David Starr (second), Todd Bodine (third), Terry Cook (fourth) and Mike Skinner (fifth) scored top-five finishes in the 250- lap, 125-mile NCTS race Saturday afternoon at Ohio's Mansfield Motorsports Park. Starr led once for a race-high 170 of...
David Starr (second), Todd Bodine (third), Terry Cook (fourth) and Mike Skinner (fifth) scored top-five finishes in the 250- lap, 125-mile NCTS race Saturday afternoon at Ohio's Mansfield Motorsports Park.
Starr led once for a race-high 170 of 250 laps in the No. 11 Pit-Now.com Tundra for Red Horse Racing.
Johnny Benson (45 laps led) started on the pole and finished eighth in the No. 23 Brangus Tundra for Bill Davis Racing. His pole was the 51st for Toyota since joining the NCTS in 2004 (107 races).
Toyota drivers Scott Speed (15th), Ted Musgrave (17th), Justin Marks (18th), Shane Sieg (21st) and Marc Mitchell (26th) were also in the field.
With the finish, Bodine moved into the lead in the unofficial NCTS point standings, now holding an eight-point advantage (1,001-993) over Rick Crawford following Mansfield. Benson (fourth, 943 points), Cook (sixth, 920 points), Skinner (seventh, 918 points) and Starr (eighth, 913 points) are also in the top-10 in points after seven of 25 races.
MIKE SKINNER, No. 5 Toyota Tundra, Bill Davis Racing
What do you think about how the end of the race played out?
"He (Donny Lia) did what he had to do to win on a short-track. When you do that, it's okay. But when others do it to you, you can't get upset about it. What goes around comes around."
Can you talk about the incident between you and Ron Hornaday early in the race?
He (Ron Hornaday) got together with Johnny (Benson), and I don't know what all happened there. I got by him and then he came and ran me up there. I think he was just trying to hold me down a little bit right there. I don't know if it was my fault or his fault. If it was my fault, surely that early in the race I wouldn't try to wreck anybody on purpose. I feel bad about that. It's just short-track racing. I kind of felt like he was trying to hold me down a little bit. My truck just slid a little bit. I think my nose touched him, and I had to turn or I was going to spin out. I hate it for Ron."
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