Charlotte: GM Racing preview

Matt Crafton is the defending winner at Lowe's Motor Speedway: "I think you have to be confident each and every week but it helps going back to a place where you know you have won before. Last year's win was awesome. It was nice to look at...

Matt Crafton is the defending winner at Lowe's Motor Speedway: "I think you have to be confident each and every week but it helps going back to a place where you know you have won before. Last year's win was awesome. It was nice to look at everyone and say we did it and to finally quiet all those asking if I was capable of winning. My owners, Duke and Rhonda Thorson, have been so supportive so it was really gratifying for them and the others who have believed in me all along the way."

TEAM CHEVY SILVERADO INSIDE THE GARAGE AT LOWE'S MOTOR SPEEDWAY--DAYNE PIERANTONI, GM RACING SILVERADO PROGRAM MANAGER, NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES: "Lowe's Motor Speedway has been a great track for our Chevy Silverado teams since the first race in 2003. Chevrolet has more wins, top-five and top-10 finishes than any other manufacturer.

"It is always a full-day with no room for an error because of the one-day schedule. In addition, as a rule racing at Charlotte brings the extra pressure of being at home in front of family and friends. However, that wasn't true for last year's winner, Matt Crafton, as his ThorSport Racing team is based in Ohio.

"We have been very strong this season on the 1.5-mile tracks and this should be our weekend to close the deal. Chevy has a strong Silverado contingent ready for a trip to victory lane. Our three-time champion Ron Hornaday has one Charlotte win and several strong runs. He will be joined by Ryan Newman in the second Kevin Harvick, Inc. Chevy.

"Matt and Chad McCumbee both have been strong this year and I expect them to be in the thick of things before the checkered flag falls. It will be a high-speed, exciting race."

-credit: gm racing

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Kevin Harvick , Ryan Newman , Matt Crafton , Chad McCumbee