Milwaukee: GM Racing preview


DENNIS SETZER #46 Morgan-Dollar Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado

ON MILWAUKEE MILE: "It's a great track, an old track that's been revamped, and there have been new grandstands and lights added. I am excited about racing here under the lights for the first time at Milwaukee. The track is a fun place to work on the truck, which such a flat track and corners, it really makes us focus on the chassis. It's also really hard on engines, in the past few years we've had some trouble with engines both in Chevy and Dodge trucks. Just really hard on motors there, a lot of RPMs. Last year we ended up finishing 5th, although we lead laps there, we got bumped in the nose and it just never recovered."

ON HIS FIRST NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES RACE AT MILWAUKEE IN 1995: "That was an exciting race. It ended up that year I was going to run a part time deal in the trucks, and I was currently running a full time season in a Busch car when they decided to shut the team down half way through the year. Anyways, I ended up running both the truck and Busch car there that year, I finished 2nd in the Truck race and I believe 3rd in the Busch car. I raced Skinner to the end during the truck race; we swapped the lead a few times. That really helped accelerate both our careers."

JACK SPRAGUE #16 IWX Motorsports Chevy Trucks Silverado

ON MILWAUKEE MILE: "Milwaukee is a track that really suits my driving style. I have had some good runs there in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series over the years. It is a driver's track and is pretty unique being virtually flat. I have always looked forward to racing at Milwaukee. It would be great to take our Chevy Trucks Silverado to victory lane."

ON RUNNING A ONE-DAY EVENT: "Running a one-day event somewhat separates the teams that are really on their game and can unload off the truck fast from a team that may be struggling. We don't get a Happy Hour to do the final fine-tuning before the race so we have to quickly decide on a qualifying setup and then focus on race setup during our one practice session. With racing at night after practicing during the day, we have to make sure there is enough adjustability in the truck to improve it as the race unwinds."

DAVID STARR #75 Spears Manufacturing Silverado

ON MILWAUKEE MILE: "I think the Milwaukee Mile is one of the most challenging tracks on the NASCAR Craftsman Truck circuit," says David Starr. The corners are really wide and the track is flat. Doing well here requires a truck that turns in the center and gets good bite off the corners. I think our Spears Chevrolet Silverado should fit the bill and hopefully we can gain a few more positions. This was another event I was forced to sit out last season, due to injuries. It is definitely a fun track and I am glad to be back this year. In 2002, we took 6th. This time out, we would like to do even better."

MATT CRAFTON #6 Kevin Harvick, Inc. GM Goodwrench Silverado

ON MILWAUKEE MILE: "This week we'll be in Milwaukee and that's a flat track somewhat like Memphis and Phoenix. We are going to take our Memphis truck, as it is a really good short track truck. I am sorry that I pancaked the right side of it during the race, since the GM Goodwrench crew only had a few days to get it ready. I think we will be really good in Milwaukee because it is all about getting into the corner and letting the truck roll through the corners. You don't use as much brake so you can really gain in some places."

SHANE HMIEL #15 Billy Ballew Motorsports Silverado

ON MILWAUKEE MILE: "We are getting to tracks I have been to. I've had success at Milwaukee. I finished sixth there my rookie year in the Busch Series. Martinsville and Atlanta where you run wide open took a little getting used to but I am getting really comfortable with the NASCAR Craftsman Chevy Silverado. We were so close to winning in Memphis. How can you be mad at second? To be able to run up front with two guys with as many races and wins they have, it makes you feel good. Especially being the highest Chevy."

KELLY SUTTON #02 Team Copazone Silverado

ON MILWAUKEE MILE: "We're traveling to another new track this week, but we're excited about racing in Milwaukee! We've been working hard to get a solid set up for the 02, so we can roll it off the truck and have a strong practice, qualifying and race on Friday."

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers David Starr , Kevin Harvick