KELLY SUTTON, NO. 02 TEAM COPAXONE SILVERADO: NOTE: Sutton was involved in a single truck accident in the first practice and the team had to pull out the backup truck. "We had a right front tire go down, and it just pushed me up hard into the...
KELLY SUTTON, NO. 02 TEAM COPAXONE SILVERADO:
NOTE: Sutton was involved in a single truck accident in the first practice and the team had to pull out the backup truck.
"We had a right front tire go down, and it just pushed me up hard into the wall coming out of two. It's a shame. The truck was starting to come to us and we were preparing for some big adjustments before the final practice this afternoon. The crew is hard at work preparing the back up truck, and I just hope we can get this Silverado out on the track for some laps before the end of the day."
KYLE BUSCH, NO 15 DITECH.COM/LAND LIQUIDATORS SILVERADO, 5TH IN 1ST PRACTICE:
NOTE: Busch was involved in a single truck accident during practice number two forcing the team to pull out the backup truck.
"I am not totally sure what happened. We got loose out of four and I thought I had it saved but I didn't. We made pretty hard contact with the wall pretty much destroying the right front. It is too bad because our ditech.com Silverado was good. But I have confidence that Ritchie (Wauters, crew chief) and this Billy Ballew Motorsports team will have a backup as good as our primary truck and we will be fine for tomorrow night."
MIKE BLISS, NO. 16 CHEVY TRUCKS SILVERADO, 16TH IN 1ST PRACTICE, 13TH IN 2ND PRACTICE:
"Our Chevy Trucks Silverado is good in race trim and that is what we worked on for the majority of both practice sessions. We have run so bad the last two races, we needed to focus on our race setup. The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is changed so much since I ran here full time in 2002, that I need to adapt to the new series, both the trucks and the competition. We didn't get to make any adjustments to the one bonsai qualifying run we made but I think we can qualify near the top-10, which is critical here. PIR is a great track, fun to race and pass but it is still important to start as close to the front as possible. Racing at night is going to throw a different perspective on this race for everyone, I think it will be an awesome race for the fans."
DAVID STARR, NO. 75 SPEARS MANUFACTURING CHEVROLET SILVERADO, 12TH IN 1ST PRACTICE, 14TH IN 2ND PRACTICE:
"We were happy with what we ended with a race setup. I would have liked to have been a little higher up in the order for qualifying but I really think we can make up the difference during the race as long as we can qualify near where we were in practice. It is critical to qualify well at any track we run with the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series but at tracks like Phoenix, the closer you start toward the front, the better off you are during the race."
RON HORNADAY, NO. 6 GM GOODWRENCH CHEVROLET SILVERADO, 17TH IN 1ST PRACTICE, 18TH IN 2ND PRACTICE:
"I like this track and I like this truck. We weren't the fastest, but this truck is ready to race. We will be pretty good tomorrow night and I am excited at what a good chance we have to put the GM Goodwrench Chevrolet in Victory Lane. Now we get to watch Burney run in the Southwest race and that should be a lot of fun."
DENNIS SETZER, NO. 46 CHEVROLET SILVERADO, 3RD IN 1ST PRACTICE, 9TH IN 2ND PRACTICE:
"I think we have a good piece for the race. We had solid runs in race trim during both sessions. I think we will have the right starting spot to let the track and the race come to us. I would love to say we could start in the front two because that is the best place to start one of these NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series races. The farther back you qualify, the deeper hole you dig for your team for the race. We have a good truck for the race and we need to capitalize on it tomorrow night. This a fun track and I am looking forward to tomorrow night's race."