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Matt Crafton

Team: ThorSport Racing-88-CWT
Age / DOB:  (40) / 6/11/1976
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 160

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Matt Crafton (No. 88 Fisher Nuts/Menards Toyota Tundra) finished sixth in Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) NC Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC.
He started sixth in the lineup, led one lap and completed all laps of the 134-lap race. Crafton is currently third in the 2017 NCWTS Championship point standings after this event, 51 points behind leader Johnny Sauter. May 20 - 2:13 PM

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Two-time and defending race winner, Matt Crafton (No. 88 Fisher Nuts/Menards Toyota Tundra) has 14 starts to his credit at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

In fact, the two-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) champion earned his first career win at the 1.5-mile track. Among active series drivers, Crafton has more starts than any other active series driver at CMS, has the most top-10 finishes (11), has completed the most laps (1866), and has the most lead laps finishes (13). Crafton and the No. 88 Menards team participated in the NCWTS test at CMS on Tuesday, May 2. He posted the fastest time overall. CMS is the site of Crafton's career first win in the NCWTS (2008).-ThorSport Racing
May 17 - 11:45 AM

Matt Crafton (No. 88 No. 88 Matador Jack Links/Menards Toyota Tundra) finished 16th in Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, KS.

He started second in the lineup and completed 166 laps of the 167-lap race. Crafton is currently third in the 2017 NCWTS Championship point standings after this event, 44 points behind leader Johnny Sauter.
May 15 - 7:48 PM

Among active series drivers, Matt Crafton (No. 88 Matador/Menards Toyota Tundra) is the only NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) driver to compete in all 16 races at Kansas Speedway.

He has the most Wins (2), the most Top-five Finishes (8), the most Top-10 Finishes (8), has completed the most laps (2576) and has the most Lead Lap Finishes (10). In The Loop - Kansas... The two-time NCWTS champion leads the series in Green Flag Passes (569), and Laps in the Top 15 (1428). Kansas, 2016: Crafton started 13th, led the 32-truck field twice, for 59 laps, and finished second.-ThorSport Racing
May 8 - 8:47 PM

Matt Crafton (No. 88 Shasta/Menards Toyota Tundra) finished ninth in Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Alpha Energy Solutions 250 Martinsville (VA) Speedway.

He started fourth in the lineup and completed all laps of the 250-lap race. Crafton is currently third in the 2017 NCWTS Championship point standings after this event, 23 points behind leader Johnny Sauter.
Apr 2 - 8:22 PM

Two-time Martinsville winner, Matt Crafton (No. 88 Shasta/Menards Toyota Tundra) will make his 31st NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career start at the .526-mile paperclip on Saturday.

Among active series drivers, he enters the 250-lap event with the Most Starts (30), is tied with Timothy Peters on the Most Top-Five Finishes (8), has the Most Top-10 Finishes (17), is one of six drivers with a pole, and has completed the most laps (6665). Martinsville-1, 2016: The Menards driver started 10th, ran as high as second and finished seventh.-ThorSport Racing
Mar 28 - 4:54 PM

Matt Crafton was seventh, eighth, and seventh, respectively, in the three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice sessions on Friday.

They were in preparation for Saturday's Active Pest Control 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS) which marked Crafton's 16th start at the 1.54-mile track. Starting seventh, Crafton led the field twice for two laps and finished second in the 130-lap event. In 16 starts at AMS, Crafton has one pole (2016), one win (2015), and has led 173 laps en route to five top-five and 11 top-10 finishes.-ThorSport Racing
Mar 5 - 12:46 PM

2015 Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS) winner, Matt Crafton (No. 88 Ideal Door/Menards Toyota Tundra), has the most starts (15), has completed the most laps (1863), is tied with Kyle Busch for the most top-10 finishes (8), and has the most lead lap finishes (11) of any other active series driver at the 1.54-mile track.

Intermediate Track Success... No current NCWTS driver is better at Intermediate tracks than Crafton. Dating back to 2014, he has finished in the top-10 in 23 of the last 26 races at ovals measuring 1.5 or 1.54 miles. Included in that stretch are seven wins, and six runner-up finishes.-ThorSport Racing
Mar 2 - 11:37 AM

Matt Crafton (No. 88 Goof Off/Menards Toyota Tundra) made his 17th career start at Daytona in Friday night's NextEra Energy Resources 250.

The two-time champion, who is still looking for his first win at the 2.5-mile superspeedway, had the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) field in his rearview mirror coming out of Turn 2, on the final lap, and looked poised to take home the checkered flag when his Tundra was clipped in the right rear going down the backstretch. The chain of events ultimately sent his Menards machine airborne, causing the "Big One," and relegating him to a 14th-place finish in the 18th annual event.-ThorSport Racing
Feb 25 - 7:07 PM

Matt Crafton (No. 88 Goof Off/Menards Toyota Tundra) has more starts (16), has completed more laps (1507), has the most top-10 finishes (7), and has the most lead lap finishes (9) than any other driver in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) at Daytona Int'l Speedway.

The two-time champion is still looking for his first win at the 2.5-mile superspeedway. In 16 starts since 2001, Crafton has led seven laps en route to one top-five and seven top-10 finishes, with a track-best start of second (2009), and a track-best finish of fifth (2010).-ThorSport Racing
Feb 21 - 1:30 AM

Matt Crafton (No. 88 Black Label Bacon/Menards Toyota Tundra) will make his 16th career start at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Friday night.

In 2015, the two-time champion started on the pole, led a race-high 93 laps, and claimed his first win at the 1.5-mile track. No current NCWTS driver is better at Intermediate tracks than Crafton. Dating back to 2014, he has finished in the top-10 in 22 of the last 25 races at ovals measuring 1.5 or 1.54 miles. Included in that stretch are seven wins, and six runner-up finishes.-ThorSport Racing
Wed, Nov 16, 2016 11:16:00 PM

Matt Crafton (No. 88 Slim Jim/Menards Toyota Toyota) finished third in Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix Int’l Raceway in Avondale, AZ.

He started 10th in the lineup and completed all laps of the 150-lap race. Crafton is ranked second in the point standings after this event and moves on to the season-ending Championship 4 round next weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, seeded second, to compete for the 2016 NCWTS Championship.
Mon, Nov 14, 2016 08:51:00 PM

At Phoenix Int'l Raceway (PIR) among active NCWTS drivers, Matt Crafton (No. 88 Slim Jim/Menards Toyota Tundra) is tied for the most starts (15), and the most top-five finishes (5), has the most top-10 finishes (10), has completed the most laps (2212), and has the most lead lap finishes (13).

Phoenix Rewind - 2015...Crafton started fourth, led the field three times for 15 laps, and finished 23rd due to a late-race incident on lap 130 of 150. The team will unload chassis No. 48 for Friday night's Lucas Oil 150 at PIR. This is the same chassis Matt Crafton took to victory lane in Dover earlier this season.-ThorSport Racing
Wed, Nov 9, 2016 10:46:00 AM

Matt Crafton (No. 88 Damp Rid/Menards Toyota Tundra) made his 32nd career start at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) in Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Striping Technology 350.

Starting seventh, he overcame handling issues, contact with another competitor, and a battery problem early in the 147-lap event to lead the field once for 15 circuits, and contend for the race win in the closing laps. Unfortunately, a free Toyota Tundra in the final laps would force the two-time champion to lose ground to eventual race winner, Johnny Sauter with two laps remaining. Crafton would cross the stripe in the second position, his 13th top-five finish at the 1.5-mile track.-ThorSport Racing
Mon, Nov 7, 2016 02:48:00 PM

Among active NCWTS drivers, Matt Crafton (No. 88 Damp Rid/Menards Toyota Tundra) has the most starts (31), the most top-five finishes (12), the most top-10 finishes (20), is tied for the most poles (3), has completed the most laps (4752), has led the most laps (403), and has the most lead lap finishes (22) than any other driver entered in Friday night's Striping Technology 350 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Intermediate Track Facts... No current NCWTS driver is better at Intermediate tracks than Crafton. Dating back to 2014, Crafton has finished in the top-10 in 21 of the last 24 races at ovals measuring 1.5 or 1.54 miles. Included in that stretch are seven wins, and five runner-up finishes.-ThorSport Racing
Tue, Nov 1, 2016 04:08:00 PM