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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 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

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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

Making his 30th career start at Martinsville Speedway, Matt Crafton (No. 88 Ideal Door/Menards Toyota Tundra) started eighth, ran as high as fourth, and finished 17th, due to brake problems late in the 200-lap race.

In 30 starts at Martinsville Speedway, he has led 279 laps en route to two wins, eight top-five, and 17 top-10 finishes. In 20 starts in 2016, he has one pole (Atlanta), two wins, and has led 421 laps en route to six top-five, and 13 top-10 finishes. Crafton, one of six NCWTS drivers to make Round 2 of the inaugural NCWTS Chase, is currently ranked fifth in the championship standings.-ThorSport Racing
Mon, Oct 31, 2016 10:29:00 AM

Among active NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) drivers, Matt Crafton (No. 88 Ideal Door/Menards Toyota Tundra) enters Saturday's race with the most starts (29), is tied with the most wins (2), has the most top-five finishes (8), the most top-10 finishes (17), and has completed the most laps (6465).

In the Loop - Martinsville... According to NASCAR's Loop Data statistics, Crafton ranks first in the following categories entering this weekend's Texas Roadhouse 200 at Martinsville Speedway; Laps in the Top-15 (4011), and Green Flag Passes (657). Crafton ranks third in Fastest Laps Run (171), and Laps Led (279), fifth in Driver Rating (97.4), and seventh in Average Running Position (10.10).-ThorSport Racing
Wed, Oct 26, 2016 09:29:00 PM

Matt Crafton (No. 88 Shasta/Menards Toyota Tundra) was credited with a 22nd place DNF in Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) fred's 250 at Alabama's Talladega Superspeedway.

He started 13th in the lineup and completed 88 laps of the 94-lap race before the engine let go on the No. 88 Tundra. Crafton had enough of a cushion in the points to come out of the event, the elimination race of the Chase Round of 8, still ranked fourth in the point standings. He moves on to the Round of 6, seeded fourth, in the Chase for the 2016 NCWTS Championship.
Mon, Oct 24, 2016 03:59:00 PM

Matt Crafton (No. 88 Shasta/Menards Toyota Tundra) will make his 11th NCWTS start at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday.

In 10 previous starts since 2006, he has led 50 laps en route to one top-five (2010), and three top-10 finishes. Crafton is the only active series driver to compete in all 10 NCWTS races at the 2.66-mile superspeedway, has completed more laps (889) and has the most lead lap finishes (8) than any other active series driver. Crafton has 26 combined superspeedway starts between Daytona and Talladega. His success includes 57 laps led en route to two top-five, and 10 top-10 finishes.-ThorSport Racing
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 03:51:00 PM