Matt Crafton posted his third career top-five finish at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday in the No. 88 Zecol/Menards Toyota Tundra. Crafton started the Kroger 200 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race in the seventh spot and steadily worked his way to the front of the field, eventually leading the race for 33 laps. On Lap 194, Crafton was leading the restart and was moved up the track and out of the groove by the No. 51 truck and passed for the lead. Crafton was able to recover and finish the race in the fourth spot. Matt continues to hold the 6th spot in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver point standings.
“That wasn’t the way we wanted to finish here at Martinsville”, said Crafton. “We had the lead on that last restart and I was moved out of the groove by the No. 51 truck. I didn’t have my tires cleaned enough, but pushing me up the track wasn’t the best approach. He should have raced for the lead, instead he just ran into the back of me and pushed me out of the way.”
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