RICK CRAWFORD-14-Circle Bar Truck Corral Ford F-150 (Finished 14th) "My 200th race, not too much different than the first race. I finished 11th in the first race and finished 14th tonight. The competition is a lot stiffer in the NASCAR...
RICK CRAWFORD-14-Circle Bar Truck Corral Ford F-150 (Finished 14th)
"My 200th race, not too much different than the first race. I finished 11th in the first race and finished 14th tonight. The competition is a lot stiffer in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, and I think tonight is about what we needed. We needed a race under our belt and we fought back from adversity with overheating because of a tear-off across the grille and had to pit before we melted the motor down. The Yates-Roush engine makes a lot of steam and we didn't want it to escape. Me and Cowboy will get this Circle Bar team back going, but we needed this race under our belt. There's not a scratch on it and we'll be for Atlanta."
ARE YOU COMFORTABLE WITH THE NEW FORMAT THIS YEAR WITH QUALIFYING ON THE SAME DAY AS THE RACE? "I'm good with that. I qualified about the same with or without the impound. I'm pretty good with that. I just hate that we had a truck two-thirds of the way and the last third it was tough to drive and I couldn't be as aggressive as I was the first two-thirds, but we'll get it checked out and figured out."
TERRY COOK-10-Power Stroke Diesel by Int'l Ford F-150 (Finished 15th)
"It was just not as good in race trim as we thought it would be. We just never gave up and it's not a bad race when you do that. The race doesn't end on lap 75 and we were fortunate enough that we were able to get our lap back, but we weren't able to make the right adjustments to get the truck where we needed it. We had that first caution and then we had that extremely long green-flag run, and, of course, we pitted under green and got a lap down and that put us behind right there."
DID THE SOFTER COMPOUND TIRE HAVE AN IMPACT ON THE RACING TONIGHT? "I don't think so. We just chased the balance back and forth. I don't see where the tires had much of an issue as far as being too soft or too hard. We just weren't on tonight. We just need to our homework, so we don't have anybody to blame but ourselves."
RICKY CRAVEN-99-Superchips Ford F-150 (Finished 3rd)
"It was a lot of fun. This is two weeks in a row that I've had a lot of fun. The Superchips crew came through at the end and they had their best stop when we needed it. I'm really happy for Steve; that's pretty cool. It was a good points day for us."
TODD KLUEVER-50-Shell Rotella T Ford F-150 (Finished 4th)
"It feels so good. My guys are jumping around like we won the race and that's cool. There are a lot of guys back a the shop right now, all of the guys in the fab shop and the body shop and the truck shop, there are so many people working real hard right now because Daytona went so bad for us, and hopefully this is a little bit of sweet medicine or whatever you want to call it for them - third and fourth. Our trucks are always the same and that is really cool. I can't say enough about those guys. We were running really well here and that makes my job so much easier when I can concentrate on learning the race track and not set up the truck."
DID YOU FEEL A BUMP FROM MUSGRAVE AS YOU CROSSED THE FINISH LINE? "That's cool, though. I don't want them to give them to me, I want to earn their respect and hopefully I'm doing that. I want to get out there and not run into anybody and I try to make as many friends as possible. I hope this is a permanent thing and hope we're going to be running up front all of the time, so I need to be make as many friends as I can."