BUSCH: Charlotte: Stacy Compton preview

Stacy Compton * Stacy Compton is ranked 20th in the current NASCAR Busch Series standings, 278 points from the Top 10. He has $301,646 in earnings this year. * Compton has six NASCAR Busch Series starts in his career at the 1.5-mile...

Stacy Compton

* Stacy Compton is ranked 20th in the current NASCAR Busch Series standings, 278 points from the Top 10. He has $301,646 in earnings this year.

* Compton has six NASCAR Busch Series starts in his career at the 1.5-mile Lowe's Motor Speedway, including a 16th-place finisher there in 2002.

* Compton will be making his 116th consecutive career start in the NASCAR Busch Series circuit -- all with ST Motorsports and Kingsford Charcoal. Compton and Kingsford Charcoal have the longest-running current relationship with the same team in the Busch Series.

Stacy Compton Quotes

On Lowe's: "This racetrack is a very special place because most of the teams, including ours, call the Charlotte, N.C., area home. As a driver, however, it's special because it combines everything that makes for a great racetrack: Speed, handling, pit strategy, track position. The track's been grated to be smoother. That will make it even faster. Hopefully, the increased speeds won't come at the expense of competitive side-by-side racing."

On the season: "There's no question we've got to turn things around. We've had great cars and this team is too good for the kind of results we've been getting lately. We were in a crash of somebody else's doing at Richmond, and that put us even further behind. It's time for us to make our own luck -- good luck -- and the best way to do that is to run up front."

Crew Chief Chris Rice Quote

On Lowe's: "Now that they've taken the bumps out of Lowe's, it's going to be important to keep the car on the bottom groove in Turns 3 and 4. It looks like the fastest groove in Turns 1 and 2 is right in the middle. Too high or too low at either ends seems like it costs you a lot of speed."

-stm

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Stacy Compton