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Brian Scott (second) was the highest-finishing Toyota driver in Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) at Memphis Motorsports Park. It is his second straight top-three finish -- third at Milwaukee (June 20) -- after suffering a...

Brian Scott (second) was the highest-finishing Toyota driver in Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) at Memphis Motorsports Park. It is his second straight top-three finish -- third at Milwaukee (June 20) -- after suffering a broken right wrist at Michigan (June 13).

Scott led 20 laps in the No. 16 Albertsons Tundra for Xpress Motorsports.

Tundra drivers David Starr (third), Aric Almirola (fourth), Mike Skinner (sixth), Timothy Peters (seventh) and Todd Bodine (10th) also posted top-10 finishes on Saturday.

Toyota drivers Brian Ickler (12th), Terry Cook (13th), Tayler Malsam (16th), Stacy Compton (17th), T.J. Bell (18th) and Brent Sherman (22nd) were also in the field.

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ARIC ALMIROLA, No. 15 Phoenix Toyota Tundra, Billy Ballew Motorsports
Finishing Position: 4th

Have you ever raced in such hot conditions? "Yes. The first time I ever came here to Memphis, it was just as hot. At least it was under the lights, but it was just as hot. It makes a lot better when you have a really good truck to drive. I thank Billy Ballew (team owner) for the opportunity. It has been a lot of fun to race this truck here with these truck guys. They race hard every lap. It's been a lot of fun and I can't wait to do some more."

Do you think you had something for the leaders at the end? "We did the set of tires before that, but for whatever reason -- I don't know why -- but this last set of tires was really up on top of the racetrack and I had no grip at all. We missed our final adjustment there a little bit, but all in all, it was a great run. I'm really proud of the guys. We got snookered a little bit on strategy. I didn't realize we didn't have to come back for gas. To come home fourth, though, was pretty good."

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MIKE SKINNER, No. 5 Randy Moss Motorsports Toyota Tundra, Randy Moss Motorsports
Finishing Position: 6th

Do you think you had a race-winning truck tonight? "We had a top-four, top-five Exide Batteries Toyota, but we were just racing there at the end and lost some ground. It's frustrating when we are on a different field to the rest of those guys that run up front every week. But overall our day wasn't bad. We were able to bring home a sixth-place finish and Eric (Phillips, crew chief) and all my guys on this Randy Moss Motorsports team did a great job all day. We will take this and head to the next one in Kentucky."

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TIMOTHY PETERS, No. 17 Strutmasters Toyota Tundra, Red Horse Racing
Finishing Position: 7th

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TODD BODINE, No. 30 Copart Toyota Tundra, Germain Racing
Finishing Position: 10th

Can you talk about your race tonight? "The pit stops were just incredible tonight. The Copart Tundra crew picked up spots, even after I got held up by slower trucks coming down pit road to get into the pits. They really did a great job keeping the Copart Tundra in a good position tonight. Our truck was definitely better at the end. Our first adjustments we made, we definitely went the wrong way. We changed it back and went the other way and it was better. Brakes were an issue the whole race -- between vibrating and having too much rear brake. I couldn't put more front brake bias into the truck because it made the vibration worse -- it was kind of a 'catch 22' setup. We missed the setup a little but it was better than we've been here so we can't complain."

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BRIAN ICKLER, No. 51 Miccosukee Resort Toyota Tundra, Billy Ballew Motorsports
Finishing Position: 12th

TERRY COOK, No. 25 Cajun Industries Toyota Tundra, HT Motorsports
Finishing Position: 13th

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TAYLER MALSAM, No. 81 One Eighty Toyota Tundra, Randy Moss Motorsports
Finishing Position: 16th

Can you talk about your race tonight? "Our One Eighty Toyota Tundra was good for most of the day. We had brake problems during qualifying which put us to the back for the start of the race. Doug (Wolcott, crew chief) and all of these guys worked really hard this weekend and it sucks when you have something go wrong there in the final 10 laps of the race. But we will put this one behind us and move forward."

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STACY COMPTON, No. 60 SafeAuto Insurance Toyota Tundra, Wyler Racing
Finishing Position: 17th

T.J. BELL, No. 11 Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra, Red Horse Racing
Finishing Position: 18th

BRENT SHERMAN, No. 90 Great Clips Toyota Tundra, Stringer Motorsports
Finishing Position: 22nd

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Mike Skinner , David Starr , Stacy Compton , Terry Cook , T.J. Bell , Brent Sherman , Timothy Peters , Aric Almirola , Brian Scott , Tayler Malsam , Brian Ickler
Teams Germain Racing , Red Horse Racing