Richmond: Jack Sprague preview

JACK SPRAGUE ON THE PONTIAC EXCITEMENT 400... "I always look forward to racing at Richmond. It's a great track a good example of what short-track racing is all about. I had the pole for the Busch Series race there last spring and, hopefully,...

JACK SPRAGUE ON THE PONTIAC EXCITEMENT 400...

"I always look forward to racing at Richmond. It's a great track a good example of what short-track racing is all about. I had the pole for the Busch Series race there last spring and, hopefully, that will help us this time around in a Cup car. We'd like to go out there and run competitively with the leaders come race time. We don't expect miracles right now. Honestly, this Richmond car is the last of the NetZero Pontiacs that need to be worked on to make the bodies better, so if we can go out there and get a good qualifying spot and then go out and get a Top-20 finish, we would probably be satisfied with that. I never thought I would be satisfied with a Top-20, but right now, we'd take it. I know there are better days in the future and maybe Richmond can be the start."

SPRAGUE ON THE WORK TO BE DONE...

"We've definitely picked up our qualifying program. Tony Furr and the NetZero HiSpeed crew have worked hard to make sure that we're competitive right off the truck in the last couple of races. That's something we were missing in the early part of the season. In the last two races, we've qualified 14th at Martinsville and 12th in Fontana. That's something to be proud of and shows we're headed in the right direction. Now we need to get to work on our race package. Our cars have been off, and that's the main thing that Tony and the guys back at the shop have worked on.

"I'm looking forward to the race in Charlotte in a couple of weeks, because I think that's when people will really start to see the changes this team has been working so hard on."

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jack Sprague