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#14 Milwaukee Electric Tool Ford Looks For Fresh Start

Concord, NC- Rick Crawford and the #14 Milwaukee Electric Tool Ford head to the Indianapolis Raceway Park and plan on regaining their early season form. The #14 Ford plans to bounce back after leaving the last two races early with engine problems.

The team has had time off from racing and looks for a fresh start at Indianapolis. Racing at Indianapolis Raceway Park is always eventful. The track is a tough place to race and there is always a lot of bumping and banging. "Racing at IRP is much like the survival of the fittest... only the strong will survive. The key is to avoid wrecks and to be in a position at the end of the race to win," stated Rick Crawford.

The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series had the week off from racing and the #14 Ford took full advantage of that time. Rick Crawford and the Heavy Duty Crew headed south to Talladega, Alabama to test and prepare for next year's race at Daytona. "The Milwaukee Electric Tool Ford ran well at Talladega, we learned some things that will help us at Daytona as well as tracks like California. Anything we can do as a team to improve, we do it," stated Rick Crawford.

NASCAR has made a rule change this past week that affects the front air dam on Ford trucks. The rule change extends the front air dam two inches. "NASCAR tries hard to make the Craftsman Truck Series as fair as possible for the competition. This change is a step in the right direction," commented Crawford. This change should allow the Fords to have equal down-force to that of the competition. The new rule will have an impact on the trucks at larger tracks where down-force is important. Ford has yet to win a race this season. However, according to the most recent poles, Rick Crawford and the #14 Milwaukee Electric Tool Ford, are considered to be the Ford team most likely to capture Ford's first win this year.

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