Homestead: GM Racing preview

* Joe Nemechek returns to the cockpit of the No. 46 Morgan-Dollar Motorsports Silverado for the third time this season * Chevrolet Silverado has won six of the 11 NCTS Manufacturer's Championships * Silverado drivers have won...

* Joe Nemechek returns to the cockpit of the No. 46 Morgan-Dollar Motorsports Silverado for the third time this season

* Chevrolet Silverado has won six of the 11 NCTS Manufacturer's Championships

* Silverado drivers have won eight of the 11 possible NCTS' Driver Championships

* Silverado drivers have won more NCTS races (124 of 289 races) than any other manufacturer

Homestead, FL - With victories in two of the last three NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS) races, Team Chevy Silverado is looking forward to ending the season on a high note at Homestead-Miami Speedway (Homestead) Friday night.

Ron Hornaday, Jr., No. 33 AES HR Solutions Silverado, has laid down some impressive statistics in his six previous Homestead appearances. He has captured one win (2002), three top-five and six top-10 finishes; completed every lap of competition and done it all with a 5.2 average starting position.

"I am really looking to going to Homestead and hopefully pulling off a win," said Hornaday, Jr. "I won there in 2002, and I would really like to get a win before the season is over for AES HR Solutions and everyone at Kevin Harvick Inc. I also want to get a jump-start on next year, because the competition in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is always top-notch and seems to get tougher every year. The Homestead track is also one that fits my driving style, and I like to race hard and fight for every position, so we'll go there and see what we can do."

Joe Nemechek will be back in the No. 46 Morgan-Dollar Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado for the third time this season. His previous Homestead record in the NASCAR Busch Series (NBS) is nothing short of outstanding with three wins, five top-five and eight top-10s as well as one pole.

With brother-in-law Eric Phillips serving as crew chief, Nemechek is looking for that magic to transfer to Friday's Ford 200.

"I am really looking forward to heading to Homestead this weekend," said Nemechek. "After running well at Talladega and then heading to Atlanta, where we had an incredibly good run going for us before an unfortunate wreck on lap 12 took us out. We definitely had the truck to beat in Atlanta, and I will be pulling triple duty this weekend as well. I am just looking forward to working with the whole Morgan-Dollar team; they have fun and have been successful in the past. These trucks have shown to be fast, and are a blast to drive. The guys have fun and I am not expecting anything less than to go out there and win the race."

Team Chevy Silverado
Driver Quotes
Ford 200

DRIVER: DENNIS SETZER
TEAM: No. 85 Shell Rotella T Silverado - Morgan Dollar Motorsports

"I am optimistic about heading to Homestead this week. I have had some up and down runs there over the years, and my best finish there is sixth. Homestead is a really challenging track for every driver, and making sure that the truck is set-up to be able to adapt to the changes from practicing and qualifying during the day, to starting the race at night will be really important. Randy Goss and the whole team has worked really hard all season long, so it would really be nice to close the 2006 season out with a win for Chevrolet and Morgan-Dollar Motorsports."

DRIVER: JOE NEMECHEK
TEAM: No. 46 Team Chevy Silverado - Morgan Dollar Motorsports

"I am really looking forward to heading to Homestead this weekend. After running well at Talladega and then heading to Atlanta, where we had an incredibly good run going for us before an unfortunate wreck on lap 12 took us out. We definitely had the truck to beat in Atlanta, and I will be pulling triple duty this weekend as well. I am just looking forward to working with the whole Morgan-Dollar team; they have fun and have been successful in the past. These trucks have shown to be fast, and are a blast to drive. The guys have fun and I am not expecting anything less than to go out there and win the race."

DRIVER:  RON HORNADAY

TEAM: No. 33 AES HR Solutions Silverado- Kevin Harvick, Inc.

"I am really looking to going to Homestead and hopefully pulling off a win. I won there in 2002, and I would really like to get a win before the season is over for AES HR Solutions and everyone at Kevin Harvick Inc. I also want to get a jump start on next year, because the competition in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is always top-notch and seems to get tougher every year. The Homestead track is also one that fits my driving style, and I like to race hard and fight for every position, so we'll go there and see what we can do."

DRIVER:  ARIC ALMIROLA

TEAM: No. 75 Spears Manufacturing Silverado - Spears Motorsports

"I am looking forward to heading to Homestead for the last race of the season. We are looking to have a good run in our Spears Manufacturing Silverado, and I am optimistic we can do that in Homestead. I know the track is very racy, so we should have a good race for the drivers and fans, and I am ready to go."

DRIVER:  MATT CRAFTON

TEAM: No. 88 Menards Silverado - ThorSport Racing

"I really cannot believe that the season is coming to a close. Although we haven't had nearly the finishes and results that we were hoping for, I am proud of the team and what we have done this year. We were really hoping for our first win this year, but maybe Homestead is the place that we can get that goal checked of our list. We had an awesome run last week in Phoenix and wish we could have been fighting Benson (Johnny) for the win, but we will take fifth place. Homestead and the whole area is a really great place to visit, and the racing is always exciting, so I don't expect any less this year."

DRIVER:  MIKE BLISS

TEAM: No. 16 Xpress Motorsports Silverado

"After an encouraging run at Phoenix where we finished eleventh, maybe Homestead is the place that we could get victory number two. When we won in Atlanta, that was pretty special, but Homestead will always be a cool place for me because that is where we received the Championship trophy for the Truck Series in 2002. Homestead has always been a track that I have liked racing on, so I am looking to have a good run in the final race of the 2006 season."

DRIVER: CHAD MCCUMBEE
TEAM: No. 08 The GPS Store.com/Garmin Silverado - Green Light Racing

"I am hoping to go to Homestead and put together a good run for the last race of the season. We have had some tough luck the last couple of weeks, but I am really looking to turn that around this weekend. I like tracks that are similar to Homestead, and these guys on the team have really worked their tails off the whole season, so I want to cap off the season with a good run. Then, we can go into the off-season and get re-grouped and ready for Daytona."

-credit: gm racing

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Kevin Harvick , Joe Nemechek , Ron Hornaday Jr.