Kentucky: GM teams race quotes, notes

Bill Lester Scores Season-Best Finish; Ron Hornaday, Jr. Continues on Roll with 12th Top-10 Finish of Year at Kentucky Bill Lester, No. 15 Bowen Family Homes Silverado, finished eighth in the Built Ford Tough 225 at Kentucky Speedway, his best...

Bill Lester Scores Season-Best Finish; Ron Hornaday, Jr. Continues on Roll with 12th Top-10 Finish of Year at Kentucky

Bill Lester, No. 15 Bowen Family Homes Silverado, finished eighth in the Built Ford Tough 225 at Kentucky Speedway, his best finish of the season. Lester started second in the 150-lap/225-mile race.

Ron Hornaday, Jr., No. 33 Camping World Silverado, finished in 10th place. It was his 12th top-10 finish in the 13 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series races run so far this season.

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BILL LESTER - BOWEN FAMILY HOMES SILVERADO, STARTED 2ND, FINISHED 8TH:

Q-Good run, this was the first top-ten finish of the year and first since Homestead of 2005. You also missed the pole by one-thousandth of a second. How was your truck? "You know, we felt confident from the time we unloaded and hardly had to change a spring. We made a couple of shock adjustments and we changed one sway bar. The guys did their homework at the shop to give me a great truck and everyone with Billy Ballew Motorsports just did an outstanding job.

"It hurts to get out-qualified by one-one-thousandth of a second, but I don't think that is the first time that has happened to me. I think I got out-qualified by that amount back in 2002 as well. I don't know what to do to change that, but we were really concentrating on the race run. We knew we had a good Chevy Silverado here and we just kept on trying to free it up during the race and we never did get it quite freed-up enough but we finished eighth and obviously weren't too bad."

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WILLIE ALLEN - THORSPORT/PORK SILVERADO, STARTED 17TH, FINISHED 15TH:

Q - You guys got a 15th place finish, but given all that has happened this weekend you have to feel pretty good about that. "This was the hardest top-fifteen finish we ever had to work for. You know we had to get out our back-up truck after crashing the primary in practice yesterday when the throttle hung. We really had to work in the final practice to get our Chevrolet Silverado where it needed to be. We got it going pretty good and we were moving up during the race but got in a spin and had to go to the back and then use some pit strategy to get our track position back. But all-in-all it was a decent night for us.

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DENNIS SETZER - SPEARS MANUFACTURING SILVERADO, STARTED 20TH, FINISHED 18th:

Q - Tough night but you came home with a decent finish. How was the race for you guys? "Yeah, it's a top-twenty but we need to be better than that. We have a goal to be a consistent top-ten team each week. The guys worked hard on the truck to make it better but we just started a little bit off and tried a few things but never hit on anything that worked for us. I appreciate the effort that the guys on the Spears Silverado gave us today, but we'll try harder."

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MATT CRAFTON - MENARDS SIVERADO, STARTED 27TH, FINISHED 16TH:

On how his truck was in tonight's race: "Absolutely the biggest most embarrassing thing I have ever driven in my life. It's not the crew's fault, but all our fault. We just missed it as a team. Our No. 88 team unloaded off the trailer horrible and stayed horrible all weekend. It's a shame because we have always run pretty good here, but we missed it for sure this week."

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RON HORNADAY, JR - CAMPING WORLD SILVERADO, STARTED 21ST, FINISHED 10th

BRENDAN GAUGHAN - SOUTH POINT HOTEL AND CASION SILVERADO, STARTED 5TH, FINISHED 22nd

KRAIG KINSER - GINN RESORTS SILVERADO, STARTED 25TH, FINISHED 28th

BRANDON MILLER - WESTERMAN COMPANIES SILVERADO, STARTED 28TH, FINISHED 19TH

CHAD McCUMBEE - GPSSTORE.COM SILVERADO, STARTED 10TH, FINISHED 20th

-credit: gm racing

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Ron Hornaday Jr. , Bill Lester