Texas II: GM Racing teams race quotes

JACK SPRAGUE, NO. 16 CHEVY TRUCKS SILVERADO (STARTED 19TH, FINISHED 5TH): ON TODAY'S RACE AND FINISH: "It was a good day for our Chevy Trucks Silverado. We started out loose then got tight. We probably shouldn't have pitted that first time but...

JACK SPRAGUE, NO. 16 CHEVY TRUCKS SILVERADO (STARTED 19TH, FINISHED 5TH):

ON TODAY'S RACE AND FINISH: "It was a good day for our Chevy Trucks Silverado. We started out loose then got tight. We probably shouldn't have pitted that first time but I don't think it hurt us too bad except put us far back in the order and we had to pass a lot of trucks to get back to the front. We were just a little tight and I got aero tight it seemed especially around a Dodge. The guys had great pit stops and we didn't loose one position on pit road. The guys kept adjusting on it and we really were pretty good but then we started to tighten up just a tick and couldn't turn in the center like we needed too. I thought I might have a run at David (Starr) there at the end but I just got too tight so do anything with him. But this is another top-five for us and this is how you win championships. We can't win this one this year but we are building our momentum for a run at the title next season. We did a good job for Chevrolet today with two of us in the top-five and Dennis (Setzer) pretty close behind us.

ON ANOTHER WIN BY TOYOTA: "Those Toyotas are fast and they handed us our lunch today and that isn't good for us but I know that the GM Racing people we have supporting us will help us get these Silverados back in the lead."

DAVID STARR, NO. 75 SPEARS MANUFACTURING SILVERADO (STARTED 5TH, FINISHED 4TH):

ON TODAY'S RACE AND FINISH: "We sure did want to win this race for our home-town fans and for every one at GM Racing and Silverado but it was a pretty good run for us all and all. We were just tight, we started out tight and although Dave (McCarty, crew chief) and the guys made great pit stops with good adjustments we just couldn't get it to turn where we needed it to through the center of the corners. I was hoping there at the end when Jack (Sprague) and I were running together there near the end we might work and be a little better together but it didn't help either one of us to get any closer to those Toyotas. They are fast; there is no doubt about it. But this is another top-five for us and a good points day so we will take it and go on to Martinsville"

DENNIS SETZER, NO. 46 CHEVROLET SILVERADO (STARTED 8TH, FINISHED 8TH:

ON TODAY'S RACE AND FINISH: "We had some handling issues early in the race with our Chevrolet Silverado but I believe Danny (Gill, crew chief) and the guys had our truck back on track after the adjustments on the first two pit stops. Unfortunately, we got together with another truck there in the last 40 laps. The nose on the left side was knocked in so bad that it made the truck incredibly tight in the final laps. We got an eighth-place finish but it wasn't a great day for us overall."

MATT CRAFTON, NO. 6 GM GOODWRENCH SILVERADO (STARTED 20TH, FINISHED 21ST):

ON TODAY'S RACE AND FINISH: "This GM Goodwrench Silverado was unbelievable before the run-in with the No. 15 truck and the wall. The crew told me I was two to three tenths faster than everybody when I was running them down. I just can't control the actions of the other drivers. I asked Shane (Hmiel) what happened and he said his truck just got away from him but this bad luck has got to end. I hit the wall and the suspension was bent and we got quite a bit of cosmetic damage. From that point on I was just along for the ride. I would have to turn the truck about a quarter of a turn before it would ever thing about turning. I came in to get some tires there at the end that I could get out of it but there was really nothing I could do"

SHANE HMIEL, NO. 15 TRIMSPA SILVERADO (STARTED 2ND, FINISHED 10TH):

"We ended up 10th after everything that happened in the race so I can't complain. I hate that I got in to some people today. I surely didn't mean it. The racing was fast and three wide maybe even too many times. This race was really crazy. I am not sure if it was aggressive driving with only five races left or what. I just hope David (Reutimann) and Bill (Lester) are ok. He took a big hit there. I can't believe I missed it. I just hate it because I thought we had this Silverado set up to win today. It's the same truck we took to Vegas but it sure looks different now. a truck that could win the race today. We'll be ready to head to the short track at Martinsville."

KELLY SUTTON, NO. 02 TEAM COPAXONE SILVERADO (STARTED 23RD, FINISHED 35th):

"We were looking forward to coming back to Texas and running a strong race, but it wasn't meant to be today. Something didn't sound right when we started the engine up in the garage, but the truck ran very strong on the first lap, and we thought we were okay. But on the second lap, I felt a bad vibration going into one, and by lap three it was done. I'm glad we had some room between us and the trucks behind us so we didn't get tagged from behind. We're testing on Tuesday in preparation for Martinsville, and some hard-nosed short track racing."

OTHER SILVERADO FINISHERS:

DENNY HAMLIN, NO. 03 JOE GIBBS PERFORMANE/DECOMA SILVERADO (STARTED 24TH, FINISHED 18th)

ANDY HOUSTON, NO. 07 ALBERTSON'S SILVERADO (STARTED 25TH, FINISHED 14TH)

TRACY HINES, NO. 88 MENARDS SILVERADO (STARTED 26TH, FINISHED 19TH)

ERIC JONES, NO. 74 TAYLORVERTEX.COM/SAFELITE SILVERADO (STARTED 28TH, FINISHED 20TH)

JASON SMALL, NO. 13 MICROTEL SILVERADO (STARTED 33RD, FINISHED 33RD):

KEN WEAVER, NO. 08 1-800-4-A-PHONE SILVERADO (STARTED 34TH, FINISHED 24TH):

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