Milwaukee: Race winner interview

JOHNNY BENSON , No. 23 Toyota Certified Used Vehicles Tundra, Bill Davis Racing Finished: 1st How does it feel to win again at Milwaukee? "It feels great. The engine ran awesome. It was pretty close to last year. I think last year we were a ...

JOHNNY BENSON , No. 23 Toyota Certified Used Vehicles Tundra, Bill Davis Racing Finished: 1st

How does it feel to win again at Milwaukee?

"It feels great. The engine ran awesome. It was pretty close to last year. I think last year we were a little better, but not by much. I knew Ron (Hornaday, Jr.) had the same set-up we ran last year with Rick (Ren, crew chief) being over there. (Ren was Benson's crew chief last year.) Those guys did a tremendous job coming from where they did. The guys right here at Bill Davis Racing -- all the guys did a tremendous job this week. Not often do I do the Polish victory lap, but being here in Milwaukee -- where Alan Kulwicki is from -- I had to do it. He's somebody I always looked up to for what he's accomplished, and he's done a lot here at this track. So, I had to do that for him."

Were you worried on the late race restart?

"I know he's (Hornaday, Jr.) pretty good on those restarts, but I don't think I'm horrible either. I felt okay. I knew as long as he wasn't beside me going into turn one, I was going to be fine. Ron did everything he could, but our Tundra was pretty good. It was a great day."

Have you won races with this Tundra before?

"This is the truck we won a couple of races with last year. We won at Phoenix and a couple others. It's one of my favorite trucks."

Did you expect to be that good at the end of the race?

"We thought we would be good by the end of the race. I don't care about leading every one, I just care about the last one. Mike (Skinner) was pretty good at the beginning and we were decent. I know when we got up to second we would be okay. I knew Ron was going to be pretty good. I was a little worried about that. We were in good clean air at the end."

-credit: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Alan Kulwicki
Teams Bill Davis Racing