Atlanta Ricky Craven Looks for Solid Finish

CRAVEN LOOKS FOR SOLID FINISH AT ATLANTA, PRIMARY SPONSOR HAMPTON, Ga. - Ricky Craven and The MidWest Transit Racing team hope to have a solid finish in the season-ending NAPA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday to provide a springboard...

CRAVEN LOOKS FOR SOLID FINISH AT ATLANTA, PRIMARY SPONSOR

HAMPTON, Ga. - Ricky Craven and The MidWest Transit Racing team hope to have a solid finish in the season-ending NAPA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday to provide a springboard for the 2000 season and to help lure a primary sponsor. MidWest Transit Racing, with Craven as their driver, has qualified for each of the 12 races entered together without the luxury of a provisional or a primary sponsor. Craven believes they have the nucleus of a good team, they just need financial support to make them better. "I'm amazed at what we've accomplished without a primary sponsor," Craven said. "There is so much competition at this level and each week we are making the race while other, highly financed, teams are going home. We just need financial backing to get to the next level of running up front each week and putting ourselves into a position of picking up a win. "We tested down here recently and learned a lot. This car is ‘Old Reliable,' a car we purchased from the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports team. We just need to nail the qualifying setup and make it in the race during first-round qualifying on Friday. That would allow us to work on our race setup Saturday morning instead of worrying about second-round qualifying. The extra practice with race setup will enhance our chances of a solid run on Sunday and would be a great motivator as we head into 2000." A top-10 finish would give the team momentum during the off season and certainly look good to potential sponsors.

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Ricky Craven
Teams Hendrick Motorsports