BUSCH: Ricky Craven Bristol Preview

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Ricky Craven believes a good car, good pit stops and good luck are components needed for a strong run as the NASCAR Busch Series invades Bristol Motor Speedway on March 25 for the CHEEZ-IT 250. Craven, driver of the No. 23...

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Ricky Craven believes a good car, good pit stops and good luck are components needed for a strong run as the NASCAR Busch Series invades Bristol Motor Speedway on March 25 for the CHEEZ-IT 250. Craven, driver of the No. 23 AGREE Shampoo and Conditioner Chevrolet, has eight career starts at Bristol in the Busch Series. He has achieved one top-five and two top-10 finishes at the "World's Fastest Half Mile." However, misfortune has struck on more than one occasion. "I've qualified and run well here in the past," Craven said. "But I've had a couple of good finishes erased by bad luck. "We were running in the top five in 1998 when a cut tire and an accident put us out of contention. And in 1996 we were running second when a broken spindle sidelined us for the afternoon." With 43 cars scheduled to start the event on the tight 0.533-mile oval, traffic will be a major concern. "With that many cars on a short track, you encounter traffic early – and often – during the course of 250 laps," Craven said. "Even with a good-handling car, it is difficult to pass here. Any position gained during pit stops is one less car you have to pass on the track." Bristol is the debut of AGREE sponsorship in the NASCAR Busch Series. Schwarzkopf and DEP, manufacturer of AGREE Shampoo and Conditioner, will sponsor Craven in three Busch races and two Busch North races in 2000. They also manufacture LA LOOKS Hair Styling Products and Fa Body Wash and Liquid Soap, associate sponsors on the Ricky Craven Motorsports Monte Carlo.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Ricky Craven