Matt Crafton – 2018 Talladega Preview

Oct 9, 2018

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No. 88 Fisher Nuts / Menards Ford F-150
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Talladega Superspeedway – Fr8Auctions 250
Race No. 19 of 23

Team Info/Stats:
Crew Chief: Carl “Junior” Joiner, Jr.
Driver Point Standings: 5th
Owner Point Standings: 6th
Playoff Standings: 5th
Spotter: Stevie Reeves

Chatting with Matt Crafton…

“Talladega is more about luck than anything. It’s literally a roll of the dice. The goal is to just be there at the end and hopefully in a position to move on to the next round of the Playoffs.”

Chassis No. 40
Starts: 7
Last raced: Daytona, 2018
Wins: 0
Poles: 0
Laps Led: 50
Top-five finishes: 0
Top-10 finishes: 3
Highest start: 6th (Crafton: Daytona, 2016 & 2018)
Highest finish: 8th (Crafton, Daytona, 2015)

Crafton at Talladega (NCWTS)
Starts: 12
Highest start: 3rd (2014)
Highest finish: 4th (2010)
Last race finish: 9th (2018)
Laps led: 50
Top-five finishes: 1 (Fourth, 2010)
Top-10 finishes: 4
Average start: 14.5
Average finish: 16.1
Laps completed: 1,072

Race Recap: Las Vegas II
Started: 29th
Stage 1: 8th
Stage 2: 2nd
Finished: 5th
Laps: 144 / 144
Laps Led: 4
Status: Running

News and Notes

Take Me Back: Las Vegas Edition… Running as high as first during Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s World of Westgate 200, Crafton quickly made up ground after starting from the tail of the field in the Sept. 14 race. Finishing Stage 1 eighth just 30 laps into the event, Crafton made 82 green flag passes in his Ideal Door / Menards Ford F-150, finishing Stage 2 second and fifth at checkered flag. Showcasing the strength of his Ford F-150, Crafton additionally spent 141 of the 144 laps in the Top 15.