BUSCH: Jack Sprague to Sub for Lepage at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (June 24, 1998) NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series points leader Jack Sprague will fill in for Kevin Lepage behind the wheel of the NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division No. 40 ChannelLock Monte Carlo for the...

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (June 24, 1998)

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series points leader Jack Sprague will fill in for Kevin Lepage behind the wheel of the NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division No. 40 ChannelLock Monte Carlo for the Lysol 200 at Watkins Glen International on Sunday.

Lepage will be fulfilling his NASCAR Winston Cup Series commitments by running at Sears Point Raceway in Sonoma, Calif. the same day in the Save Mart/Kragen 350.

Sprague, who has raced in the NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division before, said he looks forward to the one-race deal. Casey Atwood, a 17-year-old from Nashville, Tenn., was originally entered by car owner Doug Taylor, but due to New York state regulations, was unable to drive in the event.

"I love Watkins Glen," Sprague said. "It's my favorite road course. I 'm just going to have a little fun and help these guys out. It's better than sitting at home on a weekend."

With Lepage behind the wheel, the ChannelLock team won the Bud Pole for the MBNA Platinum 200 at Dover Downs International Speedway May 30, then finished seventh the next week in the Hardee's 250 at Richmond International Raceway.

Sprague has put together a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series record 21-race streak of top-10 finishes. He finished fifth in that series' Parts America 150 at Watkins Glen International on May 30.

Taylor, owner of the No. 40, currently sits 18th in the NASCAR Busch Series owner points standings.

Source: NASCAR Online

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Kevin Lepage , Casey Atwood , Jack Sprague