JACK SPRAGUE, NO 16 CHEVY TRUCKS SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 7TH, FINISHED 1ST: "The guys gave me a really good stop the last time we came in. That gave us some good track position and the truck really came to me. We were really good on long runs and I...
JACK SPRAGUE, NO 16 CHEVY TRUCKS SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 7TH, FINISHED 1ST:
"The guys gave me a really good stop the last time we came in. That gave us some good track position and the truck really came to me. We were really good on long runs and I think a lot of the guys we had to race tonight were not as good as we were on the longer runs."
"Skinner raced me really clean tonight, probably as clean as he has ever raced me before. I want to say hats off to him, he had a good truck and gave me plenty of room there at the end for the lead."
You moved a little closer to Ron Hornaday's overall win record with tonight's win. What does that mean to you?
"Its great, but records are what you look at when you're eighty years old. In Ron's defense he left the series a couple of years before me and I was able to close in. But he's also a lot older than me so I'm going to be racing after he is gone and I'll catch him, but right now I just want to win races not for records but for the team."
"It just feels good to get this win and be in victory lane again and not have any drama out there on the track. We earned this win tonight and its something that we can really build on."
DENNIS SETZER, NO 46 CHEVROLET Z71 SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 13th, FINISHED 3rd:
Dennis, you won this race last year and looked like you could have gone back to victory lane this year. What was the race like for you guys tonight? "Our Silverado Z71 was pretty stout all night. We got a little snug in the long runs or when we got behind someone but overall the truck was awesome. Eric and the guys made a great call there to save our best tires for the end and stay out as long as we could. Then he called me in for fuel only there with about fifteen to go. It was a gamble to stay out as long as we did, but we drove that forty-six Silverado as hard as it would go there for those last sixty or seventy laps. We gained a ton of track position and then came in for a splash of fuel.
"You moved up a little in points and gained on everyone ahead of you - so a pretty good points night? "Yes, we've had some ups and downs here lately and maybe now we will get a little consistency. We had a good run going last week and got caught up in a wreck with five laps to go, so tonight is some good medicine for all of us. If we can keep running like we ran tonight, we can come out of this stretch of races here in pretty good shape."
MATT CRAFTON, NO. 88 MENARDS SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 20TH FINISHED 5TH:
"We had really, really great truck tonight in our Chevrolet Silverado. We just needed track position I felt we were as good as Jack (Sprague) or better if we would have had track position. I'll tell you this Menard Chevy- this is a new group together this year and I'm proud to be a part of the team. My guys are just awesome and it's a great way to go into the race next week in Michigan."
RON HORNADAY, NO. 6 GM GOODWRENCH SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 14TH FINISHED 6TH:
"We showed once again that we can get the GM Goodwrench Chevrolet out front, we just aren't finishing on all levels. We gained in points but we feel like we should have one. I am happy for my friend Jack Sprague, but I have got to win a race to keep him from catching me in total wins. It was really hot tonight, but I still had a good time. I am looking forward to next week in Milwaukee. I have run well there in the past and think that if we can get everything right next week we will be the team in victory lane."
DAVID STARR, NO. 75 SPEARS MANUFACTURING SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 3RD FINISHED 9TH:
"We had the right truck in our Silverado tonight but we were really loose in the corners and just couldn't get it dialed in where we needed it to be. I'm happy for my teammate Jack Sprague and his win. I know he's been waiting like myself for one. I am pretty disappointed though because I really wanted to win in my home state of Texas -- for the Spears and for the guys on the team. It wasn't a bad finish -- we'll take the top-10 and head on to the home of trucks and go for a win in Michigan."
KELLY SUTTON, NO. 02 TEAM COPAXONE CHEVORLET SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 34TH FINISHED 29TH:
With her 29th place finish, Kelly tied the record for career races run (32) for a woman in the NCTS.
"After racing this same Silverado to a great finish at Charlotte, we thought we'd have the right truck here at Texas. We definitely hoped for better than 29th.
"The truck was wicked loose getting in and was shoving the nose hard through the center for most of the night. My crew worked hard to get this Silverado dialed in, but it was just a little too late for us to gain enough ground."
JOHNNY SAUTER, NO. 15 CHEX SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 33RD, FINISHED 11TH:
NOTE: As a result of Johnny Sauter missing the drivers meeting due to practice in Nashville for the NASCAR Busch Series race, the No. 15 dropped to the rear of the field prior to the green flag.
"The No. 15 Chex Chevrolet Silverado was tight -- loose - tight - loose and at one point of the race I thought we had a top-5 truck for this Billy Ballew Motorsports Team. I needed to fix the loose and tight conditions but I had it freed up too much and we lost a lot of ground. It's a brand new truck never raced before and doesn't have any damage so the guys can take it back to the shop and tweak it a little bit. I had a great time and hope to be back in the No. 15 Billy Ballew Motorsports
ERIC NORRIS, NO. 07 PAVESTONE SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 12TH:
"I had a really good truck tonight but it seemed we'd get in traffic and we couldn't get around anybody and we'd really get tight. It was a good finish we're really happy with it. We started 12th and finish 12th and it was a great night for the Pavestone Silverado."