Michigan: Chevy teams qualifying quotes

MIKE BLISS, No. 16, IWX Motor Freight Silverado, Qualified 18th: "The truck was loose. I tried to make the second lap, but was just too loose in Turn one and two, and I just couldn't hold it wide open. I think that the we will see a lot of ...

MIKE BLISS, No. 16, IWX Motor Freight Silverado, Qualified 18th:

"The truck was loose. I tried to make the second lap, but was just too loose in Turn one and two, and I just couldn't hold it wide open. I think that the we will see a lot of spread out racing, and the track is just really greasy, so I am just not sure. I guess we will see what happens, but I think that it is going to be a long race."

DENNIS SETZER, No. 85 Shell Rotella T Silverado, Qualified 10th:

"The truck was a little loose, and a little slippery. It is pretty hot, and there is a lot of Nextel Cup rubber out there that we didn't have to contend with yesterday, but the guy on this Morgan-Dollar Silverado have done a great job, and I appreciate the effort, and and thankful for the opportunity with Chevrolet and the FlexFuel program. I am just excited to be here. This is a great place for us, and our crew chief, Eric Phillips, has won the last two races, so we want to keep that up."

MATT CRAFTON, No. 88 Menards/Energizer Silverado, Qualified 6th:

"I was a little surprised today because my crew chief made some changes that I didn't know about. They put their heads together last night at dinner, and I told them to change whatever they needed to change, and had some suggestions for them. They changed some stuff and the truck drove 100 times better than yesterday, so we'll see what we have for the race today. Hopefully the truck will drive like it did in qualifying during the race in traffic."

RON HORNADAY JR., No. 33 Kevin Harvick, Inc. Silverado, Qualified 8th: "That is crazy. Any place that you have to come to a race track and you don't have that much grip and have to flat foot it all the way around is awesome. The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is awesome, and everyone has been complaining about being loose. We made no changes from practice yesterday, we really worked on the truck for the race, and we know that the track is going to change. We know our Silverado is going to be fast, so we don't really need to show it during practice."

KERRY EARNHARDT, No.13 National Pork Board Silverado, Qualified 14th: "Lance Hooper (crew chief) and all of the guys have worked really hard this weekend, and we have struggle here a little bit. Some DEI guys came over here this morning and tried some things with the right front shock, and it really worked this morning. I was able to flat foot the whole lap there, and we will hopefully get a top-ten and have a good afternoon in the race."

KRAIG KINSER, No. 46 U.S. Army Silverado, Qualified 19th:

"We were a little more free than what we were in the second practice yesterday, we just made a few little adjustments for the race and we will be ready to go. This U.S. Army Silverado team has worked really hard this whole weekend, and I just want to give them a great run this weekend. We raced here in the ARCA car last year, and laps are laps, it was just a totally different feel from last year. We are just pretty much starting over here in the trucks. Michigan is definitely a wide track, I hope we save some grip, because there is definitely less grip than what there was here yesterday. I think that we will see some three wide racing, and hopefully we can keep our U.S. Army Chevrolet up front."

ARIC ALMIROLA, No. 75 Spears Manufacturing Silverado, Qualified 13th:"We are decent. We didn't make a qualifying run during practice, so we didn't really know what to expect. I overdrove the truck in Turn three and four, and we were a little loose, and then got really tight when I over drove the truck in the corner. The whole Spears team is working really hard, and we are trying a new set-up, so I am just really optimistic for the race."

RYAN MOORE, No. 40 AutoMotion Silverado, Qualified 23rd:

"We were just really, really free, and we just didn't go far enough on tightening the truck up for qualifying. I think that we have a really good race truck, but we wanted to qualify well for the race. I just didn't want to wreck our Silverado, and hopefully that lap will be quick enough to get us into the field. We will just have to see what happens, but we were just too loose."

OTHER SILVERADO QUALIFIERS

KYLE KRISILOFF, No. 15 Krud Kutter Silverado, Qualified 35th

CHAD MCCUMBEE, No. 08 U.S. Restoration Silverado, Qualified 24th

MARTIN TRUEX, JR., No. 51 Bowen Family Homes Silverado, Qualified 36th

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Kevin Harvick , Lance Hooper