BUSCH: Fort Worth: Stacy Compton preview

The Team: ...

The Team: #59 Kingsford/Johnsonville Chevrolet, NASCAR Busch Grand National Series

The Race: Saturday, April 6, 2002 -- O'Reilly 300 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Tex. -- 200 laps/300 miles.

The Track: The 1.5-mile oval track has 24 degrees banking in the turns and 5 degrees on straightaways.

TV/Radio: Fox 1:00 p.m. ET/PRN 12:30 p.m. ET

Compton at Texas:

Compton has had success at Texas Motor Speedway running in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. In five starts, from 1997 to 1999, Compton has one top-10 finish and one top-5 finish. Compton also has two NASCAR Winston Cup starts at Texas Motor Speedway with his best finish 15th last year.

Compton tested in Texas at the end of March in the #14 Conseco Pontiac owned by A.J. Foyt Racing. The test session allowed him to gather information for both his Winston Cup effort and the Busch Series race. "It's going to be fast. I expect the pole to be faster than last year with what I've seen. The #59 car has been good - all we need is a little luck right now. If we keep digging, keep running like we have, you will see that Kingsford/Johnsonville Chevrolet in Victory Lane at the O'Reilly 300."

Last Season at Texas:

Kevin Harvick won the Busch Series Jan-King 300 at Texas Motor Speedway last season with a 0.246 second margin of victory over Jeff Burton. Matt Kenseth captured the Bud Pole Award -- 189.880 mph. The race had 11 lead changes among 8 drivers with 6 cautions for 39 laps.

Double Duty:

Compton is also running a full schedule in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series in the #14 Conseco Pontiac owned by A.J. Foyt Racing.


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Drivers Jeff Burton , Matt Kenseth , Kevin Harvick , Stacy Compton , A.J. Foyt