Matt Crafton – Race Preview – Talladega Superspeedway

Oct 2, 2020

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Team Info
Crew Chief: Carl “Junior” Joiner, Jr.
Spotter: Jason Hedlesky
Driver Point Standings: 6th
Owner Point Standings: 5th
Playoff Points: 9

2020 Season Stats

Starts: 18
Wins: 1
Poles: 0
Laps Led: 68
Top-five Finishes: 8
Top-10 Finishes: 11
Average Start: 10.2
Average Finish: 11.3

Talladega Stats

Starts: 14
Wins: 0
Poles: 1 – 2019
Laps Led: 58
Top-five Finishes: 1
Top-10 Finishes: 5
Average Start: 13.1
Average Finish: 16.2
2019 Race Finish: 8th

News and Notes: 

  • Starting Position: Matt Crafton will start from the seventh starting position for Saturday’s Round of 10 finale at Talladega Superspeedway. 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.
  • Playoff Picture: The Gander Truck Series Round of 10 concludes Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway. Crafton is currently sixth on the Playoff grid, 15 points above the cut line, following a ninth-place finish at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, last week.
  • Series Career Stats: Crafton holds the record for consecutive starts, 471, 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, 284 top-10 finishes.
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