BUSCH: Phoenix II: Stacy Compton preview

ST Motorsports No. 59 Team Notes * Stacy Compton is ranked 16th in the current NASCAR Busch Series standings. He has $7753,302 in earnings this year. * Compton has four NASCAR Busch Series career starts at the Phoenix International ...

ST Motorsports No. 59 Team Notes

* Stacy Compton is ranked 16th in the current NASCAR Busch Series standings. He has $7753,302 in earnings this year.

* Compton has four NASCAR Busch Series career starts at the Phoenix International Raceway, including a career-best second-place finish here in 2002.

* Compton will be making his 137th consecutive career start in the NASCAR Busch Series circuit - all with ST Motorsports and Kingsford Charcoal. Compton and Kingsford Charcoal have the longest-running current relationship with the same team in the Busch Series.

Stacy Compton Quotes

On Phoenix: "The shape of the track makes it difficult to find the perfect setup at Phoenix, so you have to concentrate on one end. We believe Turns 3 and 4 are harder since it's not as wide as (Turns) 1 and 2. We're going to make the car good for (Turns) 3 and 4 because if it's good there, it will be all right at the other end. Since the track is relatively flat, you have to approach it like a short track. The quicker you can get on the gas in (Turns) 2 and 4, the better you'll be."

On the season: "The last couple races haven't been the way we wanted to close out the season, so it's real important for us to use these last two races as a way to jump-start the 2006 season. We've made huge gains all year with the car, but we just didn't have any racing luck. We'd like to turn all that around in the last two races and head into the off-season on a good note."

Crew Chief Chris Rice Quote

On Phoenix: "It's no secret the flat tracks have been a problem for us, but we've learned a lot during the year on what not to do. So we're going to apply all of that knowledge to the car at Phoenix - what not to do. A lot of the learning curve is knowing what not to do, not just things that work. We have some fresh ideas we know will make the car better. This could be a good way for us to end the year on a positive note."

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Stacy Compton