Ron Hornaday Brings No. 6 GM Goodwrench Silverado Home Second Dennis Setzer Gains on Points Leader With One Race Left DENNIS SETZER, NO. 46 CHEVROLET SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 18TH, FINISHED 5TH : NOTE: With tonight's fifth place finish and one ...
Ron Hornaday Brings No. 6 GM Goodwrench Silverado Home Second
Dennis Setzer Gains on Points Leader With One Race Left
DENNIS SETZER, NO. 46 CHEVROLET SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 18TH, FINISHED 5TH :
NOTE: With tonight's fifth place finish and one position ahead of points leader Ted Musgrave, Setzer sits just 58 points back in second heading to the season finale in Homestead. As a result of contact on lap four of the race, Setzer spun and restarted 34th in the field.
You made quite a comeback after the spin? "Yeah, we put ourselves in a pretty tight spot tonight. Unfortunately we got an early draw in qualifying which affected our starting spot and then unfortunately we had a spin early that put us in a deeper hole. But our Silverado was pretty good tonight and we just really appreciate Chevrolet giving us an opportunity, and we also want to congratulate them on winning another manufacturer title this year. I really wanted to win this Silverado 150 for the Chevy folks tonight, Ron Hornaday ran second so not a bad night overall."
Were you trying to monitor where Ted Musgrave was while you were making your comeback? "No, we weren't looking at Ted exclusively, we were just trying to catch and pass everyone that was ahead of us. We got a bunch of them, but it's hard to come back from that far back in a 150-lap race. I tell ya, I have to give a big call to our crew tonight. They beat a lot of other teams on pit road tonight that would have been very hard to pass on the track. Our pit crew gave us some great pit stops tonight and that helped us tremendously to get back to the front."
RON HORNADAY, NO. 6 GM GOODWRENCH CHEVROLET SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 15TH, FINIISHED 2ND:
"That was an awesome race. The GM Goodwrench Silverado was such a good truck tonight and I hate that I couldn't get around Todd (Bodine, race winner) at the end. Todd knows how I race and knew that I wanted to go on the high side and he kept me from getting around. With the restart earlier he gave me a little brake check and I got into the back of his truck. On the next restart I didn't think he would do it again. He didn't and he raced me real good. I wanted this one, but it was fun competing for the win again. This truck racing is so much fun I just hate that we didn't get to put a Chevrolet in victory lane tonight. It was a good points night for us, but Todd gained on us again.
Talk about the contact you made with Todd Bodine's rear bumper on one of the restarts. "We were just coming down for the start and I was at starting speed but Todd slowed up a little more but I didn't slow up. I just stayed with him. He said he was having problems with his transmission; he must have been because I stayed right on him all the way through turn one. We race hard together; I can't say we always are the cleanest with each other. But we do race hard against one another. On that last restart, he knows how I race and I was going to race him hard. I got up on the outside of him and he pinched me against the fence and we rubbed again a little there. But still, the best truck won. We were really good through the corners, but I don't know if it is that we have a lot more drag but he was a little better on the straight aways. I am really happy with second and how our Goodwrench Silverado ran tonight, we came from 15th to second, I will take it.
MIKE BLISS, NO. 16 CHEVY TRUCKS SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 20th, FINISHED 10TH:
"We fought a tight truck in turns three and four. Chris (Showalter, crew chief) and the guys made some adjustments on the first stop and we were a little better. Then on the second stop they made a big trak bar adjustment and it helped some more. I wish I would have qualified just a little better because we started so far back and it is tough to pass here at PIR but we got what we could there toward the end of the race. It is hard to make a lot of ground when you have so many late cautions.
"We are working and learning more as a team each race and keep getting better. I am ready to go to Homestead and see if we can't put this Chevy Trucks Silverado back up in the front of the field."
DAVID STARR, NO. 75 SPEARS MANUFACTURING CHEVROLET SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 24TH, FINISHED 14TH:
"Our night didn't start out too good but we got the lucky dog and got back on the lead lap and then dug to get all we could out of our Silverado. It isn't where we want to finish but we will take it and go on to Homestead.