BUSCH: Richmond II: Stacy Compton preview

The Team: ...

The Team: #59 Kingsford/Johnsonville Chevrolet, NASCAR Busch Grand National Series

The Race: Friday, Sept 6, 2002 - Hardee's 250 at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Virginia - 250 laps/187.5 miles

The Track: It doesn't get any more exciting than Richmond and the NASCAR Busch Series "Under the Lights". Richmond International Raceway is 0.75-mile oval track with 14 degrees banking in the turns, eight degrees on the frontstretch and two degrees on the backstretch.

TV/Radio: TNT 8:00 pm ET / MRN 7:15 pm ET

Compton at Richmond: Compton has been to Richmond four times as a NASCAR Winston Cup driver for Melling racing. His best Cup finish is 22nd. As a NASCAR driver in the Craftsman Truck Series, Compton has four starts at Richmond with his best finish sixth in 2001.

Compton on Richmond: "I'm looking forward to racing in my home state. I consider Richmond, Martinsville and Bristol home tracks and have a lot of fans in the area. I've always liked driving under the lights-you can really see the sparks fly! The team has worked hard and our day (or night) is coming soon." Compton qualified 8th and finished 12th in the Spring race at Richmond with ST Motorsports. "We got too tight during the Spring race, we' ll have to fix that this time around."

Compton's Season:  With twenty-five races completed, Compton is 11th in the
point standings.  He has two top-5 finishes and eight top-10 finishes.

Crew Chief's Comments: "We're taking the T-1 car to Richmond. It's the car we ran at Memphis and Richmond last year with a new body on it. We tested it in Nashville this year and Stacy really liked it. Our strategy for Richmond is simple-keep the fenders on the car and be there at the end."

Double Duty: Compton will drive the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race on Thursday night in Richmond, piloting the #17 Duckhead Footwear entry.


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