Phoenix: Pole winner press conference

Jack Sprague won his sixth pole of the 2004 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and clinched the season Bud Pole award. His lap of 27.442 seconds, 131.186 mph is a new track record, his third of the season. This is Sprague's fifth NCTS pole at PIR.

Jack Sprague won his sixth pole of the 2004 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and clinched the season Bud Pole award. His lap of 27.442 seconds, 131.186 mph is a new track record, his third of the season. This is Sprague's fifth NCTS pole at PIR. Sprague is eligible to win the 'Craftsman win from the pole bonus' which this week is $28,000.00.

JACK SPRAGUE, NO. 16 CHEVY TRUCKS SILVERADO (QUALIFIED 1ST):

ON THIS POLE WIN AT PIR:

"I love this place, this is where I got my first NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series win and then I won three in a row. This place has just been special to me, it is like a bigger Concord race track that I raced late models in North Carolina. I just love this place. I really wished they hadn't changed that corner down there cause it took talent to get through there and now they made it I think too easy. But everyone is on the same racetrack. I sure would like to make it four in a row here on Friday. We have a rough year, we have had four or five races locked up and won, then broke. It has been disheartening because Dave (Fuge, team manager), Chris (Showalter) and all the guys on this Chevy Trucks team work very hard. Nobody on this team has given up and this pole proves it. We come out here every week and we qualify well and we have been running really well. We had a shot at the win last week but that didn't happen.

"Chevrolet deserves better than what we have given them. They have stuck behind us and because they see the potential of this team. We came off the hauler today just awesome. We tweaked on it and did a few goofy things to see what it would do and some of it worked and some of it didn't. Tomorrow's practice won't tell us a bunch because it is only 30 degrees here in the mornings and we race in the afternoon. We knew where we were at when practice neared its end today and we were really good. I am just looking forward to the race on Friday and hopefully everything will go our way and the stars will all line up and we can win this thing."

ON THE CRAFTSMAN WIN FROM THE POLE BONUS OF $28,000:

"I don't care how much it pays or if I have to pay $5.00 to get in the race, I just want to win."

ON LOCKING UP BUD POLE AWARD FOR THE SEASON:

"It is nice to win something cause the rest of it isn't looking too good for us!"

-gm racing-

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Series NASCAR Truck
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