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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 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

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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

Matt Crafton has five starts at Chicagoland Speedway scoring two top-five finishes.

He has one Pole (2009) - one of five drivers to win a pole, Best finish: 4th (2012 & 2013), 753 of 754 laps completed (99.9%), 23 laps led (2009), Average start: 9.2, Average finish: 7.2 and one of seven drivers to compete in all five NCWTS races run at Chicagoland Speedway.-ThorSport Racing
Sep 10 - 1:59 PM

Matt Crafton finishes 6th in Sunday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in Bowmanville, Ontario.

He started the No. 88 Matt Crafton Ideal Door/Menards Toyota Tundra 8th in the lineup for the Chevrolet Silverado 250. He is currently 2nd in the 2014 NCWTS point standings after this event.
Sep 2 - 8:10 PM

In the last three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races Matt Crafton, driver of the No. 88 IDEAL Door/Menards Toyota Tundra, has gained four points on the championship points leader.

With only eight races remaining on the 2014 schedule, the defending Truck Series champion is a mere eight points behind ThorSport Racing teammate Johnny Sauter entering the 2nd annual NCWTS event at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. Coming off a top-10 run in the inaugural event at the 2.459-mile road course, the Menards driver hopes to stay on course and keep gaining momentum in the driver point standings in hopes of becoming the first driver in series history to capture back-to-back titles.-ThorSport Racing
Aug 27 - 8:28 AM

Matt Crafton finishes 4th in Thursday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Bristol (TN) Motor Speedway.

He started the No. 88 Great Lakes Wood Floors/Menards Toyota Tundra 11th in the lineup for the UNOH 200 Presented By Zloop. He is currently 2nd in the 2014 NCWTS point standings after this event.
Aug 21 - 8:25 PM

Matt Crafton finishes 14th in Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, PA.

He started the No. 88 RipIt/Menards Toyota Tundra 9th in the lineup for the Pocono Mountains 150. He is currently 3rd in the 2014 NCWTS point standings after this event.
Aug 5 - 9:55 PM

For the third time this year, Matt Crafton is on the outside looking in on the chase for the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) driver championship heading into Saturday's Pocono Mountains 150 at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway.

The defending series champion now sits second, a mere two markers behind Ryan Blaney heading into the 11th race on the 2014 NCWTS schedule. As one of only two drivers to complete 100 percent of laps attempted at the "Tricky Triangle," Crafton leads all NCWTS drivers with the most top-10 finishes (four) in the series' four starts at the 2.5-mile track. "Mr. Consistency" is looking to capitalize on his solid record at the Long Pond, Pa. track, and get back where he belongs - at the top of the point standings following Saturday's 60-lap shootout.-ThorSport Racing
Jul 29 - 6:52 PM

Matt Crafton has qualified for three NASCAR Cup races, but he hopes to make his first start at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the Crown Royal 400. In 2008 and 2009 he qualified Robby Gordon’s No. 7 at Dover and Homestead respectively. Earlier this year, he qualified Paul Menard’s No. 27 in 30th at Auto Club.

Simply making the race this week will be a challenge for the team since the No. 29 Robby Benton Toyota does not have any owner points. Crafton was the slowest driver in Friday’s practice with a speed of 173.444 mph, more than 3.5 seconds behind Matt Kenseth. If Crafton qualifies, a high 30-something finish is the probable result, which will limit his fantasy appeal.
Jul 25 - 1:58 PM

Matt Crafton posted the fourth and 16th-quickest laps, respectively, during the two practice sessions held on Wednesday at Eldora Speedway.

He started on the pole in the fourth Heat Race and finished second. The No. 88 IDEAL Door/Menards Toyota Tundra started ninth in the main event. His ninth-place finish at Eldora Speedway is his second top-10 finish at the half-mile clay oval and his seventh top-10 finish of the 2014 NCWTS season. According to NASCAR's Loop Data Statistics, Crafton had an Average Running Position of 12.64 in the 2014 running of the Mudsummer Classic. He fell to second in the 2014 NCWTS driver point standings, a mere four points behind leader Ryan Blaney.-ThorSport Racing
Jul 24 - 10:03 PM

Matt Crafton, who is looking to make history as the first driver to win back-to-back NCWTS championships, wouldn't mind if history repeated itself in Wednesday night's 2nd annual 1-800-CarCash Mudsummer Classic at Eldora.

Following a solid eighth-place finish in the inaugural event, Crafton left the Tony Stewart-owned track with the championship point lead. Currently, the NCWTS reigning champion has a two point lead over second-place Ryan Blaney, and he's not afraid to get down and dirty in the dirt to keep a tight grip on his lead in the 2014 standings.-ThorSport Racing
Jul 21 - 10:28 AM

In the history of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Matt Crafton has been one of the most consistent and impressive performers in the venue's previous seven events.

The reigning series champion padded his Iowa stats and regained the series point lead with a third-place effort after qualifying sixth in the American Ethanol 200. Crafton entered Friday's event as one of only two drivers to have finished in the top-10 in all seven previous NCWTS races at the Midwestern track, and extended that streak while battling a loose Menards Toyota Tundra and lapped traffic throughout the 200-lap event.-ThorSport Racing
Jul 13 - 7:38 PM