Grala wins NASCAR Truck Series opener after Crafton flips

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Kaz Grala won the NASCAR Truck Series season opener, getting through a massive wreck on the final lap at Daytona International Speedway. The 18-year-old Grala became the youngest winner in a NASCAR national series. He was lucky to even make it to the checkered flag Friday night. Two-time series champion Matt Crafton was leading the 100-lap race when he...
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February 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Rookie Byron passes veteran Crafton for Texas truck win

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Rookie driver William Byron passed Matt Crafton with five laps to go to win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Texas on Friday night. It was the second career victory for the 18-year-old Byron, who graduated from high school last month. Crafton, the two-time series champion racing the day before his 40th birthday, led 133 of 167 laps at the 1...
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June 10, 2016  |  Discuss

NCWTS: Crafton Goes Back-to-Back at Charlotte

For the first time in his career, Matt Crafton won back-to-back NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race after his win at Dover last week and Charlotte today. It was the 13th win of Crafton’s career. NCWTS qualifying was rained out yesterday, so the field was set by Thursday’s lone practice speeds, putting William Byron on pole with Spencer Gallagher starting second. Byron led until...
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May 21, 2016  |  Discuss

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 24 to 26...
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February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

NCWTS: Matt Crafton attempts to continue dominance on Intermediate Tracks

NASCAR WIRE SERVICE — In the normally unpredictable NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, there has been one common trend the last few years. When the trucks travel to an intermediate track, Matt Crafton regularly appears atop the leaderboard. Dating back to the beginning of the 2014 NCWTS season, Crafton has finished in the top 10 in 16 of the last 17 races at tracks spanning 1.5 to...
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February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Matt Crafton grabs sixth win of CWTS season, first at Homestead

Two-time defending Camping World Truck Series champion Matt Crafton did not successfully defend his title in 2015. But Crafton did cap what he called "a dream season" by winning the CWTS season finale Friday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It was his career-high sixth win of the season, even though he fell short of winning the championship that went instead to 19-year-old Erik...
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November 20, 2015  |  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...
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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 is...
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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...
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August 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Crafton ready to rebound at Michigan

Matt Crafton, driver of the No. 88 Ideal Door/Menards Toyota Tundra, has been an "Ideal" candidate for consistency throughout the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season. The 15-year veteran has won back-to-back titles, led the series standings through nine of the first 12 races, leads all drivers with four wins, and has eight top-five and 10 top-10 finishes this season...

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