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06/06/08
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Toyotas 1-2 in truck qualifying in Texas  
JUSTIN MARKS, No. 9 Construct Corps Toyota Tundra, Germain Racing Qualified:  1st Can you talk about the improvements your team made between practice and qualifying to get this pole? “We struggled a little bit off the hauler.  We couldn’t find the balance in the truck.  These guys did a really good job digging deep after practice putting a setup underneath it for qualifying.  Jason (Overstreet, crew chief) did a great job making the calls on the changes.  The truck felt awesome in qualifying trim.”

Can you talk about the start tomorrow with so many veterans around you? “I think, more than anything, as a rookie in this series you’re trying to get respect from the veterans and guys that have been in this series for a long time.  You want to race them hard, but race them clean and be predictable.  Earning the pole is a great feather in my cap and a feather in the cap of the team, but to prove myself as a driver in this series with these other guys is going to be how I race.  I’m not nervous about it.  We’re up there because we’re fast and we deserve to be.  I think the big thing is to not force the issue early.  Just get a good, clean start.  If one of those guys has a good truck early on, and they’re really hounding me, I don’t have to race them that hard.  We have 167 laps tomorrow night, and I just have to keep remembering that tomorrow night.”

Do you think you were going to be affected by the early qualifying draw and warmer track temperature? “It was pretty hot out there.  I wasn’t sure how much the track would cool down for the trucks going out later.  Maybe we got a little lucky with the wind gusts, but at the same time, these guys worked hard to get this truck real good for qualifying.”

What did the wind do to affect your truck in qualifying lap? “You get a headwind going into turn one, and it slows you down and the truck is down on the ground, so you feel like a hero going into that corner.  It just gets a little sketchy going off into turn three because you have the tailwind.  If you get a good enough gust on the frontstretch, it could improve you 10 or 15 spots out there.”

MIKE SKINNER, No. 5 Toyota Tundra, Bill Davis Racing Qualified:  2nd Did you get everything you could have gotten out of the truck in qualifying? “We held it wide open all the way around the race track.  We never touched the brake.  I did everything I could do.  That’s all she had.  That’s just as fast as our truck was.  One thing that hurt us really bad was when we came off of turn four and got on the straightaway and a big gust hit it and knocked about 200 RPM out of it.  I thought it was going to blow it over.  Without that big gust of wind, I thought we would’ve run a decent lap.”

Lineup

POS CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR SPEED TIME BEHIND
1 9 Justin Marks* Toyota Construct Corps 176.951 30.517 Leader
2 5 Mike Skinner Toyota Toyota Tundra 176.200 30.647 -0.130
3 33 Ron Hornaday Chevrolet Camping World/ RVs.com 176.183 30.650 -0.133
4 21 Jon Wood Ford U.S. Air Force 175.919 30.696 -0.179
5 14 Rick Crawford Ford Circle Bar Truck Corral / Power Stroke Diesel 175.884 30.702 -0.185
6 30 Todd Bodine Toyota Lumber Liquidators 175.838 30.710 -0.193
7 11 David Starr Toyota Red Horse Racing 175.741 30.727 -0.210
8 2 Jack Sprague Chevrolet RoadLoans.com 175.633 30.746 -0.229
9 18 Dennis Setzer Dodge Bobby Hamilton Racing-Va. 175.450 30.778 -0.261
10 8 Chad McCumbee Chevrolet Malcolmson Construction 175.439 30.780 -0.263
11 46 Aric Almirola Chevrolet Morgan-Dollar Motorsports 175.410 30.785 -0.268
12 60 Terry Cook Toyota wyler.com 175.365 30.793 -0.276
13 09 Bobby East Ford Zaxby's 175.177 30.826 -0.309
14 59 Ted Musgrave Toyota Team ASE / Harris Trucking 175.126 30.835 -0.318
16 23 Johnny Benson Toyota Int'l Brangus Breeders Assoc. OptimaxX 175.092 30.841 -0.324
16 22 Michael Annett Toyota Red Bull 174.984 30.860 -0.343
17 51 J R Norris Toyota Miccosukee Resort & Gaming / NOS Energy Drink 174.848 30.884 -0.367
18 4 Stacy Compton Dodge Blake Fulenwider Dodge 174.452 30.954 -0.437
19 13 Shelby Howard Chevrolet Bobcat 174.385 30.966 -0.449
20 6 Colin Braun* Ford Con-way Freight 174.340 30.974 -0.457
21 10 Brendan Gaughan Ford International Maxx Force Diesel 174.340 30.974 -0.457
22 99 Erik Darnell Ford Northern Tool × Equipment 174.289 30.983 -0.466
23 15 Marc Mitchell* Toyota Ergon Hyprene 173.947 31.044 -0.527
24 88 Matt Crafton Chevrolet Vertis / Menards 173.879 31.056 -0.539
25 71 Donny Lia* Chevrolet NationRides.com / Zurich 173.712 31.086 -0.569
26 7 T.J. Bell Chevrolet Heathcliff's Cat Litter "Home 4 the Holidays" 173.689 31.090 -0.573
27 08 Jason White Dodge Gunbroker.com 173.650 31.097 -0.580
28 16 Brian Scott* Chevrolet Albertson's 172.282 31.344 -0.827
29 40 Chad Chaffin Chevrolet Key Motorsports 172.254 31.349 -0.832
30 63 P.J. Jones Ford Dave Porter Truck Sales 170.913 31.595 -1.078
31 07 Ryan Lawler Chevrolet Manheim's Dealers Auto Auction of Dallas 170.854 31.606 -1.089
32 0 Butch Miller Chevrolet ASI Limited 168.361 32.074 -1.557
33 74 Larry Gunselman Dodge Derrike Cope Inc. 165.522 32.624 -2.107
34 73 Nick Tucker Dodge Derrike Cope Inc. 163.661 32.995 -2.478
35 136 J C Stout Ford Mittler Bros. Machine 154.896 34.862 -4.345
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