SANFORD, Fla. – Former NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race winner Rick Crawford has been arrested in Florida and is being held on federal charges of attempted enticement of a minor.
Crawford was arrested on March 1 and is currently being held without bail. The federal complaint against Crawford, a copy of which was obtained by KickinTheTires.net, alleges Crawford responded to an internet posting that advertised physical contact with a father and his 12-year-old daughter.
It turned out the ad had actually been posted by an undercover police officer. Crawford allegedly negotiated a price and then agreed to meet the undercover officer at a location in Florida’s Seminole County, where he was then arrested and charged with attempted enticement of a minor. His next court appearance is scheduled for March 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
During his career Crawford made 336 starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, scoring five victories. His last victory came in 2006 at Lucas Oil Raceway in Clermont, Ind., and he earned a best finish of second in the Truck Series standings in 2002. His last NASCAR start came in 2012.
Crawford was previously a member of the National Motorsports Appeal Panel and for a short time he worked as the promoter and manager of Mobile Int’l Raceway in Irvington, Ala.