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Photo- Getty Images KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Matt Crafton was badly off-the-pace in Happy Hour practice Friday at Kansas Speedway, but his confidence in crew chief Carl “Junior” Joiner and his ThorSport Racing crew was so great, Crafton said he was sure his team could dream up a set-up that would give them a chance at success with their No. 88 Ideal Door / Menards Toyota in Saturday’s SFP 250. About 20 hours later, Crafton and Joiner’s dream came true in Gatorade Victory Lane, as Crafton celebrated his third career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory — and the 12th career victory for ThorSport in its 18th year in the series. “For sure, this is the fulfillment of a dream,” Crafton said. “If you would have asked me about this (Friday) I would’ve said I’d be happy with a top-10, as bad as that truck was — but it just shows what this whole organization is made of, with that they did from (Friday) to (Saturday). “I can’t thank Menards enough, Toyota — and (owners) Duke and Rhonda Tho
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