BUSCH: St. Louis: Stacy Compton preview

Stacy Compton and Kingsford/Bush's Baked Beans Salute to the Wallace Brothers 250/Gateway International Raceway Preview ST Motorsports No. 59 Team Notes * Stacy Compton is ranked 16th in the current NASCAR Busch Series standings. He has...

Stacy Compton and Kingsford/Bush's Baked Beans Salute to the Wallace Brothers 250/Gateway International Raceway Preview

ST Motorsports No. 59 Team Notes

* Stacy Compton is ranked 16th in the current NASCAR Busch Series standings. He has $502,669 in earnings this year.

* Compton has three NASCAR Busch Series starts in his career at the 1.25-mile Gateway International Raceway, including a sixth-place finish there in 2003.

* Compton will be making his 125th 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 Gateway: "We're coming off our fourth-consecutive Top-10 finish at Pike's Peak and there's a lot of similarities between Pike's Peak and Gateway. Both are relatively flat and both can be real tough to make the car turn in the corners. We'll try to take what we know about Pike's Peak, then take it to a higher level because the corners are so difficult at Gateway - especially the narrow end of the speedway."

On the season: "Although we're making huge gains in our engineering department and with the setups of these cars, nobody will be completely satisfied until we start running consistently in the Top 10 and win races. We've put a lot of important pieces together in the puzzle and we're running in the Top 10, but now we need to take it up another level."

Crew Chief Chris Rice Quote

On Gateway: "I like the one-day shows. Of course you're at the racetrack for 16 hours, but it's nice to get your business done and get home a day early so you can rest or get ready for the next race. This is a pivotal race for us because we've shown a lot of improvement lately with our setups and our finishes, so it's important to build on that momentum. Gateway's a tough place to build any kind of momentum, but we've got a few ideas to throw at it that should help us move a little closer to the front."

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Stacy Compton