Martinsville II: Jack Sprague preview

Sprague Starts New Chapter In Career Career at Martinsville Speedway: This will be Jack Sprague's 12th career start at the track in Martinsville. In addition to one previous start at the track in the Nextel Cup Series he also has ten previous...

Sprague Starts New Chapter In Career

Career at Martinsville Speedway:
This will be Jack Sprague's 12th career start at the track in Martinsville. In addition to one previous start at the track in the Nextel Cup Series he also has ten previous starts in the Craftsman Truck Series to his credit. He has a career best finish of 3rd at the .526 mile short track which he has accomplished four times -- most recently in this race last fall. He also has one career pole at Martinsville which he accomplished in the same race last year.

Jack On Martinsville:

"I am very excited about my debut this week with Wyler Racing and Toyota. We tested at Martinsville last week and we had a really good test. I think we got a real good shot at the pole and hopefully winning the race. It really helps that Tony Furr (crew chief) and I have worked together before so we just clicked right away at the test and that should continue through these last five races of the season. I have always had a lot of success at Martinsville but that win has always eluded me for some reason. The track is a tough little short track and you go so slow through the corners that it really tests your patience. I think we got a real good set-up for this Wyler Racing Toyota and that is so key at Martinsville. If we get a little good luck added to the equation then I think our first run here in the No. 60 Toyota Tundra can be a memorable one."

New Chapter In Career:

There is no doubt that this three week break in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series schedule has been very eventful for Jack Sprague. In a span of just a few days, he found himself in a new ride. After parting ways with Xpress Motorsports, it was only a short period of time before Wyler Racing announced that Jack would drive their No. 60 Toyota entry for the remainder of the 2005 season and the 2006 season.

"I am very excited about this opportunity with the Wyler's and Toyota Motorsports," said Jack. "My time with XPress was awesome but we just decided it was time to part ways and luckily this position with Wyler became available to me. Jeff Wyler reminds me a lot of Rick Hendrick and that was the most comfortable situation I have ever had in my career. I have worked with Tony Furr (No. 60 crew chief) in the past and we really had fun so I expect some good times ahead for us. The Toyota trucks have been awesome all year and trust me I have noticed them as they passed me."

"I really believe that we can win here at Wyler Racing in one of these last five races," concluded Sprague. "My goal is to use these last five races to get familiar with the team and the people at Toyota but I really think we can make some things happen. I really want to get back inside the top-10 in the points as I have never finished outside of that in my truck series career."

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