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Concord, NC -- Ron Hornaday, Jr., No. 33 Camping World Silverado, scored his fourth NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS) front row starting position of the season for tonight's North Carolina Lottery 200 at Lowe's Motor Speedway. The three-time...

Concord, NC -- Ron Hornaday, Jr., No. 33 Camping World Silverado, scored his fourth NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS) front row starting position of the season for tonight's North Carolina Lottery 200 at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

The three-time and defending NCTS champion will roll-off on the outside of row one for the 134-lap/201-mile race. Hornaday's Kevin Harvick, Inc. teammate Jack Sprague, No. 2 American Commercial Lines Silverado will start third in the sixth race of the 2008 season.

Five Team Chevy Silverado drivers qualified in the top-10 and a total of 13 Chevrolets will start the race.

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Landon Cassill, No. 46 GoDaddy.com Silverado, Qualified 8th:

GREAT QUALIFYING EFFORT. "Yeah, I think we'll be alright. Hopefully it stays in the top-15 there. You know this GoDaddy.com Chevy Silverado was beautiful in one and two and it got a little tight in three and four, I think I over drove it. Maybe next time I qualify here I'll know I got to lift going into turn three."

ARE YOU ENJOYING BEING IN THE TRUCK SERIES? "Absolutely, you know Morgan-Dollar Motorsports giving me the opportunity to run with them. GoDaddy.com, great sponsor. They have great websites. My own website is a GoDaddy website, I've had it for about six years now. Really happy to be in this situation, to be driving a Chevy is even better."

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Chad McCumbee, No. 8 Malcomson Construction Silverado, Qualified 7th:

YOU HAVE BEEN FAST OUT OF THE HAULER. "Yeah. That was not quite what we were looking for qualifying wise. We knew we weren't great in qualifying trim in practice, but still had some good overall speed. These guys work their butt off week in and week out. We've got a small shop, one car operation, self-sponsored deal. Per efficiency I don't think there is anybody else in the garage working as good as these guys do. Like I say, I'm a little spoiled because we've been on the front row the last few intermediate tracks and we already got beat out of that, but it's okay. Maybe that just means we're actually gonna win one of these things."

THERE SEEMS TO BE MORE ACTION HERE THAN SOME OF THE OTHER 1/5-MILE TRACKS SO ATLEAST STARTING IN THE FRONT SHOULD HELP. "Yeah, I think so. Hopefully that will hold a top-finish. If it doesn't, hopefully we can stay out of trouble and just get this things rolled out. Traffic, I remember last year was always an issue. You're always packed up. For some reason the tires are better this year, last year they were really hard. I think that was cause for some of the crashing. These things are out of control right now. That was the most out of control we've been in qualifying in quite a few weeks. I'm sure that's got something to do with a lots that going to be exciting tonight."

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Matt Crafton, No. 88 Menards/McGuire-Nicolas Workwear Silverado, Qualified 18th:

TALK TO ME ABOUT QUALIFYING. "It was okay. I think we kind of fought what everybody else fought. We fought loose. In practice we were tight and I think it's gotten cool and this place has freed up quite a bit. We just didn't make enough adjustments. I'm sure some of these guys here at the end are complaining of being a little loose but it'll keep tightening up and they'll keep going faster and faster I'm sure. But today during the day we had a really good truck and these guys, same truck we raced at Kansas, they went back and we were so good at Kansas and they didn't give up. They said we're gonna bring this one back because it's so good at Kansas so they went back and cut it all apart and brought it back. Just good on the long run, lacking a little speed on the short run."

-credit: gm racing

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Kevin Harvick , Ron Hornaday Jr. , Jack Sprague , Matt Crafton , Landon Cassill , Chad McCumbee