IRP Silverado chassis notes

17 RICKY HENDRICK, NO. 17 GMAC SILVERADO. T-Rex1. This Hendrick chassis has competed in three races this season: Memphis (7th), Pikes Peak (5th) and Homestead (5th). 20 COY GIBBS, NO. 20 MBNA SILVERADO. No. 05. Brand-new this year,...

17 RICKY HENDRICK, NO. 17 GMAC SILVERADO. T-Rex1. This Hendrick chassis has competed in three races this season: Memphis (7th), Pikes Peak (5th) and Homestead (5th).

20 COY GIBBS, NO. 20 MBNA SILVERADO. No. 05. Brand-new this year, raced last in Kansas (9th).

24 JACK SPRAGUE, NO. 24 NETZERO PLATINUM SILVERADO.  "Psycho."  It's a
Hendrick chassis and has run two times this season:  Daytona (12th),
Memphis (23rd).  It wrecked both times.

46 DENNIS SETZER, NO. 46 ACXIOM/COMPUTER ASSOCIATES SILVERADO. No. 12. "Kenny" is named after a "South Park" character. All Morgan-Dollar Silverados are named after South Park characters, including Kenny, Timmy and Mr. Hankey. Kenny won in Memphis, Setzer's first win of the year. Kenny is one of two trucks that Morga/Dollar Motorsports has been using and has an average starting position of 13.12 and an average finishing position of 11.8. It has run eight of the 14 races so far.

60 TRAVIS KVAPIL, NO. 60 CAT RENTAL STORES SILVERADO. No. 3 named "Canned Heat." Only second race in 2001. First race was Homestead (2nd). This chassis captured the team's first Truck Series victory at Loudon, N.H., in 1998 and again in 2000 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Winston Cup driver Andy Houston was at the helm both times for Addington Racing and Crew Chief Rick Ren.

60 RANDY TOLSMA, NO. 61 TEAM RENSI MOTORSPORTS SILVERADO.  Brand-new as
of New Hampshire (this is its second race this year).  No. 17.  Has no
nickname.  "We're going to let it get its own name," says Tolsma.

75 BILLY BIGLEY, NO. 75 SPEARS MANUFACTURING SILVERADO. "Earl." Named after Dixie Chicks' song "Goodbye, Earl." This is Earl's eighth race this year. "We got its twin brother ready; we just haven't brought it out yet. We will probably have it in Nashville. We will see how it acts, and then we will have to name it," adds Mark. Earl's best finish this year was a seventh in Milwaukee. "We will test it on Monday, probably in Hickory and make sure that nothing will fall off of it. We have to leave Tuesday for Nashville, so we won't have that much time with it.," says Mark.

88 MATT CRAFTON, NO. 88 FASTTRACK DRIVEWAY SEALER SILVERADO. "Buster." It's the first Silverado Matt got into, at Las Vegas testing in 2000. Ran Milwaukee (9th), Martinsville (6th), Gateway (7th) and New Hampshire (10th). "It's been a good truck for him. He likes it," says crew chief Jerry Cook.

90 LANCE NORICK, NO. 90 AVENTIS BEHRING CHOICE SILVERADO. "Step Child." Named because it is different than any other truck in the L&R Motorsports garage. Last raced "Step Child" at Martinsville, where it blew its rear gear and lost several laps, eventually making it back out and finishing 27th.

-GM Racing

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