Martinsville II: GM teams race quotes, notes

Martinsville, VA - Ron Hornaday, Jr., No. 33 VFW Silverado, continued his quest for an unprecedented fourth championship in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with a solid fourth-place finished in the Kroger 200 at Martinsville ...

Martinsville, VA - Ron Hornaday, Jr., No. 33 VFW Silverado, continued his quest for an unprecedented fourth championship in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with a solid fourth-place finished in the Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway.

Hornaday now holds a 224-point lead with four races remaining in the 2009 season. It was the three-time NCWTS champion's 13th top-five finish of the year in a record that includes six wins to-date and 17 top-10 finishes.

Hornaday's teammate and team owner Kevin Harvick made up two laps to finish fifth in the No. 4 Bounty Silverado.

Dennis Setzer brought the No. 8 Malcolmson Construction Silverado to the checkered flag in seventh place.

Matt Crafton, No. 88 Schrock/Menards Silverado, finished ninth to remain second in the NCWTS standings.

The series moves to Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday, October 31, 2009 for the Mountain Dew 250.

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RON HORNADAY, JR., VFW SILVERADO, FINISHED 4TH:

"That wasn't points racing today. Todd (Bodine) was a little slower right in the center. I went up after the race and told him I didn't mean to run in to him every time, just burned my brakes up behind Todd and Colin (Braun) got by me. I am sure glad Colin ran in to the side of my door, it straightened me back up. Awesome day for the VFW Chevrolet. This is one hurdle we had jump and we jumped it. Rick Ren (crew chief)....When those other guys came and got tires, I thought we were a sitting duck but it was a good call. It was a good day. We waited until 47 or 50 laps to pit and guys were coming on new tires but we did what we needed to do.

"Timothy (Peters) is really good here. I have to go congratulate him; he did an awesome job today. He made some big holes for all of us and that was pretty cool."

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KEVIN HARVICK, NO. 4 BOUNTY SILVERADO, FINISHED 5TH:

"I just have to thank everybody from Bounty and Kroger. They did a great job; the whole team did today to just kind of keep us in the race. Ran out of brakes there at the end and kind of used the thing up getting back up to the top five. Still a very good day. Both trucks in the top-five. Ron (Hornaday) had a great points day and that is big picture. We came to try and win the race and to make up two laps and get a top-five out of it just shows what this team can do."

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MATT CRAFTON, NO. 88 SCHROCK/MENARDS SILVERADO, FINISHED 9TH:

"It wasn't for lack of effort; these guys changed everything and did everything they could possibly do to try to make this truck. We went and tested the other day and we thought we were ok with it. It was real cool up at Sandusky (Ohio) and we thought maybe it was just the track. I don't know. It wasn't lack of effort. These guys changed so much this weekend. Right before qualifying they changed both front spindles, sway bar, right front a-arm, both front springs. A bunch of stuff in the front end and said go ahead and try and qualify and tell us what it does. We were just off a little bit all day. We fought the same things the whole time from the other spindles and these spindles. I don't know if it is something with this truck that we are missing with it or what. It just won't turn through the middle. We will come back and get them next weekend."

-credit: gm racing

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Kevin Harvick , Ron Hornaday Jr. , Dennis Setzer , Matt Crafton