Menards Returns to the No. 88 with Matt Crafton

Feb 13, 2024

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Menards renews its long-standing partnership with ThorSport Racing for 2024 on Matt Crafton’s No. 88 Ford F-150 continuing to be the longest-running driver/sponsor relationship in the history of NASCAR.  

Menards, a Midwest home-improvement store chain that has a long history in racing, has four championships with ThorSport: one in the ARCA Menards Series with driver Frank Kimmel in the ThorSport Racing No. 44 (2013), and three NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series driver’s championships with Crafton (2013, 2014 and 2019).   

Crafton has scored all 15 of his career Truck Series wins and three championships piloting the iconic Menards yellow color. The Tulare, California native, who owns the series’ record for consecutive starts, 544 going into the 2024 season. This season will be his 25th overall year in the series.

Joining Menards on the No. 88 will be vendor partners Ideal Door, Slim Jim, Black Label Bacon, Great Lakes Flooring, Planters, Serta, Chi-Chi’s, Jack Links, Zevo, OSI, Dutch Boy, Denali Aire, Paslode, and Flex Seal. 

The NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series season opener from Daytona International Speedway is on Friday, February 16th at 7:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1. Additional coverage can be found via the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM Channel 90. 


With 336 stores in 15 states, Menards has the tools, materials, and supplies for all your home improvement needs whether just needing a light bulb or can of paint to building a deck or new home. Menards is known throughout the home improvement industry as the low-price leader; it’s no wonder their famous slogan – “SAVE BIG MONEY” – is so widely known 

and easy to remember.  Menards does things right – the company’s strength and success can be seen in the well-stocked and maintained stores, the lowest prices in town, and the way guests are always treated like family in a hometown hardware store atmosphere. 

To find a Menards store location near you or for more information about Menards, please visit 

About ThorSport Racing 

ThorSport Racing, based in a state-of-the-art 100,000-square-foot facility in Sandusky, Ohio is the longest-tenured NASCAR Truck Series team, competing in the series since 1996. The Sandusky-based team has a combined six driver’s championships – five in the Truck Series and one in the ARCA Menards Series with Frank Kimmel. In addition, the team has 16 consecutive seasons in the Truck Series, with at least one win.  

For more information visit, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, or tweet with us @ThorSportRacing. 

About Ford Performance 

Ford Performance is based in Dearborn, Mich. It is responsible for Ford’s performance vehicle development and major racing operations globally, including NASCAR, IMSA, SRO British GT, FIA World Rally Championship, Supercars Championship, World of Outlaws, Ultra4, SCORE-International, FIA Rally-Raid, Formula Drift, NHRA, Rebelle Rally, Thailand Super Series and our latest commitment in Formula 1 with RedBull Ford Powertrains. Ford Performance also maintains a constantly evolving fleet of electric performance demonstrators to showcase the limits of electrification technology. In addition, the organization also oversees the development of Ford’s racing engines, as well as the outreach programs with all Ford Clubs and Ford enthusiasts. For more information regarding Ford racing’s activities, please visit Performance.Ford.comor follow @FordPerformance on Facebook, Instagram, Threads, Twitter, TikTok and YouTube.