Team RC enters this race weekend in search of their first win of the 1999 race season. Compton began the season with six consecutive top-four's and one Bud Pole Award (Mesa Marin Raceway 4/10). His second place finish at Martinsville Speedway on...
Team RC enters this race weekend in search of their first win of the 1999 race season. Compton began the season with six consecutive top-four's and one Bud Pole Award (Mesa Marin Raceway 4/10). His second place finish at Martinsville Speedway on April 17, vaulted Team RC into first place in the NCTS point standings. The no. 86 RC Dodge collected six poles through the first 23 races and has been a mainstay in the top-four during the entire year. "We've had a tremendous year with RC and Dodge," said Compton. "We would love to pick up a win for Team RC here at California. It would be a great ending to a great year!"
One of Compton's record-setting qualifying efforts took place at Michigan Speedway on July 24. The Hurt, Virginia native turned a lap of 175.717-mph (40.975 seconds) at Michigan Speedway, a 2-mile oval. California Speedway is the sister track to Michigan Speedway, identical in length and overwhelming similarities between the Penske-owned facilities. "Our performance at Michigan gives the team confidence heading into Saturday's race," Compton noted. "The degree of banking at California is not as high as Michigan, but you need plenty of horsepower at each track. We will bring the same truck we ran at Michigan, so we should be strong."
Saturday's race is the culmination to a successful year for Compton and the no. 86 crew. Team RC has remained in the top-four of the NCTS standings with 11 top-five's, 16 top-10's, 21 top-20's. Compton set four track records in NCTS qualifying with six Bud pole awards. He broke the million-dollar mark in NCTS career earnings. He was voted "Most Popular" in the NCTS at the end of last season and has been a fan favorite throughout the year. "We want to thank everybody that has helped us here at Impact Motorsports," Compton said. "The people at Dodge, RC, Craftsman, Lista, S-Line, Wix, James T. Davis, Moog and NASCAR have been very supportive of this race team. Without them, our season is not possible."