Series announces special bonus

Sears awards bonus to teams that win from the pole; up to $50,000 posted for teams in NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. 0x2022 Capturing the pole position and winning a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race requires a...

Sears awards bonus to teams that win from the pole; up to $50,000 posted for teams in NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. 0x2022 Capturing the pole position and winning a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race requires a complete team effort. That's why Series sponsor Craftsman 0x0a21s posted a "WIN FROM THE POLE" bonus for the past four seasons.

This season, the Craftsman "WIN FROM THE POLE" bonus is back with a whole new look and an added bit of excitement 0x2022 just like the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series which welcomes new manufacturer Toyota and two former champions to the Series in 2004.

Sears will award a rolling cash bonus of $2,000 per race to any team that qualifies on the pole and wins the race. In the event the bonus is not awarded at one race, the $2,000 award rolls over to the next event, with the maximum award totaling $50,000.

As in the past, the Craftsman "WIN FROM THE POLE" bonus is awarded to the team 0x2022 the mechanics and pit crew members who turn the wrenches and work long hours in the garage and at the track to give the drivers the fastest truck on the track.

"This Craftsman bonus is for the entire team, not just the driver," said Toure Claiborne, Sears motorsports marketing manager. "The driver has to find the line around the race track, but it's the team 0x2022 the people who use our Craftsman tools to tinker and tune the truck 0x2022 that must give him a fast, reliable race truck week in and week out.

"We at Sears recognize that capturing the pole and winning the race requires a total team effort, and that's why we have the Craftsman "WIN FROM THE POLE" bonus."

The Craftsman "WIN FROM THE POLE" bonus has been awarded 23 times since its inception in 2000.

Last season, three teams were awarded the bonus 0x2022 the Ultra Motorsports team for the No. 2 ASE/CarQuest Dodge win at New Hampshire International Speedway, the Orleans Racing team for the No. 62 Orleans Racing Dodge win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and the Bobby Hamilton Racing team for the No. 4 Square D Dodge win at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

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Series NASCAR Truck
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