JACK SPRAGUE, NO. 16 CHEVY TRUCKS SILVERADO (STARTED 14TH, FINISHED 3RD ): ON THIRD PLACE FINISH:" Our Chevy Trucks Silverado was awesome at the end of the race. We were a little tight in three and four but we could kill in one and two.
JACK SPRAGUE, NO. 16 CHEVY TRUCKS SILVERADO (STARTED 14TH, FINISHED 3RD ):
ON THIRD PLACE FINISH:" Our Chevy Trucks Silverado was awesome at the end of the race. We were a little tight in three and four but we could kill in one and two. Our motor was strong, we had great power. This is a great finish for us. We have had such an up and down season and it is hard cause we finish well or don't finish so I hope this is the start of finishing good. These guys just never give up. We were so loose at the start of the race, it was a handful. I am sure some of the guys around me were going, wow, but the Dave (Fuge, team manager), Chris (Showalter, crew chief) and the guys made great adjustments and we kept going forward. It is easy to say that if we had more laps, I think I had something for them but I am happy with third and we will keep building momentum for next season. IWX Racing wants a third championship and I want a fourth one so we will just keep digging and setting the stage for next season. We really didn't have any close calls all night. I love this place, it is easy to pass and lots of racing room. I am just anxious to keep this streak going and get back to victory lane before the season is over."
ON EXPECTATIONS FOR THE REST OF SEASON: "Our goal is to get good finishes and some more wins to get as high in the top-ten in points as possible. It has been a frustrating season for all of us but none of us on this IWX Racing Chevy Trucks Silverado team will give up, we are going to keep digging and working to build our momentum for next season. I feel like I am the best I have been in my driving career and I know this team is the best; they have two championships to prove it. We are heading the right direction and that is what is important for next season."
DAVID STARR, NO. 75 SPEARS MANUFACTURING SILVERADO (STARTED 8TH, FINISHED 4TH):
"Our Spears Silverado was pretty good and this is another top five for us but we were just tight and when we got up behind somebody it got way tight and just wouldn't turn. I was trying to catch Jack (Sprague) there at the end but we just were too tight up behind somebody. We were good tonight, had a good motor just not quite good enough. We always want to win every race. Dave (McCarty, crew chief) and the guys made some great adjustments during the race and we were able to stay up in the top-ten so it is another good finish and good points night for us."
DENNIS SETZER, NO. 46 CHEVROLET SILVERADO (STARTED 7TH, FINISHED 9TH):
YOU GUYS STRUGGLED TO GET BACK TO THE TOP TEN TONIGHT:
"Yes, we just could not get this Chevrolet Silverado to go down the straightaways tonight. I have to hand it to Danny Gill and the whole Silverado crew. This thing was dialed-in through the corners. I could beat pretty much anyone in the corners tonight.
YOU GUYS FELL BACK TO 18TH, BUT WERE ABLE TO MAKE YOUR WAY BACK UP LATE IN THE RACE:
"We took four tires on the last two stops and some teams had two. Tire wear wasn't that big of an issue, but it helped us in the end. I just couldn't catch the 62 (race truck) there on the last lap. I thought we had a shot at them.
YOU LOST SOME POINTS ON BOBBY HAMILTON TONIGHT. WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS AS WE APPROACH THE FINAL FIVE RACES?: "Its disappointing to run the way we did tonight. You really have to start thinking about points here in the final five or six races. We have to get back in position to win some races to make up the gap. Last year we got a third here and still lost points, but this is much more disappointing."
MATT CRAFTON, NO. 6 GM GOODWRENCH SILVERADO (STARTED 17TH, FINISHED 24th): CRAFTON LOST A CYLINDER WHILE RUNNING IN THE TOP-TEN ALL NIGHT.
"The GM Goodwrench Silverado was a dream tonight apart from our motor problem there at the end. It drove so great. We really made some great adjustments tonight and had some excellent pit stops. On the first stop we were just a little bit free and decided to take a round out of the right rear and our truck just handled awesome from there on out. But we missed something tonight and I am not sure what it was. There at the end our GM Goodwrench Silverado finally dropped a cylinder and then we were along for the ride the last thirty laps. It is pretty miserable when you have such a good truck."
SHANE HMIEL, NO. 15 WHITAKER FARMS SILVERADO (STARTED 5TH, FINISHED 30TH): HMIEL SUFFERED A FLAT RIGHT FRONT TIRE ON LAP 56 THAT RESULTED IN CONTACT WITH THE TURN TWO WALL.
"It's tough to have this happen tonight. I really thought with one more adjustment we'd be good to go. We had an awesome truck here tonight. Ted (Musgrave) was coming on strong but I think with one more adjustment we would have one the race. We went backwards on the last one and needed to reverse it. I never felt or smelled anything that would show that the tire was going down. It's just like the Cup race here a month a go there is a lot of trash blowing around. I probably ran over something. I had stuff flying all over my grill. I wish they'd clean this place up. I could only imagine what it was like further back. It's been great racing the Billy Ballew Motorsports Chevrolet out west but I sure am looking forward to getting home to North Carolina in the morning.
KELLY SUTTON, NO. 02 TEAM COPAXONE SILVERADO (STARTED 23RD, FINISHED 25th): SUTTON WAS INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT ON THE FINAL LAP OF THE RACE, WAS EXAMINED IN THE INFIELD CARE CENTER AND RELEASED.
TRACY HINES NO. 88 MENARDS SILVERADO (STARTED 27TH, FINISHED 31ST):
"Don't get too close to me. You might get struck by lightning. Can you have worse luck than we did here? We broke the engine on the first lap of practice yesterday. Something broke in the rear end on the start tonight. The guys fix it. I'm out there just trying to make laps and learn the track when a guy spins in two, I have nowhere to go, hit him and trash the truck. Unbelievable."
JASON SMALL NO. 13 MICROTEL SILVERADO (STARTED 28TH, FINISHED 22ND ):
"We started out so loose I thought we were going to wreck it. The guys made some adjustments and we got better. We might have been able to get a couple more positions, but once the leaders got to us with about 10 to go I just wanted to stay out of the way and not impact the finish. All in all, it was a decent night for us. I appreciate the chance to drive for these guys and I can't wait to do it again in Texas in two weeks."