Atlanta: Hornaday post race interview

Ron Hornaday, Jr., No. 33 Camping World Silverado, Started 1st, Finished 2nd: "You have to be happy with the way we ran tonight. Rick Ren (crew chief) and everybody on the Camping World Silverado was awesome and this is what we are supposed to...

Ron Hornaday, Jr., No. 33 Camping World Silverado, Started 1st, Finished 2nd:

"You have to be happy with the way we ran tonight. Rick Ren (crew chief) and everybody on the Camping World Silverado was awesome and this is what we are supposed to do. Our truck was setup for long runs and that tires were going to be problem and we made our truck work. He (Kyle Busch) beat us on the short run. We will take this.

"When I saw the raindrops coming, I knew we were going to have problems. I learned a bunch from him tonight following him. Man, what a great battle all night. Just the respect we have for each other. Him running high and then running low to try to block me, but I could stick with him. He knew I had a better truck and he let me go. The pace we set tonight says a lot for what Goodyear has done and NASCAR has done with these tires. It put on a great show.

"We worked hard on testing down here and it showed how well Jack (Sprague) ran tonight, KHI has come a long way and I am very proud to drive for them. Mark Smith and his guys are doing a great job with our motors. Hats off to Chevrolet.

"As out of control as Kyle was and he hung on to that to win, I mean, I knew we had him, but they came in and put four tires on and made us put four on. If he would have stayed on old tires, we would have beat him. That is all we got, that is all we can do with what we got dealt to us. We will take second and move on.

"The yellows at the end hurt us, but that is why NASCAR is NASCAR, they make it safe for us. The rain came and it was pretty heavy down the back. I will be the first one to complain about it because I have drove here when it was went and it was slippery.

-credit: gm racing

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Ron Hornaday Jr.