Martinsville: GM teams Friday quotes

Team Chevy Silverado Post Practice Driver Quotes *** Dennis Setzer, No. 85 Chevrolet E85 FlexFuel Silverado: "We had a broken locker in the early part of the practice in one of our gears. Fortunately we found it and fixed it, but we lost a...

Team Chevy Silverado Post Practice Driver Quotes

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Dennis Setzer, No. 85 Chevrolet E85 FlexFuel Silverado: "We had a broken locker in the early part of the practice in one of our gears. Fortunately we found it and fixed it, but we lost a bit of practice time. "

"Overall we aren't bad, especially on the longer runs. But the truck still wants to unhook itself in the exit of the corner. We'll make some adjustments tomorrow and hope to get a good qualifying spot. There is rain in the forcast and the track could really change a lot from now till then, but I think we've got a pretty good baseline right now."

Ron Hornaday No. 33 Kevin Harvick Inc. Chevrolet Silverado: "The No. 33 Chevrolet Silverado was decent in the first practice. We've made a few changes with shocks and springs to see where the truck felt the most comfortable. We were good getting in, good in the center and a little tight off the corners.

"Chris Rice (crew chief) and the guys have unloaded a good truck and all I can say is this is Martinsville. We were pretty consistent throughout the whole practice; running consistent laps in traffic and alone. This track has it's own challenges, you're always going to be in traffic, so we have to adjust our Silverado to run with other trucks. We just can't figure it out; we are wearing the left side tires off with only forty or so laps on them. I know we'll be fine for tomorrows qualifying and race; lets just hope it doesn't rain."

Final Practice--"My Chevrolet Silverado was 10 times better in the final practice than what we unloaded earlier today. It's just unbelievable; the whole crew really worked hard and got the truck to where it needed to be for me to be comfortable, especially with the brakes; which are so important here on a short track. I'm ready to go qualify and race tomorrow!"

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Kyle Krisiloff, No 15 ditech.Com/Krud Kutter Silverado: "We are definitely getting the No. 15 ditech.com/Krud Kutter Silverado better. For my first time here at Martinsville, I've learned a lot. I really wish we could've tested here but each time on the track, we keep getting better. All the small changes we make have really helped. My relationship with Ritchie (Wauters, crew chief) continues to improve. We'll make a couple more small changes and be ready for qualifying and the race tomorrow."

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Aric Almirola, No. 75 Spears Manufacturing Silverado: "This a tough place to get your truck to go around. It is a typical Martinsville, tight in the middle. We are working on it. The laps around here in my late model definitely helped me learn the track last fall. We worked through all of practice to get it to turn better through the middle."

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Kraig Kinser, No. 29 Ginn Club & Resorts Silverado: "We had a lot of learning to do today so we just put as many laps down as we could. Probably with about 300 more laps, I will be close to where I should be but we are better than when we started out this morning, so that is good. We spent so much time learning the track and working on getting me more comfortable in the truck, we didn't do much qualifying stuff. Learning the track is the most important."

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Matt Crafton, No. 88 Menards Silverado: "I am pretty happy with my truck. We didn't lay down a real good qualifying lap because I over drove it. We should be pretty good tomorrow if I don't make the same mistake in qualifying. But I am really happy with it in race trim. We really worked on our race setup. I think we will be ok tomorrow."

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Mike Bliss, No. 16 Xpress Motorsports Silverado: "We have a good truck, but qualifying is big here. You can have a great truck, qualify 15th or worse and can't do a thing with it. I hope we qualify good. We weren't in traffic in practice so that is going to make a big difference. We weren't very good at the start of practice today but Dave (Fuge, team owner and crew chief) and I spent time during the break in between thinking and talking about what we should do. It is kind of nice to have that kind of time. On used tires, we were really good and race strategy here has a big impact on how the race plays out."

-gm racing-

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Kevin Harvick , Ron Hornaday Jr. , Dennis Setzer , Kyle Krisiloff , Matt Crafton , Mike Bliss , Kraig Kinser , Aric Almirola