Matt Crafton – Race Preview – Texas Motor Speedway

Oct 23, 2020

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

2020 Season Stats
Starts: 20
Wins: 1
Poles: 0
Laps Led: 68
Top-five Finishes: 8
Top-10 Finishes: 13
Average Start: 9.8
Average Finish: 11.0

Texas Stats
Starts: 39
Wins: 2
Poles: 3
Laps Led: 431
Top-five Finishes: 17
Top-10 Finishes: 28
Average Start: 12.5
Average Finish: 8.6
July Race Finish: 3rd

News and Notes: 

  • Starting Position: Matt Crafton will start from the seventh starting position for Sunday’s race at Texas Motor 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.
  • Playoff Picture: Matt Crafton currently sits in sixth on the Gander Trucks playoff grid. He’s 15 points below the Round of 4 cut line following an eighth-place finish at Kansas Speedway.
  • Series Career Stats: Crafton holds the record for consecutive starts, 473, in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. Among his success, the three-time champion has led 2,637 laps en route to 15 wins, 16 poles, 124 top-five and, 286 top-10 finishes.
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