Darlington: GM teams race quotes

DENNIS SETZER, NO. 46 CHEVROLET SILVERADO (QUALIFIED 17th, FINISHED 17th): "The 43 (Josh Richeson) was probably on a little fresher tires than us but he was a lapped truck. I waved him by going in to three but he got into us going into four and...

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

"The 43 (Josh Richeson) was probably on a little fresher tires than us but he was a lapped truck. I waved him by going in to three but he got into us going into four and spun us out while we were running up there in the top-five. It is really unfortunate for Team Silverado. We had a pretty good truck and kept working our way up through the field. We elected to stay out there under what we thought would be the last yellow, everyone but Bobby (Hamilton), Bobby, Jr. (Hamilton), Ted (Musgrave) and a couple others had new tires left for that last stop. They had got by us and we were as far back as we were going to go and had a pretty decent finish there but it didn't turn out that way. We could have went on to Homestead in a little better shape than we are but we will just stick with our game plan and see where it goes from there."

JACK SPRAGUE, NO. 16 CHEVY TRUCKS SILVERADO (QUALIFIED 22ND, FINISHED 11th):

"We just couldn't get any grip in our Chevy Trucks Silverado. Without getting much time in happy hour with the rain, we weren't quite where we should have been to start the race. But Dave (Fuge, team manger), Chris (Showalter, crew chief) and all the guys made great adjustments all night but it wasn't enough to get us up where we needed to be. There are two things that are critical here at Darlington, track position and tires. We didn't have either tonight. There were a few trucks who had saved sets of tires by not running much the first practice so at that last caution the few guys that had a set left got by us pretty fast once we went back to green. But we will take this finish and go on to Homestead and see if we can't keep this Chevy Trucks Silverado in the top-10 in points."

DAVID STARR, NO. 75 SPEARS MANUFACTURING SILVERADO (QUALIFIED 8th, FINISHED 6th):

"Our Spears Chevy Silverado was pretty good tonight. We weren't the best truck out there tonight but we got all we could get especially starting dead last because we were late to the driver's meeting. That was all we had. We were just hanging on there at the end we are happy with this finish. It isn't what we wanted, but we will take it and go on to Homestead and see if we can put this Silverado back in victory lane. We had big issues with tires there at the end like most everyone else except for the 59 (Bobby Hamilton, Jr.), 4 (Bobby Hamilton), 1 (Ted Musgrave) and a couple other trucks. They were good. There were guys that didn't have tires that were better than us too but we had a pretty good piece, we didn't have the best piece tonight but we were good. Dave (McCarty, crew chief) and the guys had great stops and we came home with a decent finish."

JASON LEFFLER, NO. 47 CHEVY ACXIOM CELEBRITY ALL STAR SILVERADO (QUALIFIED 6th, FINISHED 24th):

"This Acxiom, Computer Associates All Star Silverado was awesome at the start of the race. We had something to run with those guys but then when we got spun out there on about lap 92 or so, we lost track position and then just got too tight. We came in again for adjustments and tires because I just didn't want to wreck the truck for these guys. But they were old tires and that didn't help us out so we came back in for better tires and the yellow came out and put us a lap down. With the fresher tires, the truck came back to life but it was too late then. Randy (Goss) and the whole Morgan Dollar crew worked hard and really gave me a great truck, I feel bad we didn't get a better finish for them but we brought it home with the fenders on it for the most part and tonight that was saying something. I would like to do this again if they ask me again. It was fun to race a truck again."

MATT CRAFTON, NO. 6 GM GOODWRENCH SILVERADO (QUALIFIED 10th, FINISHED 8TH):

"There was some crazy racing out there tonight. That last set of tires made my GM Goodwrench Silverado too tight for that last run. The run before was the best our truck was all night. We had a lugnut fall off that last pit shop and it put us back where we had to dig hard that last run. We used up our tired then just had to hold on there at the end. We will take an eighth place finish to add another top-10 to our record this season."

SHANE HMIEL, NO. 15 TRIMSPA SILVERADO (QUALIFIED 2nd, FINISHED 33rd):

"It just wasn't my day for tires. We cut a valve stem on the Busch car in that race. Now we blew a right front and hit the wall. Hank (Parker, Jr.) had nowhere to go and came over me. We knocked out the tow and suffered some serious body damage. I actually was able to keep up the leaders and it was actually better than before we hit the wall. I just hate it for Team TRIMSPA and the Billy Ballew Silverado team. We'll just see what we can do at Homestead next week."

TRACY HINES, NO. 88 MENARDS SILVERADO (QUALIFIED 30TH, FINISHED 13th):

" That's the best finish we've had in quite a while. You have to walk before you run. This was a good night for us. We got lucky there on the last restart. They started crashing. I was behind Terry (Cook) and just followed him. I figured at the worst he'd hit them and move them out of the way. The way our luck has been, we' have been wiped out in that. The way we got through and got a decent finish, maybe our luck's changing a little bit."

JASON SMALL, NO. 13 MICROTEL INNS AND SUITES SILVERADO (QUALIFIED 32ND, FINISHED 21st):

"Not a great finish, but we kept it on the lead lap and pretty much in one piece. That makes it a good night. We were out of brakes pretty early and that hurt us. But we were able to miss the wrecks, get some cautions when we needed them and get a decent finish for this 13 team."

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Bobby Hamilton , Ted Musgrave , Josh Richeson