BUSCH: Pikes Peak: Stacy Compton preview

ST Motorsports No. 59 Team Notes * Stacy Compton is ranked 16th in the current NASCAR Busch Series standings, 324 points from the Top 10. He has $475,119 in earnings this year. * Compton has three NASCAR Busch Series starts in his ...

ST Motorsports No. 59 Team Notes

* Stacy Compton is ranked 16th in the current NASCAR Busch Series standings, 324 points from the Top 10. He has $475,119 in earnings this year.

* Compton has three NASCAR Busch Series starts in his career at the Pike's Peak International Speedway, and all ended with Top-10 finishes, including a runner-up effort there last year.

* Compton will be making his 124th 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 Pike's Peak: "It's a shame the Nextel Cup Series doesn't get a chance to see Pike's Peak because it's a great racetrack. It has all the great ingredients - fast straightaways and corners that allow for side-by-side racing. You can move around and find a comfortable racing groove. The key is to make sure the car rolls freely through the middle of the turns. If you can get the car to turn without working the steering wheel real hard, you're going to be fast."

On the season: "Pike's Peak couldn't come at a better time for this race team. We've had good cars all year, but we've had trouble getting the kind of finishes we deserve. We've got a good record at Pike's Peak, including a runner-up run last year. Phil Parsons also finished second there several years ago in the same car. This could be the race that gets us back on the right track."

Crew Chief Chris Rice Quote

On Pike's Peak: "This race team has some extensive notes on Pike's Peak, and it's one reason why they're always good there. Stacy tells us what we wants in the car, and it's our job to give it to him. One thing's clear: He wants a car that jumps off the corners. To do that, you have to make sure it has a lot of grip midway in the corner so it's pointed in the right direction at the exit."

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Stacy Compton , Phil Parsons