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Team: ThorSport Racing-88-CWT
Age / DOB:  (38) / 6/11/1976
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 160

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Matt Crafton finishes second in Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway.
He started the No. 88 Hormel/Menards Toyota Tundra 13th in the lineup for the Kroger 250. He led 100 laps of the 258 lap event. Besides being named the Mobil 1 Driver of the Race, Crafton took over the lead in the 2015 NCWTS championship standings. He leads Tyler Reddick (who finished fifth in the race) by two points. Mar 29 - 8:24 PM

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In March 2014, Matt Crafton started 10th, led a track-high 47 laps, and held off fellow Toyota Racing driver, Darrell Wallace, Jr., during a second attempt at a green-white-checker flag finish to claim his first victory at the half-mile paperclip Martinsville Speedway.

Crafton, who has more starts (26) than any other driver entered in Saturday's 250-lap event, is tied with Timothy Peters for the most top-five finishes (six), has the most top-10 finishes (14), and has completed the most laps (5752) around the.526-mile track - a combination that could have the two-time champion "Clocking-In" to victory lane on Saturday.-ThorSport Racing
Mar 26 - 10:55 PM

Matt Crafton wins the Hyundai Construction Equipment 200, his sixth victory in 340 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.

This is the No. 88 Fisher Nuts/Menards Toyota Tundra driver's first victory and second top-10 finish in 2015. It is his first victory and eighth top-10 finish in 14 races at Atlanta Motor Speedway. With the victory today, Crafton moved up three spots to second in the 2015 NCWTS Championship standings, 2 points behind leader Tyler Reddick.
Feb 28 - 7:34 PM

Matt Crafton has the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in final practice for the Camping World Truck Series Hyundai Construction Equipment 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

The average speed of 176.268 mph in the No. 88 Toyota Tundra was best of the eight trucks that ran 10 consecutive laps on the track for this session. No. 05 John Wes Townley, No. 19 Tyler Reddick, No. 29 Brad Keselowski, No. 23 Spencer Gallagher, No. 11 Ben Kennedy, No. 86 Brandon Brown and No. 08 Korbin Forrister are the rest on this list.
Feb 27 - 7:12 PM

For the first time in two years, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will head back to Atlanta Motor Speedway for the Hyundai Construction Equipment 200 on Saturday, Feb. 28.

Matt Crafton, who will pilot the No. 88 Fisher® Nuts/Menards Toyota Tundra, has raced in every NCWTS event at the 1.54-mile quad oval. In fact, the ThorSport Racing driver has the most starts (13), has completed the most laps (1622), and has more lead lap finishes (10) than any other driver entered in the 14th annual event - a combination that could land the two-time champion in victory lane at his favorite race track on Saturday.-ThorSport Racing
Feb 24 - 9:20 PM

In a Press Release issued by Joe Gibbs Racing, it was confirmed that Matt Crafton will serve as the driver for the No. 18 in Sunday’s Daytona 500. No driver has been named for Atlanta or future races.

According to the release, Busch sustained a compound fracture of the right lower leg and a mid-foot fracture of his left foot. He is currently undergoing surgery on his right leg. These injuries will sideline him for an undetermined period of time.
Feb 21 - 9:28 PM

According to the Associated Press and other sources, Matt Crafton will be the replacement driver for Kyle Busch after the regular pilot of the No. 18 was injured in a late-race accident in the XFINITY series Saturday night.

Crafton is going to be in stellar equipment and the draft is a great equalizer. He lacks experience on this track at the Cup level, however, and will make his first senior series start there. He has 15 previous Camping World Truck attempts with six top-10s including an eighth in Friday night’s NextEra Energy Resources 250.
Feb 21 - 9:08 PM

Matt Crafton finishes eighth in Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway.

He started the No. 88 DampRid/Menards Toyota Tundra 31st in the lineup for the NextEra Energy Resources 250. He led one lap in the race and starts the season sixth in the 2015 NCWTS Championship standings.
Feb 21 - 10:47 AM

Matt Crafton, the first driver in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series history to win back-to-back championships in 2014, has five career wins, seven poles, and has led 918 laps en route to 76 top-five and 192 top-10 finishes.

However, when it comes to Daytona, the site of Friday night's NCWTS NextEra Energy Resources 250, Crafton is hungry for a trip to victory lane. In 14 previous starts since 2001, the Menards driver has one top-five and five top-10 finishes. As the driver with the most experience at the 2.5-mile superspeedway, Crafton hopes his high level of consistency will land him in victory lane on Friday night.-Edgehill Management Group
Feb 17 - 1:52 PM

Matt Crafton wins his second consecutive NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) championship.

He is the first driver in series history to win back-to-back championships (2013-2014). 2013 marked his 15th year competing in the NCWTS. He leads the series in consecutive starts with 337. Crafton finished the 2014 season with two wins, 13 top fives, 17 top 10s, and an average finish of 7.0. He finished 21 points ahead of second-place Ryan Blaney.
Sat, Nov 15, 2014 09:14:00 AM

Matt Crafton leads the first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice session at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

He ran a quick lap of 166.728 mph in the No. 88 Jeld-Wen/Menards Toyota Tundra. No. 19 Tyler Reddick, No. 29 Ryan Blaney, No. 98 Johnny Sauter and No. 77 German Quiroga round out the top five of the 27 trucks practicing for the Ford EcoBoost 200. Todd Peck in the No. 07 Chevrolet Silverado was the slowest.
Thu, Nov 13, 2014 07:33:00 PM

Reigning NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) champion, Matt Crafton, has the opportunity to make history following the final race on the 2014 schedule at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway on Friday.

The seasoned veteran is looking to do what no other competitor has done in the series before him - become the first back-to-back champion. Crafton, who enters the 22nd race of the season with a 25 point lead over second-place Ryan Blaney, has to finish 21st or better in the 134-lap event to clinch his second-consecutive series title.-ThorSport Racing
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 03:56:00 PM

Matt Crafton finishes second in Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.

He started the No. 88 Menards/Hormel Toyota Tundra second in the lineup for the Lucas Oil 150. Crafton continues as the points leader in the 2014 NCWTS championship standings. He leads Ryan Blaney by 25 points heading into the November 14th NCWTS season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 01:30:00 PM

Matt Crafton has made 13 starts at Phoenix in the NCWTS producing four top-five and nine top-10 finishes and according to NASCAR's Loop Data Statistics ranks first in Laps in the Top 15 category with 1241.

In fact, of the 35 drivers entered in Friday night's 150-lap event, Crafton has the most starts (13), most top-five (4) and top-10 finishes (9), most laps completed (1956) and most lead lap finishes (12). Crafton hopes that experience equals results with only two races remaining before the conclusion of the 2014 season. With a 23-point lead on the competition, a win at PIR, a track where it all started, could be history in the making for the reigning series champion.-ThorSport Racing
Wed, Nov 5, 2014 09:41:00 PM

Matt Crafton finishes fifth in Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway (Fort Worth, TX).

He started the No. 88 Goof Off/Menards Toyota Tundra third in the lineup for the WinStar World Casino & Resort 350. He led six laps of the 152 lap race. Crafton continues as the points leader in the 2014 NCWTS championship standings. He leads Ryan Blaney by 23 points after the event.
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 08:03:00 PM