Ford Racing Nazareth preview

Dearborn, MI (July 12, 2000) - Ford's dominance in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series of late has continued yet another week. The Roush Racing "Killer B's", Greg Biffle and Kurt Busch have between them won the last five races in a row and six...

Dearborn, MI (July 12, 2000) - Ford's dominance in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series of late has continued yet another week. The Roush Racing "Killer B's", Greg Biffle and Kurt Busch have between them won the last five races in a row and six of the last seven. Ford has regained, then stretched their lead in the race for the Manufacturers Championship. Mike Wallace has moved from fourth to second, 142 points behind Biffle, in the race for the series championship. Ford F-150's and their drivers hold three of the top five spots in the points. The Ford F-150's look like an unstoppable avalanche coming down the mountain leaving the others no where to hide.

Mike Wallace in the #2 Team ASE/Ultra Motorsports Ford F-150 continues into race number sixteen on the schedule on a roll, moving from fourth to second last week in the series points. After a disappointing twelfth place finish last year at Nazareth, Mike looks to this weekend 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, until a green flag pitstop was almost immediately followed by the caution that they were so desperately looking for, relegating Rick to a thirteenth place finish. Rick's finish this week did move him from tenth to eighth in points, and this march has yet to begin. 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.

Greg Biffle looks to be poised and ready for win number five this weekend in Nazareth. Last year here he won the race from the pole, set the track record lap in qualifying, and set the track record for average race speed. Not to say that any of these records any of the tracks individually are something new for the elder "Killer B", but certainly would seem to be a clear advantage as a group. And Greg, Randy Goss, and the entire Grainger team bring them all back to Nazareth this weekend looking for win number five and to take his points lead in the series to a point far, far out on the horizon.

Can it be? Two in a row for Roush Racing "Killer B" rookie Kurt Busch? Who said bees can't sting twice? Clearly more than a force to be reckoned with, Kurt Busch and the #99 Exide Batteries Ford F-150 have certainly earned their stripes in a NASCAR Craftsman Truck. Returning to yet another 1-mile flat racetrack at Nazareth, on which Kurt has won the last two races, the #99 Exide team has a legitimate shot at, dare we even say it, three in a row. Teammate Greg Biffle brings a notebook full of notes from last year and Kurt is sure to come right out of the hauler fast and ready to win.

Behind the wheel of the #46 Acxiom/AbiliTec Ford F-150 is Rob Morgan. Rob has been fighting up and down luck since being involved in the "big one" at Daytona and currently sits 19th in the NCTS championship points race. After getting caught up with Dennis Setzer and Jack Sprague in the lap three crash last week in New Hampshire, Rob and crewchief Bill Ingle look to be strong this week in Nazareth. The next race for the NASCAR Craftsman Trucks will be Saturday, July 15, 2000, at 1:30 PM EST at Nazareth Speedway in Nazareth, PA. Nazareth is a 1.0-mile speedway where the trucks will race for 200 laps or 200 miles. The race will be telecast live on CBS as well as broadcast live on MRN Racing Radio.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Greg Biffle , Mike Wallace , Kurt Busch , Jack Sprague , Dennis Setzer , Rick Crawford , Rob Morgan