Memphis Means Elvis for Starr NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: In 10 NCWTS races in 2009, Toyota Tundra drivers have combined for six wins (Todd Bodine -- Daytona and Texas; Busch -- California and Atlanta; Mike Skinner -- Kansas; Brian Scott -- Dover),...
Memphis Means Elvis for Starr
NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: In 10 NCWTS races in 2009, Toyota Tundra drivers have combined for six wins (Todd Bodine -- Daytona and Texas; Busch -- California and Atlanta; Mike Skinner -- Kansas; Brian Scott -- Dover), 28 top-fives and 53 top-10 finishes ... In addition, Tundra drivers have recorded three poles and led 766 laps ... Six Tundra drivers are currently in the top-10 in the NCWTS point standings -- Bodine (third), Skinner (fourth), David Starr (fifth), Tayler Malsam (sixth), Scott (seventh) and Terry Cook (eighth) ... Six Tundras have finished in the top-10 in the past two races -- Michigan and Milwaukee.
TODD BODINE, No. 30 Copart Toyota Tundra, Germain Racing
What do you like about racing at Memphis? "Memphis is such a challenging track because each end of the race track is different. Turns one and two are a long, sweeping, momentum corners, then for turns three and four you've got to really slow down because it's sharp in the middle (of the corner). When we work on the Copart Tundra set-up, it's like Junior (Mike Hillman, Jr., crew chief) and I have to compromise on the set-up of the truck. As a driver, I have to make up the difference between the set-up and what the truck needs at each end of the track."
DAVID STARR, No. 24 Zachry - Harris Trucking Toyota Tundra, HT Motorsports
How much do you enjoy Memphis as a big Elvis Presley fan? "I'm a huge Elvis fan. So, when we got to tour Graceland and be on 'Elvis Radio' -- it was a great experience for me. I have toured there before, and done a lot of research about Elvis. So, when we went through the pl ace I was telling people things that were not on the tour. They told me when my racing gig ended I needed to get a job there. I just have so much respect for what he did for music that I eat that stuff up. What an icon he was."
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