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Dennis Setzer Captures Second Win of Season, Driver of ...

Dennis Setzer Captures Second Win of Season, Driver of #46 Chevrolet Silverado Extends Points Lead. Chevrolet Now Lead Manufacturer Point Standings

DENNIS SETZER, #46 CHEVROLET SILVERADO: (Qualified 4th) (Finished 1st)

THIS IS SETZER'S SECOND VICTORY OF THE SEASON, FIRST CAME AT LOWE'S MOTOR SPEEDWAY. SETZER EXTENDED POINTS LEAD 50 POINTS OVER SECOND PLACE CARL EDWARDS. DENNIS WON THIS RACE FIVE YEARS AGO TO THE DAY (JUNE 11, 1999). TEAM OWNER DAVID DOLLAR IS FROM HENNESSEY, OKLAHOMA."

"This is great team effort for our Silverado team. Silverado has won more driver and manufacturer championships than anyone else in this series. With Chevrolet and Silverado on board as our sponsor and all the support we get in engineering and technology, it is definitely an honor to bring this Silverado to victory lane. Danny (Gill, crew chief) made all the right calls tonight. We have RCR motors and the whole package it paying off for our team, Chevrolet and the Silverado brand."

JACK SPRAGUE, #16 CHEVY TRUCKS SILVERADO: (Qualified 23Rd) (Finished 4th)

ON FINISHING FOURTH AFTER STARTING 23RD: "I am so proud of Dave (Fuge, team manager), Chris (Showalter, crew chief) and all the Chevy Trucks Silverado guys. By the end of the race, we were fast. The truck was perfect, we just didn't have the track position we needed to get closer to the front but this is a great run for us because we have struggled on the bigger tracks this year so we this is definitely a step in the right direction with our Chevy Trucks team.

ON CHANGES MADE AFTER HAPPY HOUR: "We have been pretty much junk since we unloaded here. We were a little better after happy hour but not much. Dave and Chris made a bunch of changes this morning before the race, most of which I didn't agree with but they were right and I was wrong. They did all the right things."

ON HOW THE TRUCK RAN DURING THE RACE: "We started out tight but the guys kept making adjustments and making adjustments until the got it right. We had a couple of stops that hurt us a little on track position but man, the Chevy Trucks Silverado was a rocket ship by the last 50 laps of the race. This was a good race for us, it helped us in the points so we just keep on going from here."

DAVID STARR, #75 SPEARS MANUFACTURING SILVERADO: (Qualified 7th) (Finished 29th)

STARR WAS INVOLVED IN A TWO-TRUCK INCIDENT ON LAP 22 IN TURN 3 AND SUSTAINED SEVERE DAMAGE. THE #75 SPEARS RACING SILVERADO REJOINED THE FIELD FOR NINE LAPS GAINING TWO FINISHING POSITIONS.

ON INCIDENT WITH #24: " I am just not sure exactly what happened. I was running the high line, we were not handling like we needed to be so we were just logging laps until a yellow to start making adjustments. Travis and I were running side-by-side and giving each other plenty of room. The he got into me and we both went around into the wall."

ON HOW DISAPOINTING IS THIS FINISH AT HOME TRACK: We were going to have a great run tonight in our Spears Silverado. It is disappointing to have our night end so early in front of our family and friends but we will put it behind us and go on. I know it is going to hurt us in the points so we will just have to work even harder at the next race."

TRACY HINES, #88 MENARDS SILVERADO: (Qualified 21st) (Finished 14th) -- Hines dropped to the back of the field just prior to the start of the race as a result of going to his backup truck following contact with the turn four wall on lap two of his qualifying effort.

ON 14TH PLACE FINISH AFTER STARTING IN THE BACK: "We had a great run tonight considering all we had to overcome. Our backup truck wasn't nearly as good as the primary truck but my crew just kept working and working to get us a solid finish. We are slowly getting everything to come together on our Menards Silverado team. I am proud of the effort we had tonight. Our finish was about as good as we were but it was a lot better than where we started."

KELLY SUTTON, #02 TEAM COPAXONE SILVERADO: (Qualified 24th) (Finished 29) -- Sutton spun coming out of turn two after contact on the left rear by No. 8 Chase Montgomery, and brushed the outside wall.

ON INCIDENT THAT PUT HER OUT: "I'm not sure what happened. I was coming out of turn two, got bumped from behind, and tried to keep it out of the wall when it started spinning. We didn't hit too hard, but broke the fitting on the oil cooler. We tried to replace it, but we were still leaking. It's a shame; the Team COPAXONE Chevy Silverado was the best it's been all season, and we were really looking forward to a great finish. Congrats to Dennis Setzer on a great come from behind win tonight. Chevrolet has done so much this year to step up their program, with aero and shock teams and Randy Goss heading up R&D. We look forward to working with Chevrolet this season to hopefully get the Team COPAXONE Chevy into the top ten. Time to get ready for Memphis."

Sutton will speak tomorrow morning to area residents also living with multiple sclerosis at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine.

SHANE HMIEL, #15 WHITAKER FARMS SILVERADO: (Qualified 16th) (Finished 26th)

"It felt great to back on top again. The #15 Whitaker Farms Billy Ballew Motorsports team was right on it tonight. We definitely had a winning Truck. We were just so fast; but something in the valve train gave; it's just racing. I just know that Chevy has done a great job in its dedication to aerodynamics and their shock program having Dennis win just ads credibility to the Silverado teams. All I can say is that I'm proud to be a part of the Billy Ballew Motorsports team. We are using in-house people to pit for us and they did an excellent job getting us ahead two positions out of the pits. Having no major sponsor has been difficult but you can see we are capable of running on top and we'll be in Victory lane before long."

MATT CRAFTON, #6 GM GOODWRENCH SILVERADO: (Qualified 17th) (Finished 8th):

"The GM Goodwrench crew was really great tonight. They gave me a great second pit stop and got me the track position I needed. On the restart we found a hole and picked up a couple of spots.

"We started off loose but on the last long run the truck got tight. It was loose on entry and tight on exit of the turn then just got tighter and tighter the longer we ran. On the last pit stop Wally (Crew Chief Wally Rogers and I) decided to go for track position and just took fuel only. It was a gamble but we were able to come away with another top ten finish. I think that's our fifth top five in seven races this season"

"We're gaining on it each week."

WALLY ROGERS -- Crew Chief GM Goodwrench Silverado:

"The second pit stop the guys did was great. It just goes to show you that when we come here and just race by ourselves we are basically a Busch caliber pit crew. These guys practice real hard and do a really good job and this is just our seventh race together as a team."

"We got the track position we needed but it was just unfortunate that the truck got a little too tight and we couldn't hold on to it. We are kind of struggling with the balance. We need to get the balance good throughout the race instead of starting out good and then getting tight. It's just something to work on.. I can't say enough about these guys and Matt... he was up on the wheel all night and it is just proof of how good we can be."

"We brought Rick Carelli on board as our spotter. He's become a real big asset for us and for Matt and me. He's been there and done it. He's been a winning driver in these trucks so he can bounce ideas off Matt and his experience as crew chief lets me bounce ideas off him. That helps broaden my mind a little bit more. "

"I've always said you can't race on what happened last week. You just have to keep building and building. We have a little polishing to do but I think we are a top five points team and we are going to be championship caliber. Heck, we're eight races into this tine and we're showing just how strong we can be.

DAVE FUGE, TEAM MANAGER #16 CHEVY TRUCKS SILVERADO:

ON THE WEEKEND AND THE RACE: " The guys on this Chevy Truck Silverado team worked hard all weekend. We were off a little bit and haven't really put a good race together for a little while. They worked real hard all day, we came from the back and came right up through the field. They made all the right adjustments and I think we had a truck capable of racing for the win if we had been able to get up there. The pitstop didn't quite turn out as good as we wanted and we basically just ran out of time. But I am happy with our finish."

ON 'TEAM OF TEAM' PHILOSOPHY OF SILVERADO BRAND AND TECHNOLOGICAL EFFORT FROM GM RACING:

"I think is pretty evident the advantage the four teams have gained by sitting down and working through the scenarios after practice, qualifying and happy hour. We have all be running really well. I think we have the best program in this garage with the effort from GM Racing and Chevrolet. All four teams are benefiting greatly from the tremendous effort we have this season."

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Dennis Setzer , Chase Montgomery , Rick Carelli