Rick Crawford Continues One Career Milestone While Sharing Another One

Horn FanSenior Writer IMarch 23, 2010

BRISTOL, TN - AUGUST 19:  Rick Crawford, driver of the #14 Circle Bar/International Ford stands next to his truck prior to the start of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series O'Reilly 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 19, 2009 in Bristol, Tennessee.  (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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Circle Bar Racing's Rick Crawford is poised to set another career milestone, but it's one he'll share with another wily veteran.

Crawford and fellow driver Dennis Setzer will be making their 21st career starts at Martinsville and it's the most, by far, of any other driver in the series.

With Saturday's drop of green flag, Crawford will have another very impressive career milestone and it's one that he shares with his team. Crawford and Circle Bar Racing have made 325 consecutive career starts together and counting.

It's a pretty cool feat, since it's rare to see a driver in today's era of NASCAR to achieve a record like this and it's all with one team.

The pair will be making their 326th start at Martinsville. The pairing dates back to the beginning of 1997, but it's in jeopardy as the team continues to look for sponsor funding. 

It would be a shame to see the streak end. He's one of the veteran faces in the Truck Series, mixed in with young talent that makes it entertaining, competitive, and NASCAR's best racing.

Currently Crawford is 16th in the points, coming off of a ninth place finish at Atlanta and heading into Martinsville he's poised for another great finish.

At Atlanta during a pre-race interview, Crawford mentioned they had a sponsor close to signing with the team.

Maybe Martinsville is just what Crawford and Circle Bar Racing need to get the deal done and have them set for the remainder of 2010, which would be a pretty cool deal, since Crawford is one of the many faces of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and he's one of the good guys in NASCAR.