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Crawford captures first career win HOMESTEAD, Fla. (April 4, 1998) Rick Crawford captured his first career NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series victory Saturday, overtaking Bud Pole-winner Jack Sprague to win the Florida Dodge Dealers 400K at the ...

Crawford captures first career win

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (April 4, 1998) Rick Crawford captured his first career NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series victory Saturday, overtaking Bud Pole-winner Jack Sprague to win the Florida Dodge Dealers 400K at the Miami-Dade Homestead Motor Sports Complex.

In his second year on the circuit, the driver of the Circle Bar Ford climbed from his 12th starting spot and extended the dominance at this event by Fords, which have won all three races.

Sprague, who led the way for most of the race, was second in his 1-800-MARROW2 Chevrolet and is the only driver to finish in the top-five in all three years of this event. However, he remained winless in Homestead, finishing second in the inaugural 1996 race and fifth last season.

Jay Sauter was third in the GM Goodwrench Service Plus Chevrolet, followed by rookie Greg Biffle in the Grainger Ford and Ron Barfield in the Ortho Lawn & Garden Chevrolet.

Stacy Compton, Bob Keselowski, Ron Hornaday, Dave Rezendes and Scot Walters rounded out the top-10, with Keselowski driving the only Dodge among the top finishers.

Hornaday and Rezendes have never finished outside the top 10 at this event.

The 167-lap race, the second of 27 events on the schedule this season, was completed in two segments with a standard mandatory midway pit stop.

The series moves to Phoenix International Raceway for the Chevy Trucks Desert Star Classic on April 19.

Source: NASCAR Online

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Greg Biffle , Jay Sauter , Stacy Compton , Ron Hornaday Jr. , Jack Sprague , Rick Crawford , Ron Barfield