BUSCH: Jack Sprague looks for victory at Bristol

Skip Barber trained Jack Sprague's driving style is quite different than that of the young guns in the NASCAR Busch Series ranks. Whether its in practice, qualifying or the actual race, Sprague and his No. 24 car are set on warp speed. It's that...

Skip Barber trained Jack Sprague's driving style is quite different than that of the young guns in the NASCAR Busch Series ranks. Whether its in practice, qualifying or the actual race, Sprague and his No. 24 car are set on warp speed.

It's that style that just might earn Sprague his second Bristol Motor Speedway win and his first career NBS victory at the famed short track.

"I love Bristol," said Sprague, who went to Victory Lane the last time he tackled the .533-mile track winning the 1999 Coca-Cola 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race.

"I'm definitely looking forward to this weekend's Busch Series race. Our success in the past has been really good at Bristol and my last trip there was in 1999 when I qualified third and won the race. The success we have been able to have at Bristol is pretty cool considereing how tough of a track it can be."

In addition to his 1999 Cola-Cola 200 NCTS triumph, the Skip Barber trained driver also finished fifth in the 1996 Truck Series clash and in 1998 posted a second place NCTS effort. In five Bristol NCTS starts, The Spring Lake, MI driver has posted a fourth place finishing average. Sprague also owns a trio of Busch Series starts, the first coming in the 1990 Johnson 250, and one Winston Cup Series start in the 1997 Food City 500.

"It's pretty simple when it comes to racing at Bristol," Sprague said. "You have to be both aggressive and patient. If you car is handling good, you'll have a good day of racing. If the car's not handling well, then it will seem like the longest day of your life."

-barber/at-

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jack Sprague , Skip Barber