Denver’s Crawford Race Cars will Build Car for Stewart and Earnhardt Jr.
NASCAR drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Tony Stewart will team with road racer Andy Wallace to compete in the 2004 Rolex 24 at Daytona. The trio will drive a No. 2 Daytona Prototype car built by Denver, N.C. based Crawford Race Cars for the Howard-Boss Motorsports team. The Wallace-Stewart-Earnhardt Jr. entry will be one of three DP03 cars built by Max Crawford in the endurance event that will begin Jan 31 at Daytona International Speedway. Earnhardt Jr. ran the 2001 Rolex 24 with his late father, Dale Earnhardt, Andy Pilgrim and Kelly Collins, getting a fourth place finish overall in a Chevrolet Corvette. Stewart ran the 2002 Rolex 24 with Jan Lammers and Johnny Mowlem in a Crawford built prototype. Engine problems sidelined the team just past the race’s midway point. Wallace is s three-time winner of the event, most recently in 1999, and has won the Daytona and LeMans 24-hour races and the 12-hour endurance event in Sebring, Florida. “The chance to work with Andy Wallace and have some fun with Tony (Stewart) was too good to pass up,” Earnhardt Jr. said