Mike Skinner led 135 of 150 laps at Kentucky to score his fourth win of the season in the No. 5 Tundra and 23rd of his NCTS career. He also won at California, Atlanta and Martsinsville earlier this season. Tundra drivers Ted Musgrave (third), Ryan...
Mike Skinner led 135 of 150 laps at Kentucky to score his fourth win of the season in the No. 5 Tundra and 23rd of his NCTS career. He also won at California, Atlanta and Martsinsville earlier this season. Tundra drivers Ted Musgrave (third), Ryan Mathews (fourth) and David Green (fifth) all scored top-five finishes Saturday night.
Other Tundras in the field included: Todd Bodine (11th), Jack Sprague (13th), Johnny Benson (14th), Josh Wise (21st) and Terry Cook (31st). Tundras have won seven of 13 races this season. In addition to Skinner's four wins, Sprague (Daytona), Bodine (Texas) and Benson (Milwaukee) each have one win apiece.
Mathews started on the pole in the No. 22 Bill Davis Racing Tundra. It was the first pole of his career -- in just his seventh start -- and the 11th of the season for Toyota in 13 races. The win marks the 32nd for Toyota in NCTS competition and Mathews' pole was the 43rd for a Tundra since 2004.
Skinner has now led at least one lap in each of the first 13 races this season, setting a NCTS record for consecutive races led to start a season. Green made his first-career start in a Tundra Saturday night, and his first NCTS start since 1997.
RYAN MATHEWS, No. 22 Bill Davis Racing Tundra, Bill Davis Racing Finished: 4th
How was the race weekend for you? "We weren't that good yesterday in practice -- nothing to brag about. All of a sudden, we come out this afternoon and get the pole and had a great truck in the race on the long runs. If this race was only two cautions, we might've had something for the No. 5 truck. We were just bad off restarts -- that's where we lost positions."
What does this do for your confidence? "This helps my confidence a lot. We finished sixth in Memphis for our first top-10 and now we came here and got a pole and a top-five, so it's big for me. When you're going on a hot streak, it helps everybody's confidence. Hopefully, we can build on this momentum and continue to have solid runs. I just can't thank Bill and Gail Davis enough for giving me this opportunity. This is a great truck and a great team, and I'm just happy to be a part of it."
DAVID GREEN, No. 1 Red Horse Racing Tundra, Red Horse Racing Finished: 5th
How much fun did you have tonight? "Tonight was a lot of fun. The races I won in the Busch Series and races that were very mentally stressful don't even hold a candle to what it takes to run these things. We ran 16 laps tonight before the first caution and the crew told me it was 16 laps down, and I felt like I ran 200 laps. I've never been in a race with that fast of a pace and I'm sure the racetrack added to that. I take responsibility a little bit for getting us in the wrong direction because yesterday I had no idea what this thing is supposed to feel like. What a great effort. It's good to be back in the top-five and run competitively. All in all, it was a good night."
TODD BODINE, No. 30 Lumber Liquidators Tundra, Germain Racing Finished: 11th
JACK SPRAGUE, No. 60 Con-way Freight Tundra, Wyler Racing Finished: 13th
JOHNNY BENSON, No. 23 TCUV Tundra, Bill Davis Racing Finished: 14th
JOSH WISE, No. 00 Aaron's Lucky Dog Tundra, Darrell Waltrip Motorsports Finished: 21st
TERRY COOK, No. 59 Harris Trucking Tundra, HT Motorsports Finished: 31st
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