Rick Crawford, the Mobile, Ala. native competing in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, climbed all the way from sixth to fourth in the series point standings with a fifth place finish at New Hampshire, Saturday. Crawford has been surging lately as the Alabama driver nears a trip home. Only one race (Las Vegas, Sept. 20) separates Crawford from the Oct. 4th, Mountain Dew 250 Fueled by Winn Dixie at Talladega.
Crawford has stated previously the he isn’t focused on points when it comes to racing. Instead, he prefers to race hard and let chips fall where they may.
“Well, I like to win, “ said Crawford. “I’m not one of those that rides around and writes a book about where I raced at. I mean, I want to race hard. I want to give my sponsors what they pay for, I want to make my owner proud and I want to give the fans what they pay to see. So if it takes putting on a show, that’s what I want to do and that’s what I’ve always done.”
So, will the pressures of racing in front of his home crowd affect his driving style? Not hardly says Crawford.
“W-I-N,” said Crawford. “The points will take care of themselves. I’m going to Talladega to win.”
Before he gets his shot at Talladega, the veteran of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series will have to get through Las Vegas, where last year he finished ninth.
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