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Matt Crafton

Team: ThorSport Racing-88-CWT
Age / DOB:  (41) / 6/11/1976
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 160

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Matt Crafton (No. 88 Great Lakes/Menards Toyota Tundra) has 14 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at New Hampshire Motor Speedway since 2001.
His success includes one pole (2005), 50 laps led, five top-five, and nine top-10 finishes. Crafton's best finish in 14 starts is second (2015). Crafton clinched a berth in the 2017 Playoffs, and enters the championship battle ranked fourth on the Playoff grid. In 400 starts, Crafton has earned 13 poles, and led 2332 laps en route to 14 wins, 101 top-five and 236 top-10 finishes.-ThorSport Racing Sep 20 - 4:31 PM

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Matt Crafton (No. 88 Black Label Bacon/Menards Toyota Tundra) finished 16th in Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) regular season-ending TheHouse.com 225 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, IL.

He started fifth in the lineup, led one lap and completed 148 laps of the 150-lap race. Only the top eight in the points will continue competing in the Chase for the 2017 NCWTS Championship after this race. Crafton is fourth in the standings with 2,014 re-seeded points heading into the playoffs' Round of 8.
Sep 17 - 1:17 PM

Matt Crafton (No. 88 Black Label Bacon/Menards Toyota Tundra) had the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in final NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice leading up to the TheHouse.com 225 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, IL.

The average speed of 173.102 mph was best of the six trucks that ran at least 10 consecutive laps on the track for this session. No. 51 Myatt Snider (170.470 mph), No. 4 Christopher Bell (170.072), No. 29 Chase Briscoe (169.958), No. 19 Austin Cindric (169.391) and No. No. 18 Noah Gragson (169.377) are the rest on this list.
Sep 14 - 8:55 PM

Matt Crafton will make his 400th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start on Friday night at Chicagoland Speedway.

The Tulare, California native passed four-time NCWTS champion, Ron Hornaday, Jr with 360 starts on the NCWTS all-time starts list in the 2015 season finale at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway. Crafton, who made his series debut at Auto Club Speedway in November 2000, earned his first series win at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 2008, and became the series first back-to-back Champion in 2014. In 399 starts, Crafton ranks first in the following NCWTS categories: Starts (399), Top-10 finishes (236), Laps Completed (61,498), Running at Finish (356), and Lead Lap Finishes (257).-ThorSport Racing
Sep 13 - 1:04 PM

Matt Crafton (No. 88 Ideal Door/Menards Toyota Tundra) was credited with a 25th place DNF in Sunday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario.

He started eighth in the lineup and completed 46 laps of the 64-lap race before exiting the race (Engine). Crafton, who started in all of the 15 truck races so far this season, is currently third in the 2017 NCWTS Championship standings after this event, 60 points behind leader Christopher Bell.
Sep 5 - 2:56 PM

Matt Crafton (No. 88 Ideal Door/Menards Toyota Tundra) will make his fifth career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) start on at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on Sunday.

Crafton is one of five drivers to compete in every race at the 2.459-mile road course, and among active series drivers has the most top-five finishes (2), the most top-10 finishes (4), has completed the most laps (258), and has the most lead lap finishes (4).-ThorSport Racing
Aug 30 - 8:15 PM

Matt Crafton (No. 88 Great Lakes Floors/Menards Toyota Tundra) finished second in Wednesday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) UNOH 200 at Bristol (TN) Motor Speedway.

He started sixth in the lineup, led 90 laps and completed all laps of the 203-lap race. Crafton, who entered all 14 truck races so far this season, is third in the 2017 NCWTS Championship standings after this event.
Aug 18 - 2:24 PM

Matt Crafton (No. 88 Great Lakes/Menards Toyota Tundra) will make his 15th career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) start on Wednesday night at Bristol (TN) Motor Speedway.

Among active series drivers, Crafton has the most starts (14), the most top-10 finishes (8), has completed the most laps (2684), and has the most lead lap finishes (11). Bristol, 2016...Making his 14th career start at BMS, Crafton started 17th, ran as high as eighth, and finished 30th, due to an engine problem.-ThorSport Racing
Aug 16 - 11:10 AM

Matt Crafton (No. 88 Ideal Door/Menards Toyota Tundra) finished sixth in Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) LTi Printing 200 at Michigan Int’l Speedway in Brooklyn, MI.

He started on the pole, led 10 laps and completed all laps of the 100-lap race. Crafton is currently third in the 2017 NCWTS Championship point standings after this event, 62 points behind leader Christopher Bell.
Aug 14 - 9:20 PM

Matt Crafton (No. 88 Ideal Door/Menards Toyota Tundra) won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the LTi Printing 200 with a lap of 184.256 mph.

This is his 13th pole in 397 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races. It is his first pole and 11th top-10 start in 2017 and his third pole in 16 races at Michigan International Speedway. Johnny Sauter (second) posted his 11th top-10 start of 2017 and his seventh in nine races at Michigan. John Hunter Nemechek (third) posted his first top-10 start at Michigan and his seventh in 13 races this season. Chase Briscoe (fourth) was the fastest qualifying Rookie of the Year contender.
Aug 12 - 12:06 PM

Matt Crafton (No. 88 Ideal Door/Menards Toyota Tundra) led the first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice session for the LTi Printing 200 at Michigan Int’l Speedway in Brooklyn, MI.

He ran a quick lap of 187.744 mph. No. 29 Chase Briscoe, No. 98 Grant Enfinger, No. 16 Ryan Truex and No. 51 Kyle Busch round out the top five of the 25 trucks completing laps in this session. Mike Senica in the No. 57 Chevrolet Silverado was the slowest.
Aug 11 - 3:34 PM

Matt Crafton (No. 88 Ideal Door/Menards Toyota Tundra) has 15 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) starts at Michigan Int’l Speedway.

In fact, among active series drivers, Crafton has the most starts, has the most pole awards (2), has completed the most laps (1382), and has the most lead lap finishes (11). Michigan, 2016...Making his 15th career start at MIS, Crafton qualified second, led the field four times, for 23 laps, and finished seventh in the rain delayed event.-ThorSport Racing
Aug 10 - 8:56 PM

Matt Crafton (No. 88 Goof Off/Menards Toyota Tundra) finished sixth in Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Overton’s 150 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, PA.

He started ninth in the lineup and completed all laps of the 60-lap race. Crafton, who competed in all 12 truck races so far this season, is currently fourth in the 2017 NCWTS Championship point standings after this event.
Jul 31 - 7:38 PM

Matt Crafton (No. 88 Goof Off/Menards Toyota Tundra) has seven starts at Pocono Raceway.

Among active NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) drivers, the two-time champion is one of three drivers entered that has competed in all seven events at the 2.5-mile track. The Menards driver has an Average Running Position of 11.492, a Driver Rating of 85.8, and leads the series in Laps in the Top 15 with 267. Pocono, 2016...Making his seventh start at Pocono Raceway, Crafton started 20th, ran as high as third, and finished 12th.-ThorSport Racing
Jul 26 - 11:36 AM

Matt Crafton (No. 88 Ideal Door/Menards Toyota Tundra) won the Eldora Dirt Derby 150, his 14th victory in 395 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) races.

This is his first victory and seventh top-10 finish in 2017. It is his first victory and fifth top-10 finish in five races at Eldora Speedway. Pole-sitter Stewart Friesen, who led 93 laps and finished the 150-lap event in second place, posted his first top-10 finish in two races at Eldora. It is his first top-10 finish in 2017. Chase Briscoe (third) posted his first top-10 finish at Eldora. Grant Enfinger (fourth) was the highest finishing Rookie of the Year contender. Johnny Sauter (23rd) leads the NCWTS point standings by 7 points over Christopher Bell (ninth).
Jul 20 - 9:04 AM