DENNIS SETZER, NO 46 CHEVROLET Z71 SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 16TH, FINISHED 14TH: You guys looked good early in the race, but lost quite a few positions in the end. How was the truck? "On our first run, we could really drive up off the corner. I ...
DENNIS SETZER, NO 46 CHEVROLET Z71 SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 16TH, FINISHED 14TH:
You guys looked good early in the race, but lost quite a few positions in the end. How was the truck? "On our first run, we could really drive up off the corner. I could throttle up underneath another truck and make the pass. We made some adjustments there on the first stop that took that advantage away. The last two tire runs; we could not complete a pass. Then we had some problems on the restarts there at the end of the race. Our Silverado was pretty good at points in the race, but we just missed something there in the end."
You had a flat tire early in the race but seemed to rebound from that? "Yes, fortunately that happened pretty early in the race and the caution came out or our day could have been really disappointing. I think I ran over something while I was trying to make a pass on the 22 truck. I could not get under him so I tried to go high and got too high. We ran over something on that move and it cut our right front tire."
You lost some of your lead in the points today. Where do you guys go from here? "We had a good lead and you have to expect that you are going to have a bad race or problem here or there. Today wasn't a good day for us. That's why you never have too comfortable of a lead. We'll just have to get our Silverado ready to go at Bristol in a couple of weeks."
JACK SPRAGUE, NO 16 CHEVY TRUCKS SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 4TH, FINISHED 21ST:
"Man, I do not know what happened there after that last yellow flag pit stop around lap 115 or so. We made some adjustments to our Chevy Trucks Silverado to help me get off the corner a little better. We had been tight off pretty much the whole race so I needed help. Once the race went back to green, I thought we had a tire going down, because I couldn't turn it, then it would break loose and I about hit the wall. We came back in under the next yellow and put the first set of tires back on but that didn't help so I am thinking something must have broke-a bar, a shock something. Huge disappointment for our team, our truck was so fast in practice and we qualified good but it just went away on us for the last 25 laps or so and dropped from a top-three finish to where we were at the checkered."
DAVID STARR, NO. 75 SPEARS MANUFACTURING SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 17TH, FINISHED 17TH:
"Just a huge disappointment for our Spears Chevy Silverado team. We were so loose all day and nothing we did seemed to help us at all. We did the best we could do but just disappointing that we couldn't get it better no matter what we did. Just go on to Bristol."
RON HORNADAY, NO. 6 GM GOODWRENCH SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 20th, FINISHED 12TH:
"What can I say. This was just one of those races where we couldn't get it the way we needed it. It was a frustrating afternoon for the GM Goodwrench team, but we made the best out of a tough situation. I thought that we would have run a little better, but that is just what happens sometimes. About halfway through we made some adjustments and got it going, but something caught on fire and smoked up the inside of my truck. I couldn't see and trucks started passing me on the bottom. That was end of our chances. We now have to start thinking about our next race and getting this No. 6 team back into victory lane."
JOHN ANDRETTI, NO. 15 MEMPHIS CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 25TH, FINISHED 11TH:
"It was a decent finish today. I messed myself up there once, I thought I had a tire going down, but we didn't so that cost us track position. We could get through traffic pretty well and we weren't bad by ourselves, but we just kept adjusting on it and getting it better. I have never been here before so that was a little disadvantage. We had a little trouble in the pits all day. We came in ninth and went out 27th and had to work our way back up through the field so we did ok. I had fun out there."
MATT CRAFTON, NO. 88 MENARDS SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 10TH, FINISHED 13TH:
"It took my Menard's Silverado a little bit to get going on the starts and right there at the beginning, we got hit in the rear and had to play catch-up the rest of the day. We kept working on it and were getting better, then we got a bad set of tires, all in all an ok for us. It is a good points day so we will just load up and head to Bristol."