Phoenix: GM teams qualifying quotes

KEN SCHRADER, NO. 52 FEDERATED AUTO PARTS SILVERADO (QUALIFIED 2ND): SCHRADER IS THE ALL TIME WINNER AT PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY IN A VARIETY OF SERIES WITH 13 VICTORIES. "Darn, I just didn't go quite fast enough. We probably should have...

KEN SCHRADER, NO. 52 FEDERATED AUTO PARTS SILVERADO (QUALIFIED 2ND):

SCHRADER IS THE ALL TIME WINNER AT PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY IN A VARIETY OF SERIES WITH 13 VICTORIES. "Darn, I just didn't go quite fast enough. We probably should have gone out on scuffs but we chose to go out on stickers so we didn't get the pole. But I will take the outside of the front row. It is a good place to start. In the morning it will be cool so we won't have a good feel for how the track will be Friday afternoon but based on how we were in the later part of practice, we should be fine for the race on Friday."

DAVID STARR, NO. 75 SPEARS MANUFACTURING SILVERADO (QUALIFIED 5TH):

"The Spears Manufacturing Chevrolet was great in practice. We drew fifth for our qualifying run which was a bit of a disadvantage. The later you go out in qualifying the better it is because the track is much cooler and the times are faster. We really wanted a top-10 start in the race and we've got it. We had an excellent run and we are sitting fifth in the race which is a great place to be. We want to have a good finish in the Chevy Silverado 150 tomorrow and I think we have a truck that's very competitive.

RON HORNADAY, NO. 47 CHEVY ACXIOM CELEBRITY ALL STAR SILVERADO (QUALIFIED 6TH):

"I can't say anything about my qualifying but I can't say enough about Randy Goss and everyone who works on this Morgan Dollar Silverado. They are just unbelievable. I just wasn't quite ready for the truck, the truck just got so much better, it had a lot of grip and handled so well. The truck probably should be on the pole if I had been ready for the truck. What ever they have done to it between practice and qualifying but it was a whole different race truck. We will have an awesome truck for the race."

MATT CRAFTON, NO. 6 GM GOODWRENCH SILVERADO (QUALIFIED 11TH):

"We ended this morning's practice session feeling pretty good about qualifying and made some very good adjustments that really helped our qualifying effort. All in all this GM Goodwrench Chevy is pretty good. I just have to make sure I don't overdrive it. Right now our biggest problem is in the middle of Turn one. If I don't hit it perfect then I lose the nose and the truck begins to chatter, but we'll take an 11th starting position and move on. We are going to look at some other adjustments during tomorrow morning's Happy Hour to hopefully pick up some more speed and if my guys give me great pit stops then this GM Goodwrench Chevy will be up front fighting for the lead."

DENNIS SETZER, NO. 46 CHEVROLET SILVERADO (QUALIFIED 27TH):

"We've had a terrible day. We've had trouble and struggled from the beginning. We really don't have a direction right now. I'm glad we have happy hour tomorrow we may be able to find some solutions for the race. Right now I just hope that happens. Our Chevrolet Silverado has been great all season and I'm sure that Danny Gill will be able to figure this out and we'll be fine for the race tomorrow afternoon."

SHANE HMIEL, NO. 15 TRIMSPA SILVERADO (QUALIFIED 13th ):

"It's great to be here running in the Silverado 150 driving the TRIMSPA Chevrolet. My practice had some ups and downs. I was real loose and I thought we tightened her up. I hit the gas and it took off. We were so loose I actually came through the corner and clipped the wall. My qualifying run was disappointing. We were twitchy and loose in the rear the whole way. The Billy Ballew Motorsports crew does a great job and delivers me a fast race truck every week. I'm sure that Ritchie Wauters will have the Chevy Silverado all tuned in for the race."

KELLY SUTTON, NO. 02 TEAM COPAXONE SILVERADO (QUALIFIED 30TH):

"We were really expecting a stronger start, but couldn't quite get the truck the way I wanted it. I worked hard on entry into the corners during practice, and just as I found something that seemed to work, the line changed with all the rubber on the track; especially in three and four. We picked up about half a second on a mock run at the end of practice, and another half second during qualifying. We're heading in the right direction, and I'm looking forward to practice in the morning, so we can get this 02 ready to race."

Other Chevrolet Silverado Qualifiers:

Tracy Hines, No. 88 Menards Silverado - Qualified 21ST

Andy Houston, No. 13 Microtel Silverado - Qualified 26TH

Ken Weaver, No. 08 1-800-4-A-Phone Silverado - Qualified 33RD

Sean Murphy, No. 07 PSC4ALL.Com Silverado - Qualified 37TH

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Andy Houston , Tracy Hines , Ken Weaver , Sean Murphy