: 30th

How tough is short track racing? "It's really tough. The Crocs Tundra was pretty good tonight. I tried to do the best that I can. I have a lot to learn. These guys (crew) deserve better than they got tonight. It was my fault - driver error."

-credit: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Todd Bodine , Mike Skinner , Johnny Benson , Ted Musgrave , Terry Cook , Matt Crafton , Scott Speed , Justin Marks , Michael Annett , Kyle Busch
Teams Germain Racing , Bill Davis Racing , Red Horse Racing