Homestead: Jack Sprague preview

Sprague Looks For Elusive Win at Homestead: "Homestead is one of those race tracks where I have had a lot of success, but somehow a win has just escaped me time and time again. I have several runner-up finishes and even a couple of ...

Sprague Looks For Elusive Win at Homestead:

"Homestead is one of those race tracks where I have had a lot of success, but somehow a win has just escaped me time and time again. I have several runner-up finishes and even a couple of third-place finishes, and now, I want that win. Homestead is a great track for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. It is fast and wide, which results in some good racing. One of the key factors at Homestead the past couple of years has been a lack of grip, which can affect the handling of the race truck. To win at Homestead, we will have to have the No. 60 Con-way Freight Toyota where it handles well throughout the course of the race."

Sprague on Wyler Racing's 2006 Season:

"This Wyler Racing team has had a great year. We've gotten two poles, two wins and several top 10s. For a young team in our first full season together, I am very proud of what we have accomplished. Now, we have one more race to build some more momentum for our run at Wyler Racing and Con-way Freight's first NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series championship and my fourth in 2007. We want to win this weekend, and we want to do everything we can to get up in the top five in points. We were runners-up last year at Homestead, and I think we have the equipment and the crew to go to Victory Lane this weekend."

Career at Homestead-Miami Speedway:

Homestead-Miami Speedway is another track where Sprague has excelled in his NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series career. In nine truck starts, Sprague has finished outside of the top 10 only one time. Sprague has one pole, three second-place and two third-place finishes. The only thing missing for Sprague at Homestead -- a win.

Sprague Searching for Missing 'Monkey':

Last week at Phoenix International Raceway, Sprague and the No. 60 Con-way Freight Toyota's mascot 'Monkey' turned up missing. Since Martinsville -- when Sprague scored a win from the pole -- 'Monkey' has been a staple with the No. 60 team. And Sprague hasn't finished out of the top 10 since he came along. 'Monkey' has been at all the practices and on the pit box for the races. And in between races, 'Monkey' has ridden in the No. 60 race truck from track to track. So the search is on for 'Monkey.'

"I'm pretty sure that one of our competitors is playing a prank on us, but I'm not too happy about it," Sprague said. "We put up missing posters and handed them out at the race track at Phoenix. 'Monkey' has been our good luck charm and part of the team since Martinsville, and we really want him back with the team for the final race of the year. Hopefully, we'll have an update for the fans on 'Monkey' when we get to Homestead."

-credit: wyler racing

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