Kansas: Jack Sprague preview

JACK SPRAGUE QUOTES: On Kansas Speedway: "Kansas Speedway is an awesome racetrack. It is smooth and wide with plenty of room to pass. The 2001 race is the only time I have run there in a truck but I was leading the...

JACK SPRAGUE QUOTES:

On Kansas Speedway: "Kansas Speedway is an awesome racetrack. It is smooth and wide with plenty of room to pass. The 2001 race is the only time I have run there in a truck but I was leading the race by a pretty good margin when we had an engine failure. Those things happen from time to time but until that happened, we were looking pretty good for a strong finish. I know I will have a great handling Chevy Trucks Silverado. Chevrolet has done so much to assist us this year with tools to improve our performance with technological assistance on many levels. There isn't as much banking here as there are on the other mile and a half tracks we run like Atlanta and Texas so you have to be able to really get in the corners well but have the power and the ability to get it to the ground to get off strong to head down the long backstretch."

On the heat usually associated with running at Kansas Speedway: "It is just a fact that it is usually pretty hot when we race there. The heat is hard on equipment, engines, crews and drivers. You just have to prepare for it physically and mentally as well as take care of your truck so you are there at the end. The heat and humidity are hard on everyone so you have to plan for it."

On the 2004 season so far: "Man, we just can't seem to catch a break this year. We have been in a position to win several races and have had something mechanical come around and bite us. It gets frustrating but we just have to keep digging every week, learn from what happens and start getting the finishes so we can climb back up in the point standings."

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Jack Sprague