Preseason Test: GM, Sprague incident quotes

Jack Sprague, driver of the Chevy Trucks Silverado, was involved in a multi-truck incident just three hours into Craftsman Truck Series testing tonight. As a result of the extent of the damage to the No. 16, the team is loading the transporter to...

Jack Sprague, driver of the Chevy Trucks Silverado, was involved in a multi-truck incident just three hours into Craftsman Truck Series testing tonight. As a result of the extent of the damage to the No. 16, the team is loading the transporter to return to team headquarters in Mooresville, North Carolina. None of the three driverswere injured in the incident.

JACK SPRAGUE , NO. 16 CHEVY TRUCKS SILVERADO:

On accident during Daytona Testing involving himself, Ted Musgrave and Terry Cook.

"I was drafting with Hornaday and we headed into the tri-oval and his truck got loose, so I checked up so as to not hit him and started to ease up the track to give him room to gather his truck back up. The next thing I knew I was turning around and headed for a wreck in the wall. If there was someone beside me on the right, I didn't know he was there, no one anything about it to me on the radio."

On damage to the No. 16 Chevy Trucks Silverado:

"The damage to the right side of the truck is substantial. We won't know the extent until we get back to the shop and start tearing it down but it looks like the front clip, the right side frame rail, all the right side suspension parts plus obviously all the body damage."

On viewing the incident on SPEED TV video tape:

"I tried to be careful in my comments prior to have the opportunity to look at the tape because at the speeds we are running out there, it is hard to know exactly what did happen but I was able to get a look at SPEED TV video and the thing pretty much came down as I thought except that once I got lined up directly behind Hornaday again, Terry (Cook) and Ted (Musgrave) were coming with a full head of steam. Terry tried to pull to the outside of me but just clipped me a little bit and away we all went. It was unfortunate for all of us and I know that Ted is upset but when the guy in front has to slow down and there are so many of us in a row, it is hard to get to everyone's truck settled back down without having a problem like this."

On not having a backup truck to continue testing at Daytona:

"We brought just one truck for me and one for my teammate Regan (Smith) because we just brought one hauler down so after Regan gets the full night in tonight, we will load up and head back to the shop. We did test quite a bit at Talladega so missing tomorrow won't hurt us too bad. Wrecking the truck does so we need to go get started on fixing it."

On how testing was going up to the point of the accident:

"The Chevy Trucks Silverado was the best it had been so far today on that run we were in when we wrecked. We all started drafting practice pretty much from the minute we hit the track today and we were fighting a loose truck. We were making progress on it and I was pretty happy with how we were running behind Hornaday. There seems to be something with the way the new B-post is positioned because now as I have talked to other drivers, everyone is really loose. We do know what we need for a good starting point when we come down here in February."

-gm racing-

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Ted Musgrave , Jack Sprague , Terry Cook