Texas II: Jack Sprague preview

Career at Texas Motor Speedway: This will be Jack Sprague's 15th career start at the Texas Motor Speedway. Along with 11 previous starts at the track in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, Jack has to his credit one start in the Nextel Cup ...

Career at Texas Motor Speedway:

This will be Jack Sprague's 15th career start at the Texas Motor Speedway. Along with 11 previous starts at the track in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, Jack has to his credit one start in the Nextel Cup Series and two previous starts in the Busch Series.

Jack On Texas:

"Texas is a good track for me. I have always run good at Texas and won twice there -- which gives me a lot of confidence heading there. We are coming off a strong run last week at Atlanta where we just missed collecting the first win for Wyler Racing. Tony Furr (crew chief) and the guys on this Wyler Racing crew have given me awesome trucks my first two races with them and I know we will have the same this week. We were going to bring our Atlanta truck this week but it got heavily damaged in that last lap wreck last week -- so we are bringing a new truck this week. They say it is better than the truck we ran last week and that is very exciting -- because we had our Toyota hooked up real well last week. I won in Texas earlier this year and to sweep the two races there and get that win for the team would be awesome."

Last Week's Victory Slips Away:

In only his second start with Wyler Racing and Toyota, Jack Sprague was poised and in position to bring home his 26th career win in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. However, a dramatic finish on the last turn of the last lap relegated the three-time series champion to a fourth place finish in the running of the Easy Care Vehicle Service Contracts 200 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.

"We simply got beat by tires and a badly timed caution today," said Jack. "We had a dominant truck all day and there in the second half of the race no one could keep up with us and I thought for sure I was going to win in only my second race in a Toyota. We had a pretty good sized lead there with less than ten laps to go and the caution came out -- not sure what it was for. A few guys came in and gave up track position to get tires and that proved to be the difference. My No. 60 Toyota was just awesome today -- this Wyler Racing team gave me a great handling truck and it was driving really well -- which was a lot of fun."

Jack On Last Three Races Of Season:

"This is an exciting time for me. I am excited about this opportunity with Wyler Racing and Toyota Motorsports. We have had fast trucks my first two races here and that is an awesome feeling. We just missed winning Atlanta last week and we dominated the second half of the race before an untimely caution ruined it for us. These last three races will be fun as I expect us to continue to run very well -- probably even better than we have these first two races. I think we have a very good chance of winning a race before the season is over -- who knows we may do better than that."

Notes:

* Jack will be making his 220th career start in the Craftsman Truck Series this week.

* Jack will be making his third start for his new team -- Wyler Racing -- and Toyota Motorsports.

* Jack has one win to his credit so far this season (Texas) and has collected one pole as well (Milwaukee).

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