Crawford Takes Reigns at Mobile International Speedway
Ida Fileds Will Have Rick Crawford Manage and Promote at MIS
NASCAR driver Rick Crawford has entered into a multi year agreement to manage and promote Mobile International Speedway. Crawford's career began at MIS racing for owner's Lee and Ida Fields and has now come full circle with his return to the Speedway. "I am truly humbled that Ida Fields has chosen me to takeover her and Lee's baby. Growing up, I thought winning at Daytona was just a dream and that dream came true, today another dream has become a reality," said Crawford. "We've got a lot of work to do and I hope our fans and our racers will be patient with us as we get started." Ida Fields added the following: "I had a great partner in Lee and we were able to build the track into something special. I see a lot of Lee in Rick and Lee would be so proud that Rick has come back to Mobile International Speedway." Crawford's management team is in place as of today and is making preparations for the Speedway's Annual Swap Meet this Saturday and Miller Lite Super Late Model series season opener on March 26th.
Rick Crawford Performance, L.L.C.: Based out of Concord, North Carolina Rick Crawford Performance provides promotions, entertainment and racing performance consulting services from local racing to NASCAR. Currently, Rick Crawford Performance has an ARCA team, 2 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team and a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team in it's North Carolina Facility.
Mobile International Speedway: Known as the fastest half mile in Alabama, Mobile International Speedway host racing every other Saturday night beginning March 26th with the Miller Lite Super Late Model Series. Six different classes of cars compete at MIS, Island Motors II Bombers, Bob's Speed Shop Sportsman, Praytor Realty Super Stocks, Alabama Pipe and Supply Modifieds, Midwest Cooling Towers Pro-Late Models and Miller Lite Super Late Models. The Winged Sprint cars will make a special appearance on July 9th. For more www.mobilespeedway.net
Rick Crawford: Dubbed an All American Cultural Icon by MSNBC, Rick Crawford has parlayed a racing job into an entertainment career. On the track, Crawford owns every endurance record in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series along with a 3 wide pass at Daytona that made NASCAR history. Off the track, Crawford spent the last 20 years making bold moves as a pitchman for Ford and their top selling F-150 Truck Series. Either by himself or teamed up with stars like Toby Keith, Phil Mickelson or Justin McBride, Crawford's tenure as a Ford spokesman is unmatched by any driver in NASCAR. Recognized by the White House for entertaining our troops, Crawford's passion for racing is only matched by the love of our troops. Crawford's colorful career has seen the Mobile, Alabama native soar with the Blue Angels, spin records as a Disc Jockey on Elvis Radio and has landed him as host of the Rick Crawford show on Sirius Satellite Radio every Tuesday morning. On the track, in the sky or on the air Crawford is always making Bold Moves.
Mobile International Speedway will now be under the management of Rick Crawford. (51 Photo)
Rick Crawford will return to his home track as a promoter and operator.