Gordon and Evernham won 47 Cup races, 3 Cup championships (1995, 1997, and 1998) and were the dominant team in NASCAR Cup competition at the time.She has been seen with him around the tracks all year (and not just because she works for him:). It happens." Remains to be seen if this is a good career move for her."Bill Davis didn't want me," Evernham later recalled."But Ford paid my salary to go and work for Bill Davis, because Jeff wanted me there so bad." Evernham remained the crew chief for Gordon after he moved up into the Winston Cup (now Sprint Cup) for Hendrick Motorsports from the final race of the 1992 season to 1999.The two had worked briefly together in 1990, when Evernham had worked on some chassis setups for Gordon's Pontiac team.Evernham thought back to that brief time with Gordon, remembering, "From the first day we ever worked together, boom! We had fun, we did good, he was what I wanted, and I was what he wanted." Gordon's owner, Bill Davis Racing, did not want to hire Evernham for their NASCAR Busch Series team.In 2002, Crocker signed with Woodring Racing to drive a 360 winged sprint car.
Penalty: Evernham is also known for having been penalized with one of the largest fines in the history of NASCAR with ,000 for using new suspension parts that were not approved on Jeff Gordon's car.
From a business standpoint, it would be difficult to defend this relationship after reading this article.
Crocker first started racing quarter midgets at the age of 7 in the Custom Quarter Midget Club, based in Thompson, Connecticut, and the Silver City Quarter Midget Club from Meriden, Connecticut and was named the Most Improved Novice during her first year of competition.
She became the youngest driver and the first female to win a race at the track.
In 1998 she again competed in a 1200cc Mini sprint at Whip City and also with the Central New York Mini Sprint Association (CNYMS).
In a darker time during 2006, former-driver Jeremy Mayfield blamed Everham's relationship with Crocker for disrupting team dynamics and creating an uncomfortable work environment for other drivers.