KRAIG KINSER, NO 47 CENTRIX AUTO FINANCE SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 11TH, FINISHED 30th: NOTE: Kinser dropped to the back of the field at the start of the GM FlexFuel 250 as a result of the team having to add water to the truck prior to the start of...
KRAIG KINSER, NO 47 CENTRIX AUTO FINANCE SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 11TH, FINISHED 30th:
NOTE: Kinser dropped to the back of the field at the start of the GM FlexFuel 250 as a result of the team having to add water to the truck prior to the start of the race, considered an unapproved adjustment per the NASCAR rulebook. On lap 41 Kinser was caught up in a multi-truck accident damaging the right front of the Morgan-Dollar Motorsports Silverado. The crew repaired the damage under the caution period and Kinser rejoined the field at the back of the lead lap. On lap 73, the right front tire blew out sending the Rookie of the Year candidate into the outside retaining wall. As a result of damage sustained, Kinser retired from the event.
"I am disappointed for everyone on this No. 47 Centrix Silverado team. Randy Goss and the guys worked so hard to give me a great race truck. We were working our way up through the field when the first deal happened. I was just trying to get by and one of the trucks came down and caught the right front. Just one of those deals. We had quite a bit of damage to the right front fender and the arms and bars but the crew worked hard to fix it so everything was clear and I went back out to try and work our way up through the field again. It started to vibrate and it kept getting worse and worse. I don't know if something broke and punctured the tire or exactly what happened. I hate it for the guys because the worked so hard but we will just regroup and head on the California."
RON HORNADAY, NO. 33 KEVIN HARVICK, INC. SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 22ND, FINISHED 23rd:
"We had an awesome truck, our Chevrolet Silverado tonight. Just our tires got us at the end we had worked our way up to third place and developed a really bad vibration in the left rear. I opted to come in and it just put us in the back for the finish. We were pretty good on restarts all night; we just got into the No. 15 there at the end. I think (Stacy) Compton had a problem on the restart and that slowed us all up and I ended up getting into the No. 15. One of the stupidest mistakes I've ever made. Chris Rice and the guys did a great job and we are looking forward into going to California next weekend."
ARIC ALMIROLA, NO. 75 SPEARS MANUFACTURING SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 37TH, FINISHED 32nd
NOTE: The team changed engines and started from the rear of the field. On lap 72, Almirola was involved in a multi truck accident. As a result of the damage, the No. 75 Spears Silverado retired from the race. Almirola was examined and released from the infield care center.
"I haven't seen a replay so I don't know for sure exactly what happened for sure. We were just kind of hanging out staying in line and working our way to the front. We had a little overheating problem but once my Spears crew guys pulled off some tape, we were good. I learned a lot out there. I would have liked to have finished the race and headed to California with a few more points but we will just head out there and start building our season from there."
MIKE BLISS, NO. 16 XPRESS MOTORSPORTS SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 19TH, FINISHED 22nd:
NOTE: Bliss was involved in a multi truck accident on lap 41. The Xpress Motorsports crew was able to make repairs and Bliss rejoined the field prior to the restart, one lap down.
"We had a really, really fast truck tonight. I mean, we could go right to the front anytime. We were just running there in front of Jack (Sprague) and he pulled right up, took the air off my spoiler and I got loose. That is why we wrecked. But you know, whenever you wreck, and you still come back and still finish, that is pretty good. You don't wreck too many times and keep going. We are looking forward to heading out to California."
KYLE KRISILOFF, NO 15 DITECH.COM/LAND LIQUIDATORS SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 25TH, FINISHED 28th:
NOTE: Krisiloff was involved in a multi truck accident on lap 98 that forced him to retire from the event.
"We ran really well tonight. We ran in the top-10 part of the night. It is just unfortunate because we got caught up there in a wreck near the end. We slowed down for a wreck like we are supposed to. Just one of those deals, a chain reaction. The guy behind me couldn't get whoa'ed up. After that I kind of lost my cool and spun on pit road so we had to get a stop and go penalty. Our ditech.com Silverado just wasn't quite the same. Someone didn't get going on the restart and then the accordion affect, the 33 truck couldn't get stopped, it wasn't his fault. It was whoever couldn't get going, it was their fault. When the green flag drops, it is time to go racing, so we will get on to California and get going there."
DENNIS SETZER, NO. 85 CHEVROLET E85 FLEXFUEL SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 27TH, FINISHED 13th:
"It was a little hairy out there. Our FlexFuel Silverado wound up fairly good, 13th I think. We aren't happy with it but we struggled a little bit all night, so we are happy to come out of here with a clean truck and some points. We are ready to go to California. We could move up a little bit at times. If we had a good draft in front and behind us, we could move. If we hung out the least little bit, it just didn't want to move. It just wouldn't quite do what we needed it to do. Not a bad day, no damage. We have a truck we can go back and make better until Talladega and go again."