Texas II: GM teams qualifying quotes

DAVID STARR, NO. 75 SPEARS MANUFACTURING SILVERADO (QUALIFIED 5th): "It was good to see Shane (Hmiel) and I in the Chevrolet Silverado's running in the 29.60 second range. I made a qualifying run at the end of the practice and the truck felt...

DAVID STARR, NO. 75 SPEARS MANUFACTURING SILVERADO (QUALIFIED 5th):

"It was good to see Shane (Hmiel) and I in the Chevrolet Silverado's running in the 29.60 second range. I made a qualifying run at the end of the practice and the truck felt good and was on the white line on the bottom of the race track, it wasn't tight, it wasn't loose it was really pretty neutral and I was wide open for two laps and could only run 29.79. It looked like there were other makes that were pretty strong in front of me. We needed more speed and we picked it up in qualifying. We wanted to have a solid starting spot in the field and I think we have one. The main thing is how you finish so we want to come out of Texas, my home track with a win or a top-5 finish."

DENNIS SETZER, NO. 46 CHEVROLET SILVERADO (QUALIFIED 8th):

"That was all we had for them in qualifying. We would have liked to have turned the lap we did in practice but the track was quite a bit warmer by the time we went out to qualify. But we have a good top-ten starting spot for our Chevrolet Silverado and I really feel like we have a good solid race package for tomorrow. The truck feels good and I think we will run well in traffic, which is what it is going to take to get to front of this field and stay there. The changes Danny (Gill) and the guys made to the race setup late in the second practice will be good for the race."

JACK SPRAGUE, NO. 16 CHEVY TRUCKS SILVERADO (QUALIFIED 19th):

"You never want to start this deep in the field but we just have too much grip in the Chevy Trucks Silverado for qualifying. I feel really good about how well we will race. My guys have had awesome pit stops this whole season so I know we can gain some spots on pit road as well as on the track. I really feel good about what we have for the race tomorrow."

MATT CRAFTON, NO. 6 GM GOODWRENCH SILVERADO (QUALIFIED 20th):

"We were faster than we were in practice so we are definitely happy about that. Our GM Goodwrench Silverado is not that good on stickers but I think it will be great on long runs. It is handling great right now and seems to work well in the draft. Hopefully my guys can continue to give me great pit stops and we can stay out of trouble and we should be fine for tomorrow's race."

SHANE HMIEL, NO. 15 TRIMSPA SILVERADO (QUALIFIED 2ND):

"Man I wish we were setting on the pole. I wanted to be the Chevrolet out front especially since it is a Chevrolet race. For being in race trim we sure ran well. I knew we were fast and had worked out the kinks in the truck during the first practice session. I told Ritchie that the truck was perfect and not to touch it. I can't say enough about the DEI powerhouse under the hood and about the Silverado's I've driven all season. They are excellent. I really thought we'd captured the pole but Skinner came out faster. I'm real happy with where we are starting in the Silverado 350. If it's anything like our performance in the spring race this Silverado will be up front. I plan on bringing home solid upfront runs and maybe even a win one or two of these races in this last part of this season. We are aiming to get this Chevy into the top-10 in overall points."

KELLY SUTTON, NO. 02 TEAM COPAXONE SILVERADO (QUALIFIED 23RD):

"We picked up a few tenths from practice, but not as much as we had hoped. The truck is good, but I'm hoping it'll get better on longer runs. We're starting better than we did back in June, and we come into Texas this time with a lot more experience and a lot more confidence. I think tomorrow is our chance to pull all the pieces of our program together and bring home a strong finish for our Chevy Silverado."

Other Chevrolet Silverado Qualifiers:

Denny Hamlin, No. 03 Joe Gibb'S Performance/Decoma Silverado - Qualified 24TH

Andy Houston, No. 07 Albertson'S Silverado - Qualified 25TH

Tracy Hines, No. 88 Menards Silverado - Qualified 26th

Eric Jones, No. 74 Taylor Vertex.Com/Safelite Silverao - Qualified 28th

Jason Small, No. 13 Microtel Silverado - Qualified Provisional

Ken Weaver, No. 08 1-800-4-A-Phone Silverado - Qualified Provisional

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Andy Houston , Jason Small , Tracy Hines , Eric Jones , Ken Weaver , Denny Hamlin