The finish was Crawford’s first of the 2012 season and his first in Truck Series competition since the 2005 season opener at Daytona, when his #14 Circle Bar Motel & RV Park Ford was involved in this spectacular single-truck crash off turn four.
At Martinsville, Crawford gave team owner Mike Harmon his first start of 2012 by qualifying 23rd at a speed of 93.668 mph. The speed ranked Crawford fifth among the eighteen “go-or-go-homers” who attempted to qualify, more than enough to best the seven teams that missed the show.
*This was the #74's first last-place finish since last fall at Chicagoland, nine races ago. Mike Harmon drove the @hrmn8ter Chevrolet that day and fell out after three laps with transmission troubles. Neither the number nor Crawford had ever before finished last in a Truck race at Martinsville.
THE BOTTOM FIVE
36) #74-Rick Crawford / 6 laps / brakes
35) #70-Jeff Agnew / 90 laps / crash
34) #8-Jennifer Jo Cobb / 95 laps / suspension
33) #15-Dusty Davis / 104 laps / rear gear
32) #39-Ryan Sieg / 148 laps / oil line
LASTCAR TRUCK SERIES DRIVER’S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) Rick Crawford, Jason Leffler (1)
LASTCAR TRUCK SERIES OWNER’S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) #18-Kyle Busch Motorsports, #74-Mike Harmon (1)
LASTCAR TRUCK SERIES MANUFACTURER’S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) Chevrolet, Toyota (1)
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