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Ron Hornaday, Jr., No. 33 AES HR Solutions Silverado, came within just .554 of a second of winning the San Bernardino County 200 in his home state of California. Fontana, CA - Ron Hornaday, Jr., No. 33 AES HR Solutions Silverado, came within...

Ron Hornaday, Jr., No. 33 AES HR Solutions Silverado, came within just .554 of a second of winning the San Bernardino County 200 in his home state of California.

Fontana, CA - Ron Hornaday, Jr., No. 33 AES HR Solutions Silverado, came within just .554 of a second of winning the San Bernardino County 200 in his home state of California. In the second consecutive dramatic green-white-checkered finish in as many NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series races, the two-time series' champion battled Mike Skinner for the win. Following Skinner and Hornaday across the line were Jack Sprague, Carl Edwards and Ted Musgrave.

Hornaday's team owner in a second Kevin Harvick, Inc. Silverado entry, finished eighth from the 21st starting spot. Harvick, No. 2 Camping World Silverado, fresh off his Daytona 500 victory, battled a tight truck but continued to make steady progress through the field in his first NCTS race since 2005.

Mike Bliss, No. 40 Curtis Key Plumbing Silverado, finished 10th followed by Matt Crafton, No. 88 Menards Silverado in the 11th postion.

The next NCTS event is March 16, 2007 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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KEVIN HARVICK, NO. 2 CAMPING WORLD SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 21ST, FINISHED 8TH:

"I had a lot of fun out there tonight. Kind of got the front all torn up, which caused it to push getting in. The guys did a great job on our Camping World Silverado from practice getting everything turned around. It was fun and not bad for our first race back in a couple of years. Good place to start for our second team.

"The trucks are just so much fun to drive. I am merely Ron Hornaday's nuisance here in the truck series. What ever we have to do to help him when the championship this season is what we are going to do."

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MIKE BLISS, NO. 40 CURTIS KEY PLUMBING SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 13TH, FINISHED 10TH:

"We had a good time. It is great therapy actually after the disappointment on the Cup side. Our Silverado really ran good, I was really happy with it. Barry (Dodson, crew chief) and the team did a good job on it. This team is just getting going and we out ran a lot of good trucks out there tonight. It was fun, I need some of this."

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MATT CRAFTON, NO. 88 MENARDS SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 20TH, FINISHED 11TH:

"We started out too tight, then got it loosened up then had a tire going down. But it was all in all a good night for our Menards Chevrolet team. We made our way up to run in the top-10 most of the race and keep good track position. We didn't take tires under the one caution to improve our track position, which I think was a good call at the time. It has been a pretty good start to the season for us so far."

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DENNIS SETZER, NO. 75 SPEARS MANUFACTURING SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 10th, FINISHED 19TH:

"We just couldn't quite get our Spears Silverado to handle like we needed it to tonight. We got a lap down there on that long green run, but got the lucky dog and with the adjustments Dave McCarty (crew chief) and the guys made, we started to work our way forward a little bit there toward the end. Not the best night, but not the worst either, we will just head to Atlanta now and keep improving as we go along."

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BILL LESTER, NO. 15 BOWEN FAMILY HOMES SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 15TH, FINISHED 20TH:

"I am disappointed with our finish. I really wanted to bring home a top-10 in this Bowen Family Homes Chevy. We were all over the board tonight - from loose to tight, back to loose and then tight again. I know it is just some adjustments that we need to work on and it is only our second race of the season as we go forward I know we'll be able to increase our communication on what adjustments we need during the race. Like I said a little disappointed with finish but we brought it home in one piece without any damage. We'll head to Atlanta next and see what we can do there."

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BRENDAN GAUGHAN, NO. 77 SOUTH POINT SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 5TH, FINISHED 21ST:

"As happy as I was this afternoon, I am that frustrated now after this race.

"No team is good enough to lose as much practice as we did this weekend and rebound from it. My guys did an amazing job this morning. They changed everything on the truck and we qualified fifth. We had to use the race as practice. And my guys threw everything they could at this South Point Silverado. We just couldn't get it right.

"We apologize to Chevrolet because we can be better than this. We're going to come back to Atlanta and be the team that Chevrolet knows we can be."

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OTHER SILVERADO FINISHERS

KRAIG KINSER, NO. 47 GINN RESORTS SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 12TH, FINISHED 17TH

WILLIE ALLEN, NO. 13 THORSPORT SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 25TH, FINISHED 22ND

TIM SAUTER, NO. 07 LESTER BUILDINGS SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 28TH, FINISHED 26TH

CHAD MCCUMBEE, NO. 08 GPS STORE-GARMIN SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 30TH, FINISHED 27TH

BLAKE BJORKLUND, NO. 8 MRD/HAAS CNC TOOLS SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 31ST, FINISHED 31ST

CASEY KINGSLAND, NO. 7 HOOTER'S ENERGY DRINK SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 33RD, FINISHED 32ND

MORGAN SHEPARD, NO. 44 KEY MOTORSPORTS SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 32ND, FINISHED 34TH

-credit: gm racing

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