Phoenix: Toyota Motorsports preview

NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: This year, Tundra drivers have combined for 14 wins, 54 top-five results, 111 top-10 finishes and 10 poles after 23 of 25 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) races ... Tundra drivers Todd Bodine (first), Aric Almirola...

NEWS, NOTES & NUMBERS: This year, Tundra drivers have combined for 14 wins, 54 top-five results, 111 top-10 finishes and 10 poles after 23 of 25 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) races ... Tundra drivers Todd Bodine (first), Aric Almirola (second), Timothy Peters (sixth), Mike Skinner (eighth), David Starr (ninth) and Jason White (10th) are in the NCWTS top- 10 with two races remaining ... Bodine leads second-place Almirola in the point standings by 230 points ... Kyle Busch leads the NCWTS owner standings by 72 points over Bodine's Germain Racing No. 30 Tundra ... Tundra drivers have earned 79 wins in 173 starts since Toyota joined the series in 2004.

MIKE SKINNER, No. 5 International Trucks-Monaco RV Toyota Tundra, Randy Moss Motorsports

How has racing changed in the NCWTS at Phoenix over the years? "The biggest change for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is the aero package. When we started in 1995, we had lift in the front and now we have down force. The change in the aero package also changed how the trucks drive, and therefore how we race each other. What's great about Phoenix is that it is a great track for trucks -- it's a place like Richmond, Darlington and Loudon -- there are just so many cool things and characteristics that the track has that you won't find at any other track on our circuit. The big mile-and-a-half cookie-cutter tracks are good, but Phoenix is just a big short track with its own personality."

KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 Z-Line Designs Toyota Tundra, Kyle Busch Motorsports

What would it mean to win the NCWTS owner's championship? "The cool thing about it is it's our first year and we're in the running for it. We've got a great opportunity to go to Phoenix and to go to Homestead and score enough points to win this deal. We also can give it up, too. We've got to be careful in what we do and make sure the preparation is there. For our first year to come out here and be so strong and have the guys that I have pulling every single week for us, working as hard as we work and having the partners that we have had, they're pumped about it. They love every minute of it. It's been fun. We're still looking for more for next year and secure some bigger sponsors for some more races, but hopefully we can get some of that done during the offseason and go to Daytona and look forward to the full year."

-source: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Todd Bodine , Mike Skinner , David Starr , Jason White , Timothy Peters , Aric Almirola , Kyle Busch
Teams Germain Racing , Kyle Busch Motorsports