Texas II: GM teams qualifying quotes, notes

Cale Gale to Start Second in Silverado 350K at Texas Motor Speedway; Ron Hornaday, Jr. will Roll off Seventh Ft. Worth - Cale Gale put the No. 2 American Commercial Lines Silverado on the outside of the front row for tomorrow night's Silverado...

Cale Gale to Start Second in Silverado 350K at Texas Motor Speedway; Ron Hornaday, Jr. will Roll off Seventh

Ft. Worth - Cale Gale put the No. 2 American Commercial Lines Silverado on the outside of the front row for tomorrow night's Silverado 350K at Texas Motor Speedway. This will be Gale's career-first start at Texas.

Ron Hornaday, No. 33 VFW Silverado, will roll off seventh as he continues his quest for a second consecutive and fourth overall NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series championship. Hornaday is currently second in the standings, just 31 points out of the lead.

The Silverado 350K is scheduled to start at 8:00 p.m CDT. SPEED TV, MRN Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio will broadcast live coverage of the 147-lap/220.5-mile race.

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RON HORNADAY, NO. 33 VFW SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 7TH:

"We fought tight throughout the most of practice but Rick Ren (crew chief) and the guys kept working on our VFW Chevy and we have a good race truck. I had a vibration that felt like a tire was out of balance. We asked NASCAR for permission to have all the wheels and tires re-balanced so Goodyear is doing that for us now to make sure all is well. Our qualifying effort is ok, we would have liked to be on the front row, but we have a decent starting spot, close to the front. Good track position always helps. I am looking forward to tomorrow night's race. This is Chevy's race and we will give it all we have got to get our Silverado to the front."

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T. J. BELL, NO. 7 HOME4THEHOLIDAYS.ORG SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 8th:

"Actually I couldn't believe how much grip there was on this race track. The TRG Chevy Silverado is unbelievable, just so easy to keep it wide open out there. I couldn't believe it; I probably didn't even have to hold my breath to do that. We have a real good race truck for tomorrow. I can't wait until the race. You can move around everywhere on this track, especially if you get tight or get loose, you can move make you truck better. You are going so fast here, it is just awesome. The tires Goodyear brought to this race track are perfect because you can actually feel the truck and really drive it. That is what makes it so much fun."

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MATT CRAFTON, NO. 88 MENARDS/MCGUIRE-NICHOLAS SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 27TH:

NOTE: Crafton crashed the primary truck in today's second practice after a piece of debris flew from another truck, punctured his left front tire and sent him hard in to the wall forcing the team to take out the backup truck.

"It is a shame we lost our primary truck to something that wasn't our fault, it was awesome. That truck was fast. We struggled with our backup during the short amount of practice we got. There is no give up on this team so we will just do as much as we can during the race and see if we can't work our way up in the field."

-credit: gm racing

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Ron Hornaday Jr. , Cale Gale