Kansas: GM Racing qualifying notes, quotes

As a result of periods of torrential downpours, both Friday morning NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series practice sessions and qualifying have been canceled. The 167-lap, 250-mile event will be lined up by 2004 team owner points putting Dennis Setzer, ...

As a result of periods of torrential downpours, both Friday morning NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series practice sessions and qualifying have been canceled. The 167-lap, 250-mile event will be lined up by 2004 team owner points putting Dennis Setzer, #46 Chevrolet Silverado in the number one starting position for Saturday afternoon's race.

DENNIS SETZER, NO. 46 CHEVROLET SILVERADO (STARTING #1):

ON LEADING THE FIELD TO THE GREEN FLAG: "This is the first time I have been the points leader and in a position to start the race from the pole as the points leader. It is a tribute to the quality of this Chevy Silverado Morgan Dollar Motorsports team. While we aren't focusing on anything but one race at a time, it does feel pretty good not only for myself but the entire team."

ON NO MORNING PRACTICE OR QUALIFYING AND POSSIBILITY OF NO AFTERNOON PRACTICE: "We are honestly hoping for no practice. We feel like we are ready to unload and go fast right now. We have a good pit selection and Danny Gill (crew chief) always does a good job on the box. He has a great place for us to have good pitstops when we come in during the race."

ON BENEFIT OF STARTING IN THE #1 POSITION AT KANSAS SPEEDWAY: "Starting up front gives us the advantage of getting a little air on the nose and run in clean air. Having nothing in front of you is always a positive.

DO WE NEED A COMPETITION YELLOW BY NASCAR EARLY IN THE RACE TO CHECK TIRE WEAR HERE AT KANSAS?: "I don't think we will need one here. This is such a smooth track. It is unique from any other track we have on our schedule. It is much like the track at Chicago, wide and smooth. I don't think tires or anything else will be a problem here, I think we need to just unload and go race."

JACK SPRAGUE, #16 CHEVY TRUCKS SILVERADO (STARTING #8, INSIDE ROW 11):

ON QUALIFYING BEING RAINED OUT: "It is always a toss up whether it is good or bad to not qualify. The bigger issue is no practice for some teams. We tested extensively at Chicago and we feel like we have a good race setup for our Chevy Trucks Silverado. Would be nice to have a few laps just to shake down and make sure everything is tight and ready to roll, but if we don't, we are starting in a spot that will keep us up near the front and we will be ok."

-gm-

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Dennis Setzer