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MATT CRAFTON RUMORS & GOSSIP

NCWTS: Matt Crafton Does it Again, Becomes First Consecutive Champion

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Matt Crafton; 338 starts, five wins and now two championships in a row in his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career. Being a champion is always great, but being the first ever back-to-back champion in the 19-year history of the series is something special – especially when you realize that series legends like Jack Sprague, Ron Hornaday, Jr., Mike Skinner and...
Via Rubbings Racing
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

NCWTS: Matt Crafton leads first practice for Ford 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway

On the verge of making NASCAR Camping World Truck Series history, Matt Crafton would lead first practice for the Ford 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. As long as Crafton finishes 21st or better on Friday night, he will win his second straight series Championship. Brad Keselowski Racing teammates Tyler Reddick and Ryan Blaney would time in second and third. Reddick ended up second...
Via On Pit Road
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

NCWTS: CRAFTON SCORES TRACK-BEST SECOND-PLACE FINISH AT PHOENIX – EXTENDS POINT LEAD

Avondale, Ariz. (November 8, 2014) - Matt Crafton turned a second-place qualifying effort into a track-best second-place finish in Friday night’s caution-plagued, race-shortened Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix (Ariz.) International Raceway (PIR). The solid effort marked the reigning series champion’s 13th top-five finish of the season, extending his point lead to 25 over second-place...
Via On Pit Road
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

NCWTS: Matt Crafton Escapes Texas With Point Lead

FORT WORTH, Tex. – Friday night under the lights at the Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) for the WinStar Casino & Resort 350 Matt Crafton started third in his Goof Off/Menards No. 88 Toyota. After a caution on lap 22 for Norm Benning, all of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) drivers were on pit road and it was Crafton that came out first. However, Crafton wasn’t able...
Via Rubbings Racing
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

NCWTS: Point Leader Matt Crafton Not Focused On Points Racing

FORT WORTH, Tex. — Matt Crafton utilized robot-esque consistency last season to capture his first-ever NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship, but ultimately ‘points racing’ is what led to his ThorSport Racing team missing out on the owner’s championship. With his first set of championship hardware already on the mantle, Crafton has taken a completely different approach...
Via Rubbings Racing
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Crafton leaves Martinsville as Truck Series point leader, full standings

Matt Crafton will leave Martinsville Speedway as the leader of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series point standings. The driver of the No. 98 Toyota has a 18 point lead over second place Ryan Blaney. Crafton entered Saturday’s race with 16 point lead over Blaney. Up next for the truck series is Texas Motor Speedway next weekend. Camping World Truck Series Point Standings ...
Via Tireball.com
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Crafton remains point leader after a 14th place finish at Talladega

Matt Crafton, driver of the No. 88 Fisher Nuts/Menards Toyota Tundra entered Saturday afternoon's fred's 250 at Talladega Superspeedway with a 19 point lead in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) driver point standings. Although the defending champion endured an up and down kind of day, the ThorSport Racing driver left the "wild card race" with a 14th-place finish and an...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

NCWTS: Crafton Fights Back After Starting In Rear

LOUDON N.H. — The driver that stole the show on Saturday afternoon at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway was the 16-year-old who led an outstanding 148 laps and won from pole. That 16-year-old would be Cole Custer who looked to be the only driver to deny Matt Crafton an impressive come from the back victory in the UNOH 175. The trouble for the defending NASCAR Camping World Truck...
Via Rubbings Racing
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Crafton breezes to a second place finish in the Windy City

Matt Crafton, driver of the No. 88 Splash-FVP/Menards Toyota Tundra, had a lot to gain from a solid run in Saturday's rain-delayed Lucas Oil 225 at Chicagoland Speedway. Entering the 15th race on the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) schedule, the ThorSport Racing driver was second in the 2014 driver point standings, a mere seven points behind first-place. Following...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Crafton fired-up about Friday Texas opportunity

SANDUSKY, Ohio (June 4, 2014) — Matt Crafton’s run well enough at Texas Motor Speedway that he has every reason to believe he could end up blasting some six-shooters in Victory Lane next to his No. 88 Slim Jim / Menards Toyota Tundra after Friday night’s 18th annual WinStar World Casino & Resort 400. Crafton, who suffered a jarring crash at Dover last weekend that ended...
Via On Pit Road
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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