Dover: Rick Crawford press conference

RICK CRAWFORD-14-Circle Bar Motel & RV Park Ford F-150 (Finished 3rd) "We had a really fast truck. The Circle Bar Motel & RV Park, Mobil One, Lennox Ford F-150 was smoking with sparks flying and stayed at the front all day. The remarkable Ray...

RICK CRAWFORD-14-Circle Bar Motel & RV Park Ford F-150 (Finished 3rd)

"We had a really fast truck. The Circle Bar Motel & RV Park, Mobil One, Lennox Ford F-150 was smoking with sparks flying and stayed at the front all day. The remarkable Ray Stonkus gave me a great truck to drive. The Circle Bar crew beat them off pit road once and we came out second the next time, so my hat's off to them. We made a call with about 68 laps to go because the truck was getting loose getting in the corner. Ray made a small air pressure adjustment. This truck is real sensitive. We have a great truck, but he made a small air pressure adjustment and by not knowing the feedback I gave him, we had a small leak in the right-front tire. It was down 12 pounds and that was causing our problem. If we just put tires on it, we would have been fine. We made an air pressure adjustment and it tightened me up, and came back to me and he told me to wait 20 laps and that it would come back to me and it did. I'm just glad we came in third. I was the best in class today in two fields. I was the best Ford out there and the best driver among the NASCAR Winston Cup guys that fall back into the truck series."

HOW WERE THE TRACK CONDITIONS? "They were super. I like Dover. I've always said, this is my third time here and I've got two top-threes and messed up last year, but finished, but I like Dover, it's an action track, it's a driver's race track. I enjoyed it all day and there's not a scratch on the truck, and we talked about it yesterday after winning the pole that you have to stay out of trouble all day and then you'll have a good finish, and we did, but we wanted the win."

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Rick Crawford