BUSCH: Watkins Glen Friday Pit Notes

NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES MAKES HISTORY First Official Rain Practice Session at The Glen The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series made history today at Watkins Glen International while practicing for the Bully Hill Vineyards 150 when Lance Norick...

NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES MAKES HISTORY

First Official Rain Practice Session at The Glen

The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series made history today at Watkins Glen International while practicing for the Bully Hill Vineyards 150 when Lance Norick in the #90 L & R Motorsports Chevrolet completed the first official practice lap in the rain around the 2.45-Mile road course with a time of 1 Minute, 55.384 seconds, 76.440 MPH.

Second on course was Dennis Setzer driving the #1 Mopar Performance Dodge with a time of 3 Minutes, 1.103 Seconds, 48.702 MPH

Joing them on track were #60 Andy Houston, CAT Rental Stores Chevrolet, #98 Kevin Harvick in the Porter Cable Power Tools Ford and #86 Stacy Compton driving the Royal Crown Cola Dodge.

Fellow NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series drivers also joined the history making practice session; Ron Hornaday, Marty Houston, Ron Barfield, Rob Morgan, Jay Sauter, Brad Bennett and more.

Bully Hill Vineyards 150 "Rain" Practice Quotes

Lance Norick, #90 L&R Racing Chevrolet - The track is fine. The front windshield is fogging up a little bit. But it is a lot of fun out there. I have run in the rain before, but never in anything as heavy as these trucks. Even if it rains tomorrow, we will be ready.

Kevin Harvick, #98 Porter Cable Power Tools Ford - Goodyear's done a phenomenal job with these tires, I mean, they turn and they stick. They're great. You've got rain on the track so it's only going to be as good as its gonna be, but the biggest problem we have is the window fogging up. But I think if we have to do it, it'll be safe to do.

Ron Hornaday, #16 NAPA Chevrolet - It's pretty exciting to be the first ones to really go out there and race in the rain in the United States. We raced in Japan on rain tires in Winston Cup.

The big problem we have right now is that the window is fogging up. If we get some good blowers in there, we'll be alright.

Ron Barfield, #55 Icehouse Beer Ford - Well, it's different. This team's been out there in the wet, but this is the first time for me, and for the Craftsman Truck Series. To be the first to get out there like this, it's a milestone for us We're going faster and faster every lap, trying to find the limits of the truck.

Dennis Setzer, #1 Mopar Performance Dodge - Visibility is a little bad if you're behind someone. We didn't run hard enough to try anything, we just mostly rode around. We have to concentrate on qualifying right now.

Joe Ruttman, #18 DANA Corporation Dodge - It's a real kick. It's kinda fun running in the rain. I've never done it before, and anytime you do something you've never done before its kinda a fun deal. I gotta be careful. I have a tendency to be out there and having fun and have too much fun. I'm saying to myself, don't get too carried away, saying I can go faster here, faster there, and if I do we might be working on the truck when we don't have to.

Jeff Spraker, #69 Spear Racing Chevrolet - The rain is a new deal, and we are kinda struggling with it right now. But it looks like it is going to dry soon, so we will be alright. I hit a wet spot on the track and ended up going into the sand near the inner-loop.

Bully Hill Vineyards 150 Post-Qualifying Quotes

Ron Fellows, #87 AER Manufacturing/Bully Hill Vineyards Chevrolet - The tires were a lot colder than I thought they'd be. I got into ten and the back end went around, sort of did a little trunk slapper. I was a little embarrassed that they had to pull me out and I got the second chance, but I was in kind of a dangerous position.

Mike Wallace, #2 Team ASE Racing Ford - We haven't figured it out yet. We've worked hard on fuel milage. That is the first thing we want to do. We have a strategy we want to run in the race tomorrow and we're going to stick to it.

Bully Hill Vineyards 150 Post-Qualifying Quotes

Ron Fellows, #87 AER Manufacturing/Bully Hill Vineyards Chevrolet - The tires were a lot colder than I thought they'd be. I got into ten and the back end went around, sort of did a little trunk slapper. I was a little embarrassed that they had to pull me out and I got the second chance, but I was in kind of a dangerous position.

Mike Wallace, #2 Team ASE Racing Ford - We haven't figured it out yet. We've worked hard on fuel milage. That is the first thing we want to do. We have a strategy we want to run in the race tomorrow and we're going to stick to it.

Lysol 200 Practice Quotes

Dale Earnhardt Jr., #3 AC Delco Chevrolet - We're not sure yet what went wrong on the car. We had the fastest lap, but were still not where we want to be. There's really nothing much else to say about it.0

Jeff Green, #32 Kleenex/Scott Chevrolet - The car feels okay. We tested up here, so the car was pretty good right off the bat. The track is good. It's about where it was four years ago when I raced here last.

Jason Keller, #57 Fleming Team/ IGA Chevrolet - The car felt pretty good. We didn't get a chance to test a lot of stuff. But I was really pleased with it. The Glen is always a lot of fun to race at.

Randy LaJoie, #1 Bob Evens Chevrolet - We ran a different car than what we tested here before, so the car feels different. But once we get some more laps in, we'll be okay. It's great running at the Glen.

Matt Kenseth, #17 DeWalt Tools Chevrolet - The car was pretty decent, about what we left with after our testing. I think we will be alright. We just need to get some more laps around here. The Glen is a lot of fun to run on.

Buckshot Jones, #00 Cheez-It Pontiac - The car just got loose. The car was all-right. We kept getting faster and faster on each lap. But we just got too loose.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY , NASCAR Truck
Drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Matt Kenseth , Jason Keller , Kevin Harvick , Jeff Green , Jay Sauter , Buckshot Jones , Mike Wallace , Andy Houston , Ron Fellows , Ron Hornaday Jr. , Marty Houston , Dennis Setzer , Lance Norick , Joe Ruttman , Ron Barfield , Jeff Spraker