Hornaday came to Homestead-Miami Speedway in second place, 29 points behind the leader and claimed his title with a 54 point margin. Willie Allen, No. 13 ThorSport Silverado, clinched the Raybestos Rookie of the Year honors. *** Ron...
Hornaday came to Homestead-Miami Speedway in second place, 29 points behind the leader and claimed his title with a 54 point margin.
Willie Allen, No. 13 ThorSport Silverado, clinched the Raybestos Rookie of the Year honors.
Ron Hornaday, Jr., No. 33 Camping World Silverado, Qualified 8th, Finished 7th:
"Coming to the race track with a truck like we've got every weekend. These guys have done an awesome job with this Chevrolet truck. I think the whole change was when Camping World came on board. I won a lot of races with that blue and yellow and it comes back right now. So this is really cool."
Kevin Harvick, No. 2 Camping World, Qualified 7th, Finished 4th:
"It's taken us six years to get the truck team to where it's at and we have a great driver in Ron Hornaday. It's hard to race and race in that position and try to win the race and that's what we tried to do there at the end. I was a little tough on my truck, but man, the coolest part about this whole thing is just being able to stop and be the first one to congratulate Ron Hornaday on the back straightaway. He's done so much for my racing career and to be able to win a championship with him and a lot of the guys that grew up with me in my racing career is something I'll never forget. So that makes it pretty special."
Rick Ren, No. 33 Camping World Silverado - '07 Champion Crew Chief
YOU'VE BEEN DOING THIS FOR A LONG TIME. WHERE DOES THIS STACK UP IN ALL YOUR MEMORIES OF RACING? "Well, you know they don't give these things away and we've been trying for an awfully long time. I told Ron Hornaday earlier this year, I said, 'I know you've got some of those rings but I don't have one and I think we need to work really hard to get one,' and I don't know what else to say. This is what we do this for and it's like a dream come true."
NOW YOU ARE A CHAMPION CREW CHIEF. HOW DOES THAT FEEL? "Well I just asked Hornaday how long this takes to sink in because it hasn't sunk in yet. I'll tell you, this is my 18th year doing this and I couldn't be prouder of all these Camping World guys and everybody at KHI. It's going to take a while to sink in."
Kyle Busch, No. 51 Miccoosukee Resorts Silverado, Qualified 14th, Finished 2nd:
"Well, it was just a "expletive" caution by NASCAR there at the end you know. It was really uncalled for. The guy didn't even spin out. But we finished second tonight. I'm proud of all these guys. They really gave me a great truck. You know we were terrible there at the beginning of the race. We didn't even deserve to finish second. When you get out front like that and you've got a race that's going your way like that, you pretty much hope for the best. But congratulations to Johnny (Benson). He had a better truck there at the end; one that would turn and would hold the bottom. Mine wouldn't do it. So I couldn't hold him off."
OTHER SILVERADO FINISHERS:
Regan Smith, No. 47 Ginn Resorts Silverado, Qualified 18th, Finished 9th:
Tim Sauter, No. 07 Lester Building Silverado, Qualified 32nd, Finished 11th
Matt Crafton, No. 88 Menards/Johns Manville Silverado, Qualified 31st, Finished 12th
Brendan Gaughan, No. 77 South Point Hotel Silverado, Qualified 22nd, Finished 19th
Chad McCumbee, No. 8 TheGPSStore.com/Garmin Silverado, Qualified 9th, Finished 22nd
Scott Wimmer, No. 46 Camping World Silverado, Qualified 26th, Finished 23rd
Clay Rogers, No. 75 Spears Manufacturing Silverado, Qualified 12th, Finished 27th
Willie Allen, No. 13 ThorSport Silverado, Qualified 27th, Finished 28th
Chad Chaffin, No. 40 Westerman Companies/Pollo Tropical Silverado, Qualified 33rd, Finished 30th
Chris Jones, No. 08 Robert's American Gourmet Snacks Silverado, Qualified 28th, Finished 31st
Andrew Myers, No. 15 Neo Synthetic Silverado, Qualified 30th, Finished 34th
-credit: gm racing