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Nashville, TN (August 12, 2000) - Ford F-150's struggled all night here in Nashville with the top Ford being first time NASCAR Craftsman Truck driver Chad Chaffin finishing third, extending Ford's lead over Chevrolet in the Manufacturer's ...

Nashville, TN (August 12, 2000) - Ford F-150's struggled all night here in Nashville with the top Ford being first time NASCAR Craftsman Truck driver Chad Chaffin finishing third, extending Ford's lead over Chevrolet in the Manufacturer's Points.

GREG BIFFLE

#50 Grainger Ford F-150- (Finished 14th)-"It was a tough night out there tonight. I don't know what happened when we started the race. I thought we were pretty good, but it was terrible. We adjusted on it all night and the guys really worked hard and we finally hit on it there at the end. The truck was awesome at the end. We really passed a lot of guys that were racing for spots way ahead of us. Unfortunately we were a lap down to them. This is one of those weeks that happen and we'll go on to Chicago next week and go at it again and keep running for the championship."

MIKE WALLACE

#02 Team ASE/Ultra Wheels Ford F-150-(Finished 13th)-"Well it's about the kind of race we expected here tonight. I think that we could have had a better finish, but we finished in front of Greg and picked up 3 points on him so at least we went forward. The team worked hard tonight to get the truck better but we were fighting a really loose truck from the get go and it really wouldn't get any better. Were still in the points race and I guess we go to Chicago next week and do it again."

ROB MORGAN

#46 Acxiom/AbiliTec Ford F-150-(Finished 17th)-"The entire night was a real battle. The truck didn't want to respond to any of the changes we tried to make the entire race. It seemed like it would get really good for a few laps and then when it went away, it really went away. The guys worked hard the whole race to try and make it better and they never gave up. We are just happy to get some more experience on these short tracks and finish the race in one piece. At least we don't have any more of these short tracks left this year."

KURT BUSCH

#99 Exide Batteries Ford F-150-(Finished 12th)-"We really had a tough night. The team worked hard to try and make things better and it worked a little. We had a few good runs, but really weren't able to put anything good together for any length of time. Tonight was just typical short track racing and we were glad to stay out of all the wrecks and finish the race."

RICK CRAWFORD

#14 Milwaukee Electric Tools Ford F-150-(Finished 10th)- "It was a crazy night out there tonight for the Milwaukee Electric Tools F-150 tonight. I'll take a top-ten after starting 30th in the race. It was a typical Nashville Speedway race; the race went like everyone expected it to go. Sometimes your set-up or strategy seem to help make that complete. We ran as hard as we could all night long and my hats really off to these guys on my team. It seems like tragedy has been following us around this week. Gator, our jack man, lost his grandfather yesterday, Mike Cheek, our crewchief, has a father that is really having a rough time with inoperable cancer and earlier in the year his son got shot. Rhonda Greer's father has cancer in his kidneys; it just seems to have surrounded us. We're just happy for a good, safe race and if we were meant to have a good finish tonight it was by the grace of God."

RON BARFIELD

#8 Stallion Express/Gear Tech + Ford F-150- (Finished 20th)---"We came here to just get out and run. I think that we were pretty successful at that. I feel really good to just finish the race which is a lot more than quite a few really good trucks can say here tonight."

CHAD CHAFFIN

#84 Romeo Guest Associates Ford F-150-(Finished 3rd)-"We really had a great run tonight. I had a blast driving this truck and hope that we can do it some more. The guys on the team did a great job with the truck and really made it fun to drive. I have a lot of experience on this racetrack and hoped to do well tonight, but third is really awesome."

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Drivers Chad Chaffin