Sam's Town 250 Saturday quotebook LAS VEGAS (Nov. 7, 1998) Quotes from selected drivers following Bud Pole Qualifying Saturday for Sunday's NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Sam's Town 250 presented by Las Vegas Events at Las Vegas ...
Sam's Town 250 Saturday quotebook
LAS VEGAS (Nov. 7, 1998) Quotes from selected drivers following Bud Pole Qualifying Saturday for Sunday's NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Sam's Town 250 presented by Las Vegas Events at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:
JACK SPRAGUE No. 24 GMAC Financial Services Chevrolet
"We ran a little faster than this morning and I think this run is about as good as we're going to get. It stuck in the turns about as well as I could have hoped. It was a good run and the whole Hendrick GMAC team is ready to race tomorrow."
MIKE BLISS No. 2 Team ASE Ford
"I wanted the pole. I don't know what to say. The truck felt really good. We were on the edge, but that is part of going fast. We've got a good truck to race. This truck is going to be really good to race. We'll just hang together and get out of here with a win, I hope."
JAY SAUTER No. 3 GM Goodwrench Chevrolet
"We have a great Chevy truck here and it's going to race real well out there tomorrow. Like every other week, the guy that has the most consistent truck is going to win. You can be fast for a couple of laps and fall off in a hurry. The challenge is to get a set-up under you that's going to be consistent. My hat's off to these Childress guys and we're looking for some good things tomorrow."
GREG BIFFLE No. 50 Grainger Racing Ford
"It was a really good lap, and I think we broke the locker, and I think I only had one wheel drive coming off the corner. I think we had the pole, but we broke. I went another lap, and I was even quicker on my second lap. But it's going to be a good truck for the race. It's going to be awesome. It'll be a good truck."
ANDY HOUSTON No. 60 Addington Racing Chevrolet
"That's the best it's been. I kept complaining to my crew chief, Rick Ren, all weekend long that this Chevy has been too loose and he tightened it up for me. Maybe a little too tight 'cause I had to lift off the throttle a little bit up there in Turn 4. You can run these Chevys when you get after 'em like that. It was a good run for us and now maybe that will put us in the top-10 anyway and we'll just look for a good race tomorrow."
STACY COMPTON No. 86 Royal Crown Cola Ford
"We blew a motor yesterday, and we put this motor in this morning, and it just won't run. We've made some changes. We just need to get this RC Ford a little more horsepower, and I think we'll be OK. Yesterday we were great. We had a great motor yesterday, and today it isn't quite as good as it needs to be. We're going to struggle a little bit because of it. Hopefully we can make some changes here in a few minutes, and be good in happy hour, and have a good race set-up."
JIMMY HENSLEY No. 43 Cummins Engine Company Dodge
"The truck was loose and tight all in the same lap. We were loose coming off a couple corners and tight into others. I gave that qualifying lap everything that the truck had and I think that we have made a solid lap to keep us in a good starting position for the race tomorrow. This final practice will tell us a lot and we might change a few things on the truck, but overall I think the Cummins Dodge is ready to race."
RON HORNADAY No. 16 NAPA Brakes Chevrolet
"Well I guess we can put it down to driver error. I felt the truck was so good in one and two and I didn't even lift and I drove it off into three. I actually drove a little bit of push into it. I thought it was actually a better lap than it showed. I came around and it showed that we were No. 1 on the board and I was pretty happy. Then they tell me that they took it back down 'cause I only ran a 33.7. That burst my bubble and I'm pretty upset about that. Maybe that's where the truck ran and that's where it needed to run. It works in mysterious ways, so Fred Graves (crew chief) and I will work on it and we'll take this NAPA Chevrolet and do the best we can." Source: NASCAR Online