Found July 31, 2013 on Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News: Yardbarker Blogger Network
PLAYERS: Matt Crafton
For years, Matt Crafton's been the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series' "Mr. Consistency," and despite Pocono Raceway's short, three-year history with NASCAR trucks, the "Tricky Triangle" epitomizes Crafton's level of performance with ThorSport Racing. Crafton, who's the only NCWTS driver with 10 top-10 finishes in this season's first 10 races, has a series-best average finish at Pocono of fifth among competitors who've raced all three events. Those kinds of numbers enable Crafton to come into Saturday afternoon's Pocono Mountains 125 in his No. 88 Rip it Energy Fuel / Menards Toyota with a full-race advantage in the standings -- 48 points ahead of leading rookie of the year candidate Jeb Burton. "Flat racetracks really suit my driving style, because you can move around and find speed," Crafton said. "And even though Pocono has three distinctly different corners and you have to compromise what you're doing to the t...

Matt Crafton Carcash Mudsummer Classic Race Recap

ROSSBURG, Ohio – Matt Crafton accomplished his primary goal Wednesday night at Eldora Speedway in the inaugural CarCash Mudsummer Classic presented by CNBC Prime’s ‘The Profit’ and the bonus was his eighth-place finish expanded his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship lead. “Awesome facility — very cool — but the track was definitely a lot narrower, the groove...

Can Anyone Stop Matt Crafton’s Dominance?

Matt Crafton has great reason to be all smiles in 2013. (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images). By: Toby Christie – Follow on Twitter @Tobalical The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, unlike the Sprint Cup Series, does not use a Chase format to decide it’s championship. The sanctioning body may have to rethink that idea in the offseason if Matt Crafton keeps up his current...

Crafton's streak continues

  It doesn't happen very often. As a matter of fact, it's only happened four times in the history of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Heading into Pocono for Saturday's Pocono Mountains 125 (1 p.m. ET, SPEED), Matt Crafton carries a streak with him that is rather impressive. He's only the fourth driver in the series to begin a season with 10 consecutive top...
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