Ford Racing Michigan preview

Dearborn, MI (July 17, 2000) - Looking back at last year's race at Michigan, the Ford F-150's are happy to be coming home. Greg Biffle won the race at Michigan last year and should bring a wealth of notes and knowledge to the team. The race at...

Dearborn, MI (July 17, 2000) - Looking back at last year's race at Michigan, the Ford F-150's are happy to be coming home. Greg Biffle won the race at Michigan last year and should bring a wealth of notes and knowledge to the team. The race at Nazareth was the 50th time that a NASACR Craftsman Truck from the Roush Racing stable has won manufacturer's points, making them the most prolific in the series in this category. Ford leads the manufacturers points race by nine over Chevrolet, and looks to extend their lead this weekend at home. Mike Wallace in the #2 Team ASE/Ultra Motorsports Ford F-150 looks to Michigan to begin their assault on the series championship, remaining in second in the series points. After a wild race at Nazareth relegated them to a tenth place finish, Mike and the entire Team ASE crew look to this weekend at Michigan to better last year's effort and continue his momentum towards a championship run this year.

The #14 Milwaukee Electric Tools/Circle Bar Motel Ford F-150 piloted by Rick Crawford looks to be just a little bit of luck away from a big post-race celebration. Rick was running great all day, leading the race for several of the first hundred laps until an unfortunate mechanical failure sent him back to a thirteenth place finish. Rick's finish this week did move him from eighth to ninth in points, but this march has yet to begin. With a new secret weapon under the hood at Michigan this weekend and for the remainder of the season, you can count on the #14 Ford F-150 and Rick Crawford being a formidable force for the remainder of the 2000 campaign and beyond.

After another excellent performance in Nazareth, finishing third, Greg Biffle is sure to be looking to defend his win last year and take his fifth trip to Victory Circle of the 2000 campaign this week in Michigan. Last year here he won the race from the eleventh spot and will be looking to better his qualifying effort here this year. As the elder "Killer B" Greg is looking to bring it all back to Michigan this weekend looking for win number five and to take his points lead in the series to a point further and further out of reach.

Kurt Busch and the #99 Exide team are looking forward to Michigan. Looking backward at Nazareth is a disappointing view that one would rather forget. The rookie "Killer B" looks to make a serious assault on the 2-mile Michigan International Speedway this weekend. If Daytona is any indication of his ability to drive a NASCAR Craftsman Truck around a speedway this weekend should be a memorable one. With the experience of Roush Racing at this track, Kurt should quickly turn last weeks luck around and run well. Not to bring up the past, but Rob Morgan in the #46 Axciom Ford F-150 have some memorable memories of their last speedway run at Daytona this year. Being involved in the crash that sent Geoff Bodine hurling nearly into the grandstands, Rob looks to have considerably better luck here at Michigan this weekend. The next race for the NASCAR Craftsman Trucks will be Saturday, July 22, 2000, at 1:30 PM EST at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, MI. Michigan is a 2.0-mile speedway where the trucks will race for 100 laps or 200 miles. The race will be telecast live on ESPN as well as broadcast live on MRN Racing Radio.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Greg Biffle , Mike Wallace , Kurt Busch , Rick Crawford , Rob Morgan