Matt Crafton and the No. 88 Rip It/Menards Toyota Tundra started the Smith’s 350 on Saturday in the 4th spot. Crafton was able to keep his truck within the top ten of the field for the majority of the race. Crafton took the lead on Lap 125 and then again on the restart on Lap 132. He was able to hold off the remainder of the field until the last lap when he was passed in Turn One. Crafton was not able to reclaim the lead and finished 2nd, the top finishing Toyota of the night.
“This is a tough one to take”, said Crafton. “We had a great truck, we were running in the front, and then to get passed on the last lap… it’s hard to take. I cannot thank these guys enough though; they worked really hard to get us here. The Rip It/Menards Toyota Tundra was a solid truck; we just have to get back at it because we head to Talladega next week.”
Crafton is currently 6th in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Driver Point Standings, 2 points out of 5th.
The NCWTS and ThorSport Racing head to Talladega Motor Speedway on Saturday, October 6th for the fred’s 250 powered by Coca-Cola airing on SPEED at 4:00PM EST.
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