BRIAN SCOTT , No. 16 Albertsons Toyota Tundra, Xpress Motorsports Finishing Position: 2nd Is there any consolation finishing second to Ron Hornaday, Jr. -- who has won five straight races? "He's the man in the truck series. I congratulate...
, No. 16 Albertsons Toyota Tundra, Xpress Motorsports
Finishing Position: 2nd
Is there any consolation finishing second to Ron Hornaday, Jr. -- who has won five straight races?
"He's the man in the truck series. I congratulate Ron (Hornaday, Jr.) on five in a row -- that's an awesome accomplishment. I hope some day to accomplish something like that in my career. Our Albertson's Toyota Tundra was just great. I wish I could have taken a Toyota to victory lane tonight for Toyota and for everybody here. The fans -- I have to thank all of them for sitting through the rain storm. We took a run at it. We just weren't good enough. I'm real proud of my guys. I'm really happy about second -- that was a good run. Everybody wants that Les Paul guitar by Sam Bass -- it's the coolest trophy out there. Tonight wasn't our night to get it and Ron (Hornaday, Jr.) -- he's a legend, he's the man."
Did you have anything for Ron Hornaday, Jr. on the last restart?
"We had a restart there and I didn't know if he was okay on fuel or what. But, as soon as we took the green and went into the corner I was just tighter and figured out we had a right front tire going down. We didn't have the front end grip and the turning like we needed to, to take a shot at him (Ron Hornaday, Jr.). I tried and he was just awfully good. But, second for our Albertson's Toyota Tundra is pretty good tonight."
What was your thinking taking two tires on the last pit stop?
"On the competition caution (lap 35) we took four tires and almost everybody else took two -- we just wanted to look at everything. We didn't think that left side tires were wearing as much as right sides. So, on the next stop that allowed us to go for just two right sides and keep our left sides. That got our track position back that we surrendered so badly on the first stop. It gave us a chance to make a run at the win, we were just a little too tight to do it."
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