Kansas: GM teams race quotes

Matt Crafton, No. 6 GM Goodwrench Silverado (Started 7th, Finished 5th): "We were 16th in practice this morning and the guys had to make a lot of changes on the GM Goodwrench Silverado. I can't say enough for my entire crew. We had great pit...

Matt Crafton, No. 6 GM Goodwrench Silverado (Started 7th, Finished 5th):

"We were 16th in practice this morning and the guys had to make a lot of changes on the GM Goodwrench Silverado. I can't say enough for my entire crew. We had great pit stops all day long that got us out in the right places at the right time. We started to get tights on the long runs especially when we were leading. When we were running second on the last restart, I got a good jump and then had to pedal it a little bit when the 4 truck (Bobby Hamilton) out in front of me and started to pull me around. It started making the air make me too free so I had to pedal it a little more. We would have finished third but a top-five is pretty good for us. We just have to make sure we keep the momentum rolling."

Jack Sprague, No. 16 Chevy Trucks Silverado (Started 11th, Finished 8th):

"Our Chevy Trucks Silverado was a rocket today. We had that close call on lap two (contact with the 2 truck) but we had no damage to the truck so we were able to take it to the front. The 15 truck (Shane Hmiel) was definitely faster so we let him go to the lead and were doing fine there in second. When the 24 (Kvapil) got into us we tore the valiance and the front end up on the truck and it was so loose I could hardly drive it. I am proud of my guys, they kept working on it and working on it and we kept creeping forward. All in all it was a decent finish for us considering how many times we got hit today. We got it better at the end but just not good enough to make it much farther forward than we did. Just one of those days but my guys really worked hard to give me a truck I could drive there at the end.

Dennis Setzer, No. 46 Chevrolet Silverado (Started 1ST Finished 25th):

(After contact on lop two put him behind wall for repairs that put him 31 laps down) "I guess I got a little loose there in the beginning of the race and got into the 99 truck. I had to lift and fell back in the pack there. Then we got to racing hard back in the pack. I guess someone got into a couple of trucks and we got hit in the right rear quarter. I almost had it saved but the track was really slick out there in the beginning. I can't say enough about my guys. They did a great job of fixing the truck and getting us back out there. They had to change a radiator and fix a lot of the front-end suspension. It was a tough day for us but without their hard work it could have been a lot tougher its way to early to be points racing for us. We just want to win races at this point. That is how we prepare for each race. We just take the best piece we got and go and try to win. If we just take it one race at a time and go for the win each week, the points will take care of themselves."

David Starr, No. 75 Spears Manufacturing Silverado (Started 15th, Finished 19th):

"Our Spears Chevrolet Silverado was really good today. With just a 30 minutes of practice, we had a lot of adjustments to make on the truck but the guys got it a lot closer before the race started. I think we changed either three or four springs, shocks and everything else. We kept adjusting on it during the race and kept getting better and better. We had to start way back but we gotten up to fifth place when our problems started. We started having fuel pressure problems. The pressure would go way down to zero then back up to five and finally there with about eight laps to go, it completely quit. Boy I wish I knew what to do to change our bad luck. We will just move on and see what we can do in Kentucky next week."

Shane Hmiel, No. 15 Whitaker Farms Silverado (Started 17th, Finished 26th):

(After brushing the wall while in the lead) "I got a little bit on the recess and got out of the groove. The #15 Silverado got away from me. The crew tried to straighten it out in the pits but when I went back out, there was damage to the suspension causing vibrations in the truck. I really hate it having built up such a good lead. Billy (Ballew), Ritchie (Wauters) and the guys gave me the best Chevy Silverado I have ever driven. I would like to thank Whitaker Farms for being on board with us this weekend. We will just head on to Kentucky and go for it one more time."

-gm-

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Bobby Hamilton , David Starr , Jack Sprague , Dennis Setzer , Matt Crafton , Shane Hmiel