Nashville: Skinner post race interview

MIKE SKINNER, No. 5 Toyota Tundra, Bill Davis Racing Finished: 3rd How was your race? "Our truck got a little tight. When we were in clean air, we could get away with it. In dirty air, we didn't have anything for Travis (Kvapil). His truck was...

MIKE SKINNER, No. 5 Toyota Tundra, Bill Davis Racing Finished: 3rd

How was your race?

"Our truck got a little tight. When we were in clean air, we could get away with it. In dirty air, we didn't have anything for Travis (Kvapil). His truck was just really, really strong -- they mashed the gas when they needed to go. Our Tundra was strong, we just got too tight. If we could have got a little better handling on this coil binding -- this is only the second time that we ran this stuff. Then the driver made a huge mistake on a pit stop. I changed my foot position when they went around to the left side of my truck and I rolled forward just a little bit, and it messed up our jack man. So, I messed the stop up and it cost us a spot -- actually the spot that Ron (Hornaday, Jr.) got. If we had been in front of Ron, he probably wouldn't have passed us -- we were running about the same lap times. It was a pretty good day. It could have been a lot worse. We're not happy with third, but it beats fourth"

How do you feel about the points chase?

"I can't shake that 33 (Ron Hornaday, Jr.) truck for some reason. We run strong, he runs stronger. The 6 (Travis Kvapil) truck is coming fast too."

-credit: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Ron Hornaday Jr. , Travis Kvapil
Teams Bill Davis Racing