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Team: ThorSport Racing-88-CWT
Age / DOB:  (38) / 6/11/1976
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 160

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Matt Crafton finished fifth in Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Dover (DE) International Speedway.
He started the No. 88 Rip It/Menards Toyota third in the lineup for the Lucas Oil 200. He led three laps of the 200 lap event. Crafton continues as the points leader in the 2015 NCWTS championship standings. He leads Tyler Reddick (winner of the Lucas Oil 200) by 11 points. May 31 - 10:53 AM

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In 14 starts since 2001 at Dover International Speedway, Matt Crafton has three top-five finishes, eight top-10 finishes, 2375 of 2751 laps completed (86.3%) and 72 laps led.

He has an average start: 15.6 and an average finish: 13.6. According to NASCAR's Loop Data Statistics, Crafton ranks: Sixth in Average Running Position (10.4); Fourth in Driver Rating (96.7); First in Laps In the Top 15: 1495 and First in Laps Led: 69.-ThorSport Racing
May 27 - 9:43 PM

Matt Crafton finished third in Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

He started the No. 88 Great Lakes/Menards Toyota ninth in the lineup for the North Carolina Education Lottery 200. He led 24 laps of the 139 lap event. Crafton continues as the points leader in the 2015 NCWTS championship standings. He leads Erik Jones, who finished second-place in the race, by 16 points.
May 18 - 12:46 PM

This weekend, Matt Crafton returns to the track where it all began, home to his first series win (2008), Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS).

In 12 starts at CMS, Crafton has one win, four top-five and nine top-10 finishes. In fact, the defending series champion has more starts than any other active series driver at CMS (12), is the only active driver entered with a win, has the most top-five finishes (4), the most top-10 finishes (9), has completed more laps (1593), and has the most Lead Lap Finishes (11) than any other active series driver entered in the 13th annual event at CMS.-ThorSport Racing
May 12 - 8:32 PM

Matt Crafton won the Toyota Tundra 250, his seventh victory in 342 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.

This is the No. 88 Slim Jim/Menards Toyota Tundra driver's second victory and fourth top-10 finish in 2015. It is his second victory and seventh top-10 finish in 15 races at Kansas Speedway. Crafton leads the point standings by 17 points over Tyler Reddick.
May 9 - 12:47 AM

Matt Crafton, who went to victory lane at the 1.5-mile track in 2013, will not only have the same chassis he piloted to his third career victory at Kansas Speedway, he is the only driver entered in the 167-lap race that has competed in all 14 NCWTS events at the Midwestern track.

In fact, the two-time champion sets the standard for dominance at Kansas Speedway. Crafton is tied for the most top-five finishes (3), has more top-10 finishes (6), has completed more laps (2239), and has the most lead lap finishes (8) than any other active NCWTS driver entered in the 15th annual event. Furthermore, according to NASCAR's Loop Data Statistics, Crafton ranks first in Laps in the Top 15 (1092).-ThorSport Racing
May 5 - 8:38 PM

Matt Crafton finishes second in Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway.

He started the No. 88 Hormel/Menards Toyota Tundra 13th in the lineup for the Kroger 250. He led 100 laps of the 258 lap event. Besides being named the Mobil 1 Driver of the Race, Crafton took over the lead in the 2015 NCWTS championship standings. He leads Tyler Reddick (who finished fifth in the race) by two points.
Mar 29 - 8:24 PM

In March 2014, Matt Crafton started 10th, led a track-high 47 laps, and held off fellow Toyota Racing driver, Darrell Wallace, Jr., during a second attempt at a green-white-checker flag finish to claim his first victory at the half-mile paperclip Martinsville Speedway.

Crafton, who has more starts (26) than any other driver entered in Saturday's 250-lap event, is tied with Timothy Peters for the most top-five finishes (six), has the most top-10 finishes (14), and has completed the most laps (5752) around the.526-mile track - a combination that could have the two-time champion "Clocking-In" to victory lane on Saturday.-ThorSport Racing
Mar 26 - 10:55 PM

Matt Crafton wins the Hyundai Construction Equipment 200, his sixth victory in 340 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.

This is the No. 88 Fisher Nuts/Menards Toyota Tundra driver's first victory and second top-10 finish in 2015. It is his first victory and eighth top-10 finish in 14 races at Atlanta Motor Speedway. With the victory today, Crafton moved up three spots to second in the 2015 NCWTS Championship standings, 2 points behind leader Tyler Reddick.
Feb 28 - 7:34 PM

Matt Crafton has the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in final practice for the Camping World Truck Series Hyundai Construction Equipment 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

The average speed of 176.268 mph in the No. 88 Toyota Tundra was best of the eight trucks that ran 10 consecutive laps on the track for this session. No. 05 John Wes Townley, No. 19 Tyler Reddick, No. 29 Brad Keselowski, No. 23 Spencer Gallagher, No. 11 Ben Kennedy, No. 86 Brandon Brown and No. 08 Korbin Forrister are the rest on this list.
Feb 27 - 7:12 PM

For the first time in two years, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will head back to Atlanta Motor Speedway for the Hyundai Construction Equipment 200 on Saturday, Feb. 28.

Matt Crafton, who will pilot the No. 88 Fisher® Nuts/Menards Toyota Tundra, has raced in every NCWTS event at the 1.54-mile quad oval. In fact, the ThorSport Racing driver has the most starts (13), has completed the most laps (1622), and has more lead lap finishes (10) than any other driver entered in the 14th annual event - a combination that could land the two-time champion in victory lane at his favorite race track on Saturday.-ThorSport Racing
Feb 24 - 9:20 PM

In a Press Release issued by Joe Gibbs Racing, it was confirmed that Matt Crafton will serve as the driver for the No. 18 in Sunday’s Daytona 500. No driver has been named for Atlanta or future races.

According to the release, Busch sustained a compound fracture of the right lower leg and a mid-foot fracture of his left foot. He is currently undergoing surgery on his right leg. These injuries will sideline him for an undetermined period of time.
Feb 21 - 9:28 PM

According to the Associated Press and other sources, Matt Crafton will be the replacement driver for Kyle Busch after the regular pilot of the No. 18 was injured in a late-race accident in the XFINITY series Saturday night.

Crafton is going to be in stellar equipment and the draft is a great equalizer. He lacks experience on this track at the Cup level, however, and will make his first senior series start there. He has 15 previous Camping World Truck attempts with six top-10s including an eighth in Friday night’s NextEra Energy Resources 250.
Feb 21 - 9:08 PM

Matt Crafton finishes eighth in Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway.

He started the No. 88 DampRid/Menards Toyota Tundra 31st in the lineup for the NextEra Energy Resources 250. He led one lap in the race and starts the season sixth in the 2015 NCWTS Championship standings.
Feb 21 - 10:47 AM

Matt Crafton, the first driver in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series history to win back-to-back championships in 2014, has five career wins, seven poles, and has led 918 laps en route to 76 top-five and 192 top-10 finishes.

However, when it comes to Daytona, the site of Friday night's NCWTS NextEra Energy Resources 250, Crafton is hungry for a trip to victory lane. In 14 previous starts since 2001, the Menards driver has one top-five and five top-10 finishes. As the driver with the most experience at the 2.5-mile superspeedway, Crafton hopes his high level of consistency will land him in victory lane on Friday night.-Edgehill Management Group
Feb 17 - 1:52 PM