#14 Milwaukee Electric Tool Plan To Take Inaugural At Kansas
Concord, NC- Rick Crawford and the Milwaukee Electric Tool Ford race team head to Kansas City, Kansas for the O'Reilly Auto Parts 250. The race Saturday will be the inaugural event at the new super speedway for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. The track is a 1.5-mile oval state of the art facility located approximately ten miles from downtown Kansas City.
The #14 Milwaukee Electric Tool Ford will be attending the open test date at the new super speedway on Thursday. The #14 Ford will be using the same truck that it raced at Mesa Marin earlier this year and the truck that finished 3rd at Dover last year. "We are bringing a truck that we have had success with in the past. I feel this truck will help the team re-gain our momentum and be the one to beat in Kansas," stated Rick Crawford. The #14 Ford was one of the strongest trucks in the field at the last 1.5-mile oval that they raced at in Texas.
The longest current streak for DNF came to an end at Milwaukee when the #14 Ford blew its motor and had to retire at lap 172. The #14 Milwaukee Electric Tool Ford had finished 32 consecutive races. The streak started at the second race of 2000 season at Homestead-Miami Speedway. "The length of the streak speaks for itself. Milwaukee Electric Tool and Circle Bar Racing are committed to quality and winning. Streaks were made to be broken and I plan on winning this weekend and ending another streak at Kansas, " stated Crawford.
Lennox Industries has joined the #14 Milwaukee Electric Tool race team as a major product sponsor. Lennox will be providing the air conditioning units to cool the Circle Bar Racing shop located in Concord, North Carolina. The Lennox logo will appear on the "B pillar" for the remainder of the 2001 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season.