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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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Among active series drivers, Matt Crafton has the most starts at Gateway Motorsports Park (12), has completed the most laps (1888), has led the most laps (60), has the most top-10 finishes (7), and has the most lead lap finishes (8).
Chase Status... Crafton is currently first in the 2016 NCWTS driver point standings after seven races this season, with an 11-point lead over second-place William Byron. As one of two drivers with multiple wins this season, the two-time NCWTS champion is all but guaranteed a spot in the eight driver chase which kicks off at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon on September 24.-ThorSport Racing Jun 23 - 9:25 PM

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Matt Crafton (#88 Menards/Ideal Door Toyota Tundra) finished eighth in Saturday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Speediatrics 200 at Iowa Speedway in Newton, IA.

He started ninth in the lineup and completed all laps of the 200-lap event. Crafton continues as the points leader in the 2016 NCWTS championship standings, leading William Byron (winner of the Speediatrics 200) by 11 points.
Jun 21 - 3:58 PM

Matt Crafton is one of three drivers entered in the 10th annual event who have competed in all nine races at Iowa Speedway.

Among active series drivers, Crafton has completed the most laps (1817), has the most top-10 finishes (9), the most lead lap finishes (9), and the Best Average Finish (4.7) of any other driver entered. The No. 88 ThorSport Racing team will unload chassis No. 48 for Saturday's Speediatrics 200. This is the same chassis Crafton took to victory lane earlier this season at Dover.-ThorSport Racing
Jun 16 - 11:19 AM

Matt Crafton (#88 Menards/Ideal Door Toyota Tundra) finished second in Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Rattlesnake 400 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, TX.

He started fourth in the lineup, led 133 laps and completed all laps of the 167-lap event. Crafton continues as the points leader in the 2016 NCWTS championship standings, leading Timothy Peters (who finished sixth the race) by 18 points.
Jun 13 - 9:08 PM

Matt Crafton (#88 Menards/Ideal Door Toyota Tundra) had the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in final NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice at the Texas Motor Speedway leading up to the Rattlesnake 400.

The average speed of 175.797 mph was best of the 13 trucks that ran 10 consecutive laps on the track for this session. #13 Cameron Hayley, #21 Johnny Sauter, #23 Spencer Gallagher and #11 German Quiroga are the rest of the top five on this list.
Jun 9 - 9:54 PM

Matt Crafton (#88 Menards/Ideal Door Toyota Tundra) led the first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice session at Texas Motor Speedway.

He ran a quick lap of 178.950 mph. #17 Timothy Peters, #05 John Wes Townley, #19 Daniel Hemric and #9 William Byron round out the top five of the 25 trucks practicing for the Rattlesnake 400. Jennifer Jo Cobb in the #10 Chevrolet Silverado was the slowest.
Jun 9 - 7:53 PM

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

Dating back to 2014, Crafton has finished in the top-10 in 18 of the last 20 races at ovals measuring 1.5 or 1.54 miles. Included in that stretch are seven wins, and four runner-up finishes. Among active series drivers, Crafton has the most starts (30), the most top-five finishes (11), the most top-10 finishes (19), the most poles (3), the most laps completed (4585), and the most lead lap finishes (21), than any other NCWTS driver entered in the 37th annual event at Texas Motor Speedway.-ThorSport Racing
Jun 8 - 3:59 PM

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

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