Toyota NCWTS Talladega Post-Qualifying Notes & Quotes

5th, Aric Almirola 6th, Chris Fontaine 10th, Todd Bodine 13th, David Starr 15th, Timothy Peters 16th, Mike Skinner 17th, Justin Lofton 18th, Kyle Busch 19th, Craig Goess Jr. 20th, Max Papis

ARIC ALMIROLA Starting Position:  5th Do you have a good truck? “Yeah, it’s a really good truck, man.  I’m proud of Richie Wauters (crew chief) and all the guys on this team.  They’ve been doing a really good job and our truck is really fast.  Qualifying fifth, it is what it is, but our truck in the draft is really good.”

CHRIS FONTAINE, Starting Position:  6th TODD BODINE Starting Position:  10th How is your truck? “The truck is good.  It drives good, does everything we need and that’s the important thing.  We knew it wasn’t going to qualify that great, but we were willing to sacrifice that for the race.  I think we’ll be good tomorrow.”


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DAVID STARR Starting Position:  13th

TIMOTHY PETERS Starting Position:  15th How was your truck in practice? “It was good in practice.  We have the same truck as Daytona in February.  We got pushed pretty good and we were able to push really good.  I’m really excited about coming back, especially with this truck, the way it ran in Daytona.  It picked up in practice where we left off in Daytona.  We ran better in qualifying when it counted than when we mocked up earlier today, so it’s going to be okay when we get our Toyota Tundra in race trim tomorrow.  We’ll be there at the end.”

MIKE SKINNER Starting Position:  16th JUSTIN LOFTON Starting Position:  17th How was your truck in practice? “The truck was good.  We unloaded pretty good and we picked up about three-tenths between practice and qualifying, so that’s always a good sign, especially at this type of speedway race.  Other than that, it’s really hard to tell.  The power felt good and the handling felt good.  It is what it is.”

KYLE BUSCH, Starting Position:  18th How was your truck in race trim? “The truck has been fine in race trim.  It hasn’t quite sucked up as well as we wanted it to.  Qualifying for Toyotas isn’t necessarily our strong suit, so we’ll take what we get here and just go onto the race.”

CRAIG GOESS JR., Starting Position:  19th

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MAX PAPIS, No. 9 GEICO Toyota Tundra, Germain Racing Starting Position:  20th How did your truck draft in practice? “It drafted really good in practice and we didn’t do any qualifying laps because here it is useless to do qualifying laps.  It was as I was expecting.  Maybe a little slow by itself, but it’s gonna be a good pusher and it’s going to be hiding its nose and go to the front.  I really think that we’ve got a good piece for the race.”


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