Las Vegas: GM teams race quotes, notes

Las Vegas, NV- Mike Bliss, ...

Las Vegas, NV- Mike Bliss, #16 Xpress Motorsports Silverado, brought his Chevrolet home in the third position, followed by four more Silverado's finishing in the top-ten. Ron Hornaday, Jr, #33 AES HR Solutions, finished fifth, Dennis Setzer, #85 E85 FlexFuel Silverado, finished eighth, Kraig Kinser, #46 Ginn Clubs & Resorts Silverado, finished ninth, and Aric Almirola, #75 Spears Manufacturing Silverado, brought his Chevrolet home in tenth.

Mike Skinner (Toyota) was the race winner, followed by Ted Musgrave (Toyota) and Johnny Benson (Toyota) completed the top-five at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Manufacturers' standings following race No. 19 of the 25-race NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series are:

Toyota, 135 points, 10 wins; Ford, 120 points, 6 wins, Chevrolet, 94 points, 3 wins, Dodge, 67 points and no wins.

The next round for the NCTS is October 7, 2006 at Talladega Superspeedway.


DENNIS SETZER , No. 85 E85 FlexFuel Silverado, Qualified 11th, Finished 8th

"We finished eighth, unfortunately. That is where we had been on the sheet most of the weekend. It was a pretty good day for our FlexFuel Silverado, but we need to get better. We have to get our consistency back, and then we can start picking them off, and get a win. Just proud of my guys, they worked hard, and we were able to learn some things from the test yesterday, and had a good truck tonight."


RON HORNADAY JR., No. 33 HR Solutions Silverado, Qualified 5th, Finished 5th

"We just didn't put tires on, and all of the guys put tires on. I just have to be so proud of Wally (Rogers, crew chief) and all of the guys with the AES Chevrolet. These guys are awesome, and I didn't think we had a truck, and we shouldn't have even been in contention, but Wally took the set-up we had in Texas and made our Chevrolet turn around."


MIKE BLISS , No. 16 Xpress Motorsports Silverado, Qualified 7th, Finished 3rd

"We were tight, and we fought being tight and loose all night. In traffic, it was really tough, but we have been pretty good the whole time we have been here, and we were just trying to figure the pit strategy out. We tried some different pit strategy than the leaders, and we were kind of forced into that, and we thought that maybe they would have to stop for fuel. I didn't think at this place we could race, but this place turned out to be one heck of a race track."


KRAIG KINSER , No. 46 Ginn Clubs & Resorts Silverado, Qualified 14th, Finished 9th

"I had the track position, but it was just really tough to get around someone, and we had a good truck. We got a little tight in the end, but we were able to get the track position in the end. I was just real tight in traffic, and once they would get out in front of me a little bit, I could get some clean air and take off again. Just a really good run for our team, the guys have worked so hard, and I just really appreciate all of their hard work."


ARIC ALMIROLA , #75 Spears Manufacturing Silverado, Qualified 10th, Finished 10th

KERRY EARNHARDT , #13 Stratosphere Silverado, Qualified 31st, Finished 11th

MATT CRAFTON , #88 Menards/Energizer Silverado, Qualified 27th, Finished 21st

JEREMY MAYFIELD , #15 Convoy of Hope/Craig Morgan Silverado, Qualified 22nd, Finished 23rd

CHASE MONTGOMERY , #76 Them Boyz Network, EQ Silverado, Qualified 33rd, Finished 27th

ROBERT RICHARDSON , #1 Silverado, Qualified 32nd, Finished 28th

TIM FEDEWA , #40 Speedway Children's Charities Silverado, Qualified 29th, Finished 29th

TRAVIS KITTLESON , #07 Steele Silverado, Qualified 38th, Finished 31st

CHAD MCCUMBEE , #08 The GPS Store/Garmin Silverado, Qualified 19th, Finished 34th

WAYNE EDWARDS , #03 Green Light Racing Silverado, Qualified 36th, Finished 36th

-credit: gm racing

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Mike Skinner , Johnny Benson , Ron Hornaday Jr. , Ted Musgrave , Dennis Setzer , Mike Bliss , Kraig Kinser , Aric Almirola