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Belterra Casino Resort hitches ride with ...

Belterra Casino Resort hitches ride with #14 Circle Bar Racing.

Sparta, KY- Rick Crawford and #14 Circle Bar Race team head to Kentucky Speedway for Saturday night racing under the lights with a new sponsor on board. Belterra Casino Resort, owned by Pinnacle Entertainment Inc., has signed on for a one race deal and will be riding along on the tailgate of the #14 Circle Bar Racing Ford.

Belterra is a state of the art Casino Resort located in Belterra Indiana, just a few short miles from the Kentucky Speedway. The resort has many outstanding features that include a hotel with 308 deluxe rooms, casino, Tom Fazio designed 18 hole championship golf course as well as shopping, restaurants and spa to cater to your every need. "The whole team is excited to have Belterra Casino Resort come on board for the race. Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. have some on the nicest resorts coast to coast and around the world," stated driver Rick Crawford.

The #14 Ford Circle Bar Race team roll into Kentucky looking to bounce back from last week's bad luck at Kansas. Crawford and the team had the race lead and with three laps to go Crawford ran over debris on the racetrack. The debris knocked off a hose going to the rear end gear causing the truck to loose lubricant. "We ran over an entire an lap without any rear end gear lubricant, with out Mobil 1, we would not have finished the race," commented Crawford. The truck that will be raced at Kentucky has seen action at Texas and last week at Kansas. Crawford won the Gatorade Front Runner Award last week with the truck and since it was built, it has led more than half of all laps run.

Circle Bar Racing is currently in fourth place in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series point race, a mere 76 points out of first place.

The Kroger 225 will be telecast live on ESPN and broadcast live on MRN Radio at 9:00 p.m. EST.


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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Rick Crawford