Homestead: GM teams qualifying quotes

MATT CRAFTON, NO. 6 GM GOODWRENCH SILVERADO (QUALIFIED 2ND): "I like being the last truck out because you know right away what you need to do and where you end up. This is our best qualifying effort so far. It seemed like we were one of the...

MATT CRAFTON, NO. 6 GM GOODWRENCH SILVERADO (QUALIFIED 2ND):

"I like being the last truck out because you know right away what you need to do and where you end up. This is our best qualifying effort so far. It seemed like we were one of the very few trucks who got a better second lap that first from a qualifying run. Our GM Goodwrench Silverado came off the truck fast and are pleased with our qualifying run. I was hoping to get Kevin Harvick Inc. their first pole. We came close but now we will just focus on getting our first win tomorrow and it will have a really good season for us. It would be nice to finish our last race for KHI in victory lane and really go out with a bang."

JACK SPRAGUE, NO. 16 CHEVY TRUCKS SILVERADO (QUALIFIED 4th):

"Our Chevy Trucks Silverado came off the truck fast. I was just a little tight for qualifying and our first lap was not even close to where we practiced but I knew what to expect so we were able to lay down a pretty decent second lap. We will have happy hour this afternoon to fine-tune our race setup. I am excited about the race tomorrow. This has always been a good place for us even though it has changed almost everytime we have raced here. This is our last shot to win a race this season so we really have our focus on the race tomorrow and ending the season with a great run."

BOBBY LABONTE, NO. 47 CHEVROLET SILVERADO (QUALIFIED 5th):

"The No. 47 Chevrolet Silverado has been good since the first lap of practice. We put up some good laps during practice but we knew the track was going to change after Busch practice and the temperatures warmed up from what they were when we practiced this morning. I am happy with our qualifying effort and our starting spot for tomorrow's race. It is a whole lot better than the 35th place we started from at Martinsville because of the rain. We are going back to the truck and discuss where we need to start happy hour so we can make the right changes to get us a good starting spot for tomorrows race.

DAVID STARR, NO. 75 SPEARS MANUFACTURING SILVERADO (QUALIFIED 17th):

"Not really too happy with our qualifying effort in the Spears Silverado but I really feel like we have a good piece for tomorrow's race. We had a pretty decent lap in practice this morning but the track warmed up a bunch and slicked up by the time qualifying started and we were just a little loose. I really feel good about the race tomorrow so we will just work on the improvements we need in happy hour.

DENNIS SETZER, NO. 46 CHEVROLET SILVERADO (QUALIFIED 23rd):

"We got real loose going into one there on the first lap and it hurt us quite a bit. I believe everyone that went out early backed up a little bit though. The clouds came out and cooled the track off late in qualifying, so that helped a lot of the guys who went out later. Our truck is driving pretty good, and I think with some adjustments, we will be fine for the race. Its just so competitive in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series that if you are off just a little bit, you are going to start or finish a lot worse than you would have just a year or two ago.

"This is a long race and I we all saw last year that anything can happen. I know that Danny and the guys will make some great adjustments and calls to get us there in the end. We'll just have to run our race and see how it all falls together tomorrow."

SHANE HMIEL, NO. 15 TRIMSPA SILVERADO (QUALIFIED 10th):

"We were just too loose in qualifying. Between the rubber from Busch practice and the warmer temperatures, we just didn't make quite the right adjustments on our Trimspa Silverado. But still, we don't have a bad starting spot for tomorrow and the good news is we have happy hour to make some final race adjustments so we can make a run for our second win of the year. I would like to give my guys at Billy Ballew Motorsports one more win to thank them for the great season we have had in the No. 15 Silverado this season."

KELLY SUTTON, NO. 02 TEAM COPAXONE SILVERADO (QUALIFIED 29th):

"Once again my crew made some great calls in the garage, and we picked up a bunch of time since practice. That gear change is exactly what we needed. The truck felt great, but was still a little loose getting down into one. Happy hour will give us a chance to fine tune the truck and get it in race trim. Homestead is one of my favorite tracks, and we ran very well last year, after starting in about the same place. When that green flag drops tomorrow, there are going to be 36 of us looking for our best finish of the season, and it ought to get pretty exciting."

Other Chevrolet Silverado Qualifiers:

Tracy Hines, No. 88 Menards/Langers Silverado - Qualified 18th

Andy Houston, No.20 Auto-Air Colors Silverado - Qualified 19TH

Ken Schrader, No. 52 Federated Auto Parts Silverado - Qualified 21ST

Tim Schendel, No. 43 Texpar Energy/Matthews Silverado - Qualified 22ND

Ragan Smith, No. 06 Mrd Motorsports Silverado - Qualified 25TH

Sean Murphy, No. 08 PSC4ALL.Com Silverado - Qualified 34TH

Jason Small, No. 13 Microtel Inns And Suites Silverado - Qualified 36th

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