Matt Crafton – 2018 Texas II Preview

Oct 31, 2018

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No. 88 Ideal Door / Menards Ford F-150
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Texas Motor Speedway – JAG Metals 350
Race No. 21 of 23

Team Info/Stats:
Crew Chief: Carl “Junior” Joiner, Jr.
Driver Point Standings: 6th
Owner Point Standings: 10th
Playoff Standings: 6th
Spotter: Stevie Reeves

Chatting with Matt Crafton…

“The next two races are important to our No. 88 Ideal Door / Menards Ford F-150 team’s Championship run. I love coming to Texas and have had quite a bit of success at the track, and I think that will help us. With the repave, the track has aged, but I think it’s a great track for us to get to Victory Lane this weekend.”

Chassis No. 54
Starts: 10
Last raced: Michigan, 2018
Wins: 1
• Charlotte, 2016
Poles: 0
Laps Led: 293
Top-five finishes: 4
Top-10 finishes: 8
Highest start: 2nd
• Michigan, Las Vegas 2016
• Kansas, 2017
Highest finish: 1st
Charlotte, 2016

Crafton at Texas (NCWTS)
Starts: 35
Highest start: 1st (2015)
Highest finish: 1st (2014, 2015)
Last race finish: 5th (2018)
Laps led: 429
Wins: 2
Poles: 3
Top-five finishes: 14
Top-10 finishes: 24
Average start: 12.5
Average finish: 9.1
Laps completed: 5,380

Race Recap: Martinsville II
Started: 10th
Stage 1: 3rd
Stage 2: 5th
Finished: 13th
Laps: 200 / 200
Laps Led: 0
Status: Running

News and Notes

Texas Tough… Making 33 starts in 18 NCWTS seasons with ThorSport Racing at Texas Motor Speedway, 35 total in his series career, Crafton has amassed two wins (2014, 2015), three poles, 15 top-five and 24 top-10 finishes. Completing 97.4% laps (5,380 out of 5,521 laps) over the years, a win this weekend would not only be Crafton’s third at the track, but also would solidify his spot in the series’ Championship 4 and a shot at his third driver’s title.