Charlotte: Stacy Compton preview

The Virginia native will be making his 16th start at Lowe's Motor Speedway this weekend, but his first in trucks. He has five Sprint Cup Series and 10 Nationwide starts. The No. 4 Dodge will be sporting the Crown Dodge of...

The Virginia native will be making his 16th start at Lowe's Motor Speedway this weekend, but his first in trucks. He has five Sprint Cup Series and 10 Nationwide starts.

The No. 4 Dodge will be sporting the Crown Dodge of Fayetteville paint scheme this weekend. The Crown Dodge of Fayetteville dealership was the outstanding sales performer selling more Dodge vehicles than all the surrounding dealerships winning the prize to sponsor Compton's No. 4 Dodge Ram.

Compton will pilot "Swinger" this weekend at LMS. This chassis is new to the BHR stable and will be making its first start this weekend.

Are all laps around LMS the same, we're getting ready to find out: "It was just a couple of days ago that I realized I have never made a lap at Lowe's in a truck. After a while you tend to forget where all you have raced at and what type of vehicle you raced in. I don't think it will hurt us in any way because I have tons of laps in a cup car and a nationwide car there. The key to winning the race at Lowe's is going to be having strong horsepower behind you and an aero-balanced truck. It sounds a lot easier than it will be and with a one day show you have to unload on your game. I expect we will see a race very similar to Kansas several weeks ago. We will run wide open around the entire race track in both qualifying and in the race. Tires will most likely not be an issue which will allow us the freedom to pass."

Building a Team, one rung at a time: "One luxury of the truck series is the time off we get compared to the other two series. Last Friday was our last off week for over a month so we took the guys out of the shop to a team building camp near my house in Virginia. We had the time of our lives. The two pit crews competed against each other and a trophy was given at the end of the day to the team with the most points. We had to climb a rock wall, climb a timed vertical obstacle course and then jump off the top of a telephone pole grabbing onto a trapeze bar. I tell you for a guy who is afraid of heights that was an extremely big deal. I have never been so nervous before in my life. We ended the day playing paint ball and having competitions with the teams protecting their drivers. I was really proud of the guys and how they encouraged each other during each event. They would not let you give up even if you wanted to. We came there as two teams, but we left as one."

-credit: bhr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Stacy Compton