JOHNNY BENSON, No. 1 Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra, Red Horse Racing Finishing Position: 2nd What has been the key to this team's recent success? "Trip (Bruce, crew chief) has been doing a great job. Our truck wasn't very good when we ...
No. 1 Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra, Red Horse Racing
Finishing Position: 2nd
What has been the key to this team's recent success?
"Trip (Bruce, crew chief) has been doing a great job. Our truck wasn't very good when we unloaded. We just kept making changes, and the guys have been working real hard. Once we qualified, we thought we would be in good shape. The little bit we ran (Saturday), we were a little too tight. Today, we made a couple adjustments and had to start at the back one time. We weren't sure what the strategy was going to be. I think we were about as good as the 5 (Mike Skinner) and the 16 (Brian Scott)."
How much did strategy play into this race?
"I don't know if we're all used to the new pit road rules and I'm not sure if we all like them. It's hard to figure out what you're going to do or not do. We're on old tires, just like the 5 (Skinner). It just really throws the balance off if you just go with fuel like we did. It could've gone either way, but it was the best for us at the moment. It was a good call."
No. 16 Albertsons Toyota Tundra, Xpress Motorsports
Finishing Position: 3rd
How impressed are you with your team's success?
"I'm really proud of everyone on the Albertsons Toyota Tundra. We have been running really good. Our results haven't shown just how good we've ran this year. Fortunately, we were sitting where we needed to be for this race. With how good we are, we should always be in the top five."
What is the key to these intermediate tracks for your team?
"I think our team is the best out there on the mile-and-a-half tracks. Jeff Hensley (crew chief) definitely knows the mile-and- a-half (tracks). We finished really strong at Homestead (2008), and that was a huge confidence booster for me. That was our Achilles heel up through the middle of the year. We just couldn't figure it out. We made a crew chief change and made the switch to Toyota, and everything started firing on all cylinders."
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