Martinsville II: Sprague post race interview

JACK SPRAGUE , No. 60 Con-Way Freight Toyota Tundra, Wyler Racing Finished: 2nd What happened in today's race? "It was a good race and our truck was really good. We didn't want to take a chance of gambling on fuel and I don't know how many ...

JACK SPRAGUE , No. 60 Con-Way Freight Toyota Tundra, Wyler Racing Finished: 2nd

What happened in today's race?

"It was a good race and our truck was really good. We didn't want to take a chance of gambling on fuel and I don't know how many caution flags there were, but I don't think we would have made it if we tried. I got into Terry (Cook) a little bit and I didn't mean to. He got on his brakes getting into the corner a lot earlier than I thought he was going to and I guess he thought I did. Then he tried killing me getting into the corner and that allowed (Mike) Skinner to get by me and that was pretty much the end of it. After that we really didn't have anything other than five-lap runs and I needed about 10 laps to be able to get him. I was definitely faster, it just took my truck a little longer to get going and I just wasn't willing to wreck Mike for the win, but (Matt) Crafton was willing to wreck me for second. That cost me a shot at Skinner when he turned me sideways with two to go -- really with no reason. He doesn't want to tangle with me -- I can tell you that."

What was the point at which the tone of this race went from calm to crazy?

"It seemed to be pretty calm for a while there -- through about halfway. The No. 59 (Terry Cook) didn't pit for fuel and he was losing his handle on the truck and holding us up. I didn't wreck him, I just moved him up a lane and that's just short track racing. People get impatient and people start hitting each other because they are having trouble getting off the corners and back in the gas. That's just what happens here and the closer it gets to the end -- the more it happens."

-credit: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Terry Cook