Bristol: Erin Crocker preview

CROCKER ON BRISTOL: "I am looking forward to the challenge of going to Bristol. I honestly think I will have confidence on that track. I felt really good the first time I got on the track at Dover. I think the banking brings me back to sprint...

CROCKER ON BRISTOL:

"I am looking forward to the challenge of going to Bristol. I honestly think I will have confidence on that track. I felt really good the first time I got on the track at Dover. I think the banking brings me back to sprint car racing a little bit. I have heard people say that sprint car racers seem to get the hang of Bristol right away. I know it's going to be a lot of beating and banging with other competitors, but I am looking forward to it. We will have all day to practice and I looked at past notes from Bristol and listened to what some of the other drivers have had to say about it. I will have veteran driver Jason Keller coming to help me out as a driver coach. It is really exciting to be a part of the Bristol weekend. Everyone always talks about Bristol and it is one of the most famous tracks on the schedule, other than the Daytona 500 and the Brickyard I'd say it ranks right up there with those tracks and races."

"I think it is really cool to be driving a Hamburger Helper "Hometown Helper's" truck this week. It looks a little like my ARCA car. It is a really neat looking truck. Any time you run special paint schemes it is something fun, different, and exciting. It gives the team something new, it gives the fans something new, and it's good to be a part of that program and to promote it for General Mills. I think it is a great thing when we as drivers can use our status in the racing world to promote and help charities and special programs get notoriety. I am looking forward to being a part of "My Hometown Helpers" program."

CROCKER HEADED TO BRISTOL

Crocker will arrive in Bristol for the first time Wednesday for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck race.

Crocker will be carrying the Hamburger Helper colors for the launch of the "My Hometown Helpers" program that is being launched this week. For more information please visit www.myhometownhelpers.com

WHAT IS THE MY HOMETOWN HELPER PROGRAM?

Hamburger Helper is searching for people in hometowns across America who are raising funds to help their communities.

Hamburger Helper will fund initiatives from purchasing new computers for schools to improving a neighborhood playground.

Monetary grants can be up to $15,000 per month.

The program, called My Hometown Helper, runs from September 1, 2006, through May 31, 2007. Visit www.myhometownhelper.com for more information

WHAT ELSE IS COOKIN' WITH CROCKER?

Crocker will be signing autographs at the General Mills booth at Food City Race Night on Thursday, August 24th from 3:00-5:00 p.m.

-credit: evernham.com

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Jason Keller , Erin Crocker