Stacy Compton and Kingsford/Bush's Baked Beans United Way 300/Kansas Speedway Preview ST Motorsports No. 59 Team Notes * Stacy Compton is ranked 15th in the current NASCAR Busch Series standings. He has $671,371 in earnings this year. *...
Stacy Compton and Kingsford/Bush's Baked Beans United Way 300/Kansas Speedway Preview
ST Motorsports No. 59 Team Notes
* Stacy Compton is ranked 15th in the current NASCAR Busch Series standings. He has $671,371 in earnings this year.
* Compton has three NASCAR Busch Series career starts at the Kansas Speedway and all ended with finishes among the Top 12, including an eighth-place finish there in 2003.
* Compton will be making his 133rd 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 Kansas: "It's real easy to lump this racetrack into the same category as the other one and-a-half-mile speedways, but Kansas has a couple characteristics that distinguishes it from the other so-called 'cookie-cutter' tracks on the circuit. The key is the second turn. Everything you do for the car is based on the second turn. The quicker you can get back on the gas in the middle of the turn - and keep the car under you - the better. The success of your whole lap is based on one little corner of the racetrack - Turn 2."
On the season: "It's a real tribute to everyone on his Kingsford/Bush's Baked Beans team on the way we've progressed this year. There's no question we're a better race team and that we're getting better with each race. While we haven't given up on this year, we're going to use our last two months as a springboard to next year. We want to finish fast so we're hitting the ground fast in 2006."
Crew Chief Chris Rice Quote
On Kansas: "This has been a good track for Stacy because it rewards drivers who have a good sense of feel, especially for the second turn. He has a good feel for how hard to push the car through the corner. Kansas is like so many of the other 'cookie-cutter' tracks. It's easy to over-drive. It takes a guy who really understands car control. As long as we continue to give Stacy what he wants with the car, he should continue his impressive record there."