Crawford Finds New Success With Ernie Elliott Horsepower In NCTS Concord, NC - Rick Crawford and the ...
Crawford Finds New Success With Ernie Elliott Horsepower In NCTS
Concord, NC - Rick Crawford and the #14 Milwaukee Electric Tool race team have found new success since making the switch to Ernie Elliott engines. The reliable horsepower completes the package of an already strong race team. Ernie Elliott is the brother of NASCAR Winston Cup legend, Bill Elliott. Ernie supplied the engines for his brother when Bill won the Winston Cup Championship in 1988.
Ernie Elliott started supplying the horsepower for the #14 Ford when the team ended relations with Roush Racing. Elliott came on board for the race at Indianapolis in August and the team has had strong runs ever since. The team finished sixth in the first race with Elliott and has run off a string of six top five finishes including a third place finish at Nashville and second at Texas. The team has seven top ten finishes out of eight races with Ernie Elliott horsepower under the hood. Crawford also set the unofficial track record at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. "It is great to have Ernie Elliott horsepower under the hood. His engines have helped the team rise to the next level. Before EEI started building our engines, we were having problems on the front or backstretches, because we lacked horsepower. That does not happen anymore, now we do the passing," stated driver Rick Crawford.
The #14 Ford won the Gatorade Front Runner Award at the race in Chicago for leading the most laps. Crawford and the Milwaukee Heavy Duty Crew have also lead laps in five of the last eight races since Ernie Elliott has been supplying the horsepower. "Since Ernie Elliott has started building our engines, we now have the horsepower to run up front and contend for the win. He is a welcome addition to an already strong team," stated driver Rick Crawford.
Since Ernie Elliott has been supplying the horsepower for the #14 Milwaukee Electric Tool Ford, the team has gained ground on the competition. With the engines that Elliott builds, combine that with the driving skills of Rick Crawford, victory lane celebrations are sure to follow.