Texas II: GM teams qualifying quotes, notes

Chad McCumbee Scores Front Row Starting Spot for Silverado 350K Current NCTS point standing's leader and two-time champion, Ron Hornaday, Jr., No. 33 Camping World Silverado, will start eighth in the 350K/147-lap/220.5-mile race. A total of...

Chad McCumbee Scores Front Row Starting Spot for Silverado 350K

Current NCTS point standing's leader and two-time champion, Ron Hornaday, Jr., No. 33 Camping World Silverado, will start eighth in the 350K/147-lap/220.5-mile race.

A total of four Silverado drivers will roll off in the top-10 in race 23 of the 25-race 2007 NCTS season. In addition to McCumbee and Hornaday, Kyle Busch, No. 51 Flanders Beef Patties Silverado will start fifth. Regan Smith, No. 47 Ginn Resorts Silverado, will roll of 10th in the 36-truck field.

The Silverado 350K is scheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m. Central time Friday night with live TV coverage on SPEED TV.

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Kyle Busch, No. 51 Flanders Beef Patties Silverado, Qualified 5th:

"It was all right. Just wide open, seeing what you can get out of it and that was it. Pretty consistent two laps and that is all she had. I think we have a pretty good truck. We don't ever worry about qualifying, or where we qualify at, that is why we only have one pole ever. We go after race wins."

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Ron Hornaday, Jr., No. 33 Camping World Silverado, Qualified 8th:

"It is so cool racing for Kevin Harvick, Inc. The way these Silverado race trucks drive, it is so awesome to go out there. I mean, yea, it may not be on the top of the board, but if this thing drives tomorrow night like it did tonight, this Camping World Chevrolet Silverado is going to be pretty awesome. I am pretty excited about it. That darn Skinner is up top again so we are going to have to figure out how to get up there and rough 'em up."

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Regan Smith, No. 47 Ginn Resorts Silverado, Qualified 10th:

"It was a good qualifying effort for us. The guys on the Morgan Dollar Ginn Resorts Silverado did a good job. We were just a touch free that is what we want for tomorrow night. I am real happy with the balance. We picked up a lot from practice so that was good. We were kind of scratching our heads after practice. The truck was good in practice, but we didn't go fast in qualifying trim, I am happy with that, it was a good pickup. All of our focus was on the first practice. It was a little bit cooler, green race track, more like we will race on tomorrow night. The second practice we were just playing around with a few things, just balance things. We wanted to see what it would do, we didn't take much of what we learned in the second practice, we got it all done in the first one."

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Brendan Gaughan, No. 77 South Point Hotel Silverado, Qualified 14th:

"Perfect lap. This race team has come a long way with Chevrolet's help and we are back to where we are supposed to be. That is what a race truck is supposed to feel like around here. Both laps were flat foot. Didn't have a lot of wheel in it. That was all it had for qualifying, but even in my best days here, I never had the pole and never started higher than 15th. That will keep us near enough to the front and we have a Chevrolet Silverado that can win this race tomorrow night. That is my goal because if Mike Skinner doesn't win and I can win and take the most points, that means that Ron (Hornaday, Jr.) has a better chance."

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Clay Rogers, No. 75 Spears Manufacturing Silverado, Qualified 22nd:

"I messed up a little bit, I told them in our qualifying practice that we were a little too free with the night coming and being a little bit cooler, that tightened us up. We did a little bit more to tighten it up. It was good the first lap but we didn't see the pickup we wanted to in the second lap cause we got a little tight in three and four coming to the checkered and had to wrap too much wheel in to it and bound up the truck a little bit. All in all, it was a safe move for us. We kind of have to be on the safe side after the last three weeks that we have had here. Pretty happy with the run, but a little disappointed in myself for making that call. But I have never practiced during the day and qualified at night here before either."

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OTHER SILVERADO QUALIFIERS:

J.R. Norris, No. 15 McKinney Pipe & Steele Silverado, Qualified 12th

Willie Allen, No. 13 National Pork Board/Nashville Music City Silverado, Qualified 18th

Matt Crafton, No. 88 Menards/Moen Silverado, Qualified 20th

Chad Chaffin, No. 40 Westerman Companies Silverado, Qualified 26th

Tim Sauter, No. 07 Lester Building Silverado, Qualified 31st

Kevin Lepage, No. 86 888KARPORT.com/Red Line Oil Silverado, Qualified 33rd

Peyton Sellers, No. 76 Automotive Fabrication Silverado, Qualified 34th

Travis Kittleson, No. 08 Bob Steele Chevrolet Silverado, Qualified 35th

-credit: gm racing

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Mike Skinner , Kevin Harvick , Kevin Lepage , Clay Rogers , Ron Hornaday Jr. , Matt Crafton , Tim Sauter , Brendan Gaughan , Chad Chaffin , Regan Smith , Peyton Sellers , Willie Allen , Chad McCumbee , J.R. Norris , Travis Kittleson , Kyle Busch