Dover: GM Racing preview

DONNY LIA, NO. 71 NATIONRIDES.COM SILVERADO SCORED HIS FIRST CAREER NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES (NCTS) VICTORY AT MANSFIELD MOTORSPORTS PARK "Wow, I am just speechless being here (in victory lane) I knew we could do it, I wouldn't be here ...

DONNY LIA, NO. 71 NATIONRIDES.COM SILVERADO SCORED HIS FIRST CAREER NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES (NCTS) VICTORY AT MANSFIELD MOTORSPORTS PARK

"Wow, I am just speechless being here (in victory lane) I knew we could do it, I wouldn't be here driving this Silverado if I didn't but wow, this soon. Awesome.

"I am looking forward to going to Dover; I have never been there before. It looks like a high-bank one-mile that you can charge the corners, no lifting, much like Charlotte

"We are going to do our best to get another solid run. Qualifying is going to be key there. We have started pretty far back this year so our team has been working on that, so we can start further up in field.

"We are going to concentrate on keeping our nose cleanand coming out with another solid finish."

TEAM CHEVY SILVERADO ON THE TRACK:

Dayne Pierantoni, GM Racing Silverado Program Manager, NCTS:

"Dover is track that is lightning fast but can bite you in a hurry. With the high banks and tight corners the drivers need to rely on their spotters and anticipate what is going on ahead of them. The trucks need to handle well but the motor is also really important since you spend so much time on the throttle. The last couple of years we haven't had many cautions so it's important to be able to keep on pace with the leaders so that you don't get a lap down on the long runs. Ron Hornaday is the defending winner and after a couple of tough weeks I am expecting him to be pretty hungry this week. We really have a great group of strong Chevrolets and with the breakout winners of the last couple of weeks it's hard to predict which Silverado may end up in victory lane next."

FROM THE DRIVER'S SEAT:

RON HORNADAY, NO. 33 CAMPING WORLD SILVERADO:

"Dover can be tough on a driver. The two corners seem to be a different from each other. You may have a different approach going into turn one than you do going into turn three. There are two lines you can run at Dover that are both really fast. Last year, we were able to get out in front and win the race. We have some good trucks here at KHI and I think we'll be good again this year at Dover."

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JACK SPRAGUE, NO. 2 AMERICAN COMMERCIAL LINES SILVERADO: "Every single week this Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) team rolls off the truck fast. Unfortunately this season we have been at all the wrong places at all the wrong times. Now were headed to a self-cleaning race track. Maybe this time no one will be in our way. The main difference between Dover being a concrete track and an asphalt is that concrete is more consistent. Asphalt is more temperature sensitive so it changes more than the concrete tracks."

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MATT CRAFTON, NO. 88 MENARDS SILVERADO:

"For some reason, Dover is one of those tracks where good fortune just hasn't seemed to come my way...in '04, I probably had the best truck there, and we blew a motor. Last year, it was late in the race and we had a shot to win, and blew a motor. I love racing at Dover...it's great side-by-side racing, and you can move around pretty well there. I just hope this time around, we can find a little good fortune. We always feel we have as good a chance as anybody to win at Dover, and we've had some really good trucks there, but we haven't had the results to show for it. If we can come out of Dover with a top-5 or top-10 finish, we'll gladly take it."

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SHELBY HOWARD, NO. 13 BOBCAT SILVERADO:

"We're coming off a strong 6th place finish at Mansfield, and hopefully we can get another top-10 finish at Dover and build momentum. I'm so happy for the guys on this team, because they take a lot of pride in their work and deserve a strong finish. Dover is a fast track, and there's room to move. With the design of the track at Dover, you can get caught in a mess real quick, so we hope to avoid any of that and stay patient and bring our Bobcat Silverado home with another solid finish."

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BRIAN SCOTT, NO. 16 SHARK ENERGY DRINK/ALBERTSONS SILVERADO:

"There's a lot of tracks and that have a reputation and a history, and those throughout time have become tracks where people or drivers you know really have a heightened sense of awareness of themselves and their safety. Dover is certainly one of them. They might be scared of it because of the speed or because they run right by the wall, but I've always loved those tracks, every single one like Bristol, Salem, Winchester, Concord, Atlanta and Daytona. Every one of those type tracks that people go to and they're a little hesitant like - god you go fast here and it has significant consequences if you mess up. For some reason, and I don't even know why, those tracks have always liked me and I've liked them. We've adapted and ran good at every one of those tracks."

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ANDY LALLY, NO. 7 TRG MOTORSPORTS SILVERADO:

"Dover is going to be wild. To be completely honest this is the track that I am least looking forward to going to right now. From watching races here in years past it seems like a tough place to stay away from trouble. The track itself looks awesome to drive but it sure seems to eat up some trucks. If we can get though this one in one piece and with a decent finish I will be thrilled."

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J.C. STOUT, NO. 91 STARS AND STRIPES TOOLS SILVERADO:

"We had a great weekend going for us in Charlotte until we ran out of fuel coming out of turn four which put us 14 laps down. We usually have a month or more between races so the volunteer crew members of the #91 team can go back to their regular jobs and build up time off. However, everyone decided that turning the truck around for Dover would be a great idea due to our solid run in Charlotte. Hopefully the truck and team will perform just as well as they did two weeks ago so we can continue to turn heads in the garage areas."

-credit: gm racing

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Kevin Harvick , Ron Hornaday Jr.