Todd Bodine scored his second victory of the season in Saturday's Mountain Dew 250 at Talladega Superspeedway in the No. 30 Lumber Liquidators Tundra for Germain Racing. He also won from the pole at Texas Motor Speedway in June. Bodine's pole...
Todd Bodine scored his second victory of the season in Saturday's Mountain Dew 250 at Talladega Superspeedway in the No. 30 Lumber Liquidators Tundra for Germain Racing. He also won from the pole at Texas Motor Speedway in June. Bodine's pole was the 14th of the season for Toyota. Johnny Benson (third) and Jason Leffler (fourth) also scored top-five finishes for Toyota. Tundra drivers Mike Skinner (13th), Mike Wallace (17th), Josh Wise (23rd), Ted Musgrave (25th), Jack Sprague (27th), Terry Cook (28th) and Jacques Villeneuve (30th) were also in Saturday's field.
Bodine's victory is the 10th of the season for Toyota. Tundras have now won 35 of 95 races since joining the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series at the beginning of the 2004 season. Tundra drivers who have won races in 2007 include Mike Skinner (California, Atlanta, Martinsville and Kentucky), Johnny Benson (Milwaukee, Bristol and Gateway), Todd Bodine (Texas and Talladega) and Jack Sprague (Daytona). This October, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. is celebrating its 50th year of doing business in the United States.
JASON LEFFLER, No. 1 Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra, Red Horse Racing Finished: 4th
How was your first NCTS race since 2004? "The first lap there, someone got out of shape and I thought I was going to wreck Ted Musgrave and that the guy behind me was going to wreck me. But the guys at Red Horse Racing gave me a great truck. I've got to thank (team owners) Tom DeLoach and Jeff Hammond, (crew chief) Jamie Jones, Toyota and everybody on this race team. It's a pleasure to drive. Our Toyota Tundra was really fast. I'm looking forward to going to Martinsville; hopefully we'll get us a win there."
How hard was it to get a run after the final caution? "I was trying to take advantage of it, but just couldn't get a good enough run there. It was good coming down to the line. It was great racing with these guys. Nobody crashed coming to the checkers. Everybody raced hard and beat up on each other but where I was at there was no crashing or anything. It was a fun day."
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