Matt Crafton – Race Preview – Kansas Speedway

Oct 14, 2020

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Team Info
Crew Chief: Carl “Junior” Joiner, Jr.
Spotter: Jason Hedlesky
Driver Point Standings: 7th
Owner Point Standings: 7th
Playoff Points: 9

2020 Season Stats
Starts: 19
Wins: 1
Poles: 0
Laps Led: 68
Top-five Finishes: 8
Top-10 Finishes: 12
Average Start: 10.0
Average Finish: 11.2

Kansas Stats
Starts: 21
Wins: 3
Poles: 1
Laps Led: 143
Top-five Finishes: 7
Top-10 Finishes: 12
Average Start: 11.8
Average Finish: 11.2
July 24th Race Finish: 4th
July 25th Race Finish: 1st

News and Notes: 

  • Starting Position: Matt Crafton will start from the fifth starting position for Saturday’s Round of 8 opener at Kansas Speedway. The starting lineup is based on a competition-based performance metrics system: weighted lap 15 percent, driver finish from previous race 25 percent, owner points 25 percent, driver points, 35 percent.
  • Series Career Stats: Crafton holds the record for consecutive starts, 472, 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, 285 top-10 finishes.
  • Playoff Picture: Matt Crafton currently sits in seventh on the playoff grid to kick off the next round of the Gander Trucks Playoffs. He’s 10 points below the Round of 4 cut line following an eighth-place finish at Talladega Superspeedway on Oct. 3.
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