LANDON CASSILL -- NO. 46 MORGAN-DOLLAR MOTORSPORTS CHEVROLET SILVERADO Landon, we've seen you out this way not too long ago getting your start at I-70 Speedway and now you're here in the Craftsman Truck Series, how is everything going so ...
LANDON CASSILL -- NO. 46 MORGAN-DOLLAR MOTORSPORTS CHEVROLET SILVERADO
Landon, we've seen you out this way not too long ago getting your start at I-70 Speedway and now you're here in the Craftsman Truck Series, how is everything going so far?
"It's going pretty good. I got the opportunity to drive for Morgan-Dollar Motorsports this week and I got the call on Tuesday, so I went by the shop and got myself fitted in the seat in their Chevy Silverado."
It was just a couple years ago that you were out at I-70 Speedway in an ASA Late Model. Do you have to pinch yourself every once in a while that all this has come about in the last couple years? You are at JR Motorsports and that feeling must be great.
"Yeah, its been pretty cool. It was very recently that I got my first win in the ASA Challenge Series at I-70 Speedway. It was one of my favorite race tracks and its cool to be in Kansas and continuing my driving career in the Midwest.
Correct me if I am wrong, but wasn't your (NASCAR) debut last year at Gateway?
"Yes, my Nationwide debut was at Gateway."
You had quite the run down there, what do you remember about that first start?
"It was pretty cool. We were good in practice and qualified sixth and ran top-five pretty much most of the night. I remember my first pit stop in any type of NASCAR competition was under the green flag and it was quite the experience. It was a lot of fun, but it didn't end up the way we wanted it to. We also had a little incident with a lapped car and you know, its one of those racing deals where you just kind of learn as you go, but I am excited to be here in Kansas and I think its going to be a good time."
Are you about where you thought you would be at this point, or are you surprised how quickly things have happened?
"I'm surprised, but obviously the call this week was a surprise, to be here racing with Morgan-Dollar Motorsports, but a pleasant surprise and I am happy. I want to be able to go out on the race track and have some good runs and keep the equipment under me and keep it in one piece and show these guys I can do it."
What about the future from here with Morgan-Dollar? Does it depend on how you do this weekend or what is the plan?
"I don't know. You know we haven't talked about that. I believe the focus is to give them a successful run at Kansas and putting that Chevy Silverado up front and keeping it there and getting some sponsorship dollars for the number forty-six team."
CHAD MCCUMBEE -- MALCOLMSON CONSTRUCTION CHEVROLET WAS FASTEST IN THE FINAL NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES PRACTICE AND FIFTH-FASTEST IN TODAY'S FIRST PRACTICE
Well you are fastest here in the final practice. How is the truck driving and what do you think about the race tomorrow?
"You know, we made one qualifying run there at the end and I'm just happy to finally win a session. We have come so close to winning a session, practice, qualifying, and we want to win a race. It starts with being successful all weekend.
Its been a successful weekend so far. We've got the truck driving good so far and we've been doing nothing but race-type set ups and we've been really good in traffic. All day long we just threw some tires at it and it actually felt like we had more left in it. We kind of ran up on a bunch of traffic there on our qualifying practice run and felt like if may have hurt us a little bit. But just overall an awesome job by the MRD Motorsports guys again. They've really been on it since the end of last year and improving every week and maybe we can get our very first inside front row start and maybe our first win tomorrow."
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