BUSCH: Richmond: Stacy Compton preview

ST Motorsports No. 59 Team Notes * Stacy Compton is ranked 17th in the current NASCAR Busch Series standings, 221 points from the Top 10. He has $283,833 in earnings this year. * Compton has six NASCAR Busch Series starts in his...

ST Motorsports No. 59 Team Notes

* Stacy Compton is ranked 17th in the current NASCAR Busch Series standings, 221 points from the Top 10. He has $283,833 in earnings this year.

* Compton has six NASCAR Busch Series starts in his career at the .75-mile Richmond International Raceway, including a seventh-place finish there in 2003.

* With $3,010,946 in career earnings in the NASCAR Busch Series, Compton is the 24th driver in series history to surpass the $3 million mark.

* Compton will be making his 115th 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 Richmond: "The Richmond International Raceway may just be the most-perfect track on the schedule. If you talk to drivers, they'll tell you this is what a speedway should be like. It's a short track that requires a speedway mentality. The best part is, it's one of the few tracks where you need a 50-50 balance between car and driver. The crew has to be on their game; the driver has to be on his."

On the season: "We're still looking to get over the hump. It wouldn't be so frustrating if we haven't had good cars every week, but the truth is these are some of the best race cars I've ever driven. We just can't get any racing luck. The only good thing is we're still well within reach of our goals: A top-10 finish in the points with some race wins. If we keep doing the things we're doing, eventually we're going to get the finishes we deserve."

Crew Chief Chris Rice Quote

On Richmond: "I don't know anyone who doesn't like to race at Richmond. There are several places where a driver can make a difference, like out-braking someone in Turn 3 or beating them off Turn 4. There also are places where the crew can make a difference, like quick pit stops or building a car that really jumps off Turn 2. That's the most-critical part of the speedway since it sets up the run down the backstretch."

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Stacy Compton