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Sprague On His Sponsor Con-way Freight Also Being The Title Sponsor of the Race: "It's cool for a driver to have a sponsor like Con-way Freight. They are still pretty new to NASCAR, but they are loving every minute of their sponsorship. Here's a...

Sprague On His Sponsor Con-way Freight Also Being The Title Sponsor of the Race:

"It's cool for a driver to have a sponsor like Con-way Freight. They are still pretty new to NASCAR, but they are loving every minute of their sponsorship. Here's a sponsor that came into the sport in February, and they are so thrilled with the program that they are already sponsoring a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race, too."

"For me, it's really important for the No. 60 Toyota to be out front at Michigan this weekend because Con-way is really blowing it out in a big way to celebrate their sponsorship of the Con-way Freight 200. My sponsor (Con-way Freight) is based about 45 minutes from the track in Ann Arbor and they are bringing a thousand or more employees and customers to celebrate their title sponsorship of the race and the No. 60 Toyota. I can't tell you how badly I want to bring home the checkered flag for them as thanks for their support."

Career at Michigan International Speedway:

Sprague has four career starts at Michigan International Speedway in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series -- with a career best finish of fourth. He also has three starts in NASCAR Busch and Nextel Cup competition combined.

Sprague On Racing at His Home Track:

Michigan International Speedway is considered the home track for the Spring Lake (Mich.) native, but his luck hasn't been the best at the two-mile oval for the three-time NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series champion. Sprague hopes to turn that around this weekend in his sponsor's race, the Con-way Freight 200.

For Sprague, there might be some added confidence knowing that the 2004 race sponsor's truck went to Victory Lane at Michigan International Speedway. (The No. 24 Line-X Toyota driven by Travis Kvapil won the Line-X 200 at Michigan in 2004).

"Racing at Michigan International Speedway is always special to me because I still have a lot of family and friends and even a home in Michigan. It's pretty neat to go to a track, and have a lot of support from the fans. I guess in some ways, I'm the home town favorite. This year, we'll have a lot of extra support from all the Con-way Freight employees and customers who will be there at the race. To get a win at my home track would be pretty cool. But I really want to win this weekend for Con-way. This race is right in their backyard, and a win at Michigan in their race would mean the world to all the people they are bringing. I hope that I can pay back Con-way for all of their support this season by driving the No. 60 truck into Victory Lane at Michigan."

-win

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Jack Sprague , Travis Kvapil