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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 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 Nov 16 - 11:16 PM

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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.
Nov 14 - 8:51 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
Nov 9 - 10:46 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
Nov 7 - 2:48 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
Nov 1 - 4:08 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
Oct 31 - 10:29 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
Oct 26 - 9:29 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.
Oct 24 - 3:59 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
Oct 18 - 3:51 PM

No current NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) driver is better at Intermediate tracks than Matt Crafton (No. 88 FVP/Menards Toyota Tundra).

Dating back to 2014, he has finished in the top-10 in 20 of the last 23 races at ovals measuring 1.5 or 1.54 miles. Included in that stretch are seven wins, and five runner-up finishes. Las Vegas Odds... Among active NCWTS drivers, Crafton has the Most Starts (15), the Most Top-Five Finishes (6), the Most Top-10 Finishes (10), has completed the Most Laps (2132), and has the Most Lead Lap Finishes (11) of any other driver entered in Saturday's event.-ThorSport Racing
Sep 29 - 11:35 PM

Matt Crafton (No. 88 Ideal Door/Menards Toyota Tundra) finished third in Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) UNOH 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH.

He started seventh in the lineup and completed all laps of the 175-lap race. Crafton, who entered all 17 truck races so far this season, is second in the 2016 NCWTS Championship standings after this event, 16 points behind leader William Byron.
Sep 26 - 8:27 PM

Matt Crafton (No. 88 Ideal Door/Menards Toyota Tundra) led the final NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice session for the UNOH 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH.

He ran a quick lap of 132.882 mph in this session. No. 41 Ben Rhodes, No. 9 William Byron, No. 13 Cameron Hayley and No. 33 Ben Kennedy round out the top five of the 30 trucks practicing in this session. Caleb Roark in the No. 10 Chevrolet Silverado was the slowest.
Sep 23 - 7:23 PM

New Hampshire Motor Speedway stats: Among active NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) drivers, Matt Crafton (No. 88 Ideal Door/Menards Toyota Tundra) has the Most Starts (13), is tied with the Most Top-Five Finishes (4), has the Most Top-10 Finishes (8), has completed the Most Laps (2432), and has the Most Lead Lap Finishes (10).

Crafton is one of eight drivers to make the inaugural Chase, and is currently ranked second in the 2016 Chase standings.-ThorSport Racing
Sep 21 - 10:00 PM

Matt Crafton (No. 88 Fisher Nuts/Menards Toyota Tundra) was credited with a 27th place DNF in Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) American Ethanol e15 225 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, IL.

He started 13th in the lineup and completed 111 laps (Accident) of the 151-lap race. Crafton sits sixth in the point standings after the final race of the regular season. Only the top eight in the points will continue competing in the Chase for the 2016 NCWTS Championship after this race. He made the cut based on points and having two wins this season. He is seeded second with 2006 points.
Sep 17 - 12:15 PM

Matt Crafton (No. 88 Rip It Energy Drink/Menards Toyota Tundra) finished 4th in Sunday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Ontario's Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.

He started 17th in the lineup, led four laps and completed all of the 66 laps run. Crafton, who started in all 15 truck races so far this season, moved up from 5th to 4th in the 2016 NCWTS Championship standings after this event.
Sep 7 - 12:42 PM