BUSCH: Atlanta: Stacy Compton preview

ST Motorsports No. 59 Team Notes * Stacy Compton was involved in a crash early in last week's race at Las Vegas and finished 38th. He is 21st in the NASCAR Busch Series standings, just 65 points from the Top 10. He has $143,348 in earnings...

ST Motorsports No. 59 Team Notes

* Stacy Compton was involved in a crash early in last week's race at Las Vegas and finished 38th. He is 21st in the NASCAR Busch Series standings, just 65 points from the Top 10. He has $143,348 in earnings this year.

* Compton has three NASCAR Busch Series starts in his career at the 1.5-mile Atlanta Motor Speedway, including an 11th-place finish there in 2002.

* Compton will be making his 108th consecutive career start in the NASCAR Busch Series circuit -- all with ST Motorsports and Kingsford Charcoal. Compton and Kingsford Charcoal have the longest-running relationship with the same team in the Busch Series.

Stacy Compton Quotes

On Atlanta: "I believe the Atlanta Motor Speedway will be the best track to show how much improvement we've made on our Ford Taurus and how important the new D3 engines have been. Our cars have been really comfortable and fast, and the new engines have given us the most horsepower we've ever had. All of that is very important to being successful at Atlanta, especially since you can win by running any one of three or four grooves around that track."

On the season: "The crash last week at Las Vegas was disappointing, but you have to look at everything we accomplished before the wreck. We had our best qualifying effort of the year, and I was really happy with the car early in the race. It tells us we're headed in the right direction. As long as we keep doing what we're doing, we'll be all right."

Crew Chief Chris Rice Quote

On Atlanta: "It's no secret Atlanta is a big horsepower track. We may be turning the more RPMs there than at any other track. We're real confident with our engines, so it's more of a matter of building a lot of adjustability into the car. In a traditional race at Atlanta, the best groove will move around. It will be down low at the beginning, in the middle about halfway through the race and up high at the end."

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Stacy Compton