GM Racing Chevrolet Team Silverado Texas Practice Quotes JACK SPRAGUE, NO 16 CHEVY TRUCKS SILVERADO, 18th IN FIRST PRACTICE, 2ND IN PRACTICE NO. 2: "Our Chevy Trucks Silverado is good. We started out the first practice session very very...
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Texas Practice Quotes
JACK SPRAGUE, NO 16 CHEVY TRUCKS SILVERADO, 18th IN FIRST PRACTICE, 2ND IN PRACTICE NO. 2:
"Our Chevy Trucks Silverado is good. We started out the first practice session very very loose but Chris (Showalter, crew chief) and the crew kept working on it and working on until about half way through the second practice, we hit a setup that seemed to work pretty well. Our qualifying runs we picked up good so I think we should have a decent starting spot. This team has been so close to more than one win this year and we have had our luck go bad. Texas is one of my favorite tracks and this would be a great place to get our first win of the season. Everyone on this Chevy Trucks team deserves to get a win so we have the Right Truck, now we need the right luck."
DENNIS SETZER, NO 46 CHEVROLET SILVERADO, 4th IN THE FIRST PRACTICE, 7TH IN PRACTICE NO. 2:
"Our Chevrolet Z71 is pretty good. We made several qualifying runs and got to where we are pretty decent for tonight. We worked mostly on our race setup and think we got to a place where we will have the adjustability we need tomorrow night. It is always a little complicated to practice in the heat of the day like this and then race at night but out team has a pretty good feel for Texas so I feel good about how we will run in the race."
RON HORNADAY, NO. 6 GM GOODWRENCH SILVERADO, 13th IN THE FIRST PRACTICE, 28TH IN PRACTICE NO. 2:
"The first practice the truck was a little loose and we were trying to find some more speed. We were decent but we were not completely happy. We made some adjustments between the two practices and the truck became so loose it was hard to maintain control. My AC box messed up and it began to get really hot in the truck. It is so hot outside and being in a firesuit and race truck, I think I lost about five pounds. We ran out of time and were not able to get a qualifying run in on sticker tires, so I am not sure how well we will start the race. We have been in this situation several times this year and I have full faith in Wally and the rest of the GM Goodwrench team that they will have a truck for me that is more than capable of going to victory lane.
JOHNNY SAUTER, NO. 15 CHEX SILVERADO, 21ST IN THE FIRST PRACTICE, 27TH IN PRACTICE NO. 2:
NOTE: Sauter will compete in both the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway and the NASCAR Busch Series race at Nashville Superspeedway.
ON ABILITY TO CONCENTRATE ON BOTH EVENTS: "It's not too bad, especially with the way the schedule it. It actually worked out kind of perfect that we are able to be here all day today, then fly up there tonight. We don't practice until 1:00 tomorrow afternoon so I will be able to get good nights sleep. I will get the full practice in up there and then fly back here, we will miss the driver's meeting and have to start in the back But, nonetheless, I have seen many drivers in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series come from the back to win the race."
IS THERE SOMETHING SPECIAL YOU HAVE TO DO TO ADAPT TO THE TWO DIFFERENT TRACKS? "I don't think it is that big of a deal. Both tracks are fast race tracks, pretty big race tracks. I think Nashville is a little bit more driver-involved with the heavier braking you do there whereas here at Texas, you are pretty much flat-footing it all the way around.
HOW IS YOUR TRUCK? "My truck is driving really good, we aren't as fast as we would like but it is driving really good. We just need to find some more speed, I am flat footing it all the way around. This is a brand new truck for these guys here, the first time it has seen a race track is today. We have a few little bugs to work out of it but Ritchie (Wauters, crew chief) and the crew are working hard to get it right. Like I said, it is driving well so we are almost there."