Atlanta II: GM teams race quotes

Kyle Busch Wins Atlanta; Silverado Clinches NCTS Manufacturers MIKE BLISS, NO. 16 CHEVY TRUCKS CHEVROLET SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 26TH: NOTE: Bliss was involved in a multi-truck accident on lap two. He was transported to the infield care...

Kyle Busch Wins Atlanta; Silverado Clinches NCTS Manufacturers

MIKE BLISS, NO. 16 CHEVY TRUCKS CHEVROLET SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 26TH:

NOTE: Bliss was involved in a multi-truck accident on lap two. He was transported to the infield care center, examined and released. The Chevy Trucks Silverado was too severely damaged to continue and retired from the event.

"I am ok. I have pains but they aren't physical. It was barely the second lap of the race. This Xpress Motorsports team really needs a break. They have had so much bad luck this year. I was looking forward to this race. We had a really good Chevy Trucks Silverado and thought we could do something with them today in the race.

"I am not sure what happened out there. I was flat footed headed in to turn one and by the time my spotter said something I saw a truck sliding backwards up the track and I hit it really hard. I didn't have time to think about what to do, I was there. Other than that, I just don't know what happened, who started it or anything. Just so disappointing for this team.

"We will just go on to Texas and see if we can change our luck there."

CARL HAND, CATCH CAN MAN FOR NO. 75 SPEARS SILVERADO:

NOTE: Hand was injured in an accident on pit road during a caution flag pit stops when he was hit by a competitor leaving pit road. Hand was transported to Atlanta Medical Center for further evaluation.

BOBBY LABONTE, NO. 47 CHEVROLET ECONO LODGE/RODEWAY INN ALL STAR SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 10TH, FINISHED 5TH:

NOTE: After pitting under caution on lap 124 for four tires and a splash of fuel. He rejoined the field in 10th place with four laps to go when the green flag flew. Labonte was involved in a multi-truck accident coming out of turn four to the checkered flag. He was examined in the infield medical center and released.

"We pitted on that last yellow on lap 124 for four tires and a splash of fuel to make a run to the front. We were running hard toward the front. The 60 truck got a little loose and I tried to go underneath him. He caught me in the right front and we wrecked. I spun and hit the wall and then the 50 truck hit us. It was a pretty good hit but I am fine.

"I was going for it, it was the last lap of a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Race. Randy Goss and the guys gave me a great truck. I wanted to do all I could to get them the win."

DAVID STARR, NO. 75 SPEARS MANUFACTURING CHEVROLET SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 17TH, FINISHED 11TH:

NOTE: Starr was involved in a multi-truck accident coming out of turn four to the checkered flag. He was examined in the infield medical center and released.

"Some of those guys behind us made great calls coming in for tires on that last caution. I was just going for it to get as much as I could on the old tires. We were all running wide open and as hard as we could, nobody lifted and when they started wrecking in front of us, the track got blocked and we had no where to go. We were ok today, not great but ok. I hope we pulled out a decent finish but I hate we wrecked on the last lap but that is NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series racing."

RON HORNADAY, NO. 6 GM GOODWRENCH CHEVROLET SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 16TH, FINISHED 21ST:

"It was just an off day for the GM Goodwrench team. We started out tight going into the turns and it was loose getting out. We made several adjustments and the truck continued to free up even more. The nose was floating up the track and it was hard to hang onto. Obviously we are pretty upset with the finish, so now we are going to focus on Texas and getting the No. 6 Silverado back out front."{

DENNIS SETZER, NO. 46 CHEVROLET SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 6TH, FINISHED 13TH:

"We gained a few points today but we didn't have the kind of performance we would have liked to have had. We just missed the chassis setup and in this NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, with the level of competition, you can't afford to be off even a little bit.

"We should have had a better catching up day in the points with Ted having a little off day but we will just regroup and take this Chevrolet Silverado to Texas and give it a run there.

"We are proud that with Kyle's (Busch) win, Chevrolet clinched the Manufacturer Championship in the NCTS. That gives them the title in all three NASCAR divisions. That is quite an accomplish and I am thrilled to be a part of it."

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Series NASCAR Truck
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