Kevin Harvick Finishes Third at Richmond Post Race Notes and Quotes KEVIN HARVICK, NO. 47 RAYSAT CHEVROLET KISS/KISS ARMY ALL STAR SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 5TH, FINISHED 3RD: "It is really fun to drive a truck as good as out RaySat Silverado was ...
Kevin Harvick Finishes Third at Richmond
Post Race Notes and Quotes
KEVIN HARVICK, NO. 47 RAYSAT CHEVROLET KISS/KISS ARMY ALL STAR SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 5TH, FINISHED 3RD: "It is really fun to drive a truck as good as out RaySat Silverado was tonight. We dropped back in the field a little when we pitted and started working our way back toward the front. The truck was really fast, we just couldn't get a long enough green flag run there toward the end to get a good run on Todd (Bodine, finished 2nd) and Skinner (Mike, race winner). But we were fast. Randy Goss, David Dollar and everyone on the No. 47 team and at Morgan Dollar gave me an awesome truck to drive tonight. I really had a great time racing the truck. As the race wound down, we all started getting more aggressive and more aggressive and do what you need to do to get by, but at the same time, be smart. We ran out of time to get back up there and race them for win. But it was a good night and a good run for this team. I just want to thank everyone at Chevrolet and Silverado brand for putting this program together. It was cool to have KISS/KISS Army on the truck tonight. It was just fun to be back in the truck series."
DAVID STARR, NO. 75 SPEARS MANUFACTURING SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 1ST, FINISHED 21ST - NOTE: With three laps remaining in the race, contact with another competitor spun Starr and sent him in to the wall. Although the truck had rear end damage, Starr continued on track for the last remaining laps of the race: "Our Spears Chevy Silverado was pretty good tonight. We got back in the field a little bit when we got out of the pit cycle but we had a top five, maybe sixth or seventh place truck easy. But in this series, everyone is racing hard for every position and when you are in the top-10, the racing is pretty fierce. I got tapped from behind and spun around there with just three laps to go while we were running seventh. It is pretty disappointing to get wrecked that close to the end of the race but that is how tight the competition is here in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. It is disappointing that our finish doesn't reflect how well we were running. But it was good to get the pole tonight and have a good run going before the accident."
JACK SPRAGUE, NO 16 CHEVY TRUCKS TRACE ADKINS SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 4TH, FINISHED 26TH - NOTE: On just the second lap of the race, Sprague reported that the brakes had bound up on the truck. He brought the truck down pit road where the crew made repairs to the master cylinder that was stuck. . Sprague returned to the race four laps down but was never able to get back on the lead lap: "I probably had the best truck I have had here at Richmond in a long time. It is disappointing for everyone on the team that something like this happens. We ran as hard as we could but just couldn't make up any of our laps. Just a disappointing night for our team."
DENNIS SETZER, NO 46 CHEVROLET BLUE COUNTY SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 20TH, FINISHED 34TH - NOTE: Setzer had the right front tire go down on lap 89 and made contract with the turn four wall while running second. Setzer brought the truck down pit road and the team made repairs replacing both the sway bar and the trailing arm. Setzer returned to competition 25 laps down from the leaders. "Our Chevrolet Silverado was pretty good early on. Eric Phillips (Crew Chief) and the crew gave good truck and good pit strategy so we didn't pit when every one else did so we improved our track position. Kevin let us lead a lap there to get the bonus points, those driver's are good about doing things like that for us. We didn't have any warning on the tire. It just didn't work out for us tonight, wasn't our race unfortunately. We are just going to have to race hard from here on out. We have lost a bunch of points the last three races. We just need to race really hard and do what we can do. This team won't get down and we will keep focused on each race at a time. Congratulations to Randy Goss, Kevin Harvick and everyone on the No. 47 team, they did a great job tonight and I am really happy for them."
TRACY HINES, NO. 13 THORSPORT/DAV ZORIKI CHEVROLET, QUALIFIED 30TH, FINISHED 5TH: "This feels like a win for us. I am coming off two big open wheel wins and now having this run tonight, I couldn't be happier. This was the first time we really worked together with our teammate, the No. 88 that Matt Crafton drives and worked together as one. And it paid big dividends tonight for us. The truck handled perfect all night and we had great pit strategy and pit stops. It was fun. I really like running like this. I am happy for everyone on my team. This is a good momentum and morale booster for everyone in our shop."
RON HORNADAY, NO. 6 GM GOODWRENCH LOS LONELY BOYS SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 24TH, FINISHED10TH: "We actually feel like we had a pretty good run. Our GM Goodwrench truck was never very good all night, but Wally made the right calls and we got as much as we could out of it. I would have liked to see Kevin win, but I am happy that mike was able to win another one. Our team really needs a win right now but we will take this and try to build on it. We made some gains in the points and once again we are in striking distance. Overall this was a good night for us.