#14 Milwaukee Electric Tool
Back On Track In Kansas City
Kansas City, KS- Rick Crawford and the #14 Milwaukee Electric Tool Ford race team nailed down another top ten finish, seventh of the year. The #14 Ford finished eighth place in the inaugural event for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series at the new Kansas Speedway. Crawford and the Heavy Duty Crew started the race in tenth place after Friday's qualifying effort for the O'Reilly Auto Parts 250.
The #14 Ford was one of the top performing Ford F-150 Series race trucks all day. "Ray Stonkus and the Heavy Duty Crew gave me a great truck to drive. We unloaded from the hauler fast and we really did not have to make any major adjustments the whole time we were here," stated driver Rick Crawford.
Crawford drove a smart race. There were times when some of the less experienced drivers attempted to drive three and four wide. There were five cautions for 27 laps, all involving trucks spinning or wrecking. Crawford would have been involved in several of those accidents if he had not backed down and played it safe. "It was too early in the race to be making those kinds of moves. If your truck is not there at the end, you can't win," said Crawford.
"The #14 Milwaukee Electric Tool Ford is back on track. We have had some tough luck these last few races. We had a strong truck and an eighth place finish is a great way to re-gain momentum," stated Crawford. The last four races the #14 Ford finished outside of the top ten, but has been able to maintain it's eighth place in the championship point race. Roush Racing brought another strong motor for the #14 Ford. "Roush horsepower is getting better, but I would still like to see them kick it up a notch," commented Crawford.