Charlotte II: Stacy Compton preview

ST Motorsports No. 59 Team Notes * Stacy Compton is ranked 15th in the current NASCAR Busch Series standings. He has $694,431 in earnings this year. * Compton has seven NASCAR Busch Series career starts at the Lowe's Motor Speedway,...

ST Motorsports No. 59 Team Notes

* Stacy Compton is ranked 15th in the current NASCAR Busch Series standings. He has $694,431 in earnings this year.

* Compton has seven NASCAR Busch Series career starts at the Lowe's Motor Speedway, including a 16th-place finish there in 2002.

* Compton will be making his 134th 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 Lowe's: "There's been a lot of talk about the track surface since the levigation project, and the 22 cautions there during the 600-mile race there last May certainly added to the conversation. Even before they took out some of the bumps, the tricky areas were turns 2 and 4. It's still that way. You want to be on the gas, not the brakes, when you're in those turns so you have a good head of steam for the straightaways. The lack of grip since the levigation means you have to pay more attention to your setup to make sure it's right."

On the season: "Although there are only five races remaining in the Busch Series season, you never stop working to get better. We're not only trying to win races this year, we're trying to build for the future. It's been frustrating at times this year because we have a great team and a great car. The only thing we've been missing is racing luck. Once that falls into place, look out."

Crew Chief Chris Rice Quote

On Lowe's: "The recent test session at Lowe's had everyone concerned because there was a lack of grip, especially in the second turn. But things seemed to get better as we put rubber on the track. Now the track's bringing this huge machine that will add even more rubber before the race. Regardless, you have to pay attention. Whether there's grip or not, you have to adjust for it. You spend the entire race at Lowe's chasing the setup anyway, and Friday night's race won't be any different."

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Stacy Compton