I’d heard that Gillett was interested in buying a piece of Evernham’s team and wanted to see whether that was true or not.
Everybody’s burned out at the end of a long NASCAR season, even a car owner with three teams who hasn’t been able to get one to victory lane after Kasey Kahne won six times last year. This is Ray Evernham, the man who lived and breathed racing when he ran Gordon’s No. The man who left that job and started his own team, his own major league sports franchise, and helped Dodge come back into the sport.
She ran two more races that season, one for Evernham and the other for Fitz Bradshaw Racing, her best finish coming at Memphis Motorsports Park, where she finished 29th for Fitz Bradshaw in the No. She also ran a pair of Truck races for Bobby Hamilton Racing, at Phoenix and Homestead-Miami Speedway. In Mayfield’s legal filings, he asserted that the No.
19 team’s lack of on-track success was due in large part to Evernham’s attention being focused on his personal relationship with an unnamed female driver.
In 1997, Crocker began running Mini Sprints at Whip City Speedway in Westfield, MA.
She became the youngest driver and the first female to win a race at the track.