Stacy Compton to sport new colors in Phoenix

Compton truck in "Cherry" condition PHOENIX (Oct. 21, 1998) Don't look for the familiar red, white, and blue No. 86 RC Ford in this weekend's NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Phoenix International Raceway. Stacy Compton will be behind the...

Compton truck in "Cherry" condition

PHOENIX (Oct. 21, 1998) Don't look for the familiar red, white, and blue No. 86 RC Ford in this weekend's NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Phoenix International Raceway. Stacy Compton will be behind the wheel of the No. 86 Cherry RC Ford in Saturday's 186-mile event at the one-mile tri-oval and it's truly cherry red.

The Hurt, Va., native will pilot the commemorative cherry red Ford F-150 with it's spectacular paint scheme in the GM Goodwrench Service Plus/AC Delco 300, the 26th race of the 1998 season.

Compton, winner of two races this season, is excited about the special paint scheme on the No. 86 RC Ford.

"She's a beauty," Compton said. "We've got cherries all over the truck and it's bright cherry red. I'll be easy to spot this weekend."

Royal Crown Cola has utilized their primary sponsorship of the No. 86 Impact Motorsports Ford with a number of promotions this season, including their current sweepstakes with the grand prize winner driving home a brand new RC Ford F-150 before Christmas. Over five million cases of RC and Cherry RC with Compton's likeness have been distributed nationwide in grocery retailers.

"The Southwest is a key market for Royal Crown," said Jimmy Verrett, Director of Creative Marketing for RC. "Kalil Bottling in Phoenix and Tucson is one of the largest bottlers for RC products, especially the Cherry RC brand. It's going to be a great race weeknd for the fans."

Team RC won its first Bud Pole Award at Phoenix International Raceway in the spring, when Compton laid down a blistering lap of 127.596, merely .032 of a second off the track record. He led the first 37 laps as well as winning the MCI Fast Pace Award with a lap speed of 123.308 on lap 10. He finished third behind Ron Hornaday and Jack Sprague.

"We won our first pole here, nearly breaking the track record," Compton said. "We stayed up front and ran strong all day. We moved up to sixth in the points and won the following week at Portland. It was a great weekend for RC."

Source: NASCAR Online

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Stacy Compton , Ron Hornaday Jr. , Jack Sprague