Sprague Continues Hot Streak At Favorite Track: "Phoenix is probably my most favorite track on the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series schedule. It's where I got my first ever win in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, so it has a special place in my...
Sprague Continues Hot Streak At Favorite Track:
"Phoenix is probably my most favorite track on the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series schedule. It's where I got my first ever win in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, so it has a special place in my heart. The track reminds me a lot of a bigger version of the Concord (NC) Motorsports Park where I did a lot of late model racing early in my career. So I guess I have always been comfortable behind the wheel at Phoenix.
"I have had a lot of success at the track over the years -- I had three wins there in the late 1990's there, and I have accumulated something like five poles as well. So for me, I couldn't think of a track that I would rather race at right now in the season. This Wyler Racing team has really hit our stride. After a string of bad luck, things seem to be coming together for us right now. Since our mascot 'Monkey' joined the travel team at Martinsville, we've had some good luck -- a win, a top-10 and a top-five. We want to continue that this weekend, and with my affection for Phoenix -- I think this could be a great weekend for us.
Career at Phoenix International Raceway:
It's hard to bet against Jack Sprague in the "Valley of the Sun." In 13 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series starts, Sprague has three wins and just two finishes outside of the top 10. In fact, of his 11 top-10s at the one-mile track, eight of those finishes were either a win or the runner-up.
"Con-way Freight announced last week that they'll be back with our team next season, and we're really excited that they have been happy with our performance on and off the race track. I have had a lot of great sponsors during my career and Con-way ranks right up there on the top of the list for me. I am the lucky driver to work with these two great organizations -- Wyler Racing and Con-way Freight. We've had a good season with two wins and two poles, but we're greedy and we want more than that.
"More than anything, we want to finish off the season on a high note and build some momentum for a run at the 2007 championship. We're still shooting for a top-five points finish, which is completely possible. I can't think of a better way to get that top-five points finish than going out and winning in my No. 60 Con-way Freight Toyota this weekend at Phoenix."
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