ThorSport Racing driver Matt Crafton doesn't have much recent history to rave about when it comes to Daytona International Speedway and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, but there's no question the ability of his No. 88 Slim Jim / Menards Toyota crew has the California veteran eagerly looking ahead.
"I absolutely feel like this (2013) is the best chance I've had at winning a championship in the Truck Series," Crafton said. "Working with Carl (Joiner Jr., crew chief) for a second year, the whole 88 group is as strong as it's ever been so this is the most optimistic I've ever been going into a season, without a doubt.
"We ended 2012 and had such fast trucks each and every week, and that's what makes me feel so good going into 2013. Besides, this being our second season running Toyotas is another real plus for our organization."
Crafton's stability and competitiveness is pointed-out by the fact that Daytona will be his 295...