Mansfield: Toyota teams qualifying quotes

TODD BODINE, No. 30 Lumber Liquidators Tundra, Germain Racing Starting: 3rd Did the late qualifying draw hurt your pole chances? "I think they did just a little bit. There were some good teams and some fast trucks behind us, but our truck has...

TODD BODINE, No. 30 Lumber Liquidators Tundra, Germain Racing Starting: 3rd

Did the late qualifying draw hurt your pole chances? "I think they did just a little bit. There were some good teams and some fast trucks behind us, but our truck has been getting better and better. We'll just have to wait and see how it races tomorrow, but the team is confident we'll be all right."

Is it a bit frustrating that you haven't been to victory lane yet this year? "Not really. If we finish in the top-seven for the whole year, like we have for the first six races, and win the championship, that's fine with me. We come to the racetrack with the mentality of winning each week, but we're happy where our truck is at. We're sitting second in the points right now, and still think we can do better, so that's not a bad place to be."

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AARON FIKE, No. 1 RFMS Tundra, Red Horse Racing Starting: 8th

How important is starting position at a track like Mansfield? "At such a tight, short track like Mansfield, where you start plays a big role. It's hard to pass at this place as it is, so starting eighth will help us hopefully stay near the front. Our truck was good in practice during race runs, so it should be good tomorrow for the race. I thought the top groove was a little better for our truck, but we'll have to wait and see what things are like tomorrow."

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JACK SPRAGUE, No. 60 Con-way Freight Tundra, Wyler Racing Starting: 11th

How is your truck this weekend? "The guys brought me a great truck here. We had a good practice earlier and a decent qualifying run. There wasn't much grip in the track went out, but that's what happens when it rains. I think we'll be good in the race tomorrow, so I'm looking forward to it."

Is there added pressure to win in front of the owner's home track? "There is no added pressure. We try to win every weekend. I like this track because, like many guys in the field, I cut my teeth on these types of short tracks. Track position will be pretty important tomorrow, so starting 11th isn't too bad. The key will be to stay clean, stay patient, and have a truck that can compete at the end."

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JOHNNY BENSON, No. 23 360 OTC Tundra, Bill Davis Racing Starting: 4th

TERRY COOK, No. 59 Harris Trucking Tundra, HT Motorsports Starting: 6th

TED MUSGRAVE, No. 9 Team ASE Tundra, Germain Racing Starting: 21st

RYAN MATTHEWS, No. 36 360 OTC Tundra, Bill Davis Racing Starting: 24th

KEN BUTLER, No. 00 Aaron's Lucky Dog Tundra, Darrell Waltrip Motorsports Starting: 25th

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Series NASCAR Truck
Teams Germain Racing , Bill Davis Racing , Red Horse Racing