Martinsville: Jack Sprague preview

JACK SPRAGUE QUOTES: ON STATUS OF INJURED FOOT: "My heel is doing pretty good. It will be two more weeks before I can walk on it so that part is hard but the pain is pretty much gone. I feel comfortable about running the short track...

JACK SPRAGUE QUOTES:

ON STATUS OF INJURED  FOOT:  "My heel is doing pretty  good.  It will be two
more weeks  before I can walk on it so that part is hard but the pain is
pretty much  gone.  I feel comfortable about  running the short track race at
Martinsville without any  problems."
ON MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY:  I won the pole at Martinsville last spring and
qualified tenth for the  fall race and as I said that was probably one of the
last places I expected to  win a pole. We were very competitive both races with a
strong Chevy Trucks  Silverado. We finished third in the spring 2004 and if
we hadn't had trouble and  gotten in a wreck, we were a serious contender to
win the fall race  too.
"We  know what it takes to run fast there and we just tested there for this
race and  we have as good a truck or better than last year.  Chris (Showalter,
crew chief) and the  guys have been working so hard this year, we have had
trucks at every race  capable of winning; we just need some racing luck on our
side.  I am just ready to go  racing.
"It  is a fun track but it takes a ton of patience to run all the laps to put
 yourself in contention to win the race.  We have the right truck, we just
need to bide our time and get ourselves  in a position to make a run for it when
it is time to  go."

ON 2005 SEASON: "All three races so far have been as exciting and competitive as I have ever seen in any series. We have a group of veterans that are hungry to put another win on their resumes and a talented group of young drivers wanting to make names for themselves to give them a shot to move up to Cup someday. It is a great formula for everyone. As a competitor, it puts the driver solidly in the equation and as a fan there isn't any better racing anywhere"

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Jack Sprague