Talladega: GM teams Thursday quotes, notes

NOTE: No. 07 Tim Sauter, Lester Buildings/ASI Limited Silverado was involved in a multi-truck incident during final practice - Sauter and the team elected to make repairs to the damage on the right side of the truck. NOTE: No. 40 Chad Chaffin,...

NOTE: No. 07 Tim Sauter, Lester Buildings/ASI Limited Silverado was involved in a multi-truck incident during final practice - Sauter and the team elected to make repairs to the damage on the right side of the truck.

NOTE: No. 40 Chad Chaffin, Curtis Key Motorsports Silverado, lost an engine during final practice - as a result, will start in the back of the field for the race

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REGAN SMITH, NO. 47 GINN RESORTS SILVERADO:

NOTE: Due to damage received during a multi-truck incident - Smith and the team elected to pull out the backup truck - as a result, will start in the back of the field for the race:

"Something happened between the No. 6 and the No. 14, I don't know if the No. 6 got in the wall or what, but he got loose and came down across the race track in the side of me. He (Travis Kvapil) got pinched off it looked like a little bit by the No. 14 (Rick Crawford). It is just a product of when you have got 25 trucks really close and I am sure we will see a lot more of it on Saturday."

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CLAY ROGERS, No. 75 Spears Manufacturing Silverado:

NOTE: Due to damage received during an on-track incident during final practice - Rogers and the team elected to pull out the backup truck - as a result, will start in the back of the field for the race:

"I am a rookie here, so I will take some of the blame for it, but Kyle (Busch, No. 51 Flanders Beef Patties Silverado) were drafting real good together and had been from the back to the front several times. We got on the inside of Rick Crawford coming off of turn two, I don't know if he didn't know I was there, or was trying to block the run or what, but when he cut to the left, we just barely made contact. I probably wrecked myself a little more jerking the wheel trying to stay off of him, when you are in close quarters like that, you don't have room for any type of reaction time. Thank goodness for the safer barrier, that is about all I can say. That was the first time I hit one. That is first time I have wrecked a truck. I feel bad for all these guys on the Spears Team because the brought an awesome truck. We weren't very good by ourself, but in the draft, we were something to be reckoned with. Hopefully our backup truck is just as good and we can bring it home in one piece, it is pretty wild out there."

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BRENDAN GAUGHAN, No. 77 South Point Hotel Silverado:

"I like going out first for qualifying because at least we don't have to sit out on pit road for the six hour ordeal that is qualifying.

"Talladega is such a crap shoot. I think we are alright, but we can go forward or backward just as fast. I think we are going to be fine, but I definitely think Chevrolet is at disadvantage on this style of race track. I mean it's evident by the practice times, so I think that our Chevy teammates are going to have to team up on Saturday to go and try and win this race.

"We were the best Chevrolet at Daytona the whole race, so I know we have the ability to run up front, but this is 'Dega. It's a little bit bigger, a little bit meaner and a little bit scarier."

-credit: gm racing

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Rick Crawford , Tim Sauter , Chad Chaffin , Travis Kvapil