Martinsville II: GM teams qualifying quotes

Kyle Busch Puts Silverado on the Front Row at Martinsville KYLE BUSCH, NO. 15 ditech.com SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 2ND: "We tried a lot of unconventional changes for Martinsville that normally don't work at other tracks. I don't like to be tight...

Kyle Busch Puts Silverado on the Front Row at Martinsville

KYLE BUSCH, NO. 15 ditech.com SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 2ND:

"We tried a lot of unconventional changes for Martinsville that normally don't work at other tracks. I don't like to be tight but I don't want to be loose either. The front end was sliding a bit and I drove it in too deep, but I arched it in and drove it off. It's a good starting spot for us in the No. 15 ditech.com Chevrolet. To end up second to Rick Crawford is nothing to hang our heads about. He laid down one heck of a lap. I'm looking forward to the race. Once more heat gets in the track with all 36 trucks, we'll be good. It'd be nice to return tomorrow and finish around the same place. If I win, I'll have to learn to do a back flip or something because it will be pretty amazing if this Billy Ballew Motorsports team pulled it off."

DENNIS SETZER, NO. 46 CHEVROLET SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 5TH:

"We were pretty loose our first lap, but we were able to set down a good time the second lap. Track position is so important here so starting this close to the front is very important. As qualifying unfolded, no one really backed up practice times, but guys were still out there turning some fast laps. The track cooled down from when we practiced plus had lots more rubber than we did during practice. I think my Chevrolet Silverado will be pretty good for the race. The key here is to just be patient and let the race and the track come to us. You have to be there at the end to race for the win."

RON HORNADAY, NO. 6 GM GOODWRENCH CHEVROLET SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 16TH:

"The GM Goodwrench Chevrolet is better than where we ended up. I got a little loose on the first lap and I just didn't give it all it had on the second. I wish we were starting a little better, but we will be fine. It seems like everyone was a bit slower qualifying than they were in practice and I think the weather has something to do with that. It is a fairly short race tomorrow so we are going to have to make a move early on.

BOBBY LABONTE, NO. 16 CHEVY TRUCKS CHEVROLET SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 19TH:

"We made some changes, but not that helped us with qualifying but I really think we will race well. We wanted to qualify a little closer to the front but would have, could have, should have. We just couldn't build enough heat in the tires with the setup we have. We didn't quite have the grip we needed out there, you can tell there is good grip, some guys got more than others, but the track is in good shape and has good grip. It just changed quite a bit from practice to qualifying and no one really backed up their practice times. The weather could change it all again if we get rain tomorrow. But I think our Silverado is going to be good in the race."

DAVID STARR, NO. 75 SPEARS MANUFACTURING CHEVROLET SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 20TH:

"The changes Dave McCarty (crew chief) and the guys helped us quite a bit in qualifying. We would have loved to have started closer to the front here at Martinsville because track position is so critical, but we will take this and just work our way to the front tomorrow."

WILLIE ALLEN, NO. 47 CHEVROLET NASHVILLE MUSIC CITY SILVERADO QUALIFIED 21ST:

"We are in the show and we will race good. We got so tight during qualifying, the tightest the truck had been all day but we went out very late in the order and it had gotten quite a bit colder. I am just so honored to have the chance to drive this No. 47 Silverado here at Martinsville. Now we will go race 200 laps."

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Rick Crawford , Kyle Busch