GM Racing Chevrolet Silverado Charlotte Practice Notes and Quotes JACK SPRAGUE, NO. 16 CHEVY TRUCKS SILVERADO, 3RD IN PRACTICE ONE AND 5TH IN PRACTICE TWO: "Our Chevy Trucks Silverado is pretty darn good. We chased the handling a little bit...
GM Racing Chevrolet Silverado Charlotte Practice Notes and Quotes
JACK SPRAGUE, NO. 16 CHEVY TRUCKS SILVERADO, 3RD IN PRACTICE ONE AND 5TH IN PRACTICE TWO:
"Our Chevy Trucks Silverado is pretty darn good. We chased the handling a little bit in the first practice but got a handle on it pretty quick. During the second practice we threw a few things at it to see what it would do before we made a qualifying run. I am really happy with what we ended up with. Of course, we are going to race at night and it will be much cooler than it is here today so that changes the complexion somewhat but I am confident we have enough adjustability to compensate for the difference in the weather."
DENNIS SETZER, NO 46 CHEVROLET SILVERADO, 22ND IN PRACTICE ONE AND 4TH IN PRACTICE TWO:
"Our Chevrolet Silverado is much better than when we started the first practice. We chased the handling going back and forth from tight to loose then loose to tight. But Eric (Phillips, crew chief) and the guys kept making adjustments and we were able to bring it back to a pretty neutral spot we are happy with. Our one qualifying run was a good solid run. We go out early in the order so we will have to see if it cools down a bunch for the guys who go out later. With practice being held in the heat of the day and us qualifying and racing in the evening and then at night, it is a little tough to land on the exact setup we will need for tomorrow night's race. But I really think the guys got us a good setup to qualify and start the race and keep us up near the front all night."
RON HORNADAY, NO. 6 GM GOODWRENCH CHEVROLET SILVERADO, 23RD IN PRACTICE ONE AND 25TH IN PRACTICE TWO:
"We still have some work to do to get the GM Goodwrench truck how we want it. I am not sure how well we will qualify but we will have this thing ready to race. Wally and the guys are not worried. They will make a few small adjustments and have the truck running how we like it. They get it done for me every week and today will be no exception."
DAVID STARR, NO 75 SPEARS MANUFACTURING SILVERADO, 15TH IN PRACTICE ONE AND 9TH IN PRACTICE TWO:
"Man our Silverado's been all over the place today in practice. It seems we're chasing the racetrack with it being so hot outside. The surface keeps changing. We go from tight to loose - then loose to tight -turns 1 & 2 we are one way -turns 3 & 4 another way - then they switch after we adjust for it. It's frustrating and difficult trying to get it right. We've made a ton of adjustments trying to get us where we need for the race. My Chevy teammates, Dennis (Setzer) and Jack (Sprague), were fast in practice so we'll go and find out what they are doing and what lines they are working. We had a pretty good mock qualifying run - I hope I can pick it up a bit more tonight and have repeat the pole here at Lowe's. I know we'll have the right truck in our Spears Manufacturing Silverado for the race - McCarty and the guys are working away and will have us all set by the time the checkered drops tomorrow night."
TONY STEWART, NO 47 CHEVROLET TORK® ALL STAR SILVERADO:
NOTE: Stewart was only able to complete minimal practice laps as a result of an engine problem that ultimately resulted in the team changing the engine. The team was unable to work on handling or chassis setup as a result of numerous attempts to find the problem prior to making the decision to change the engine. The No. 47 team will utilize the notes their teammates, No. 46 Dennis Setzer, made on a good qualifying setup.
KYLE BUSCH, NO. 15 ditech.com SILVERADO, 5TH IN PRACTICE ONE AND 1ST IN PRACTICE TWO:
ON RACING AGAIN IN THE NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES: "I am really glad to be here. The Truck Series is great racing and fun. I am glad I got the opportunity to run with Billy Ballew Motorsports, to have Ritchie Wauters as my crew chief and have my sponsor, ditech.com be on the truck here at Lowe's Motor Speedway.
ON HOW HE RAN IN BOTH PRACTICE SESSIONS: "We have a really good truck. We came out here and tested but the track is different from when we were here for testing so we had to make some adjustments today. We had to do a lot of different things to get the thing freed up, it is pretty tight out there. I think we have a good piece right now, we just made a qualifying run and it was really good too. We have a solid truck.
ON HOW IMPOUND AFFECTS DRIVER: "It is a little tough knowing you might have to give up one thing or the other - qualifying or starting race setup. We just strictly ran race runs in practice but we wanted to tape it up one time to see how it was and make sure it was stable enough for a qualifying run. So, I think everything these guys do over here I think, is strictly towards making a good race effort. The races aren't as long here, you definitely want to qualify somewhere up near the front so you can keep that track position. I think we have both. I think we have a really good race truck, on the long run it was really good. And it clicked off a really good qualifying run so I am excited about this.
MATT CRAFTON, NO. 88 MENARDS SILVERADO, 19TH IN PRACTICE ONE AND 15TH IN PRACTICE TWO:
"I think we have a really good race truck but we won't qualify too well. Here that isn't quite as big of a deal as a short track but you still need to be able to have decent track position. Some times you can't have both. We will just be smart and work our way toward the front."
TRACY HINES, NO. 13 THORSPORT/DAVE ZORIKI SILVERADO, 17th IN PRACTICE ONE AND 10TH IN PRACTICE 2:
"So far we have a pretty fast truck. We didn't really get to run a full qualifying run, we did put tires on but we didn't tape it up or cool it so I think we could have run a little better than the .24 we did run. I think we have a little more than we showed. It is a little hard to get a good setup when you practice during the day but we are going to race at night. It is a little hard for a smaller team that doesn't quite have the funding to do all the testing. They try their best to make it an even playing field for everyone. My guys are working hard so we will just keep doing what we are doing. I am happy with where we are so far."