Martinsville: Erin Crocker preview

CROCKER ON PREPARING FOR MARTINSVILLE: "We took our short track truck to Caraway last week. We did not get too many laps because the test was shortened by rain. But at least I got a feel for what it is going to be like having to use the brakes a...

CROCKER ON PREPARING FOR MARTINSVILLE:

"We took our short track truck to Caraway last week. We did not get too many laps because the test was shortened by rain. But at least I got a feel for what it is going to be like having to use the brakes a lot, managing the tight turns and just short track racing in a truck. The test went well, but I didn't get a lot of laps so it is hard to get a real feel for it. I think Dan Glauz, my crew chief, was really happy with my lap times. I think I can definitely get more out of the truck when we get on-track at Martinsville. I felt really good in the truck and was comfortable right off the bat. So, I feel pretty good going into Martinsville."

CROCKER ON HER FIRST-EVER SHORT TRACK RACE:

"Really I would honestly like to stay on the lead lap and come home with the truck in one piece. I'm sure I won't come out of there without a few doughnut marks on the side or some marks on the bumper. But to finish the race and to finish on the lead lap would be great. I don't really know where we will be when we qualify going in there. Staying out of trouble is really important and I just need to keep my nose clean all race long."

STATS & FACTS:

CROCKER HEADED TO MARTINSVILLE

This weekend marks Crocker's first career start at Martinsville Speedway.

With 2006 being a year of firsts for Crocker, Martinsville will be her first short track appearance in stock car competition.

WHAT ELSE IS COOKIN' WITH CROCKER?

Crocker used one of the NASCAR Truck Series off weekends to travel home to Massachusetts to spend some quality time with her family.

Crocker's episode of "NASCAR Driven to Win" aired on the Biography Channel March 23rd and set records for the shows ratings.

Crocker set another record March 23rd by doing a six-hour Satellite Media Tour for the Biography Channel's episode of her "NASCAR Driven to Win" piece.

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Series NASCAR Truck
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