Texas II: GM teams race quotes

ARIC ALMIROLA, NO. 47 CHEVROLET FEDEX EXPRESS SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 10TH , FINISHED: 34th: YOU HAD A DECENT RUN GOING, WHAT HAPPENED OUT THERE? "I guess we just lost some air off the spoiler there making a pass on a lapped truck. We started out...

ARIC ALMIROLA, NO. 47 CHEVROLET FEDEX EXPRESS SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 10TH , FINISHED: 34th:

YOU HAD A DECENT RUN GOING, WHAT HAPPENED OUT THERE? "I guess we just lost some air off the spoiler there making a pass on a lapped truck. We started out pretty loose tonight, but the guys made some good adjustments on that first stop and got it better. Its a shame because I really was having some fun out there tonight. This track is just so fast and tricky.

"I've been running with the Morgan-Dollar guys this year to get some experience and have had a great time. We've had some good runs and some tough ones. But I can't wait to get back here in a truck or a car next year."

DAVID STARR, NO. 75 SPEARS MANUFACTURING CHEVROLET SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 9TH, FINISHED 4th:

"I tell you what, it's been a tough year. But my Spears Chevrolet Silverado was pretty good tonight. The pit stops were unbelievable. We just couldn't get off Turn 2. We'd hit the bumps down there between (Turns) 1 & 2 and we'd push up. And I'll tell you what. Todd Bodine and Mike Skinner and those Toyotas were strong tonight. We're just happy to come home with a top five tonight. This fourth was great. I had a great battle with Ron Hornaday. It was a good night."

RON HORNADAY, NO. 6 GM GOODWRENCH CHEVROLET SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 18TH , FINISHED 7th:

"We just barely missed it tonight. The GM goodwrench truck was awesome. I just got caught up on the high side at the end. I think we could have put our truck in the top-5. I know we lost some ground in the points and I hope the 30 didn't gain too much on us. It was a fun night over all and now we need to start thinking about phoenix and getting the GM Goodwrench Chevrolet back in victory lane."

DENNIS SETZER, NO. 46 CHEVROLET SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 19TH, FINISHED 18th:

NOT THE KIND OF NIGHT YOU GUYS NEEDED TO GET BACK IN THE POINTS LEAD? "No, just an unfortunate night for us. We brought one of our Robertson chassis tonight and we just can't get where we need to be on these things. Its the same truck we ran at Atlanta last week and it wasn't much better. The last few races we just can't get competitive and I don't know what the problem is.

"My Chevrolet Silverado started out pretty good, but got real loose, kind of a snap loose there after about fifteen to twenty laps. I just couldn't throttle up in the center of the corner and had no grip or sidebite. We made some aggressive changes on the truck, but it just made it tighter but didn't help the grip problems."

HOW DO YOU GUYS LOOK GOING IN TO THE LAST TWO RACES? "We tested good at Phoenix and we are going to run one of our Hopkins chassis there. We know its competitive because we've won a couple of races with it this year. So, we'll just have to give it our best shot and try to get ourselves back in position to win a race let alone the championship. I don't think we will bring the truck that we ran here tonight to Homestead. We've got to find something better to take to these mile-and-a-half places."

KYLE BUSCH, NO 15 DITECH.COM/LAND LIQUIDATORS SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 4TH, FINISHED 3rd:

HOW TOUGH WAS IT TO HANG ON AT THE END OF THAT RACE? "It wasn't too hard to hang on. I was just driving my heart out trying to keep up with those guys. Todd Bodine had a great truck today -- so did Mike Skinner. Those Toyotas -- I don't know what it was today, but they were fast. This was the only Chevrolet Silverado that could only really keep up with them. I don't know whether it's more downforce and less drag than us which helped them come off Turn 2, but as soon as I'd get about 8 to 10 laps off of it, it was so tight off of Turn 2 I could hardly drive it. All in all it was a good night for the ditech.com Chevrolet. I'm looking forward to Phoenix and Homestead, too."

-gm racing-

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Todd Bodine , Mike Skinner , Ron Hornaday Jr.