Las Vegas: GM teams race notes, quotes

Las Vegas, NV - Ron Hornaday was just 12 laps away from his 11th top-five finish of the year when the right front tire exploded on his No. 33 Camping World Silverado, sending him down pit roads for repairs. After the crew worked feverishly to...

Las Vegas, NV - Ron Hornaday was just 12 laps away from his 11th top-five finish of the year when the right front tire exploded on his No. 33 Camping World Silverado, sending him down pit roads for repairs. After the crew worked feverishly to make what repairs they could, Hornaday only lost one lap to the leaders in the Smith's Las Vegas 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He salvaged a 22nd place finish, but now sits second in the standings-three points behind the leader.

The next event for Team Chevy Silverado will be October 6, 2007.

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RON HORNADAY, JR - CAMPING WORLD/LAS VEGAS RV SILVERADO, STARTED 15TH, FINISHED 22ND:

NOTE: Made hard contact with the wall when right front tire blew with 12 laps remaining in the race. Hornaday was running fourth at the time:

"We had a great truck here tonight and were looking at a top-five run in our Camping World Silverado. I don't know if we ran over something or what happened, but we cut down a right front tire. Several teams had problems with them tonight and we'll just get ready for Talladega."

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BRENDAN GAUGHAN - SOUTH POINT HOTEL AND CASINO SILVERADO, STARTED 13TH, FINISHED 30th:

NOTE: Gaughan retired from the race on lap 85 following severe damage to the truck when a right front tire blew coming out of turn four:

This had to be tough for you guys at a track that you want to excel at so bad. What happened to your South Point Silverado tonight? "Bryan Berry and the South Point Racing team built me a great Chevrolet. The wind tunnel time and all the stuff that John McQueen and Shane Martin do for us has been awesome. We had a great start and I think I passed about three guys before the first corner.

"We had a great race truck tonight and I really don't know what happened. Goodyear has not had a great tires for about three years now. I guess I hit or ran over something, but that is the fifth blown tire from running something over this year for us. We are not over-cambered or doing any of that stupid stuff. These tires are rock hard and you never know what's going on with them until its too late."

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CHAD McCUMBEE - GPSSTORE.COM SILVERADO, STARTED 6TH, FINISHED 10th:

Well a great top-ten finish for the first time with your new team. How was the truck? "Man, I tell you what we had a truck that could win at times but we kept having right front tire problems. The guys had the front-end working but I kept feeling the front tires going away and we finally cut one that time there past the halfway mark. It put us a lap down, but we fought back and got on the lead lap. But man, that was all I had there at the end to get the Garmin.com GPS Store Silverado back up front and got a top ten. We definitely needed this and I am really looking forward to going to Atlanta with these guys.

If we hadn't had the right front tire problems and having the tires going away we I really think we could have had a shot to be up there three wide battling for the win."

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OTHER SILVERADO FINISHERS:

CLAY ROGERS - SPEARS MANUFACTURING SILVERADO, STARTED 19TH, FINISHED 11th

REGAN SMITH - GINN RESORTS SILVERADO, STARTED 9TH, FINISHED 12th

CHAD CHAFFIN - CURTIS KEY PLUMBING SILVERADO, STARTED 29TH, FINISHED 16th

TIM SAUTER - LESTER BUILDINGS/ASI SILVERADO, STARTED 16TH, FINISHED 20th

WILLIE ALLEN - STRATOSPHERE/THORSPORT SILVERADO, STARTED 24TH, FINISHED 23rd

BUDDY LAZIER - FLANDERS BEEF PATTIES SILVERADO, STARTED 21ST, FINISHED 24TH

MATT CRAFTON - MENARDS/PITTSBURGH PAINTS SILVERADO, STARTED 20TH, FINISHED 26TH

JOHNNY CHAPMAN - PEOPLE AGAINST DRUGS SILVERADO, STARTED 36TH, FINISHED 34TH

-credit: gm racing

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Ron Hornaday Jr.