Rick Crawford Nashville pre-event notes

Concord, NC- Rick Crawford and the ...

Concord, NC- Rick Crawford and the #14 Milwaukee Electric Tool Ford head to the Nashville Superpeedway for Friday night racing. The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race will make its first appearance at the state of the art 1.333-mile D shaped oval superspeedway.

The #14 Milwaukee Electric Tool Ford will be sporting a special paint scheme in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Sawzall. In 1951, Milwaukee Electric Tool produced the first portable electric hacksaw, the Sawzall. The tool was revolutionary in design. It is clear why the Sawzall quickly became a favorite tool among plumbers, electricians and carpenters. There have been several modifications to the tool during the last 50 years, including a cordless feature. Milwaukee Electric Tool introduced the first cordless Sawzall in 1996. Powered by and 18-volt battery, Milwaukee's Cordless Sawzall became the world's first full sized, battery-operated reciprocating saw.

"The team is working very hard. We have made some personnel changes and I think the Heavy Duty Pit Crew has moved up to the next level. Ernie Elliott is building our motors now. Judging by last week's horsepower, we should be one of the favorites to win," commented Crawford. The team anticipates a top finish this week in Nashville. "We are going to go to the optional test day at Nashville. We plan on using what we learn and applying that to our race set up. Every time we go to a track and test we learn an awful lot and we only get stronger as a team. The #14 Milwaukee Electric Tool Ford runs well at new tracks. I would love to be the first winner in the NCTS at Nashville. Milwaukee Electric Tool is going to have a big hospitality event at the race. The truck will have a special paint scheme. I can't think of a better way to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Milwaukee Electric Tool Sawzall than with a win," stated Crawford.


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Series NASCAR Truck
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