Richmond: Jack Sprague preview

JACK SPRAGUE RICHMOND FAST FACTS: Sprague is one of only two drivers with multiple NCTS wins at RIR. Sprague won in 1998 and again in 2001. In eight previous RIR NCTS starts, Sprague has completed 1,476 of 1,479 possible laps (99.8%) and has led...

JACK SPRAGUE RICHMOND FAST FACTS:

Sprague is one of only two drivers with multiple NCTS wins at RIR. Sprague won in 1998 and again in 2001. In eight previous RIR NCTS starts, Sprague has completed 1,476 of 1,479 possible laps (99.8%) and has led 304 laps, the most in NCTS competition. He won the pole for the NASCAR Busch Series race in 2002.

JACK SPRAGUE RICHMOND QUOTES:

"I am looking forward to going to Richmond. We tested there recently and had a really good test. It is one of my favorite tracks, I have always liked the place. It is one of the tracks where (Ron) Hornaday and I had some of our best battles in the early years of the series.

"We have won twice at Richmond and I think I still have the record for the best burnout when I caught the tires on fire after the win in 2001. It is a fun track to drive. Just enough larger than Bristol, Martinsville or some of the other short tracks we run out so you aren't constantly beating and banging on each other but close enough racing to have to be up on the wheel the whole race. It isn't the easiest place to pass but not impossible either because there are two grooves. You need your truck to be solid on the corner entry, run through the center of the corner and then come up off the corners hard. You have to watch your brakes because you will get them hot and be in trouble pretty quickly if they fail."

-jkd-

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Jack Sprague