ROYAL CROWN RACE NOTES COCA-COLA FAMILY 200 BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY JUNE 5, 1999 Â· ONE GOAL: WIN BRISTOL AND TAKE POINTS LEAD Team RC and driver Stacy Compton has one goal for this weekend: win the race and take the NASCAR Craftsman Truck...
ROYAL CROWN RACE NOTES COCA-COLA FAMILY 200 BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY JUNE 5, 1999
· ONE GOAL: WIN BRISTOL AND TAKE POINTS LEAD Team RC and driver Stacy Compton has one goal for this weekend: win the race and take the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series points lead. Team RC is currently third in the NCTS point standings with 1239 points, trailing point's leader Jack Sprague by 27 marks. "We're here to win this race and take the points lead," said Compton. "We have been in position to win every week, and now its time to take advantage of our success and get a victory." · SEVEN OUT OF EIGHT AND STILL COUNTING Stacy Compton's fourth place finish at I-70 Speedway was his seventh top-four finish in eight races this season. Team RC's consistency has kept Compton in the top-three of the 1999 NCTS standings, moving the Hurt, Virginia native closer to the $1 million mark in NCTS career earnings. Compton has posted 12 top-10 finishes in his last 14 short track events in the NCTS, dating back to the August 15th race in Nashville where Compton finished ninth.
· NIGHT RACING '99 KICKS OFF IN BRISTOL Saturday's race will be the first of eight night races in the 1999 season and Compton is ready. "We tested here at Bristol in January and we were very pleased," Compton said. "The weather was cooler and conditions should be similar for Saturday's night race. We will be more concerned about the rubber on the track than the nighttime temperatures. I love night races" continued Compton. "It's easier on the motor and the tires." In January, Compton led all Dodge teams with lap times at the 15.870 mark at the two-day session.