Sprague Wins at Daytona, Has Sights Set on Fourth Championship
The "Tough Trucks, Tough Drivers" campaign continued for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series in their season opening race at Daytona. For the second time in four years, trucks were three-wide crossing the finish line with three time NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series champion Jack Sprague taking the checkers.
"This is the most awesome win that I've ever been able to accomplish," said Sprague, who gave Toyota their first win at Daytona.
Travis Kvapil, who returned to the series this year, was leading the race as they came through the final turn. Johnny Benson "pushed" Sprague through the corner and then both trucks split Kvapil as they crossed the finish line. Benson took home second and Kvapil was third. The margin of victory was .031 second.
The series heads to California Speedway this weekend, where Sprague will be looking for his third win there.
The exciting action of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series returns to Kansas Speedway in April (only 480 laps until then) and Sprague will be looking to visit victory lane for the first time at Kansas Speedway.
Season tickets are available online or by calling 1.866.460.RACE and include five great races - the Kansas 400, the Yellow Transportation 300, the Kansas Lottery Indy 300, the O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 and the kansasspeedway.com 100. The Kansas 400 will be the third race in the Chase for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup.
Parking is free at Kansas Speedway and fans are permitted to bring soft-sided coolers no larger than 6"x6"x12".
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