DENNIS SETZER , NO. 75 SPEARS MANUFACTURING SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 18TH, WINNER: On how they made it the distance without a stop: "Well, these guys did a great job of preparing this truck and put a lot of effort into the fuel cell. Goodyear ...
DENNIS SETZER , NO. 75 SPEARS MANUFACTURING SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 18TH, WINNER:
On how they made it the distance without a stop:
"Well, these guys did a great job of preparing this truck and put a lot of effort into the fuel cell. Goodyear brings us a great tire now and you have to pay attention to fuel on these things. We said it from the get go, and Tom (Ackerman, crew chief) was real close to making it the whole way last year in this race so we wanted to give it a try. I was saving fuel from the very start of this race from the time we rolled off the line. I rode it in high gear every caution we had today and I would drop it back in second gear on the backstretch on every restart we had.
"Our No. 75 Spears Manufacturing Silverado team was just real fortunate today and we are so lucky to have the support from Wayne and Connie Spears to provide a truck for us like this and we all just really appreciate the opportunity we all have here."
On how truck was on the restarts:
"It was pretty good you know, we would get away just a little bit. I chased (Rick) Crawford a little bit there near the end, but I believe he ran out of fuel and had to stop. That just highlights the preparation that our guys did to make it all the way. I am just so proud of them and what we have been able to do today."
On how everybody said the low groove wasn't the place to be but it looked like you were able to put this truck anyplace it needed to be on the track today?
"You really could. You know we could run the low, middle, or high groove. Goodyear brought a better tire this year, they actually brought a short track tire and it really fit this track well today and helped give us a few more grooves today. I would like to thank the fans here at Mansfield. They stuck out a long, long day and put up with rain showers and we really appreciate these fans sticking around."
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