MATT CRAFTON NEWS

CRAFTON PRIMED TO REKINDLE SHORT TRACK MAGIC AT BRISTOL

Sandusky, OH (August 18, 2014) - Sitting second in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) driver point standings, Matt Crafton visits Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway (BMS) searching for his first win at “The World’s Fastest Half Mile”. Crafton is no stranger to short track success, as his first win of 2014 came on the half-mile paperclip of Martinsville (Va.) Speedway...
Via On Pit Road
1 day ago  |  Discuss

BURTON ON THE UPSWING HEADING TO THUNDER VALLEY

Sandusky, Ohio (August 18, 2014) - Jeb Burton will make his 40th career start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway (BMS) in Wednesdaynight’s UNOH 200. Burton and the Estes Express team head to BMS with momentum on their side after posting two top-10 finishes in the last three races this season. With one career start under his belt...
Via On Pit Road
1 day ago  |  Discuss

CRAFTON COMPLETES 1-2 THORSPORT FINISH

Brooklyn, MI (August 16, 2014) - Matt Crafton completed a near perfect afternoon for ThorSport Racing at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) in Brooklyn, posting his third runner-up finish of the 2014 season in the Careers for Veterans 200 on Saturday. The Great Lakes Wood Floors /Menards Toyota driver continued the consistent performances that have seen him run up front all...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

BURTON RALLIES FOR SECOND STRAIGHT TOP-10 FINISH AT MICHIGAN

Brooklyn, MI. (August 16, 2014) - Jeb Burton scored his second top-10 finish at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) with an eighth-place result in the Careers for Veterans 200 on Saturday. Burton and the Estes Express Toyota team showed speed through the course of the event and overcame a pit road miscue to post their fourth top-10 finish of the 2014 campaign. As the NASCAR Camping...
Via On Pit Road
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Sauter takes homes the checkered flag in the Careers for Veterans 200

Johnny Sauter and ThorSport Racing teammate Matt Crafton gave the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series fans an exciting finish that came down right to the final few laps. Sauter won the 15th Annual Careers for Veterans 200 presented by The Cooper Standard Foundation and Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation to take over the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series points lead. Crafton...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Sauter beats Crafton to win Careers for Veterans 200 at Michigan

After taking a splash of fuel with seven laps to go, Johnny Sauter would beat his ThorSport teammate Matt Crafton back to the line to score the victory in the Careers for Veterans 200 at Michigan International Speedway. It marks Sauter’s first victory of the season and his 10th victory of his career. It also marked the first race that Sauter had Jeff Hansley on the pit box. ...
Via On Pit Road
3 days ago  |  Discuss

OPR Staff and Fan Fantasy Results for NCWTS at Michigan

After taking a splash of fuel with seven laps to go, Johnny Sauter would beat his ThorSport teammate Matt Crafton back to the line to score the victory in the Careers for Veterans 200 at Michigan International Speedway. The Picks Ashley McCubbin picked Kyle Busch and Matt Crafton. Busch finished fifth after running out of fuel coming on to pit road with 48 laps to go, while Crafton...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sauter holds off Crafton in Truck Series race

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) Johnny Sauter has won the NASCAR Truck Series race at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday, holding off Matt Crafton by about a half-second. Sauter also took over the points lead. Previous leader Ryan Blaney finished 21st after winning the pole. Sauter won for the first time this season, and it was the sixth top-five finish for Crafton. Crafton gave up...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Sauter leads Camping World Truck Series points, full standings after Michigan

Johnny Sauter will leave the 2-mile Michigan International Speedway as the points leader in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series following his win in the Career for Veterans 200. The lead of Sauter is now nine points ahead of second place Matt Crafton. Saturday’s race began with Ryan Blaney holding a seven point lead over Johnny Sauter. WINNER: Sauter wins at MIS, full results...
Via Tireball.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Race Recap: Sauter Edges Teammate For Michigan Win

Playing fuel strategy correctly and carrying momentum, Johnny Sauter got past his ThorSport Racing teammate Matt Crafton with five laps to go, and never looked back in Saturday’s Careers For Veterans 200 from the Michigan International Speedway. Sauter was so close on fuel that he actually ran out while doing[...]
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Sauter edges teammate Matt Crafton in fuel mileage duel

Saturday's Careers for Veterans 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Michigan International Speedway came down to a late-race fuel mileage duel between ThorSport Racing teammates Johnny Sauter and Matt Crafton. Both making late-race pit stops for fuel only, Sauter was able to edge past his teammate as Crafton left pit road with just four laps to go. While there were...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Sauter wins Truck race at Michigan, full results for Careers for Veterans 200

Johnny Sauter won Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race from Michigan International Speedway. The driver of the No. 98 crossed the finish line ahead of his teammate Matt Crafton in the Cooper Standard Career for Veterans 200. Ryan Blaney began the race on the pole after being the only driver to post a qualifying lap. Truck Series Results from Michigan Johnny Sauter...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Status of Ryan Truex Uncertain Following Practice Crash at Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Following a hard hit during Saturday’s first practice session for the Sprint Cup Series at the Michigan International Speedway, the status of Ryan Truex is uncertain. After making heavy contact with the wall, the BK Racing driver didn’t immediately put his window net down — which signals to the safety crews that the driver is ok. Moments later, Truex emerged...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Martin Truex Jr’s Girlfriend Diagnosed with Cancer

Sometimes the sports world has to stop and realize that there is more to life than a stick, a ball, or even a racecar. On Wednesday afternoon the NASCAR community did just that as Martin Truex, Jr’s longtime girlfriend, Sherry Pollex, announced that she had ovarian cancer and would undergo surgery on Friday. Pollex has been with Truex for nine years, and has been by his side through...
Via Total Sports Blog
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Race Preview: Careers For Veterans 200

This weekend marks the 15th running of the Careers For Veterans 200 from the Michigan International Speedway. Ryan Blaney comes in leading the points by 7 over Johnny Sauter. Matt Crafton, Ron Hornaday, Jr., and Darrell Wallace, Jr. round out the top-5 in the standings. Entry List Notes This weekend[...]
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

CRAFTON TARGETING A MICHIGAN TURNAROUND

Sandusky, Ohio (August 12, 2014) - As the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) heads into the second half of the 2014 season, Matt Crafton finds himself in the thick of the championship battle for the second consecutive year and has the opportunity to turn the tide at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) in Brooklyn in Saturdayafternoon’s Careers for Veterans 200. While...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Truex to Sit Out Practice and Qualifying on Friday at Michigan

DENVER — Martin Truex Jr. announced Wednesday that he will miss practice and qualifying on Friday at the Michigan International Speedway. Truex’s long time girlfriend, Sherry Pollex, was diagnosed recently with ovarian cancer. Both Sherry and Martin would like to say thanks for all the well wishes around the NASCAR community as they go through this difficult process. As Sherry...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Truex to miss Friday's NASCAR sessions

DENVER (AP) Martin Truex Jr. will miss NASCAR Sprint Cup practice and qualifying session Friday at Michigan to support his cancer-stricken girlfriend. Furniture Row Racing said Truex is skipping the sessions to be with his longtime partner and girlfriend, Sherry Pollex. She was recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Matt Crafton will drive Truex's No. 78 car Friday. Truex will...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Martin Truex to miss practice and qualifying at Michigan

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Martin Truex Jr. will miss practice and qualifying sessions at Michigan International Speedway this weekend. Truex’s longtime girlfriend Sherry Pollex was recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Filling in for Truex during practice and qualifying will be reigning Camping World Truck Series champion Matt Crafton. Truex will drive in Sunday’s Pure...
Via Tireball.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

POCONO’S GREEN-WHITE-CHECKERED FINISH THRWARTS CRAFTON’S TOP-FIVE BID

Long Pond, PA (August 2, 2014) - For the fourth consecutive year, the Pocono Mountains 150 ended in overtime,earning the event an unpredictable reputation, and the 2014 version followed suit. Though Matt Crafton continued his streak of consistent speed and performance, a late-race green-white-checkered restart handed the Rip It Energy Fuel/Menards Toyota team a 14th-place finish...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Pocono's green white checkered finish thwarts Crafton's top-five bid

For the fourth consecutive year, the Pocono Mountains 150 ended in overtime,earning the event an unpredictable reputation, and the 2014 version followed suit. Though Matt Crafton continued his streak of consistent speed and performance, a late-race green-white-checkered restart handed the Rip It Energy Fuel/Menards Toyota team a 14th-place finish in the fifth-annual event. The result...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Blaney Leads Truck Series To The Pocono Mountains

For the first time in his career, Ryan Blaney has taken over the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship standings lead from defending champion Matt Crafton. With a string of six consecutive top-10 finishes, Blaney has worked his way from ninth to first in points, beginning with a runner-up finish at Dover in May. Now, holding a slim four-point lead over Crafton and momentum...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
18 days ago  |  Discuss

CONSISTENT CRAFTON LOOKING FOR REDEMPTION AT POCONO

Sandusky, OH (July 29, 2014) – For the third time this year, Matt Crafton, driver of the No. 88 Rip It Energy Fuel/Menards Toyota Tundra, is on the outside looking in on the chase for the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) driver championship heading into Saturday’s Pocono Mountains 150 at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway. The defending series champion now sits second, a mere...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

CRAFTON “DIGS” HIS WAY TO SECOND TOP-10 FINISH AT ELDORA

Rossburg, OH (July 24, 2014) - The 2nd annual 1-800-CarCash Mudsummer Classic at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, OH is one of NASCAR’s most unique and anticipated events of the season. The 10th event on the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) schedule presents the competitors with numerous challenges, and Matt Crafton’s IDEAL Door/Menards team overcame numerous obstacles...
Via On Pit Road
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Crafton "Digs" his way to second top-10 finish at Eldora

The 2nd annual 1-800-CarCash Mudsummer Classic at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, OH is one of NASCAR's most unique and anticipated events of the season. The 10th event on the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) schedule presents the competitors with numerous challenges, and Matt Crafton's IDEAL Door/Menards team overcame numerous obstacles to score a ninth-place...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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