Sprague on finishing 18th in the Hardee's 250 "You know, we started the race on the pole by default because of rain, which I thought would be to our advantage, but it didn't work out that way. I didn't even lead a lap until later in the race....
Sprague on finishing 18th in the Hardee's 250
"You know, we started the race on the pole by default because of rain, which I thought would be to our advantage, but it didn't work out that way. I didn't even lead a lap until later in the race. We fell back in the pack right at the start, then wound up getting hit by Kevin Grubb on Lap 12. I guess he said it was a payback, but that doesn't matter at this point. The car was wrecked pretty good and the guys, but the guys worked their butts off to keep me on the lead lap as long as we could, but eventually we lost one. There really isn't a whole lot to say about tonight other than it really could have been worse. The car started out loose, then went to tight and back and forth it seemed all night. We lost the points lead, which isn't what we wanted, but things change so much that we can turn things around."
Sprague starting on the pole for the Hardee's 250
"I got this qualifying thing figured out I guess. I just pray for rain. I can usually tell around ten laps into practice how the car will be and I knew right away that we had a really good car. It wouldn't have qualified on the pole, but I new it was a front-running car for the race. The NetZero team definitely has it together when it comes to race trim, but we're still trying to get it right with qualifying."
Sprague on final practice
"The track was a little tighter today, but that was probably because of the rubber build up from the cup cars. The car wasn't bad, but I liked it a whole lot more yesterday than I did today. It just seemed to get tighter as happy hour went on, so we had our work cut out for us to get ready for the race.
Sprague on first practice
"The car was bad ass right from the start. It was so awesome that we really didn't make any changes for qualifying. I wasn't using up too much brake and it drove just incredible. We knew the track was going to change so much between practice and the race, so it was pointless to tinker with it because the changes may not be what we needed."