MATT CRAFTON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Crafton Ends Drought with Victory at Eldora

Matt Crafton was able to take the lead from Stewart Friesen late in the race to secure his first victory of the season and first victory since Charlotte last season. Crafton wasn’t by far the dominant truck but found what worked late in the going and was able to earn his first victory on dirt. “My first dirt win – a lot of fun,” Crafton told Fox after the race. “In the...
Via On Pit Road
14 days ago

Crafton Snaps 27-race Winless Streak with Eldora Victory

By Chris Knight, NASCAR Wire Service ROSSBURG, Ohio – Using a late-race restart 18 laps from the finish and a strategy to ‘go where the others aren’t,’ Matt Crafton muscled past veteran dirt racer Stewart Friesen to win Wednesday night’s fifth annual Eldora Dirt Derby 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway. Over the last forty laps of the race, Crafton...
Via Motorsports Tribune
14 days ago

Matt Crafton captures Eldora Dirt Derby with late surge

He passes pole-sitter Stewart Friesen with 17 laps remaining to snap a 27-race winless streak.
Via CSN Chicago
14 days ago

Matt Crafton wins on dirt at Eldora, ends victory drought

ROSSBURG, Ohio (AP) — Matt Crafton won the Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway on Wednesday night for his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory in more than a year. The two-time series champion passed Stewart Friesen with 16 laps to go and won by 1.96 seconds in his No. 88 Toyota. Crafton won for the first time since May 2016 at Charlotte. Friesen, a Canadian with dirt-track...
Via MyNorthwest.com
15 days ago

NCWTS: Matt Crafton Scores Great Clips 200 Pole at Atlanta Motor Speedway

At the end of qualifying for the Great Clips 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, it’d be Matt Crafton posting the quickest lap to score his 12th career pole. Crafton will lead the field to the green flag later on today after posting a quick time of 30.836 seconds. “Our Toyota Tundra is good,” he said. “We didn’t work on qualifying runs yesterday, but rather race runs. We ran...
Via On Pit Road
February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Crafton’s Championship Hopes Take a Hit at Talladega

HHP/Rusty Jarrett Posted By: David Morgan – Follow at @damorgan86 October 24, 2015 Heading into the race weekend at Talladega, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship points race was a close affair between Erik Jones, Matt Crafton, and Tyler Reddick, but for one of the contenders, the wild card nature of racing at Talladega would prove to be detrimental to his championship...
Via Motor Racing Digest
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Crafton Heads to Sin City Looking to Hit the Jackpot

Credit: Jennifer Coleman/NKP Posted By: Brian Eberly – Follow at @beberly18 September 29, 2015 The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads to ‘Sin City’ this weekend for the Rhino Linings 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Matt Crafton has 14 starts at the 1.5-mile track, the most of any driver in the series, but has yet to visit victory lane. Statistically, the veteran Crafton...
Via Motor Racing Digest
September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

NCWTS: Matt Crafton Looks To Close Gap on Championship at CTMP

Continuing his trend of being consistent on a week-to-week basis, Matt Crafton has once again put himself in championship contention for the third straight season. The ThorSport Racing driver has won the championship the previous two years, and will look to close the gap on a third this weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. “Racing at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park is a lot...
Via On Pit Road
August 29, 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...
Via Motor Racing Digest
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Truckin’ Tuesday: Championship Caliber Crafton, Jones Frustrated, Rough Road for Reddick, Top Finish for Townley

(HHP/Gregg Ellman) Posted By: Brian Eberly – Follow at @beberly18 June 9, 2015 My new weekly column this season will feature notables and quotables from around the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series every Tuesday during the 2015 season. Crafton Continues Championship Caliber Season Matt Crafton earned his third victory of the 2015 season by leading a race-high 77 laps en route...
Via Motor Racing Digest
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss
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