Craven Appearing At Motorsports 2014


OAKS, Pa. – Popular ESPN NASCAR motorsports analyst Ricky Craven will be part of the Pioneer Pole Building’s Motorsports 2014 Racecar & Trade Show Fueled by Sunoco and Distributed by Insinger Performance.

The three day show is set for the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa., Jan. 10-12.

Craven will be featured in an interview and autograph session along with another NASCAR great Harry Gant that will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the opening day of the show. The New England native was a winner in four different NASCAR series including the K&N Pro Series and all three national series; Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Trucks.

The popular racer suffered some head injuries during a race accident in 1997, missing two Cup races, but was able to come back to continue his racing career and finished 19th in the standings.

Craven, winner of two Sprint Cup races during his 11 year career, may be best known for his win in the Carolina Dodge Dealers 400 at Darlington Raceway when he beat out Kurt Busch by .002 seconds win what was voted in December, 2009 as the Finish of the 2000s in the Cup Series.

The last NASCAR race run by the 47-year-old was in 2005 in a NASCAR Camping World Truck race in which he finished 39th after the brakes failed on his entry.

The Ricky Craven/Harry Gant interview and autograph session will be followed, at 7 p.m., by an “East Windsor Speedway Memories” session featuring track manager Don “Butch” Jones and several of the outstanding racers that competed at the popular track before it closed.

In addition to Craven and Harry Gant fans will be able to participate in a question and answer session with 2012 NASCAR Cup champion Brad Keselowski followed by an autograph session on Saturday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. There will also be a large number of local and regional racers participating in the show giving fans great autograph opportunities.

Motorsports 2014 offers attendees an opportunity to see just about everything imaginable in motorsports with more than 200 racing vehicles filling more than 225,000 square feet of the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.