Mansfield: Polesitter Hornaday quotes

Ron Hornaday Puts GM Goodwrench Silverado on Mansfield Pole First Pole of 2005 Season for Two-Time NCTS Champion MANSFIELD, OH - After numerous delays for rain showers, Ron Hornaday went to the top of the board to capture his first pole of 2005...

Ron Hornaday Puts GM Goodwrench Silverado on Mansfield Pole
First Pole of 2005 Season for Two-Time NCTS Champion

MANSFIELD, OH - After numerous delays for rain showers, Ron Hornaday went to the top of the board to capture his first pole of 2005 with a lap of 16.277 seconds, 97.315 mph. The top starting sport is the 12th of the two-time NASCAR Craftsman Trucks Series champions career.

"This really was a great job by this GM Goodwrench Silverado crew," Hornaday said. "My hats off to this entire crew. I have never been around this race track. Wally (Rogers, crew chief) kind of told me a little bit and I talked to a couple of other drivers about how to drive it but this is because of my crew.

"Everything we changed during practice, Wally and the guys kept making it just a little bit better, then a little bit better again and picked up a couple tenths every time we went out.

"I watched a couple guys qualify and they were skidding their front brakes so I put a couple turns of rear brake in it before I went out and it seemed to help us out.

"I've got great RCR horsepower under the hood and a great crew. "This if fun, this is a reason to go racing. The first time I stepped in the truck at Daytona testing, I knew this was going to be fun year. It shows how good this GM Goodwrench Silverado team is.

"Everywhere we have gone, we have been competitive. It was my fault last race for not looking at the gauges and blowing up the motor. That hurt us in points but we were competitive. Every time we have gone to the track, we have had a truck capable of winning.

"We will see how we can come out tomorrow."

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Ron Hornaday Jr.