BUSCH: Bristol: Stacy Compton race review

Compton caught-up in early mishap at Bristol BRISTOL, Tenn. (March 25, 2002) -- Yellow was the color of the day at the NASCAR Busch Series Channellock 250 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday. The race was slowed down by a record-tying 14...

Compton caught-up in early mishap at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. (March 25, 2002) -- Yellow was the color of the day at the NASCAR Busch Series Channellock 250 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday. The race was slowed down by a record-tying 14 yellow flags that kept the event under caution for 88 of the scheduled 250 laps.

Stacy Compton and the No. 59 Kingsford/Johnsonville Chevrolet team could not escape the melee in "Thunder Valley" and were eliminated from contention early in the race.

On Friday, Compton continued his impressive string of qualifying runs with a fifth-place effort. At the start of the race he was able to maintain his top-five position for 20 laps, but ran into trouble when trying to avoid a mishap that would bring out the second caution flag.

The No. 59 car's problems began when it spun out while maneuvering around a wreck involving lapped traffic. Compton was able to make his way to the track apron and was seemingly out of harm's way when the No. 99 car, trying to avoid the same incident, rear-ended his Chevy. The damage to the car was substantial, forcing Compton and the team to go behind the wall for repairs. They returned to the race on lap 55, but were 31 laps off the pace and would finish the day in 36th-place.

The NASCAR Busch Grand National Series takes a weekend off and will resume racing on April 6th at Texas Motor Speedway.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Stacy Compton