DENNIS SETZER, NO. 85 CHEVROLET E85 FLEXFUEL SILVERADO, 36TH IN PRACTICE: "We took our E85 Silverado out and made a couple of qualifying runs with it and we are comfortable where we are. We will just have to see where everyone else shakes out...
DENNIS SETZER, NO. 85 CHEVROLET E85 FLEXFUEL SILVERADO, 36TH IN PRACTICE:
"We took our E85 Silverado out and made a couple of qualifying runs with it and we are comfortable where we are. We will just have to see where everyone else shakes out right now. You can't really tell anything by the practice sheets and see where the speeds are so we will just have to wait until qualifying starts. We feel like we have a good truck and will be ready to go. You always want to qualify decent but I don't really think it matters so much here. You have to have a truck that races good and pulls up good in the draft. That was the part we were really concerned with yesterday. I didn't feel like it pulled up as good as we need to, but the crew is working hard to help that so I hope it works out in the race and we will be fine."
KRAIG KINSER, NO 47 CENTRIX SILVERADO, 31ST PRACTICE:
"We had a problem with a radiator leak at the start of practice which kept us from doing a couple more runs that we wanted to do and trying a couple of things. But we have a pretty good baseline from the test so I think we should be ok. We were just trying a couple of things out there to see if there is anything that would work at the last second but I think we are going to be fine and have a really good chance to make the race.
YOU SEEM SO CALM, ARE YOU NERVOUS ABOUT HAVING TO QUALIFY FOR THE RACE? "It is in the back of my mind and everbody shows it differently. I am nervous but I am also used to stress in racing being around it all my life. It is something you live with and deal with. Actually, I think having the radiator issue helped calm everyone down a little because after having to make the repairs and going out there for a qualifying run and turning a good time really boosted everyone's spirits. I know once we are in the race, everyone on the team will really get a great boost and be ready to have a good race on Friday night."
RON HORNADAY, NO. 33 KEVIN HARVICK, INC. SILVERADO, 25th IN PRACTICE:
"We had old tires on and I am just scratching my head because the speed isn't there like it was yesterday on our Silverado. Hopefully with the worn tires and not a full load of fuel is what slowed it down a little bit. We didn't get in a big pack today and running at night we are going to have a lot more grip. I think we have a pretty good truck. We have got a vibration so this KHI crew is working hard to make sure there is nothing wrong and I know I will have a good one come race time.
ARIC ALMIROLA, NO. 75 SPEARS MANUFACTURING SILVERADO, 19th IN PRACTICE:
"We definitely lost something from yesterday. Dave McCarty (crew chief) and the guys are working really hard to figure it out. Between yesterday and today, we lost a lot of speed. I don't know if it was when I spun yesterday if I hurt the motor or if we did something to the valance of the truck to create more downforce and drag. We definitely lost some speed and the guys are working hard to try to find it. They are going to look for everything to see if we can find where the speed went. We were really pleased with it yesterday and it sucked up in the draft really well so we just have to see what we have to do to get it back."
MATT CRAFTON, NO. 88 MENARDS SILVERADO, NINTH IN PRACTICE:
"Found a little bit of what we were looking for. I am happy but not totally satisfied with it by any means. We can't get it to suck up in the draft like we want to but we will keep working on it. There were a few trucks that were so fast in a pack, they would go by like a rocket. I can't lead a pack, I can be in one but not out front. I will just have to run second all night and pull out on the last lap and hope someone goes with me to push me across for the win. We made a lot of changes on our Silverado, an exhaust system and stuff and we made improvements. On a scale from one to ten, we are about a seven."
KYLE KRISILOFF, NO. 15 DITECH.COM/LAND LIQUIDATORS SILVERADO, 13TH IN PRACTICE:
"Our ditech.com Silverado is really good. We changed some things that we had changed after the test because we thought they would be better, but they didn't work out. We put the truck back like we ran at the test and we really came on strong at the end of that practice. We were on 50 lap tires, but it didn't seem to be a problem. The truck felt really good and hopefully we will be somewhere in the top-10 in qualifying and we will have a good race."
MIKE BLISS, NO. 16 XPRESS MOTORSPORTS SILVERADO, 18th IN PRACTICE:
"We were slower today. I don't know if it is because the tires are getting worn out or if we backed up a little bit. We changed some stuff, but we aren't as good as we were yesterday so we will kind of have to regroup at little. We did a qualifying run in our Silverado and it seemed like we are ok there so I really think we will be ok. Time sheets really don't mean much because it depends on what group you get in. If you get in a big pack, your speed is better. If you get in a small pack, they aren't. We never got in a fast group today so we didn't really have a chance to see what we could do in a big fast pack of trucks."
KERRY EARNHARDT, NO. 13 THORSPORT SILVERADO, 32ND IN PRACTICE:
"We had some problems during practice with a broken shock mount and a couple of other little things so we didn't really get a lot of practice today. Out Silverado was good yesterday. I know we draft really good and I am not really worried about qualifying. I would love to repeat the pole like we did last year but truthfully I want to go out, have a good race and head to California with a good finish and points. We didn't do that last year."