Jack Sprague to Hit Career Milestone at Atlanta Motor Speedway Chevy Trucks Silverado Driver to Make 200th NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Start HAMPTON, GA -- Three-time NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Champion Jack Sprague is poised to set...
Jack Sprague to Hit Career Milestone at Atlanta Motor Speedway
Chevy Trucks Silverado Driver to Make 200th NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Start
HAMPTON, GA -- Three-time NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Champion Jack Sprague is poised to set another milestone in his racing career. Sprague will become only the second driver in series history to make 200 NCTS starts when the green flag waves over the field of the World Financial Group 200 March 18th at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
"It is always an honor to set a record or achieve a milestone in NASCAR racing," said Sprague. "The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is where I really got the opportunity to build a career in this sport and it has always held a special place in my heart. It is a tremendous place to race. I know (Rick) Crawford hit the 200 mark before me and his are consecutive but it is still cool that just he and I are at that mark right now.
"I have always enjoyed the competition of the series and am glad I got the opportunity to come back and drive the No. 16 Chevy Trucks Silverado. The series is the most competitive it has ever been and we are really building a great fan base."
Sprague held the record for consecutive starts from the NCTS inception in 1995 through the end of the 2001 season but left the series for opportunities in both NASCAR Busch Series and NASCAR Nextel Cup Series competition.
He returned to full-time NCTS competition at the beginning of the 2004 season behind the wheel of the No. 16 Xpress Motorsports Chevy Trucks Silverado as a member of GM Racing's Team Silverado. He picked up right where he left off, continuing to set records. He now holds the record for the most pole positions won, 26 total and sits second on the all-time win list with 24, moving to just two victories away from the record of 26 held by Ron Hornaday.
Four teams comprise Chevrolet Team Silverado. In addition to Sprague, Dennis Setzer pilots the Chevrolet Silverado-branded No. 46 fielded by Morgan Dollar Motorsports. David Starr drives the No. 75 Spears Manufacturing Racing Silverado. Hornaday returns to the series full-time as the driver for Kevin Harvick Inc. No. 6 GM Goodwrench Silverado. In addition, included under the 'Team Silverado' umbrella are other Chevrolet Silverado teams that benefit from the strong factory effort put forth by the four supported teams.
The World Financial Group 200 is the third race of the 25-event 2005 NCTS schedule. It is a one-day event with practice set for 9:00 am to 10:10 am and again at 10:55 am to 11:55 am on Friday, March 18. Qualifying for the 130-lap race is set for 5:10 pm with the race start time scheduled for 9:15 pm EST.
SPEED Channel will provide live television coverage of the race. MRN Radio and XM Satellite Network will bring the live action to fans via the radio airwaves.