Erin Crocker--Homestead-Miami Preview
ERIN CROCKER TO MAKE TRACK DEBUT AT HOMESTEAD-MIAMI SPEEDWAY IN THE NO. 05 CHEERIOS / BETTY CROCKER DODGE RAM
STATESVILLE, N.C. (November 15, 2021) – Erin Crocker will head to Homestead-Miami Speedway for her 1.5-mile track debut this weekend, ready for her second NASCAR Truck Series start. Crocker became just the eighth female driver to start a NASCAR Truck Series event when she made her Series debut, starting 22nd at Phoenix last week.
In the season finale, Crocker will team up again with fulltime 2006 sponsor General Mills and its Cheerios® and Betty Crocker® brands on her No. 05 Dodge Ram when she takes the green flag on Friday.
“I’ve never driven a Dodge Ram truck on anything bigger than a mile, so it should be a good learning experience and I’m excited,” Crocker said. “I’ve had success in the ARCA Series on tracks over one mile. Once I get used to it in practice, I think we’ll have a good run in the truck.”
Crocker will pilot the No. 05 Dodge Ram chassis nicknamed “Mini Me”. This chassis has raced seven times this season and was driven by Crocker last weekend at Phoenix. The truck visited Victory Lane at Mansfield in May with NASCAR Truck Champion Bobby Hamilton at the wheel.
“I really enjoy working with Bobby Hamilton Racing and having the opportunity to drive his Dodge trucks," Crocker said." Bobby has been exceptionally helpful, and Danny Gill, the competition director there at BHR, has been a big help also. I'm disappointed with the way our day ended at Phoenix last weekend. But, I’m very thankful they are going to be able to make the repairs and we will be running the same chassis this weekend at Homestead.”
The No. 05 team will be fielded by a partnership between Evernham Motorsports and Bobby Hamilton Racing. Crew chief Randy Seals from Bobby Hamilton Racing will make the calls this weekend, and the No. 05 crew from the BHR stable will pit the car.
2005 NASCAR TRUCK SERIES STATS
Track Start Finish
Phoenix 22 36
2005 NASCAR BUSCH SERIES STATS
Track Start Finish
Richmond 42 39
Dover 9 35
Memphis 41 29
Phoenix 13 40
Driver, NASCAR Truck Series
No. 05 Cheerios / Betty Crocker Dodge Ram
Birthdate: March 23, 2021 Hometown: Wilbraham, Mass.
Resides: Huntersville, North Carolina Height: 5’6”
Weight: 115 lbs. Hobbies: Skiing, running, shopping
Erin Crocker is the first female to join the Evernham Motorsports driver development program. The Wilbraham, Mass., native is racing Evernham Motorsports-prepared Dodges in selected events in the NASCAR Busch Series and ARCA Series in 2005. She also has competed in selected events in the Silver Crown Series in a car from Kasey Kahne Motorsports.
Crocker comes to Evernham Motorsports from the open-wheel ranks. She began her racing career in a Quarter Midget at the age of seven and is the only female to win a World of Outlaws (WoO) race.
Crocker balanced her racing career with sports and academics through high school. She participated at the varsity level in soccer, tennis and lacrosse as well as being a member of the ski team. In 1997, her sophomore year of high school, she became the youngest driver to win a feature at Whip City Speedway en route to Rookie-of-the-Year honors. In 1999, she claimed rookie honors in the Eastern Limited Sprints.
In 2002, Crocker posted five A-feature wins in the Mike Woodring-prepared 360 sprint. After spending the early part of the 2003 season competing in the USAC Silver Crown Series, Crocker returned to the dirt winged sprint cars. In only her third time behind the wheel of a 410 sprint car, Crocker became the first woman in the 43-year history of World of Outlaws competition to qualify for the Knoxville Nationals. She was named the 2003 Nationals’ Rookie of the Year.
Crocker earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Management Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y. in 2003.
Crocker competed the full season in the highly-competitive World of Outlaws Series in 2004, driving for Woodring Racing. Her feature-event win came at Tulare, Calif.