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Rick Crawford, No. 14 Circle Bar Truck Corral Ford F-150, finished sixth in the Con-way Freight 200 at Michigan International Speedway. Crawford earned his fourth top 10 finish at MIS and moved up to sixth in the Craftsman Truck Series ...

Rick Crawford, No. 14 Circle Bar Truck Corral Ford F-150, finished sixth in the Con-way Freight 200 at Michigan International Speedway. Crawford earned his fourth top 10 finish at MIS and moved up to sixth in the Craftsman Truck Series standings.

RICK CRAWFORD-14-Circle Bar Truck Corral Ford F-150 (Finished 6th)

YOU HUNG RIGHT AROUND THE TOP FIVE AND TOP TEN ALL DAY, WITH A SIXTH PLACE FINISH TODAY, THE TRUCK MUST HAVE BEEN RUNNING REALLY GOOD. "Yeah it ran real good. We made some adjustments during stops on our Circle Bar Truck Corral Ford F-150 and she [the truck] came around real good. I knew we had a good truck for 'em at the end, we just had to wait around for the end after all of the cautions."

WHEN THE CAUTION CAME OUT AT THE END AND YOU WERE LOOKING AT A GREEN, WHITE, CHECKER FINISH, DID YOU THINK YOU HAD ENOUGH TO CHARGE UP TO THE FRONT? "I never say it's over till it's over. I was going to give 'em a charge and I did give them one there in Turn 3. But then Labonte got me on the outside. It's wild when they get a run on you here at Michigan. It was a good day for our team, I'm really proud of those guys. We had great pit stops all day and gained some positions in the pits. It was a super day for us, a good points day."

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Terry Cook, No. 10 Ford Power Stroke Diesel by International F-150, finished ninth at Michigan International Speedway in the Con-way Freight 200. Running in the top ten for most of the day and leading two laps, Cook maintains his 11th place in the Craftsman Truck Series standings.

TERRY COOK-10-Ford Power Stroke Diesel by Int'l F-150 (Finished 9th)

WITH ANOTHER TOP 10 FINISH HERE TODAY AT MICHIGAN, HOW WOULD YOU SUMMARIZE YOUR DAY WITH A LONG STRETCH OF GREEN FLAG RACING AND THEN A LOT OF SHORT SPURTS OF RACING DUE TO CAUTIONS. "The caution at the end definitely killed us, we were just unbelievably fast. We were a little too loose, but we ran about three, four or five around the first stretch of the race. Then, my crew put me out in the lead and did just a phenomenal job today.

"Unfortunately, during one of our stops, we got a scuff set of tires on the truck, which we did intend, because we wanted to save our stickers for the end of the race. Unfortunately, that set of scuffs were out of control. Occasionally, you get a bad set of tires, and in my mind, we got a bad set of tires. We persevered through those runs and made some adjustments during caution runs. We got ourselves on a sticker set of tires and drove ourselves back up through the field, I think up to ninth. The truck was great when we had great tires on it. It was just that one set of tires, and we were just kind of hanging on."

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Terry Cook , Rick Crawford