BUSCH: Sparta: Stacy Compton preview


THE TEAM: #59 Kingsford/Johnsonville Chevrolet - NASCAR Busch Grand National Series

THE RACE: Kroger "300" presented by Oreo - Kentucky Speedway - Sparta, KY - Saturday June 15, 2002 at 8 PM. 300 miles (200 laps)

THE TRACK: Kentucky is a 1.5 mile paved tri-oval with 14 degrees of banking in the corners. The track is only one year old and is a phenomenal facility that cost over $150 million to develop.

TV/RADIO: TV: FX 6/15/02 at 7:30 pm Radio: MRN

COMPTON at KENTUCKY: Compton has never raced at Kentucky

COMPTON on KENTUCKY: "I'm really pumped to get to race at Kentucky. The track is super smooth with alot of grip, which means it is ultra-fast. I've never run a race there, but we got to test the Winston Cup there a few weeks ago when our Michigan test got rainied out. I'm looking forward to getting this team back into the habit of top 5 finishes that we started in April."

CREW CHIEF COMMENTS: "Kentucky is fast and flat with alot of grip. You have to get the car to turn well in the middle of the corner so that you can use all of that Chilress Racing horsepower down the straightaways.

DOUBLE DUTY: Compton will have another busy weekend. On Friday he will practice and qualify his Winston Cup car in Michigan, then try to get to Kentucky in time to qualify and practice the Kingsford Chevy. He will return to Michigan on Friday night so that he can run Winston Cup Happy Hour in Michigan before returning to Kentucky for the race. How many frequent flyer miles do you think he'll earn this weekend?


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