St. Louis: GM teams race quotes

RON HORNADAY, NO. 6 GM GOODWRENCH CHEVROLET SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 3RD, FINISHED 30TH: NOTE: Hornaday lost an engine on lap 144 of the race after running in the top-five the entire race. "As usual Wally and the guys built me a great truck. I am...

RON HORNADAY, NO. 6 GM GOODWRENCH CHEVROLET SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 3RD, FINISHED 30TH:

NOTE: Hornaday lost an engine on lap 144 of the race after running in the top-five the entire race.

"As usual Wally and the guys built me a great truck. I am not sure exactly what happened it just blew up on me. We ran well all night, but the truck was vibrating a whole bunch. A caution would have been good for us on that last long run, we just didn't want to be the reason the yellow came out. This GM Goodwrench team will get this worked out and will be back in the hunt in Mansfield."

JACK SPRAGUE, NO. 16 CHEVY TRUCKS SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 2ND, FINISHED 20TH:

NOTE: With four laps to go in the race, Sprague cut down a left from tire while running in fifth position. On lap 37, Sprague came to pit road under caution smoking under the hood. The valve cover cooler oil line fitting was loose. The crew was able to repair the line sending Sprague back into competition in 29th position. He had worked he way up to the top-five.

"It sure seems like we can't get any luck going our way. My Chevy Trucks Silverado was a great truck tonight. When I had to come from the back, I was able to pass anyone pretty much any place I wanted. Even with breaking the front valance off hitting the track during the race, we were still good. But we cut down a tire and by the time the race went green, there were only two laps remaining and there was no way we could make up any spots. We will just go on to Mansfield and see what we can do there."

DAVID STARR, NO. 75 SPEARS MANUFACTURING CHEVROLET SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 5TH, FINISHED 21ST:

NOTE: Starr was caught a lap down after making a green flag pit stop just before the caution flag flew. He had been running in the top-five up until that point.

"Our Chevrolet Silverado was pretty loose tonight and we battled it all day in practice. We thought we had the right changes but obviously as the race went on the truck got worse and worse. We just couldn't get off in (turn) four; from the center off they were killing me. We were just loose all night and never could get it fixed. We were falling like flies and had to come in to make adjustments and work on it. When we decided to do that the caution came out a half lap later. It just wasn't a very good night and didn't have too much luck on our side. We'll just keep digging and championship teams overcome this and that's what we are going to do -- we're going to put this behind us, learn from it and keep truckin."

SHANE HMIEL, NO. 15 WINFUEL CHEVROLET SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 16TH, FINISHED:

NOTE: The No. 15 was practiced and qualified by Regan Smith. Hmiel flew from Talladega Superspeedway following his participation in the NASCAR Busch Series race. Hmiel was eliminated on lap 17 of the Aaron's 312 in a multi-car accident.

"It has been a long day, but at least we finished this one. We got crashed in our last truck race and we got crashed today at Talladega in the Busch race. We just missed it tonight with the No. 15 Silverado. These guys at Billy Ballew Motorsports work hard to always give me good trucks, this one tonight just wasn't quite what we needed. It just happens sometimes. I wasn't able to drive the truck the way I want to, we couldn't get to the front and it hurt us. But they will probably happen to us more than once this year, as long as we can keep finishing top-fifteen, we will be ok."

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Regan Smith