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MATT CRAFTON RUMORS & GOSSIP

CRAFTON SCORES SECOND CONSECTIVE TOP-FIVE FINISH – FINISHING 4TH AT BRISTOL

Bristol, TN (August 21, 2014) - What was scheduled to be a night race for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) at Bristol Motor Speedway was delayed due to rain on Wednesdaynight, turning the UNOH 200 into a Thursday morning show. Several teams were not prepared for the conditions a day race presents, but the No. 88 ThorSport Racing team and driver Matt Crafton were...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

CRAFTON PRIMED TO REKINDLE SHORT TRACK MAGIC AT BRISTOL

Sandusky, OH (August 18, 2014) - Sitting second in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) driver point standings, Matt Crafton visits Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway (BMS) searching for his first win at “The World’s Fastest Half Mile”. Crafton is no stranger to short track success, as his first win of 2014 came on the half-mile paperclip of Martinsville (Va.) Speedway...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

CRAFTON COMPLETES 1-2 THORSPORT FINISH

Brooklyn, MI (August 16, 2014) - Matt Crafton completed a near perfect afternoon for ThorSport Racing at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) in Brooklyn, posting his third runner-up finish of the 2014 season in the Careers for Veterans 200 on Saturday. The Great Lakes Wood Floors /Menards Toyota driver continued the consistent performances that have seen him run up front all...
Via On Pit Road
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Truex to Sit Out Practice and Qualifying on Friday at Michigan

DENVER — Martin Truex Jr. announced Wednesday that he will miss practice and qualifying on Friday at the Michigan International Speedway. Truex’s long time girlfriend, Sherry Pollex, was diagnosed recently with ovarian cancer. Both Sherry and Martin would like to say thanks for all the well wishes around the NASCAR community as they go through this difficult process. As Sherry...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

CRAFTON “DIGS” HIS WAY TO SECOND TOP-10 FINISH AT ELDORA

Rossburg, OH (July 24, 2014) - The 2nd annual 1-800-CarCash Mudsummer Classic at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, OH is one of NASCAR’s most unique and anticipated events of the season. The 10th event on the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) schedule presents the competitors with numerous challenges, and Matt Crafton’s IDEAL Door/Menards team overcame numerous obstacles...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Crafton relishes Truck Series title

When he took the green flag to start Friday night's Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Matt Crafton officially became the 2013 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion. And all it took was 13 years of trying and a record 316 Truck Series starts. But when his time came, Crafton stepped up in a big way. The 37-year-old Tulare, Calif. native dominated the Truck Series...
Via Fox Sports
November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Crafton champion: Kyle wins

Matt Crafton's season finale was far from a stress-free drive. Crafton won the NASCAR Truck Series championship even before the green flag dropped Friday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway. With a nearly insurmountable 46-point lead over Ty Dillon, all Crafton needed to do was start the 200-mile finale to secure his first series championship in 13 seasons. So when his engine...
Via Fox Sports
November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Crafton focused on clinching title

Matt Crafton has a chance Friday night at Phoenix International Raceway to wrap up the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series title a week early. For the veteran driver, who has led the truck standings since mid-April, early can't come soon enough. Despite enjoying an amazing season highlighted by a win at Kansas Speedway and 18 top-10 finishes in 20 races, Crafton is ready for the...
Via Fox Sports
November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Crafton leads trucks into Iowa

Remember the old saw about old age and treachery overcoming youth and skill every time? It surely will be put to the test during Saturday night's American Ethanol 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Iowa Speedway. Representing the veteran contingent is series points leader Matt Crafton, who has posted top-10 finishes in all eight Truck Series races run so far this...
Via Fox Sports
July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Crafton holds off Joey Coulter for Truck Series win at Kansas

Matt Crafton, driver of the #88 Ideal Door/Menards Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series SFP 250 at Kansas Speedway on April 20, 2013 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images) By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service   KANSAS CITY, Kan.—Matt Crafton held off Joey Coulter in a thrilling 25-lap green-flag run to the...
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April 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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