Johnny Benson scored his second-consecutive win and third victory of the season in the No. 23 TCUV Tundra for Bill Davis Racing Saturday afternoon at Gateway. Benson also won at Milwaukee in June and last week at Bristol. The win is Benson's ...
Johnny Benson scored his second-consecutive win and third victory of the season in the No. 23 TCUV Tundra for Bill Davis Racing Saturday afternoon at Gateway. Benson also won at Milwaukee in June and last week at Bristol. The win is Benson's eighth-career victory in a Toyota Tundra.
Tundra drivers Ted Musgrave (third), Todd Bodine (fourth) and Josh Wise (eighth) also scored top-10 finishes. For Wise, it was his best-career NCTS finish. Other Tundra drivers in the field included Ryan Mathews (18th), David Green (20th), Mike Skinner (28th), Terry Cook (30th) and Jack Sprague (32nd). Tundras have won nine races this season.
In addition to Benson's victories at Milwaukee, Bristol and Gateway, Skinner (California, Atlanta, Martinsville and Kentucky), Sprague (Daytona) and Bodine (Texas) have all registered wins this year. The NCTS race at Bristol was the 92nd race for Toyota in the Craftsman Truck Series since the beginning of the 2004 season.
Tundras have won 34 races since the beginning of the 2004 Craftsman Truck Series season. Drivers who have registered wins driving Tundras include Bodine (11), Benson (8), Skinner (7), Sprague (3), Travis Kvapil (2), David Reutimann (1), David Starr (1) and Brandon Whitt (1).
Skinner started on the pole in the No. 5 Tundra, his ninth pole of the season and 26th-career pole in a Toyota.
TODD BODINE, No. 30 Lumber Liquidators Toyota Tundra, Germain Racing Finished: 4th How was your truck in today's race? "What we had, we adjusted through it. We made some adjustments early in the race that didn't really help us, so we went a completely different direction. On the last stop we made some major adjustments and the truck came to us. It was a good race there at the end. When we made the adjustments, the guys had a heck of a pit stop and got us out in front of some guys that made it easier on me. That's the motto of this race team, to never give up. We had a bad truck in practice and had a bad truck at the beginning of the race, but we fixed it and got a top-five." Did the track change as the sun went down? "The track changed a little bit, but not drastically. Half of the track was in the sun and the other half was in the shade. The part in the shade had a little more grip, that's all."
JOSH WISE, No. 00 Aaron's Lucky Dog Toyota Tundra, Darrell Waltrip Motorsports Finished: 8th
RYAN MATHEWS, No. 22 Toyota Tundra, Bill Davis acing Finished: 18th
DAVID GREEN, No. 1 Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra, Red Horse Racing Finished: 20th
MIKE SKINNER, No. 5 XM Satellite Radio Toyota Tundra, Bill Davis Racing Finished: 28th
TERRY COOK, No. 59 Harris Trucking Toyota Tundra, HT Motorsports Finished: 30th
JACK SPRAGUE, No. 60 Con-way Freight Toyota Tundra, Wyler Racing Finished: 32nd
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