Jack on Thursday's practice and qualifying "The car wasn't bad at the end of practice. It was a tick loose getting into the corner, but we got it to where we thought we'd be able to qualify pretty decent." "I was a little tight on the second...
Jack on Thursday's practice and qualifying
"The car wasn't bad at the end of practice. It was a tick loose getting into the corner, but we got it to where we thought we'd be able to qualify pretty decent."
"I was a little tight on the second lap, so I fluffed it a bit, but tight isn't that bad. I was pretty happy with starting seventh. It's a lot closer than we've been qualifying so far this year and hopefully we'll start building on that."
"This track is just so incredibly fast. I'm a racecar driver and I love to go fast, but sometimes you have to draw the line. Theoretically, we're going faster on this 1.5-mile track than we are at Daytona, so you can imagine what we're feeling out there."
"I love Texas and we've had some good runs here. I'm glad we're able to leave here today with some good solid notes to use in the future."
Jack on Friday's final practice
"At least we're backing up our qualifying run. I knew at the end of practice yesterday that we had a good car. It's still a little tight in the center of the corner, but it's coming off the corner a lot better. Like my crew chief Dennis Connor said on the radio - the good news is our Nashville car is still in the trailer."
Jack on finishing second.
"I'm certainly not disappointed with our finish. Man we had a great car, but so did Nemecheck, Riggs and so did the No. 27 car. I'm disappointed that it was called because of rain, but I also don't know that I would have won it if it stayed green."
"We were leading the thing you know? My car was a little tight, but we ran better the first half of the race. We had no choice, but to take four tires on that last stop. It's just one of them deals. You take two tires and you might have a shot at winning the race, but you're in jeopardy of being passed quick. Take four tires and you know you can stay up front. This NetZero Chevy was awesome and the guys did a great job in the pits, but I say it all the time. These guys are some of the best when it comes to going of the wall and it really paid off today. We qualified and finished the best so far this year here and we're second in the points. We're getting closer and closer each week."
Crew Chief Dennis Connor on finishing second
"We definitely did the right thing. When you're leading the race and running for a championship there's things you need to consider and taking two tires during that last round of pit stops wasn't something that was going to work. Taking two tires leaves you a sitting duck and if it went back to green flag racing, Purvis wouldn't have lasted too long, but he was running at the back of the pack, so it was the right choice for him."
Jack Sprague on the subject of Jimmy Spencer
"I don't really understand what Jimmy is upset about and I'm still trying to figure that out. I don't want any trouble with the guy. I've been through this a long time and have gone through a lot of hard lumps and bumps to learn how to race and respect one another on the track. I don't know if he's upset about what happened at Bristol, but I didn't do anything, but came home with a destroyed $75,000.00 racecar and haven't gotten an apology for it then we got out there today and never touched him. He got a lap down and wasn't able to get it back during the caution. He jumped the restart on his own, so he shouldn't be mad at me because it was self-induced. If I had restarted at the same spot Jimmy did, then I would have been black-flagged too."