Johnny Benson picked up the win in Saturday night's Toyota Tundra 200 at Nashville Superspeedway. It was Benson's second win in the Toyota Tundra 200 at Nashville. He previously won the NCTS Nashville race in 2005. Benson has now won three of...
Johnny Benson picked up the win in Saturday night's Toyota Tundra 200 at Nashville Superspeedway.
It was Benson's second win in the Toyota Tundra 200 at Nashville. He previously won the NCTS Nashville race in 2005.
Benson has now won three of the past four NCTS races. Along with his Nashville victory, Benson earned wins at Milwaukee (June 20), Kentucky (July 19) and Indianapolis ((July 25).
Toyota drivers Todd Bodine (third), Ted Musgrave (eighth) and David Starr (ninth) also earned top-10 finishes tonight.
Other Toyota drivers in the field included Terry Cook (12th), David Stremme (13th), Mike Skinner (17th), Justin Marks (20th), Shane Sieg (25th) and Michael Annett (33rd).
Tundra drivers have now registered eight NCTS wins in 2008.
Tundra drivers that have recorded multiple wins this season include Benson (Milwaukee, Kentucky, Indianapolis and Nashville) and Kyle Busch (California and Atlanta). Tundra racers Bodine (Daytona) and Scott Speed (Dover) each have one 2008 victory.
Tundra drivers have won 46 races since the beginning of the 2004 NCTS season.
TED MUSGRAVE, No. 59 Team ASE Tundra, HT Motorsports
Were you pleased with your performance tonight? "This was a good run for us tonight, but I think we could have been a little better. It was just so hard to pass out there tonight and the dirty air around these trucks just made track position so crucial -- and it didn't seem like you could make progress in the high groove. Early in the race our No. 59 Team ASE/Harris Trucking Toyota just didn't seem to have enough grip. It just felt like the truck wasn't down into the track. That lack of grip jumped up and got me there when I spun off turn four early -- I was passing up underneath another truck and not having enough grip made it tough for me to keep the truck down there and it just came around on me. We were able to get to pit lane without any damage and get four fresh tires and when another quick caution came out we were able to stay out and gain that very valuable track position. That kept us up there in the top-10 for the rest of the night. We had some good runs there late but got shuffled with some lap traffic and were not able to gain the spots that maybe we could have. In all, a good rebound race for this team and we really needed a solid run like this tonight with the struggles we've had lately. Hopefully, this can get us some positive momentum going and we can turn our season around."
DAVID STARR, No. 11 Red Horse Racing Tundra, Red Horse Racing
How was your race tonight? "My Red Horse Racing team is just awesome. Jamie Jones, my crew chief, gave me a really strong truck tonight. We were racing in the top-five there for a while and when I was going for the fourth position, I basically crashed without hitting anything. My No. 11 Toyota Tundra was a lot stronger than our ninth-place finishing position, but I feel very fortunate to end up in the top-10. All of my guys are just awesome and I couldn't be prouder of the effort that they put out."
TERRY COOK, No. 60 Wyler.com Tundra, Wyler Racing
DAVID STREMME, No. 15 Hyprene Ergon Tundra, Billy Ballew Motorsports
MIKE SKINNER, No. 5 Toyota Tundra, Bill Davis Racing
JUSTIN MARKS, No. 9 Construct Corps Tundra, Germain Racing
SHANE SIEG, No. 51 Miccosukee Resorts Tundra, Billy Ballew Motorsports
MICHAEL ANNETT, No. 22 Pilot Travel Centers Tundra, Bill Davis Racing
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