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 finish to win Saturday’s SFP 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway.
The victory was Crafton’s first of the season and the third of his career. In beating Coulter to the finish line by .168 seconds, Crafton became the 13th different winner in 13 races at Kansas, breaking a tie for the series record with Homestead-Miami Speedway.
With a late pass, Ryan Blaney finished third, followed by Brendan Gaughan and series leader Johnny Sauter, Crafton’s ThorSport Racing teammate.
Crafton’s crew made wholesale changes to his No. 88 Toyota before the races, and the adjustments paid off.