Las Vegas, NV- Rick Crawford and the ...
Las Vegas, NV- Rick Crawford and the #14 Milwaukee Electric Tool Ford roll into Las Vegas for The Orleans 350. Crawford and the Milwaukee Heavy Duty Crew head into Vegas as one of the hottest teams on the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. The team is coming off of a second place finish at last week's race in Texas.
The Las Vegas Motor Speedway is a track where Crawford has an average finish of 11th. However, that was before Crawford had crew chief Ray Stonkus and Ernie Elliott horsepower under the hood. "The team is running strong. Mr. Tom Mitchell is a terrific owner. I couldn't ask for a better crew chief and we have strong horsepower under the hood. The #14 Ford is hungry for a win and it is just a matter of time before it happens," stated driver Rick Crawford.
The team will be participating in an open test at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Friday. The #14 Ford has an average finish of 4th at tracks where they have participated in an open test before the race. The only exception is South Boston, where a fire under the hood left the team with a 24th place finish.
Ernie Elliott Incorporated has supplied the team with the horsepower it needs to accomplish the strong finishes. The #14 Ford is on a roll with two top three and five top five finishes. The team has finished outside the top six only once, since Elliott horsepower has been under the hood. "I can't say enough about Ernie Elliott and our engine tuner, Greg Jacobs. Ernie stepped up and helped us when we needed help with our engine program. The team's average start and finish has definitely improved since they have supplied the engines," stated Crawford.
Crawford and the #14 Milwaukee Electric Tool Ford will take the green flag in The Orleans 350 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Sunday October 14th, at 6:00 p.m. EST. The event will be telecast live on ESPN and broadcast live on MRN Radio.