Talladega: GM Racing qualifying quotes, notes

Talladega, AL - Matt Crafton, No. 88 Tide/Menards Silverado, will roll off seventh in tomorrow's Mountain Dew 250 for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Talladega Superspeedway. Championship point leader Ron Hornaday, Jr. will start 13th...

Talladega, AL - Matt Crafton, No. 88 Tide/Menards Silverado, will roll off seventh in tomorrow's Mountain Dew 250 for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Talladega Superspeedway.

Championship point leader Ron Hornaday, Jr. will start 13th behind the wheel of the No. 33 COPART Silverado.

A total of 16 Chevy Silverado drivers will take the green flag for the 94-lap/250-mile race at 3:00 p.m. CDT.

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CHRISSY WALLACE, No. 08 FUEL-DOCTOR SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 28TH:

ON HER QUALIFYING EFFORT: "In qualifying, we were a little tight coming off from center off, but other than that I have to thank SS Greenlight and Rick Ware Racing and Chevrolet for coming on board and helping us. But I think once we get in the draft we're going to be really good. We hung out with Mike Skinner and them during the draft and everything, so we were up toward the front. So I think we've got a good chance of getting a top 10 tomorrow.

ON THE MOMENT WITH HER DAD (MIKE WALLACE) BEFORE SHE GOT INTO THE TRUCK, HOW DOES THAT FEEL? IS THAT PRETTY COOL? "It is. Racing against him is another story. It's a little nervous because we've got this bet who's going to beat who and everybody asks if one of us is going to wreck each other. But we're not planning on it and if we do, it's going to be a really bad plane ride home. But having my dad and my mom there supporting me and being there before my race is a really big deal and it makes me really happy to know that they're there supporting me."

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RON HORNADAY, NO. 33 COPART CHEVY SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 13TH:

ON HIS QUALIFYING EFFORT, AND THE IMPORTANCE OF QUALIFYING AT TALLADEGA "We were just looking at it. And for some reason, we just don't qualifying that well but we've got a really good race truck and the Chevy Silverado is awesome in drafting and everything so we're not too concerned about it because there are 18 open different stalls here. We can get in or we can get out. So if we can get in the top 15, that's what we need and that'll give us a good pit stall and opening getting in front of us or behind us and that'll help out for the race."

ON DRAFTING PRACTICE, WAS THE TRUCK STRONG? "Yeah, I'm very happy with it. You know those GM product are just unbelievable in the draft. We always give up a little bit in qualifying just so we have that truck that's handling and I think we've got a really good truck for the race."

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MATT CRAFTON, NO. 88 TIDE MENARDS SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 7TH:

HOW WAS YOUR QUALIFYING EFFORT? "Not bad. This is the same truck that we had at Daytona and qualified second there. We just worked on it all day and we didn't do one qualifying run with it so we had no idea what it was going to run to be honest. Everything was race, race, race. So, we had no idea. I'm happy with it."

ON THE IMPORTANCE OF PICKING A PIT STALL AT TALLADEGA "Yeah, it's definitely important so you're not getting tore up. That will definitely key. All in all, it's not bad. You never know. When they drop the green flag tomorrow it's going to be four-wide and six rows deep and it doesn't matter."

-credit: gm racing

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Mike Skinner , Ron Hornaday Jr. , Matt Crafton