Matt Crafton – 2018 Bristol Preview

Aug 15, 2018

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Matt Crafton, No. 88 Hormel Great Lakes Flooring/Menards Ford F-150
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Bristol Motor Speedway – UNOH 200
Race No. 16 of 23

Team Info/Stats:

Crew Chief: Carl “Junior” Joiner, Jr.
Driver Point Standings: 6th
Owner Point Standings: 9th
Playoff Position: 8th
Spotter: Stevie Reeves

Chatting with Matt Crafton…

“I’m looking forward to getting on track at Bristol this week. It’s a great track that I love racing at. I’ve finished second there a couple of times, and it’s definitely a bucket list race I want to win.”

Chassis No. 58

Starts: 7
Last raced: Gateway – 2018
Poles: 1 (Michigan – 2017)
Wins: 0
Total laps led: 25
Top-five finishes: 0
Top-10 finishes: 5

Crafton at Bristol (NCWTS)

Starts: 15
Highest start: 5th
Highest finish: 2nd (2009 and 2017)
Last race finish: 2nd

  • 129 laps led
  • 4 top-five finishes
  • 9 top-10 finishes

Race Recap: Michigan

Started: 11th
Stage 1: 16th
Stage 2: 6th
Finished: 10th
Laps: 100/100
Laps Led: 18
Status: Running

News and Notes

Fun with Ford… Before the Corrigan Oil 200 race events began at Michigan this past weekend, Crafton and his ThorSport Racing teammates helped Ford celebrate the release of the 2019 Ford Mustang racecar at their World Headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan. Meeting and signing autographs, Crafton also spent time with many Ford employees who were in attendance.

Playoff Push… With Thursday night’s UNOH 200 deciding the eight drivers heading into the NCWTS Playoffs, Crafton currently sits eighth in Playoff standings. Winning at Bristol would ensure Crafton’s playoff run, however he can also earn his place by points after Thursday night’s race in Bristol.