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Matt Crafton

Team: ThorSport Racing-88-CWT
Age / DOB:  (39) / 6/11/1976
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 160

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Matt Crafton (#88 Damp Rid/Menards Toyota Tundra) won the North Carolina Education Lottery 200, his 13th victory in 367 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) races.
This is his second consecutive victory and fifth top-10 finish in 2016. It is his second victory and 11th top-10 finish in 14 races at Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS). Kyle Busch (second) posted his ninth top-10 finish in ten NCWTS races at CMS. Johnny Sauter (third) posted his third top-10 finish in eight races at CMS. Matt Tifft (fifth) was the highest finishing rookie. Crafton leads the NCWTS point standings by 12 points over Timothy Peters. May 21 - 3:27 PM

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Matt Crafton's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Charlotte Motor Speedway stats since 2003.

He has 13 starts since 2003; 1732 of 1757 laps completed (98.6%); 53 laps led; Wins: 1 (2008); five top-five finishes; 10 top-10 finishes; Best start: 2nd (2014); Average start: 11.6 and an Average finish: 8.2. The No. 88 team will unload chassis No. 54 for Friday night's NC Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte. This chassis was built new in 2016, and last seen at Kansas Speedway. Crafton started 13th, and finished second.-ThorSport Racing
May 17 - 11:19 AM

Matt Crafton (#88 Chi-Chi's/Menards Toyota Tundra) won the JACOB Companies 200, his 12th victory in 366 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.

This is his first victory and fourth top-10 finish in 2016. It is his first victory and 10th top-10 finish in 16 races at Dover International Speedway. Daniel Suarez (second) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Dover and his first top-10 finish in 2016. Christopher Bell (third) was the highest finishing rookie. Crafton leads the point standings by 2 points over Timothy Peters (14th place in the race).
May 13 - 8:49 PM

Among active NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers, Matt Crafton (#88 Chi-Chi's/Menards Toyota Tundra) has the most starts (15) at Dover International Speedway, is tied with Kyle Busch for the most top-five finishes (4), has the most top-10 finishes (9), has completed the most laps (2575), and has the most lead lap finishes.

Dover Rewind - 2015 ... Crafton started third, led the field once for three laps, and suffered a pit road penalty for "too fast exiting" while running second, and finished fifth. Major Milestone...The Tulare, California native extended the NCWTS record for consecutive starts to 365 in the Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas.-ThorSport Racing
May 10 - 8:00 PM

Matt Crafton (#88 Ideal Door/Menards Toyota Tundra), the defending Toyota Tundra 250 race winner, is the only driver to visit victory lane twice in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) at the 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway.

He started 13th, led the 32-truck field twice, for 59 laps, and finished second, scoring his fifth top-five finish in 16 starts at Kansas. In 16 starts at Kansas Speedway since 2001, Crafton has led 106 laps en route to two wins, five top-five, and 8 top-10 finishes. With Friday night's finish, he moved up five spots to sixth in the 2016 NCWTS Championship standings.
May 8 - 9:22 PM

Matt Crafton (#88 IdealDoor/Menards Toyota Tundra) had the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in final practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Toyota Tundra 250.

The average speed of 174.823 mph was best of the 12 trucks that ran 10 consecutive laps on the track for this session. #24 Clint Bowyer, #19 Daniel Hemric, #00 Cole Custer and #4 Christopher Bell are the rest of the top five on this list.
May 5 - 8:13 PM

Among active series drivers, Matt Crafton (#88 Ideal Door/Menards Toyota Tundra) is the only NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) driver to compete in all 15 events at the 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway.

The two-time champion was the first repeat Truck Series winner, finding victory lane in 2013 and 2015, and he is tied with Johnny Sauter for the most top-five finishes (4), has the most top-10 finishes (7), has completed more laps (2406), and has the most lead lap finishes (9). Major Milestone...The Tulare, California native extended the NCWTS record for consecutive starts to 364 following the Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville Speedway.-ThorSport Racing
May 3 - 3:06 PM

Matt Crafton (#88 Ideal Door/Menards Toyota Tundra) finished seventh in Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Virginia's Martinsville Speedway.

He started 10th in the lineup and completed all of the 255 laps run. Crafton, who has competed in all three series races so far this season, gained seven spots to 11th in the 2016 NCWTS Championship standings after this event.
Apr 3 - 9:32 PM

Among active NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers, Matt Crafton has the most starts (28), is tied with Johnny Sauter for the most wins (2), has the most top-five finishes (8), the most top-10 finishes (10), and has completed the most laps (6210) at Martinsville Speedway.

According to NASCAR's Loop Data statistics, Crafton is scored first in Green Flag Passes (621), first in Laps in the Top 15 (3770), second in Average Running Position (10.22), second in Driver Rating (97.3), second in Laps Led (279), and third in Fastest Laps Run (152). In the series' last stop at the half-mile paperclip, Crafton started 13th, led the final 63 laps of the 200-lap race, and brought home his second Grandfather Clock.-ThorSport Racing
Mar 30 - 10:34 PM

Matt Crafton (#88 Hormel/Menards Toyota Tundra) was credited with a 30th place DNF in Saturday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Great Clips 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

He started on the pole, led 76 laps and completed 111 laps of the 130-lap event before exiting the race (Accident). Crafton dropped 10 spots to 18th in the 2016 NCWTS Championship standings after this race.
Feb 29 - 10:44 AM

Matt Crafton (#88 Hormel/Menards Toyota Tundra) wins the Keystone Light Pole Award for the Great Clips 200 with a lap of 30.836 seconds, 179.790 mph.

This is his 12th pole in 363 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races. It is his first pole and second top-10 start in 2016 and his first pole in 15 races at Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS). John Wes Townley (second) posted his second top-10 start of 2016 and his second in three races at AMS. Christopher Bell (third) posted his first top-10 start at AMS and his second in two races this season.-NASCAR Statistics
Feb 27 - 12:01 PM

Matt Crafton (#88 Hormel/Menards Toyota Tundra) had the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in final practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Great Clips 200.

The average speed of 176.163 mph was best of the 16 trucks that ran 10 consecutive laps on the track for this session. #51 Daniel Suarez, #11 Ben Kennedy, #9 William Byron and #75 Caleb Holman are the rest of the top five on this list.
Feb 26 - 11:38 PM

Matt Crafton (#88 Hormel Black Label Bacon/Menards Toyota Tundra) led a race-high 85 laps in the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2015, his first victory in 14 starts at the 1.54-mile track.

Starting 15th, Crafton took the lead on lap 45 for 13 laps and then again at lap 59 for the remainder of the 130-lap event to finish 8.752 seconds ahead of second-place. The team will use chassis #51 for Saturday's Great Clips 200 at AMS. This is the same chassis that Crafton raced at Charlotte, Kentucky, Pocono and Homestead-Miami in 2015. In four starts, chassis #51 has two poles (Kentucky & Homestead), and has led 160 laps en route to two wins (Kentucky & Homestead).-ThorSport Racing
Feb 24 - 3:36 PM

Friday night's NextEra Energy Resources 250 marked Crafton's 16th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) start at the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway (DIS).

Starting from the sixth position, Crafton led the field once for five laps (laps 25-29) during the 100-lap event. Restarting 15th, with two laps remaining in the 100-lap event, Crafton was able to gain five positions on track and cross the stripe in the 10th position behind race winner, Johnny Sauter. The top-10 result was Crafton's seventh top-10 finish in 16 starts at DIS. In 362 career starts, Crafton has 11 wins, 89 top-five, and 211 top-10 finishes.-ThorSport Racing
Feb 22 - 3:23 PM

Matt Crafton got the No. 18 team off to a strong start in 2015. After Kyle Busch broke his leg in an XFINITY race, Crafton climbed into the Toyota and finished 18th.

Crafton was not able to compete in another race last year, but he earned significant fantasy points in the Daytona 500 for players who were nimble enough to add him to their lineup.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 03:05:00 PM