Matt Crafton – Race Preview – Bristol Motor Speedway

Sep 16, 2020

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Team Info
Crew Chief: Carl “Junior” Joiner, Jr.
Spotter: Jason Hedlesky
Driver Point Standings: 7th
Owner Point Standings: 7th

2020 Season Stats

Starts: 16
Wins: 1
Poles: 0
Laps Led: 68
Top-five Finishes: 8
Top-10 Finishes: 9
Average Start: 10.8
Average Finish: 11.6

Bristol Stats

Starts: 17
Wins: 0
Poles: 0
Laps Led: 129
Top-five Finishes: 4
Top-10 Finishes: 11
Average Start: 15.2
Average Finish: 10.5
2019 Race Finish: 7th

News and Notes: 

  • Starting Position: Matt Crafton will start from the fourth starting position for Sunday’s South Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Darlington Raceway. The starting lineup is based on a new competition-based performance metrics system: weighted lap 15 percent, driver finish from previous race 25 percent, owner points 25 percent, driver points, 35 percent.
  • Playoffs: This is Crafton’s fifth consecutive season having qualified for the Gander Trucks Playoffs (2016-2020). He goes into Thursday night’s race having accumulated nine Playoff points.
  • Series Career Stats: Crafton holds the record for consecutive starts, 469, in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. Among his success in the past 20 seasons, the three-time champion has led 2,637 laps en route to 15 wins, 16 poles, 124 top-five and, 282 top-10 finishes.
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