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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 Ideal Door/Menards Ford F-150) finished 15th in Monday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville (VA) Speedway.
He started 2nd in the lineup, led 4 laps and completed all laps of the 250-lap race. Crafton is currently 7th in the 2018 NCWTS drivers point standings after this event. Mar 27 - 7:19 PM

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Matt Crafton (No. 88 Ideal Door/Menards Ford F-150) is fastest in the second practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville (VA) Speedway.

He ran a quick lap of 94.571 mph in this session. No. 16 Brett Moffitt, No. 2 Cody Coughlin, No. 41 Ben Rhodes and No. 24 Justin Haley round out the top-five of the 32 trucks practicing in this session. Mike Seneca in the No. 1 Chevrolet Silverado was the slowest.
Mar 23 - 9:26 PM

Matt Crafton (No. 88 Ideal Door/Menards Ford F-150) will make his 33rd NCWTS start at the 0.526-mile Martinsville "Paperclip" on Saturday.

In 32 previous starts, he has one pole, two wins, and has led 381 laps. He has the most starts (32), the most top-five finishes (9), the most top-10 finishes (19), has completed more laps (7115), and has the most lead laps finishes (28) of any other active NCWTS driver entered in Saturday's 250-lap event. Crafton was on the fast track to his third Grandfather Clock in the series last stop at the "Paperclip" (October 2017). A late-race restart in the 200-lap event left him with a second-place finish, after leading a race-high 102 laps.-ThorSport Racing
Mar 21 - 2:04 PM

Matt Crafton (No. 88 Black Label Bacon/Menards Ford F-150) was credited with a 29th place DNF in Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Stratosphere 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

He started 12th in the lineup and completed 40 laps of the 134-lap race before exiting the race (Brakes). Crafton, who started in all 3 truck races so far this season, is currently 9th in the 2018 NCWTS driver standings after this event.
Mar 3 - 10:35 PM

Matt Crafton (No. 88 Rip It/Menards Ford F-150) finished 5th in Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Active Pest Control 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

He started 2nd in the lineup, led 7 laps and completed all laps of the 134-lap race. Crafton is currently second in the 2018 NCWTS Championship point standings after this event, 31 points behind leader Johnny Sauter.
Feb 26 - 9:28 PM

2015 Atlanta Motor Speedway winner, Matt Crafton (No. 88 Rip It/Menards Ford F-150), will make his 17th career start at the 1.54-mile track Saturday.

The Menards driver has led 173 laps en route to five top-five and nine top-10 finishes. Additionally, Crafton has the most starts (16), the most top-10 finishes (nine), has completed the most laps (1,993), and has the most lead lap finishes (12) of any other active series driver at the 1.54-mile track. Intermediate Track Facts... No current NCWTS driver is better at intermediate-size (1.5 or 1.54-mile) tracks than Crafton. In 144 starts, the ThorSport Racing driver has nine wins, eight poles, and has led 1,203 laps en route to 14 runner-up finishes, 46 top-five and 90 top-10 finishes.-ThorSport Racing
Feb 22 - 8:58 PM

Matt Crafton (No. 88 Fisher Nuts/Menards Ford F-150) finished 19th in Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season-opening NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona Int'l Speedway.

He started 6th in the lineup and completed 97 laps of the 100-lap race. Crafton opens the season 12th in the 2018 NCWTS driver championship standings.
Feb 17 - 10:21 PM

Although Matt Crafton has more starts, including consecutive starts (17), has completed more laps (1724), 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, the two-time champion is still looking for his first win at the 2.5-mile superspeedway.

In 17 starts since 2001, Crafton has led eight 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 13 - 4:20 PM

ThorSport Racing will partner with Ford Performance for the upcoming 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season and beyond.

Racing into its 23rd year of competition, the team looks to add to its notable history with support from the manufacturer. Matt Crafton returns for his 14th consecutive season, continuing his partnership with Menards in the NCWTS. A full driver and sponsor lineup for ThorSport Racing will be released in the near future ahead of the season-opening NextEra Energy Resources 250, Friday, Feb. 16, at Daytona International Speedway. "With 23 years in the NCWTS, we look forward to our new partnership with Ford Performance in NASCAR," said team owner Duke Thorson. "Our pursuit of wins and championships remains at the forefront of our objectives."-ThorSport Racing
Jan 22 - 12:25 PM

Matt Crafton (No. 88 Black Label Bacon/Menards Toyota Tundra) finished sixth in last Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season-ending Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, FL.

He started eighth in the lineup and completed all laps of the 134-lap race. Crafton competed in all 23 truck races this year and closed out the season fourth in the 2017 NCWTS driver championship standings.
Fri, Nov 24, 2017 10:57:00 AM

Matt Crafton (No. 88 Black Label Bacon/Menards Toyota Tundra) has made 16 starts at Homestead-Miami Speedway since 2001.

His success includes one pole (2015), and 141 laps led en route to one win (2015), three top-five, and eighth top-10 finishes. Among active series drivers, who are entered in Friday night's 134-lap event at HMS, Crafton has the most starts (16), is one of two drivers with a win, is one of three drivers with three top-five finishes, has the most top-10 finishes (8), is the only driver entered with a pole, has completed the most laps (2185), and has led the most laps (141). Crafton, a two-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion, clinched his third consecutive Playoff berth following last Friday night's race at Phoenix International Raceway. The Menards driver will be one of four drivers vying for the title in Friday night's season finale at HMS.-ThorSport Racing
Thu, Nov 16, 2017 09:31:00 PM

Matt Crafton (No. 88 Ideal Door/Menards Toyota Tundra) was credited with a 21st place DNF in Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, AZ.

He started fourth in the lineup and made it to lap 129 of the 150-lap race before exiting the event (Accident). Since this was the elimination race for the Chase Round of 6, only the top four continue to the Chase Championship 4 round at Homestead-Miami Speedway next weekend. Crafton is ranked third after this race and will continue competing for the series title.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 10:58:00 AM

Matt Crafton (No. 88 Ideal Door/Menards Toyota Tundra) has made 16 starts at Phoenix Int'l Raceway.

His success includes 15 laps led en route to six top-five and 11 top-10 finishes. The Menards driver has a track-best start of second (2007, 2010, 2014), and a track-best finish of second (2014). Crafton, who is currently third (+24 points) in the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs, is looking to lock himself in to the Championship 4 following Friday night's elimination race at PIR. With the top-four drivers transferring to the Championship 4, the Menards driver needs to win, or maintain a top-four position in points, to race for the title in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway next week.-ThorSport Racing
Wed, Nov 8, 2017 09:43:00 PM

Matt Crafton (No. 88 Ideal Doors/Menards Toyota Tundra) finished ninth in Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) JAG Metals 350 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth.

He started eighth in the lineup, led a five laps and completed all laps of the 147-lap race. Crafton is currently third in the 2017 NCWTS Championship point standings after this event, 31 points behind leader Christopher Bell.
Mon, Nov 6, 2017 04:48:00 PM

Matt Crafton (No. 88 Ideal Door/Menards Toyota Tundra) has 33 starts at Texas Motor Speedway.

He has three poles and 424 laps led en route to two wins (June, 2014/June, 2015), 13 top-five and 22 top-10 finishes. He has more starts (126), second-place finishes (13), top-five (41), and top-10 finishes (79) at 1.5 mile tracks, more than any other NCWTS driver entering Friday's 40th annual event at TMS. In 20 starts this season, Crafton has one win (Eldora), one pole (Michigan), and has led 316 laps en route to five top-five, and 14 top-10 finishes.-ThorSport Racing
Wed, Nov 1, 2017 07:31:00 PM