Sprague, NetZero Chevy ready for round two at Nashville. LEBANON, TN (June 4, 2002) -Jack Sprague's last turn on the newly ground concrete at Nashville Superspeedway earned him a second-place finish in the Pepsi 300 NASCAR Busch Series event. ...
Sprague, NetZero Chevy ready for round two at Nashville.
LEBANON, TN (June 4, 2002) -Jack Sprague's last turn on the newly ground concrete at Nashville Superspeedway earned him a second-place finish in the Pepsi 300 NASCAR Busch Series event. It was a strong effort for Sprague and his No. 24 NetZero Chevrolet Monte Carlo, but you can be sure Sprague will be looking for more when he returns for the Inside Traxx 300.
"The last time we were at Nashville, the NetZero Chevy was just awesome," said Sprague, who came home second to eventual winner Scott Riggs. "My Hendrick Motorsports guys kept me in the hunt every time we came in to pit. On the last stop, a bunch of guys took only two tires while we took four and that's basically where we lost our shot at the win. We ran faster than Scott all day. They were just quicker out of the pits than we were and then we had traffic to deal with and couldn't catch him."
Sprague's history at Nashville is short, but it has certainly been productive. His first outing at the 1.33-mile Nashville tri-oval came in the 2001 Federated Auto Parts 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race where he sat on the outside pole and finished 21st. Now with a solid Busch Series effort, Sprague is confident he can win at the Nashville track.
"Now I've got some experience in a Busch car at Nashville and that's going to help us a lot," said Sprague. "We got some good notes to build on from the first race a few months ago and I really think we have a good chance to win there. We're bringing the same car we had last time - it's a good handling car and fun to race." Sprague enters the Nashville NBS event coming off another fifth-place finish in the most recent series race at Dover International Speedway. He regained the lead in the season standings heading into the 225-lap Nashville race.
"I'm certainly not disappointed with finishing second here a few months ago, but man, I really think we could have won that race," said Sprague. "This weekend's race will be a whole new game because it's a night race. I don't know what the track conditions will be, so we'll just have to wait and see. "
The Inside Traxx 300 NASCAR Busch Series race at Nashville Superspeedway will take the green flag Saturday, June 8 at 7 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The event will be the 15th of 34 NASCAR Busch Series races this season and will be telecast live on FX. MRN Radio will also broadcast the race live.
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