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Jones' Late Charge at Eldora Results in Fourth-Place Finish

After experience multiple issues in the first segment of last year's Mud Summer Classic, Erik Jones was relegated to a 29th-place finish in his first-ever dirt start.  Jones' plan for this year's event at famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio was to avoid problems and have the Special Olympics World Games Tundra in the mix at the end of the 150-lap race.   Mission was accomplished...

Crafton settles for Top-10 finish at Eldora

Menards driver, Matt Crafton, started the 3rd Annual 1-800-Car-Cash Mud Summer Classic at Eldora Speedway from the 12th position and finished ninth. The top-10 result was the two-time champion's third top-10 finish in three starts at the half-mile, high-banked, clay oval.   Running as high as second and as low as 12th, the ThorSport Racing driver maintained an Average Running Position...

Tyler Reddick poised to close NCWTS points gap at Eldora Speedway

Two-time and reigning NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Matt Crafton has proven nearly unstoppable in 2015. With four wins in the first 10 races, he leads the point standings, a position he has held for a good portion of the year.  But twice in 2015 Crafton's dominance has been tempered by Tyler Reddick, currently second in points, when the 19-year-old driver, in his first...
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Crafton aims to protect his title in Eldora

For the third consecutive year, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) will head to the historic half-mile clay oval of Eldora Speedway located in the cornfields of Rossburg, Ohio for the 1-800-CarCash Mudsummer Classic. The spectacle, which is unlike anything else in NASCAR, is characterized by qualifying, heat races, a last chance race, and a three-segment, 150-lap feature...


Matt Crafton, No. 88 Ideal Door/Menards Toyota Tundra NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kentucky Speedway – UNOH 225 Race No. 10 of 23 Stats: Started: 1st (based on rule book) Finished: 1st Laps: 145/145 Status: Running Driver Points: 1st (+20) Owner Points: 1st   CRAFTON WINS FOR THE FOURTH TIME THIS SEASON IN THE WRECK-SHORTENED UNOH 225 AT KENTUCKY   Sparta, KY (July 10,...
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Crafton scores 200th career Top-10 finish at Iowa

Matt Crafton, driver of the No. 88 Chi Chi's/Menards Toyota Tundra, continued his consistent ways in 2015, finishing fourth in Friday night's American Ethanol 200 presented by Enogen at Iowa Speedway in Newton. The 2011 race winner started ninth, his fifth top-10 start at the 7/8-mile track, led the field for 33 laps, and brought home his fifth top-five finish in nine starts at the...

Erik Jones Dominates at Iowa Speedway, Records First Victory of 2015 for Kyle Busch Motorsports

19 June, 2015, Newton, Iowa USAErik Jones©2015, Matthew T. ThackerNKP Posted By: Brian Eberly – Follow at @beberly18 June 18, 2015 Erik Jones got past Matt Crafton on a restart with 73 laps to go and never looked back, beating Crafton to the line by 5.860 seconds en route to victory in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series American Ethanol 200 at Iowa Speedway. The margin of...
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June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Battle Round Michigan: Truex’s season, snapping the next winless streak and Crafton’s Championship hopes

HHP/Harold Hinson Submitted by Matt Lovisa (follow on Twitter) Contributions by MRD Staff Writers June 10, 2015 HHP/Andrew Coppley Question 1: In recent memory, there has not been a win as popular in the NASCAR garage as Martin Truex Jr.’s win at Pocono on Sunday. What does this victory mean for Truex Jr.’s season and career? Kyle Brandt: It has been a long time coming. Obviously...
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June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

NCWTS: Matt Crafton Outlasts Fuel Game to Score Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas

As the top three drivers started running out of fuel, Matt Crafton was able to keep enough fuel in his No. 88 Menards Toyota and outlast the field to score the victory in the Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway on Friday night. It allows Crafton to stretch out his points lead to 17 points over Tyler Reddick. “He told me we couldn’t make it,” Crafton said. “Then I saw the...
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May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

NCWTS: Atlanta Victory Brings Special Satisfaction for Matt Crafton and ThorSport Racing

When it came time for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series to qualify on Saturday morning, Matt Crafton was almost late. His crew chief Junior Joiner texted him and asked, “Are you going to qualify today?” Jokingly, Crafton responded, “No, we’re going to start in the back and put on a show”. Crafton would make it to the truck in time, but he didn’t have the session that...
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March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

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