Atlanta: Crafton post race interview

MATT CRAFTON , NO. 88 MENARDS/QUAKER STATE SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 17TH, FINISHED 3RD "We did pass a lot of trucks tonight. On the original start, a lot of people were spinning tires, we spun out tires and got run in to from behind and broke the ...

MATT CRAFTON , NO. 88 MENARDS/QUAKER STATE SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 17TH, FINISHED 3RD

"We did pass a lot of trucks tonight. On the original start, a lot of people were spinning tires, we spun out tires and got run in to from behind and broke the spoiler braces. The officials saw the spoiler braces hanging and made us come in and fix them. I had to come down pit road and work on it for two cautions to fix those braces. Came from dead last to finish third. These guys were awesome in the pits; they brought me an awesome truck.

"This Silverado was just unbelievable good on the long runs. We didn't have anything for the top-two trucks, but we did have a third place truck. On the short runs, it actually wasn't that good. They would be reading me my lap times and after about 15 to 20 laps we would be equal to the leaders or better but they had gotten away from me so far, I couldn't run them down. I could hold it wide open for 15 or 20 laps and I have never had a truck that I was able to do that here. I can't thank these guys on this Menards/Quaker State Chevy Silverado team for this. This is the same truck we had at California and we were really good there and I bounced it off the wall toward the end of the race and ended a good run for us.

"I am really happy with our finish but not satisfied because we aren't over there in victory lane where Mike Skinner is, that is when I will be satisfied is when we are there."

-credit: gm racing

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Mike Skinner