Bristol: GM teams race quotes

DENNIS SETZER, NO. 46 CHEVROLET SILVERADO (QUALIFIED 19TH, FINISHED 17TH ): "Man we just can't get any luck at the end of these things lately. We had a great truck tonight and the guys made great calls in the pits. I just feel so bad for...

DENNIS SETZER, NO. 46 CHEVROLET SILVERADO (QUALIFIED 19TH, FINISHED 17TH ):

"Man we just can't get any luck at the end of these things lately. We had a great truck tonight and the guys made great calls in the pits. I just feel so bad for everyone that we couldn't bring it home with a respectable finish. I really don't know what happened there with the crash with the forty-two truck. I got under him going into one, but we got together in the corner and spun. Its unfortunate because we were racing for third and neither one of us came home with a top five. But that's Bristol. Its never over till its over and anything can happen."

JACK SPRAGUE, NO. 16 CHEVY TRUCKS SILVERADO (QUALIFIED 18TH,FINISHED 28TH ):

RETIRED FROM THE RACE WITH A BLEWN MOTOR ON LAP 174 RUNNING 4TH. "I don't know what we have to do to get a break. We started out tight center and off. The Chevy Truck Silverado guys kept working on it and adjusting it and we got pretty decent there with maybe 75 to go. We were going to get us a top five because I hadn't been abusing the tires. Then the motor blew without any warning. It is frustrating and disappointing for everyone on our team."

DAVID STARR, NO. 75 SPEARS MANUFACTURING SILVERADO (QUALIFIED 3RD, FINISHED 7TH):

"Man, I thought we had another top-three in our Spears Silverado tonight but we chose to keep our track position and didn't pit when we should have to get tires. I just couldn't hold it where it had been on the track and fell back. We still got a top ten but our Silverado was better than that, but still, we brought it in with the fenders on it and at Bristol, that is a good thing. We are running good so we keep this momentum heading to Richmond."

MATT CRAFTON, NO. 6 GM GOODWRENCH SILVERADO (QUALIFIED 10TH, FINISHED 3rd ):

"We came with the exact same setup that Kevin had in his truck he ran so well with last year and I didn't like it. So we made some changes just before the end of practice and jumped up to fourth on the sheet. We qualified 10th and had a good race for our GM Goodwrench Silverado. I am so hungry to win one of these things. Kevin (Harvick, team owner) knows how hungry I am for a win in one of these races. It is our first year working together as a team and we have all really gelled well together. We have run well and we keep trying to be consistent and get good finishes. The win will be there for us but it is hard to be patient!"

ROBBY GORDON, NO. 47 ACXIOM ALL STARS SILVERADO (QUALIFIED 23RD, FINISHED 4th):

"It was pretty impressive that Carl Edwards and Matt Crafton were able to hang on with much older tires. We came with about a hundred to go, and that was the right call. I just didn't want to be too aggressive that early in the run and wanted to save my tires for the end. When Shane started making the move there, he did an awesome job. We were happy to bring the Acxiom Silverado home in fourth place and everyone here did a good job tonight. I had a blast driving this thing and hope to compete again in the Silverado All Stars races. Randy Goss and everyone here at Morgan-Dollar did an awesome job and the truck drove beautifully. We gave up a little too much there with about halfway to go and could have been up there battling for the lead if we had pushed it harder right after the stop. I wanted to bring it back clean because its an All Star truck that we all share and I wanted to make sure that when Tony (Stewart) gets in it at Richmond that he has a good piece. I love Truck Racing. I am an offroad racer and I came from racing those trucks. This is the first time in a long time though that I have driven a NASCAR Truck and it was awesome. Bristol is just a fantastic place to race. "

KEVIN HARVICK, NO. 92 GM GOODWRENCH SILVERADO (QUALIFIED 6TH, FINISHED 5TH ):

"It was fun tonight, but I just screwed up. I didn't see the flag out on the final stop and must have been in my own little zone. Unfortunately we gave up all those positions there and were not able to make a lot of them up. All in all it was a good night for both Goodwrench trucks. These Chevrolet Silverados were strong all night long and we did what we had to do to bring it home in one piece."

SHANE HMIEL, NO. 15 EARL SMALL'S HARLEY DAVIDSON SILVERADO (QUALIFIED 4TH, FINISHED 2nd):

"It was a good run for us tonight, I really thought I had a truck that would win tonight right from the start. We started fourth and I let Kevin and a couple other guys go cause I knew they were going to run a little harder than I was, I wanted to save my stuff. We stayed out when others pitted and led for fifty laps and got our bonus points. When we pitted, others didn't and I was 25th when I went back out on the track and drove it back up to second. We didn't have anything for the 99 (Carl Edwards, race winner) cause I had used up my tires passing all those trucks to get up there. It was hard because you just didn't know for sure where the lapped trucks were going to go. We have a good program and are working well together. We have had four strong finishes in a row and have some momentum going. Our Earl Small's Silverado was good tonight. Our goal is to get in the top-ten in points and get a win one of these races."

PAUL WHITE, DRIVER NO. 13 STA-MAX CHEVROLET SILVERADO (QUALIFIED 27TH, FINISHED: 23RD)

"This race track is definitely one of my favorites now. I really had a great time here at Bristol and I think our program is really starting to turn around. Tonight the set up in the truck was good and I was able to run at a consistent pace throughout the race. We were able to test for this race last week and I think that also made a difference. I spent a lot of the race watching some of the other drivers and how they run this track. I think when we come back to Bristol next season, I will have a much better chance at running higher in the field. This was a good night for us all the way around, we turned a solid qualifying run and finished the race with all the fenders still attached to the truck. And here at Bristol I think that is a sign of a pretty successful evening. I feel like this is really the beginning of some good things with the Sta-Max Chevy and you might see more of that in two weeks at Richmond. I have run at Richmond before in my Silver Crown car and I have always run in the top five so I feel like I have something of a leg up on that track."

TRACY HINES, NO. 88 MENARDS SILVERADO (QUALIFIED 29TH , FINISHED 22ND)

"We had a lug nut come off on our stop and that just killed us. We came in off sequence to make a chassis adjustment and put a rubber in, so we shouldn't have been in a hurry, but we were. It's a mistake that hurt us but it's not the end of the world. We ran good, and that is the silver lining. We ran with the leaders for a good long time, and never feel more than a straightaway behind them. It's a shame, because we had a great truck. We just needed track position and we would have been okay."

-gm-

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Matt Crafton , Carl Edwards