Rick Crawford South Boston preview

South Boston, VA - Rick Crawford and the ...

South Boston, VA - Rick Crawford and the #14 Milwaukee Electric Tool Ford gear up for inaugural NETZERO 250 Presented by John Boy and Billy at South Boston Speedway. The race is sponsored by the popular morning radio show, John Boy and Billy. This is the first time that the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series will visit the 4 tenths of a mile oval track. The track has hosted 35 NASCAR Busch Series events since 1982.

Since tracks that are less than one mile in length are considered a short track, South Boston is the last short track that the Craftsman Truck will visit this year. The Friday night race is expected to be exciting to say the least. The race should have its fair share of bumping, banging and trading paint. "I am looking forward to racing at South Boston because we've had some success there in the past. It is a typical short track with just enough room to pass while allowing for some hard-nosed physical racing," commented driver Rick Crawford. Crawford took the Circle Bar Racing Ford to victory lane there in 1996, in the All-Pro Series.

The #14 Milwaukee Electric Tool Ford should be considered a favorite to take the checkered flag when the Craftsman Truck Series makes its South Boston debut. The 14 team has rattled off a string of four consecutive top-five finishes, and given the team's hunger to win and Crawford's past successes there, this could be victory number one in 2001. "Crew chief Ray Stonkus and the Milwaukee Heavy Duty Crew have worked hard on the South Boston truck. We are taking a quality truck that we almost won with at Chicago and finished fourth the following week at Nazareth. I know Ernie Elliott will give the team the horsepower we need to get the job done," stated Crawford.

Crawford and the #14 Milwaukee Electric Tool Ford will take the green flag in the NETZERO 250 Presented by John Boy and Billy at the South Boston Speedway, Friday September 28, at 7:00 p.m. EST. The event will be telecast live on ESPN and broadcast on MRN Radio.


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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Rick Crawford