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

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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. Nov 15 - 9:14 AM

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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.
Nov 13 - 7:33 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
Nov 11 - 3:56 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.
Nov 8 - 1:30 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
Nov 5 - 9:41 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.
Nov 1 - 8:03 PM

In 27 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races at Texas Motor Speedway, Matt Crafton has one win, two poles, has led 160 laps and produced eight top-five, and 16 top-10 finishes.

Additionally, he has more series starts (27), the most top-five finishes (8), the most top-10 finishes (10), the most lead lap finishes (18), and has completed more laps (4119) than any other driver entered in Friday night's 147-lap event - a combination that could have the Tulare, Calif. native sporting a cowboy hat and blasting six shooters in victory lane on Friday night. TMS is the site of Crafton's last series win of 2014 and he would like nothing more than to become the fifth driver in 33 NCWTS races at TMS to perform the sweep.-ThorSport Racing
Oct 29 - 1:54 PM

Matt Crafton finishes third in Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville (VA) Speedway.

He started the No. 88 Ideal Door/Menards Toyota Tundra third in the lineup for the Kroger 200. He led 24 laps of the 200 lap race. Crafton continues as the points leader in the 2014 NCWTS championship standings. He leads Ryan Blaney by 18 points after the event.
Oct 26 - 11:29 AM

If experience is key to success at Martinsville Speedway, Matt Crafton is a sure bet.

The Tulare, Calif. native has more series starts (25) at the .526-mile track than any other driver entered into the 32nd annual event, and has completed the most laps around the Virginia track (5,552). Since 2001, the Menards driver has recorded one win (March, 2014), one pole (October, 2011), five top-five and 13 top-10 finishes.-ThorSport Racing
Oct 22 - 9:48 PM

Matt Crafton finishes 14th in Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.

He started the No. 88 Menards/Fishers Nuts Toyota Tundra third in the lineup for the fred's 250. Crafton continues as the points leader in the 2014 NCWTS championship standings. He leads Ryan Blaney by 16 points after the event.
Oct 18 - 9:10 PM

Matt Crafton finishes 3rd in Saturday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

He started the No. 88 JeldWen/Menards Toyota Tundra 5th in the lineup for the Rhino Linings 350. Crafton led four laps in the race and continues as the points leader in the 2014 NCWTS championship standings after the event.
Sep 29 - 4:06 PM

Matt Crafton has 13 NCWTS starts since 2001 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway including five top-five and six top-10 finishes.

According to NASCAR's Loop Data Statistics, Crafton ranks: First in Laps in the Top 15 (1103); Fourth in Laps Led (55); Sixth in Average Running Position (9.81) and Seventh in Driver Rating (96.2). He has one NASCAR Nationwide Series start in 2014 (finished 12th).-ThorSport Racing
Sep 24 - 4:22 PM

Matt Crafton finishes 3rd in Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

He started the No. 88 Slim Jim/Menards Toyota Tundra 30th in the lineup for the UNOH 175. Crafton led 20 laps in the race and continues as the points leader in the 2014 NCWTS championship standings after this event.
Sep 21 - 11:25 AM

Matt Crafton (No. 88 Menards Toyota Tundra) is fastest in the second practice session for the Camping World Truck Series UNOH 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

At 132.347 mph, he was the fastest of the 26 trucks out on the track for this practice. No. 32 Cameron Hayley, No. 20 Gray Gaulding, No. 21 Joey Coulter and No. 17 Timothy Peters are the rest of the top five on the speed chart. TJ Bell was the slowest in the No. 50 truck.
Sep 19 - 2:56 PM

Matt Crafton, driver of the No. 88 Splash-FVP/Menards Toyota Tundra, had a lot to gain from a solid run in Saturday's rain-delayed Lucas Oil 225 at Chicagoland Speedway.

Entering the 15th race on the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule, the ThorSport Racing driver was second in the 2014 driver point standings, a mere seven points behind first-place. Following a second-place finish on Saturday at Chicago, Crafton's track-best finish in six starts at the 1.5-mile D-shaped oval, the reigning series champion moved into the lead in the championship point standings by five points over teammate Johnny Sauter.-ThorSport Racing
Sep 14 - 11:30 AM