Texas II: GM teams practice quotes

JACK SPRAGUE, NO. 16 CHEVY TRUCKS SILVERADO (2nd IN PRACTICE ONE; 21st IN PRACTICE TWO): "Our Chevy Trucks Silverado is going to race very well. If we could have qualified at 8:00 this morning, we could have had a really good shot at the pole in...

JACK SPRAGUE, NO. 16 CHEVY TRUCKS SILVERADO (2nd IN PRACTICE ONE; 21st IN PRACTICE TWO):

"Our Chevy Trucks Silverado is going to race very well. If we could have qualified at 8:00 this morning, we could have had a really good shot at the pole in pretty much race trim. But as the track warmed up in the second practice, we had to make some adjustments in our race trim to make us good for the race start at 1:00 tomorrow afternoon. We made just a couple of qualifying runs as the track warmed up and we were decent but with the trucks being impounded after qualifying, it was critical we spent the majority of practice working to improve our race setup. With this race being the Silverado 350, we really want to put a Silverado in victory lane. Of course everyone on this Chevy Trucks Silverado team wants it to be our team but we will work hard with our other three factory Silverado teams to make sure we are all good so all four of us have a real shot at a trip to the winner's circle tomorrow."

DENNIS SETZER, NO. 46 CHEVROLET SILVERADO (4th IN PRACTICE ONE; 8th IN PRACTICE TWO):

"We feel pretty good about our Chevrolet Silverado for tomorrow's race. We were faster in the early morning practice when the track was cooler and had to make some adjustments to improve our race setup so we didn't spend much time at all in qualifying trim.JWe feel pretty comfortable that we will have a real shot at a repeat trip to Victory Lane here at Texas which would be awesome with this being the Silverado 350 and we will have several dignitaries from Chevrolet and GM Racing on hand."

DAVID STARR, NO. 75 SPEARS MANUFACTURING SILVERADO (9TH IN PRACTICE ONE; 14TH IN PRACTICE TWO):

"Our Spears Silverado is driving really well and during our bonsai run, I had it on the mat and felt like we had turned a pretty good lap. We were disappointed to find out we were 14th in the order so we are scratching our heads a little to figure out what we need to do before we go out to qualify this afternoon without disturbing our race setup. We still need a little more to be where we want for the start of the race but we will sit down with our other Silverado teammates and see if we can't get something we can apply that will help us out a bit by race time tomorrow. This would be the best race for us to get our second win of the season because it is home for me and with Silverado sponsoring the race, it would make it doubly good."

MATT CRAFTON, NO. 6 GM GOODWRENCH SILVERADO (13th IN PRACTICE ONE; 23rd IN PRACTICE TWO):

"Our GM Goodwrench Silverado is handling awesome.JIt feels good, turns good but for some reason, we couldn't get the speed we thought we should have in qualifying trim. So we may not qualify as good as we want to but the key is winning the race. I know we will race well tomorrow and the guys will have awesome stops on pit road and get us some spots there. I am going to drive my tail off to take this truck to the front and keep it there."

SHANE HMIEL, NO. 15 TRIMSPA CHEVROLET SILVERADO (21st IN PRACTICE ONE; 15TH IN PRACTICE TWO):

"Our first run I needed to have some adjustments right away. I was tight in the middle and way loose everywhere else. Ritchie (Wauters) and the guys made the right adjustments with springs and some shock changes and it showed. The second practice session the truck was perfect. We are good to go for qualifying and the race. I'm pretty confident we'll be good in the race. If it's anything like the spring race this Silverado will be up front. I plan on bringing home so good runs for the rest of the season and get this Chevy into the top-10."

-gm racing-

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