Loudon: Hornaday post race interview

RON HORNADAY , NO. 33 COPART SILVERADO, FINISHED 2ND: CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT YOUR RACE TODAY?: "It was a good day until after the race I guess. I didn't know, I thought I was better than Kevin (Harvick) for a while and then he had newer tires.

RON HORNADAY , NO. 33 COPART SILVERADO, FINISHED 2ND:

CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT YOUR RACE TODAY?:

"It was a good day until after the race I guess. I didn't know, I thought I was better than Kevin (Harvick) for a while and then he had newer tires. No communication whatsoever. I gave him the bottom two or three times, but I guess he was loose enough to where he couldn't go low. I just ran it as hard as I could. The 51 (Kyle Busch ) and us had the oldest tires out there and we were just hanging on the best we can. To come home second with our Copart Chevrolet -- it was a good day."

WERE YOU THINKING THAT KEVIN HARVICK WAS GOING TO BE ABLE TO PASS YOU ON THE BOTTOM?:

"Basically, he had fresher tires, you know. We probably had 60-lap more on our tires. I thought he was just back there, he would get a run and he would fall back four or five spots and then he would get a good run again. He pushed me a couple times down the straight away and I thought maybe he was just playing around and having fun. Just hard racing I guess, I don't know. I have to still talk to him so we'll see."

DO YOU HAVE A 'RIDE FOR LIFE' AT KEVIN HARVICK INCORPORATED?:

"No, no -- I have a job, but I don't get paid. She (Delana Harvick) rephrased that the following week. Delana (Harvick) says, 'You have a job as long as Ron (Hornaday) wants a job there.' Then she came back the following week and says, 'But, I don't have to pay him.'

DOES KEVIN HARVICK'S FRUSTRATION ABOUT THIS SEEM STRANGE?:

"Kevin's (Harvick) a racer. He's a racer and he wants to win too. KHI (Kevin Harvick Incorporated) gave a win away. We were supposed to count down five seconds when we went to pit and he didn't start counting for the first 10 seconds and all of the sudden he said, 'Five,' and I have to go. I think we took a little too much gas and Kyle (Busch) beat us out of the pits. That's basically what gave the win away right there is our pits and staying in there too long."

WHAT DID YOU THINK OF THE BUMP FROM KEVIN HARVICK UNDER THE YELLOW FLAG?:

"I thought he was saying hi, I don't know. It's the first time he's done it to me so we'll find out. He did in the Nationwide car with me and we were having fun. Them guys work just as hard and they took a week off from the Nationwide to come up here with Ernie Cope (Harvick crew chief) and they wanted to win and we probably gave it away by racing him as hard as I did. We have to race that 88 (Matt Crafton) and the 5 (Mike Skinner) for the championship and we had to run as hard as we could. I don't know -- we'll talk. I'm sure the Monday morning meeting is going to be real pleasant."

HAVE RECENT RACING EVENTS WITH 'TEAM ORDERS' BEEN ON YOUR MIND?:

"No, not at all. We talk about it to see which one is faster or not, but if we're going to do that then we need to get all our spotters together and all that stuff and race as a team, which we are a team. We have all the same trucks, the same set-up and everything else -- we just race hard."

-credit: gm racing

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Mike Skinner , Kevin Harvick , Matt Crafton , Kyle Busch