Charlotte: GM teams qualifying quotes

TONY STEWART, NO 47 CHEVROLET TORK ALL STAR SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 19TH: How was your truck? "I was wide open all the way around. The truck handled pretty good but we were a little off the horsepower that we had in the first motor. We'll be good...

TONY STEWART, NO 47 CHEVROLET TORK ALL STAR SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 19TH:

How was your truck? "I was wide open all the way around. The truck handled pretty good but we were a little off the horsepower that we had in the first motor. We'll be good for the race."

You guys had a problem in practice today; did the motor change solve the problem? "These guys worked awfully hard to find the problem during practice. They changed everything except one fuel line and the motor between the two practices. Then after the final practice was over they decided we needed to change the motor.

"On our third run out in the first practice I noticed that the motor was starting to bog down. It was really strange. I've never experienced something quite like it. At first we thought it was a fuel or fuel pickup problem. Obviously it was the motor, and now the guys can concentrate on race setup.

"It is always better to start a little closer to the front because track position is important in every race but I know Randy Goss and the guys from Morgan-Dollar will get us what we need to head to the front."

JACK SPRAGUE, NO 16 CHEVY TRUCKS SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 11th:

"Not a bad run for us. Sure you always want to start closer to the front of the field but we will be ok. We decided to make the changes we felt like we needed to make for our race setup so we knew we really didn't have a shot at the pole. The goal is to do all we can to win the race. We have a strong truck, if we have some good luck, we will be fine tomorrow night."

DAVID STARR, NO. 75 SPEARS MANUFACTURING SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 15TH:

"The truck was really tight during qualifying. I had thought we'd loosen up a bit since it cooled down but it didn't. It was real tight out there and we had an early qualifying run. We had a better mock run in practice and knew we had the truck set up for the race tomorrow night so it was a 50/50 shot on how we would qualify. We'll make it up in the race and put our Spears Manufacturing Silverado front and hopefully into Victory Lane. The new surface here is awesome and I'm looking forward to 134 laps of excitement tomorrow night under the lights"

DENNIS SETZER, NO 46 CHEVROLET SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 18TH:

"That is about what we ran in practice. Our Silverado has been pretty good all day; we were searching a little bit there during the hot part of the day. Eric (Phillips, crew chief) and the guys did a great job with our red Z71 4 X 4 Silverado, a new paint scheme for us here. It was a pretty good lap for us, we are happy with it. I was pretty sure the track would get faster as the night went on and it did. That was a pretty good lap and the clouds did come over and take the sun off of us when we went out. I think we will be fine tomorrow night when the race starts. I am excited about the gains we made near the end of practice. For myself, I was able to find out where the grip is on this new surface. We didn't come to the open test here so until today I didn't have any laps on the new track. After we had a few laps around here, I started searching around during the last practice to find the lines. I think we have a truck that is going to race good here, we have a lot of adjustability in it. My crew always does a great job on pit stops, we always pick up spots in the pits which is a huge positive for us."

DAVID STARR, NO. 75 SPEARS MANUFACTURING SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 15TH:

"The truck was really tight during qualifying. I had thought we'd loosen up a bit since it cooled down but it didn't. It was real tight out there and we had an early qualifying run. We had a better mock run in practice and knew we had the truck set up for the race tomorrow night so it was a 50/50 shot on how we would qualify. We'll make it up in the race and put our Spears Manufacturing Silverado front and hopefully into Victory Lane. The new surface here is awesome and I'm looking forward to 134 laps of excitement tomorrow night under the lights".

RON HORNADAY, NO. 6 GM GOODWRENCH SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 10TH:

"A top 10 after today's practice is the best we could have hoped for. Everyone is happy with that. It looks like the Toyotas were fast but these Chevy Silverado should race well. I am looking forward to tomorrow and keeping my fingers crossed that it doesn't rain us out. We are looking to get the GM Goodwrench truck to victory lane as soon as we can and we don't want the weather to hold us up."

KELLY SUTTON, NO 02 TEAM COPAXONE SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 27TH:

"I am so proud of the great work our crew did after final practice. We picked up nearly half a second, and the truck felt great! I'm looking forward to the race tomorrow night, to show everyone what this Chevy Silverado can do and hopefully attract some associate sponsors for Sutton Motorsports as we roll into the summer months. This team has a lot of heart and potential, and I'm hoping we can put it all together this weekend and have a break out race."

-gm racing-

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