Martinsville II: GM teams race quotes

KYLE BUSCH, NO. 15 ditech.com SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 2ND, FINISHED 5TH "Today was just short track racing at Martinsville. I think us and Musgrave were the two best trucks out there but there was no passing for the last 120 laps so whatever your...

KYLE BUSCH, NO. 15 ditech.com SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 2ND, FINISHED 5TH

"Today was just short track racing at Martinsville. I think us and Musgrave were the two best trucks out there but there was no passing for the last 120 laps so whatever your position was on the track was where you finished. Trucks that weren't the best or fastest got the win and top finishing spots. It is just Martinsville, that is just the way it is. It has only one grove. When they had the two grooves after they ground it that one time where nobody liked it except Rusty Wallace, that was about the only time it was a better race track. It is such a tight one-groove track; it is so hard to pass. You have to move somebody around and cause them to make a mistake just to pass them.

RON HORNADAY, NO. 6 GM GOODWRENCH CHEVROLET SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 16TH, FINISHED 9TH

"That was Martinsville racing at it's best. The GM Goodwrench truck was awesome today, but unfortunately we needed another set of tires. We had to use more than we needed during practice and that came back to get us today. There were also some incidents on the track with a few other drivers, but those things take care of themselves. That happens at Martinsville and you just have to chalk it up to hard racing. There are probably some people upset with me as well. It is now time to move on and get ready for Atlanta."

BOBBY LABONTE, NO. 16 CHEVY TRUCKS CHEVROLET SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 19TH, FINISHED 22ND

"Not the day we wanted here at Martinsville in our Silverado. We were just too tight in the center of the corner. We didn't have track position either. We started deep in the field then on our first pit stop we made big changes to try and get the truck better but we lost more track position in the process. Then we had that deal where those two guys wrecked in front of me, I saw that coming and tried to miss it but I couldn't so we had to come in and fix the truck and that put us back even farther. Oh well, we just had one of those days. I just hope I don't carry this over to tomorrow, we have a really good car."

DAVID STARR, NO. 75 SPEARS MANUFACTURING CHEVROLET SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 20TH, FINISHED 21ST

"We started back in the back and we were just starting to work our selves forward. On our second pit stop, coming off pit road the No. 60 truck and me got together and tore the whole left side off my Silverado. I had someone on the outside of me and the 60 was trying to get out of his pit box and he ended up catching me in the door. That pretty much killed our day, we just battled back and got what we could out of it because our Silverado is pretty beat up. We will just go on to Atlanta."

WILLIE ALLEN, NO. 47 CHEVROLET NASHVILLE MUSIC CITY SILVERADO QUALIFIED 21ST, FINISHED 6TH

"I am just so excited about today, I am just so proud and excited to even be here. I had such a great team with Chevrolet and Randy Goss, I just couldn't be more pleased with how today turned out. We started off a little slow, we were so tight. But on our only pit stop, the guys made some good adjustments to our Silverado and I made some adjustments to my driving style, different from my late model. I am proud that to have Nashville on my truck, it is a great city. I am very grateful to all the people who have helped me get to this point. I want to thank Morgan Dollar Motorsports and Chevrolet for the opportunity to drive this No. 47 Silverado; I had a great time out there. A few close calls with people wrecking in front of me, but my spotter Jason helped me work my way around everything and we brought home a great finish for the team."

DENNIS SETZER, NO. 46 CHEVROLET SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 5TH, FINISHED 19TH:

"We just had an awful day today when we really needed to get out of our funk. We've been having some tough luck this fall and we can't get out from under it. Our Chevrolet Silverado was really good out there today, but we had to start from the back due to a steering pump change. The truck was a little snug off the corners, but nothing we couldn't fix on the first stop. I spun it out after making a pass there in the beginning and we go a little damage, but nothing that was going to hurt us. This one is tough because we had a good truck, had some good pit stops, but everything else went against us.

"I don't know what happened on that deal when I got penalized for speeding on pit road. I came out right beside the twenty-nine and I know that I was at 3900 on the tach, just like we marked down at the beginning of the race. It was a devastating penalty because we had just gotten ourselves back into position in the race. I think we had just gained about five spots on the track with a fast pit stop and were going to restart eighth with less than 100 laps to go. That was the backbreaker and we really didn't have time to recover."

"We'll just have to get ready and go to Atlanta with a mindset to win the race. We lost the points lead for the first time in a long time, so maybe its going to be better to be the chaser these last four races."

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Rusty Wallace