Martinsville: Dodge - Musgrave qualifying press conference

Musgrave wins pole for Craftsman Truck Series race at Martinsville. TED MUSGRAVE (No. 1 Mopar Performance Dodge Ram) - Immediately after lap "That should be a top five, but it won't be the pole. Somebody will run in the .60s in qualifying...

Musgrave wins pole for Craftsman Truck Series race at Martinsville.

TED MUSGRAVE (No. 1 Mopar Performance Dodge Ram) - Immediately after lap

"That should be a top five, but it won't be the pole. Somebody will run in the .60s in qualifying trim. We just never got a handle on qualifying. We were working on race stuff and then at the end we scuffed in some tires. The guys did a great job. We changed a bunch of stuff and got close, but it wasn't quite right. Still, it'll be a good starting spot for the Mopar team. We haven't had a lot of good luck in the past at Martinsville. We get caught up in a wreck We're just gearing up for the race. If we don't get the pole it's because we've been concentrating more on our race setup."

Pole winner press conference quotes:

"Martinsville qualifying is really treacherous. One little slip and you lose three tenths. I just happened to be fortunate enough to really get a good hard run off turn four and came to the line and got a good run for the pole. We weren't that quick in practice. I think what it is, everybody is going to be able to slow their pace down. Dennis Setzer came from the back last year to win the race, and he's been good in practice. A lot of guys through the field are guys to watch. I was the fastest qualifier, but I might not have the fastest truck on race day. We're going to do a lot of changing on our truck in Happy Hour and hopefully we'll get faster, but we've got a lot of work to do.

"I don't know if we need to prove something. I think the Mopar team has proved that it's a contender to win each and every race. Last year we were leading the race and got taken out by another truck. It seems like every time I start on the pole something happens to me. Even in Winston Cup, I had a couple of second-place finishes and things kind of slipped away here. Martinsville kind of owes me, but then again it owes everybody that races here a little something. Hopefully this weekend will work out for us. Darrell is in, and now I'm not the oldest guy. It's getting tougher to win these races, and each and every one you've got to cherish. I've never won here, and it would be great. It would be a big boost for my career, but I don't think any race track owes me anything."

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Dennis Setzer