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Ron Hornaday, Jr. Takes Silverado to Victory Lane at Kentucky Speedway Scores Second Win of the Season and 29th NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Career Win is Third of Season for Chevy Manufacturers' standings are as follows: Toyota - 89 Points,...

Ron Hornaday, Jr. Takes Silverado to Victory Lane at Kentucky Speedway Scores Second Win of the Season and 29th NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Career

Win is Third of Season for Chevy

Manufacturers' standings are as follows:
Toyota - 89 Points, 6 wins
Ford - 82 Points, 4 wins
Chevrolet - 65 Points, 3 wins
Dodge - 48 Points, 0 wins

The next event Team Chevy Silverado is the O'Reilly 200 at Memphis Motorsports Park on July 15, 2006.

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MATT CRAFTON, No. 88 Menards/Energizer Silverado, Qualified 17th, Finished 7th:

"To come out of here seventh, with a truck that was as bad as it was, I am not going to complain. Actually, on the last pit stop, I told the guys that I would rather be lucky than good, because we were lucky tonight. We were decent on the long, green runs, but we weren't as good as we needed to be. All-in-all, I am happy, the guys worked their tails off, and made a bunch of changes during the race, and we just made headway on it."

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MIKE BLISS, No. 16 Xpress Motorsports Silverado, Qualified 26th, Finished 15th:

"Yeah, I thought we had a flat, but it wasn't and that screwed us up. We had to pit earlier than we wanted to and got two laps down, and we just missed it. We were good earlier in the day, and the darker it got, the worse handling we got. When you only have two sets of tires, it is hard to play with the truck. You put fuel in and stay on the same tires, but it was just hard to pass and to get going anywhere."

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CHAD MCCUMBEE, No. 08 U.S. Restoration Silverado, Qualified 18th, Finished 18th:

"We showed we were fast, we were the best guy one lap down. The pit strategy hurt us a bit, and that was nobodies fault. It was a really fast truck out in clean air by itself and I really think that we could have contended for a really good finish. It was just when I got into traffic that I think I have some work to do. This truck went really good on the banked track, and I was afraid that if we went to a flat track like this, maybe we are lacking on some things. We will go to work on it, and like I said, for a rookie to finish 18th, isn't too bad. When you can say that that is a bad day, I just think that the pit strategy hurt us. But we will go to work, and get this Silverado into clean shape and see if we can't go after them next week in Memphis."

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ARIC ALMIROLA, No. 75 Spears Manufacturing Silverado, Qualified 16th, Finished 22nd:

"It just seemed like we didn't do anything right tonight. We decided to come down pit road and we figured we were about two laps shy of running out of fuel, and if we would have caught that caution we would have been on the lead lap. We can't do anything right, I just don't get what we have to do to change our luck."

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KRAIG KINSER, No. 46 CENTRIX Auto Finance Silverado, Qualified 27th, Finished 35th:

NOTE: Kinser spun coming out of the fourth turn on his second qualifying lap damaging the right side of the truck. The crew was able to make repairs but Kinser will start in the back of the 36-truck field. NOTE: Kinser was involved in a multi-truck accident on lap one of the race. There was too much damage to the truck to make repairs and return to action.

"I just lost the back end coming through four and it came around on me. I feel terrible for Randy Goss (crew chief) and everybody on our No. 46 Morgan Dollar team. They all have worked so hard this year for me."

-gm racing-

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Ron Hornaday Jr.