GM Racing Chevrolet Team Silverado Kansas Speedway Post Race Notes and Quotes JACK SPRAGUE, NO 16 CHEVY TRUCKS SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 5TH, FINISHED DNF: NOTE: Sprague come on the radio on lap 147 to tell the crew chief Chris Showalter and the...
GM Racing Chevrolet Team Silverado Kansas Speedway
Post Race Notes and Quotes
JACK SPRAGUE, NO 16 CHEVY TRUCKS SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 5TH, FINISHED DNF:
NOTE: Sprague come on the radio on lap 147 to tell the crew chief Chris Showalter and the crew he was loosing a cylinder. Two laps later the No. 16 Chevy Trucks Silverado began to smoke. NASCAR threw a yellow flag on lap 149 to check the track for fluid. Sprague retired to the garage with engine failure.
SPRAGUE QUOTE: "It didn't give me any warning. The Chevy Trucks Silverado was pretty decent. I think we could have finished third or fourth but definitely a top-five was going to happen. Then we lost a motor. It is a shame. We have had great luck with motors this year, great power all season. Just my luck this year. The guys did a great job in the pits all day long. Just a shame for this team. We have one or two good races then the luck goes away again."
DENNIS SETZER, NO 46 CHEVROLET Z71 SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 12STH, FINISHED 11TH:
NOTE: Setzer maintains the points lead in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series by 38 points. "We were pretty fast but the Chevrolet Z71 Silverado would just tighten up as a run went on. Eric (Phillips, crew chief) made some changes early in the race but we thought maybe as the race went on, we wouldn't tighten up so much but we did. Thought we could get a solid top-10 today but on one of those late restarts, Ron Hornaday was right in front of me and for some reason he couldn't go so we both backed up quite a few spots. With more cautions and then the red, we just couldn't get through the corners well enough to make up any ground. My guys had excellent pit stops as usual so they gave me good track position all day, we just missed it a tick and in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, you just can't be off because the competition is so strong. We will head for Kentucky and try and get us one there. We did ok points wise so we are still on the right track."
JOHN ANDRETTI, NO. 15 BILLY BALLEW MOTORSPORTS SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 23RD, FINISHED 9TH:
"It was fun out there. We worked our way through the field, ran near the front and had a good result. And we didn't hit anything and that was good. Brought it back with four fenders on it. You can really race these things. Whatever these things have, they need to have on the NEXTEL Cup cars. You can race them, you can run side-by-side. They are just a whole different piece to drive, but I think they are more fun.
DAVID STARR, NO 75 SPEARS MANUFACTURING SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 13TH, FINISHED 24TH:
"We just really struggled with our Spears Silverado today. We were loose in, tight off. Then tight in, loose off. Dave McCarty (crew chief) and the guys did all they could on pit road, they had great stops, they made tons of adjustments, we just couldn't seem to get it where I could drive it the way you need to drive a truck here at Kansas. We will just regroup and head to Kentucky but it is a disappointing day for our team. These guys work so hard. Then I spun there and we had to come in and change tires so we lost a couple more spots. Our luck will turn around"
RON HORNADAY, NO. 6 GM GOODWRENCH SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 11TH, FINISHED 17TH:
"We just can't catch a break this year. Something seems to be working against us. The GM Goodwrench guys did an awesome job today in the pits and they gave me a good shot at winning. Something happened with the carburetor and we just couldn't get it going. We are going to have to strip everything down and find out exactly what went wrong. I knew there was a problem when I was warming up my tires because I could hear a loud popping sound. This is just really unfortunate because we had a chance of making up points and instead we went the other direction. We need our luck to change next week in Kentucky."
KELLY SUTTON, NO. 02 TEAM COPAXONE SILVERADO, STARTED 32ND, FINISHED DNF:
NOTE: Sutton was involved in a multi-truck accident on lap 147. Her truck went upside down, skidded on the roof and flipped back on its wheels. She was evaluated at and released from the track infield care center. "I am fine, a little sore and a little shook up from going upside down, but ok. I just want to spend time with my family for a little while, go back home and get ready for Kentucky"
MATT CRAFTON, NO 88 MENARDS SILVERADO, STARTED 21ST, FINISHED DNF:
NOTE: Crafton was battling in the top-10 all day when slight contact with another truck on lap 164 send him hard into the wall. Crafton was evaluated in the infield care center and released. "We had a good run going, I was pretty confident we were headed for a solid top-10 finish. It was a racing deal, it is just a shame but we just can't seem to keep our luck on an upswing."