Newsgroups: rec.autos.sport.info Organization: motorsport.com, inc. Approved: firstname.lastname@example.org From: motorsport.com <email@example.com> Followup-To: rec.autos.sport.nascar Date: Wed, 8 Sep 1999 12:05:09 -0400 (EDT) In three plus ...
Newsgroups: rec.autos.sport.info Organization: motorsport.com, inc. Approved: firstname.lastname@example.org From: motorsport.com <email@example.com> Followup-To: rec.autos.sport.nascar Date: Wed, 8 Sep 1999 12:05:09 -0400 (EDT)
In three plus years of competition in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck series, Stacy Compton is set to break the million dollar mark in career earnings at RIR on Thursday night. The Hurt, VA. native needs $ 5,680 to reach the milestone and is quick to give credit to his team. "My crew has given me the best race truck every race and I've got a great sponsor with Royal Crown Cola," said Compton. "This says a lot about the people with our race program, I'm honored." Compton has competed in 73 races in the NCTS.
RC will unload truck #006 for Thursday night's race. This is the truck that Compton ran at Martinsville, VA on April 17, finishing second and he won the Bud Pole Award at I-70 Speedway in May, finishing fourth. "We've got the right truck for this race," noted Compton. "We are still in the hunt for the championship and a win would be great." Compton is still looking for his first win of the '99 campaign. Team RC is currently in fourth place of the NCTS standings with five races remaining in the '99 season.
Stacy Compton suffered from food poisoning at last year's race. Although the team ran good in practice, Compton was hooked up to an IV an hour before the race started, unable to keep food down. "I was under the weather and it was frustrating," Compton said. "I feel like I owe one to the team because they worked so hard to get ready for Richmond and I got sick. Let's hope we don't have that again." Compton qualified 13th and finished 23rd in last year's event.