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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 6th in Thursday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Kentucky Speedway.
He started the No. 88 Toyota Tundra 11th in the lineup for the UNOH 225. He is currently 2nd in the 2014 NCWTS point standings. Jun 29 - 10:26 PM

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In 15 starts at Kentucky Speedway, Matt Crafton has compiled four top-five and 10 top-10 finishes.

He has led 36 laps around the 1.5-mile oval; has one pole award (June, 2012); a best finish: Third (2008 & 2009) and an average start: 10.9/average Finish: 11.5. He has completed 2080 of 2240 laps attempted (92.9%). Crafton also has two NASCAR Nationwide Series starts (2013) including eight laps led and two third-place finishes.-ThorSport Racing
Jun 24 - 10:59 AM

Matt Crafton rebounded in the best way possible from a grinding wreck a week ago at Dover by winning Friday night's WinStar World Casino & Resort 400 in his No. 88 Toyota Tundra at Texas Motor Speedway.

Crafton scored his fifth Truck Series victory in his record-extending 322nd consecutive career start by leading a dominant 118 of 167 laps on the tricky, fast 1.5-mile oval -- including the last 56 -- and running a phenomenal 61 laps on his last fuel run. It placed Crafton back in the lead in the championship, by 11 points over teammate, Johnny Sauter, who had to make a late stop for fuel and finished seventh.-ThorSport Racing
Jun 9 - 8:37 PM

Matt Crafton wins the 18th Annual WinStar World Casino 400, his fifth victory in 322 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.

This is the No. 88 Toyota Tundra driver's second victory (Martinsville) and fourth top-10 finish in 2014. This is his first victory and 16th top-10 finish in 27 races at Texas Motor Speedway. He has three runner-up finishes at the track. Crafton's margin of victory (13.302 seconds) is a new series track record at Texas. Crafton leads the point standings by 11 points over Johnny Sauter.
Jun 6 - 11:37 PM

Matt Crafton's run well enough at Texas Motor Speedway that he has every reason to believe he could end up blasting some six-shooters in Victory Lane after Friday night's WinStar World Casino & Resort 400.

Crafton, who suffered a jarring crash at Dover last weekend that ended a couple significant streaks of consistency for the defending NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion, does have five consecutive top-10 finishes at Texas.-ThorSport Racing
Jun 5 - 3:06 PM

Matt Crafton's No. 88 Rip It Energy Fuel / Menards Toyota Tundra was in contention to win the Lucas Oil 200 when a right-front wheel failure pitched his Tundra into the outside wall of the "Monster Mile."

He entered the race with an 11-point lead over fellow Toyota pilot Timothy Peters. The accident ended Crafton's string of 27 consecutive lead-lap finishes and 47 consecutive races in which his Toyota was running at the finish (credited with 23rd place). Heading to Texas Motor Speedway, Crafton is tied for second in the championship with teammate, Johnny Sauter.-ThorSport Racing
Jun 2 - 12:06 PM

Matt Crafton finishes 2nd in Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway.

He started the No. 88 Toyota Tundra 9th in the lineup for the SFP 250. He moved up two spots to take over the lead in the 2014 NCWTS point standings.
May 12 - 9:22 AM

Matt Crafton won in bright sunshine a year ago while Friday's race will be the first night race for the Truck Series at Kansas Speedway.

But one thing that hasn't changed is Crafton's level of performance, which resulted in the 2013 NCWTS drivers' championship. And Kansas -- where Crafton's ThorSport Racing squad grabbed the points lead that it never relinquished -- was key. Despite having only five top-10 finishes in 13 career Kansas starts, Crafton believes what he saw last year at Kansas gives him and (crew chief) Joiner a pretty good direction.-ThorSport Racing
May 6 - 8:54 PM

Besides winning the race, Matt Crafton’s team (No. 88 Toyota Tundra) wins two race awards in the Camping World Truck Series Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway.

He won the Mobil 1 Driver of the race award. Toyota Racing Development (TRD), supplier of the engine in the No. 88, won the Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race award. Crafton is 3rd in the 2014 Camping World Truck Series point standings.
Mar 31 - 12:42 AM

Matt Crafton wins the 16th Annual Kroger 250, his fourth victory in 318 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.

This is the No. 88 Toyota Tundra driver's first victory and first top-10 finish in 2014. It is his first victory and 13th top-10 finish in 25 races at Martinsville Speedway. His previous best finish was second, twice. Crafton moved up seven spots to 3rd in the 2014 NCWTS point standings.
Mar 31 - 12:25 AM

In the 2013 Kroger 250, Matt Crafton finished a fast-closing second behind record-tying ThorSport Racing teammate Johnny Sauter.

ThorSport's third career one-two finish was in the same order as the first two -- Sauter beating Crafton -- and the senior ThorSport driver, who's starting his 13th season racing for owners Duke and Rhonda Thorson would like nothing better than to mix it up.-ThorSport Racing
Mar 27 - 11:49 PM

Matt Crafton will substitute for Paul Menard in practice and qualifying Friday at Auto Club Speedway as Menard remains in North Carolina with his wife and newborn daughter.

Menard, whose daughter was born on Tuesday, will arrive in California in time for practice Saturday and the race on Sunday. He will have to start at the rear of the field because he will miss qualifying. Richard Childress Racing tweeted that Crafton, who has been on standby for Menard the last two weeks, would be in the car Friday.-SportingNews.com
Mar 21 - 8:46 AM

Camping World Truck Series regular Matt Crafton (Nationwide Series No. 33 Chevrolet) leads the first practice session for the Nationwide Series Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The lap of 177.637 mph was quickest of the 40 cars out on the track for this session. No. 54 Kyle Busch, No. 3 Ty Dillon, No. 42 Kyle Larson and No. 9 Chase Elliott are the rest of the top five on the speed chart. Daryl Harr in the No. 87 was the slowest.
Mar 7 - 4:51 PM

Matt Crafton returns to the seat of the No. 33 Trackett Flooring/Menards car, marking his fourth-career Nationwide Series start.

While this weekend marks Crafton's first-career Nationwide Series start at the Las Vegas D-shaped oval, he has 13 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts under his belt. Among those starts, he has five top-five (three second-place finishes) and six top-10 finishes along with 63 laps led.-Richard Childress Racing
Mar 4 - 9:57 PM

Matt Crafton finishes 13th at Daytona in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season-opener at Daytona International Speedway.

Crafton started the No. 88 Toyota Tundra 4th in the lineup for the 15th Annual NextEra Energy Resources 250. He is currently 10th in the 2014 NCWTS point standings.
Feb 22 - 11:29 AM