Premieres Friday, June 12 at 11 p.m. ET on FOX Sports South and FOX Sports GO
ATLANTA (June 4, 2015) – FOX Sports South will debut DRIVEN – Matt Crafton: Born to Race, presented by Toyota on Friday, June 12 at 11 p.m. ET, the latest in the network’s EMMY Award-winning original programming series.
DRIVEN – Matt Crafton: Born to Race chronicles the life and humble upbringing of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) driver Matt Crafton, and what led him to become the successful driver he is today.
Crafton is the defending two-time NCWTS champion, and the first driver ever to win back-to-back championships in the Series. He is the current points leader for the 2015 season on the strength of two wins in six races.
“I’m just a racer, and I absolutely love to race,” said Crafton. “I’ve always known this is what I wanted to do.”
The show will explore the professional racing career of Danny Crafton – Matt’s father – in the NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Series, and how their small, family-owned automotive shop in Tulare, California helped fund the racing dreams of both father and son.
“Growing up, I didn’t have everything given to me,” said Crafton. “It was always scratching by to try to get to the next race.”
At the age of 7, Matt began racing go-karts, and he has not stopped racing to this day. Today, Crafton holds the record for the most consecutive starts by a driver in the NCWTS – a streak that is still active. Matt Crafton: Born to Race will take viewers on a journey through Crafton’s 16-year career as a driver in the NCWTS and the consistent improvements he made on his way to the top of the standings.
DRIVEN – Matt Crafton: Born to Race
|Debut:||June 12 – 11 p.m. ET on FOX Sports South|
|Re-airs:||June 14 – Noon ET on FOX Sports South|
|June 16 – 11 p.m. ET on FOX Sports SouthJune 18 – Noon ET on FOX Sports South|
|June 19 – 11:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports South|
|June 20 – 6 p.m. ET on FOX Sports SouthJune 22 – 10:30 a.m. ET on FOX Sports SouthJune 25 – 8 p.m. ET on SportSouth
June 26 – 7 p.m. ET on SportSouth
|June 28 – 11 p.m. ET on SportSouthJune 30 – 5:30 p.m. ET on SportSouth|
DRIVEN – Matt Crafton: Born to Race will also be available on FOX Sports GO, a free mobile app that will provide live streaming video of DRIVEN in addition to other FOX Sports programming, including the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™, starting Saturday on FOX Sports 1. FOX Sports GO is available for iOS, Android, select Windows devices, Fire Tablets, Fire Phones, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, and on desktops at FOXSportsGO.com.
Debuting on FOX Sports South in 2012, DRIVEN is an award-winning original series featuring stories of dedication, focus and success both on and off the field of play. DRIVEN will continue next month with an episode centered on Atlanta Braves Hall of Famer John Smoltz, followed by episodes about the 1990 National Champion Georgia Tech football team, Hockey Hall of Famer Ron Francis, Atlanta Hawks legend and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins, and National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Famer Danny Manning.
About FOX Sports South
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