TONY STEWART, NO 47 CHEVROLET TORK ALL STAR SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 19TH, DNF: "We just aren't sure what the problem is but it kept getting worse. We had a problem yesterday with a surge and missed most of the second practice chasing the problem.
TONY STEWART, NO 47 CHEVROLET TORK ALL STAR SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 19TH, DNF:
"We just aren't sure what the problem is but it kept getting worse. We had a problem yesterday with a surge and missed most of the second practice chasing the problem. Randy Goss (crew chief) and all the guys on the No. 47 team worked so hard, I wish you could have seen how hard they worked on this truck. They changed every single fuel line; all the electrical and finally the motor but it came back on the third lap of the race tonight and just kept getting worse. I am thinking it is something in the driveline now. I will be anxious to hear from Randy when they figure out what it is because I really don't think it was the motor but I don't know what it is because they changed everything on this thing, except the driveline.
"Those who were watching us come from the back know we had the best handling truck in the race, we had a better handling and more corner speed than any other truck. This thing just ripped through the corners, if I got behind two trucks cutting a big hole in the air, we could just pull it down and go under them or through them. I was having a blast out there tonight.
"I love running this truck series. I got a couple wins with Andy Petree at Richmond and had a good run last fall with this team and finished third. This is a great series to race, you really get to race.
"When I was skidding through the grass I thought it was Eldora all over again. I kept saying I have it saved, I have it saved, ok maybe not but I am not going to wreck it.
"I feel bad for these guys cause they gave me the best handling truck I have ever had. It was a ball to drive. My hats off to Randy and all these guys, they worked so hard on this.
"What ever it is, it kept getting g worse and it didn't make any sense to wreck a really good truck.
"I wish we could have done better, we had our good buddies from Diamond Rio here tonight on the hood of this 47 truck and the great people from Tork® and Quaker Steak and Lube, we had awesome people with us on this Chevy Silverado tonight so I wish we could have given them a better finish but it wasn't because these guys didn't try, they worked their tails off giving me a good truck.
"I look forward to coming back and racing for these guys again this season."
JACK SPRAGUE, NO 16 CHEVY TRUCKS SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 11th, FINISHED 27TH:
NOTE: Sprague was involved in a three-truck incident on lap 36 with the No. 04 of Bobby Hamilton and the No. 47 of Tony Stewart. Sprague's No. 16 sustained severe suspension damage. Sprague finished 25 laps down to the race winner.
"Just a bad night for our Chevy Trucks Silverado team. I am really not sure what happened there with Bobby, Tony and I. First thing I know I am getting drilled in the left quarter panel hard. My guys worked so hard to give me a great truck. We didn't qualify as well as we would have liked but we were racing good. We started out a little loose in and tight in the center but we were going to be fine as the race went on. It is just disappointing because we just can't seem to get any luck, we have great trucks, the crew has awesome pit stops, we just can't seem to get any luck on our side. So, we will just go on to Dover."
DAVID STARR, NO. 75 SPEARS MANUFACTURING SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 15TH, FINISHED 19TH:
"We had the right truck but just in the wrong place tonight with our Chevrolet Silverado. It was pretty crazy out there - The 17 got into me after they got together with the 59 and my guys in the pits were just awesome getting what we needed to still run decent and got us back out there. We were running fourth when Todd Bodine and Hamilton started mixing it up - got together and there was no place for Chad (Chaffin) and I to go. It's just disappointing for the whole Spears organization but we'll be back in Dover and give it another run."
DENNIS SETZER, NO 46 CHEVROLET SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 18TH FINISHED 7TH:
"Our Chevrolet Z-71 Silverado was pretty bad off tonight. -We just didn't have a good night. We salvaged a 7th place finish out of it out of attrition right there. We missed our set up pretty bad tonight. We had a brand new shiny truck out there but unfortunately it didn't drive the way we wanted it to all night. We made some really good adjustments and pit stops, which bought us some positions. This team keeps pulling it off - we don't start well in the race but make a couple pit stops and get right out there - I'm awful proud of them. We just need to just get a little better in the starts of the race. "
RON HORNADAY, NO. 6 GM GOODWRENCH SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 10TH, FINISHED 11TH:
"We couldn't get the GM Goodwrench truck right all night so finishing 11th was extremely pleasing for our team. We avoided trouble all night with trucks wrecking all around us. We can certainly build on this and take some momentum to Dover. It could have been a lot worse for us so we will all sleep well. Once again the GM Goodwrench team gave me great pit stops, which kept me in the race when we weren't running so well. Hats off to those guys."