Loudon: Skinner post race interview

MIKE SKINNER, No. 5 Toyota Tundra, Bill Davis Racing Finished: 3rd Was your truck as good as Ron Hornaday's? "Obviously, not as good as his truck. Our truck was pretty good. It was a top-five finish for us. Ron (Hornaday) put a whipping on...

MIKE SKINNER, No. 5 Toyota Tundra, Bill Davis Racing Finished: 3rd

Was your truck as good as Ron Hornaday's?

"Obviously, not as good as his truck. Our truck was pretty good. It was a top-five finish for us. Ron (Hornaday) put a whipping on us. He whipped us pretty hard today. He had the best truck and those guys are doing a good job. Jeff Hensley (crew chief) and my team are doing a good job, too. We'll just have to try and whip him next week in Las Vegas."

How was your truck?

"It was okay. The progressive banking for these trucks -- if you get it all the way down at the bottom it turns good, but then you run out of race track coming off. They've done a good job trying to make a good race track out of this place. It was a good race -- a little boring though, that 33 led too much."

"We ran the same set-up here as we did last year. We finished second last year and third this year. The truck was good, it just wasn't as good as his truck. We're doing everything we can do outside of wrecking this truck. I drove this truck sideways, snapping in the throttle -- everything I could to catch the 33 and the 99. We got a top-five -- they just outran us. We are going to do the best we can every week."

What can you do to catch Ron Hornaday in the points?

"I think we're pretty much right on our game -- we've been finishing top-five, top-five, top-five. If you finish in the top-five as much as we have and we lose this thing, it just wasn't meant to be. Ron (Hornaday) is doing a good job behind the wheel. They are just better than we are right now. We just have to keep working hard and try to beat them next week."

-credit: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Ron Hornaday Jr.
Teams Bill Davis Racing