Former NASCAR Truck Series driver sentenced to 10 years in jail for attempted child enticement

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series veteran Rick Crawford was sentenced to 130 months in jail and fined $5,000 for attempted child enticement.

The 60-year-old made 336 starts and earned five victories during his NASCAR tenure. He competed from 1997 to 2013.

The hearing was held in the United States District Court Middle District of Florida location in Orlando, Florida. Crawford was arrested on March 1 by the Seminole County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office and formally indicted on March 30.  

Reports of his arrest was first published by Kickin’ The Tires.

February 28 after extended electronic communications to meet with a supposed father and his notional 12-year-old daughter being offered for sexual favors in exchange for money. According to evidence presented in court, Crawford and the undercover agent discussed exchanging money and over the course of two weeks, worked out arrangements to meet in a Lake Mary, Fl. Wendy’s parking lot so Crawford could have sex with the notional child. At the meeting Crawford asked if the underage girl was ready for him and as he was trying to exit his truck, he was taken into custody by law enforcement.

Crawford had been in jail since his conviction back in August.

Following his NASCAR career, Crawford had served as the track promoter at Mobile International Speedway and Montana Raceway Park. He also made two NASCAR Euro starts back in 2013.

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