Circle Bar Racing renews engine contract

Concord, NC- Circle Bar Racing is pleased to announce that Ernie Elliott Incorporated will provide the engine program for the 2002 NCTS season. Elliott built engines for his brother Bill Elliott when he won the NASCAR Winston Cup in 1989. ...

Concord, NC- Circle Bar Racing is pleased to announce that Ernie Elliott Incorporated will provide the engine program for the 2002 NCTS season. Elliott built engines for his brother Bill Elliott when he won the NASCAR Winston Cup in 1989. Elliott came on board for the last ten races of the 2001 NCTS season. With EEI horsepower under the hood, the #14 Ford finished outside of the top six only one time. Crawford finished in the top three, two of the last three races of the season. Crawford and the #14 Ford set the unofficial track speed record at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway using EEI motors. The #14 Ford also led laps in eight of the last ten races of the season. "Ernie Elliott completed the piece to the puzzle. He complements an already strong race team," stated driver Rick Crawford.

Ernie Elliott could not be reached for comment. However, Greg Jacobs with EEI stated, "We are very excited and pleased to build engines for Circle Bar Racing. We look forward to working together again next year and in the future. When we came on board for the last ten races of the 2001 season, the team had some strong finishes. With Ernie's talents in the engine department, Ray Stonkus as crew chief and Crawford as the driver, we should win races. The #14 Ford should be in the hunt for the 2002 NCTS championship."

Now that Circle Bar Racing has landed a championship caliber engine program, the team continues their search for a primary sponsor. "We have the owner, the team and now the engine program to contend for the 2002 NCTS championship. All we need now is a primary sponsor for this championship caliber team," stated Crawford.

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