About Matt Crafton
In 2017, the Menards driver enters his 17th full-time season in the NCWTS with ThorSport Racing. In 384 career starts, Crafton has amassed 13 wins, 12 poles, and led 2135 laps en route to 97 top-five and 226 top-10 finishes.
Matt Crafton climbed back into the championship hunt in 2016, with a bid in the inaugural NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Chase. The two-time series champion navigated his way into the final Round of the three Round Chase on the strength of one pole, two wins, 446 lap led, eight top-five, and 16 top-10 finishes. The Tulare, California native also extended the NCWTS record for consecutive starts to 384, since his series debut at Auto Club Speedway in November 2000, passing four-time NCWTS champion Ron Hornaday, Jr with 360 starts in the 2015 NCWTS race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Additionally, Crafton capped off his 16th full-time season in the NCWTS second in the championship point standings.
2015 proved to be a career-best season for Crafton. The Menards driver earned a career-best four poles in one season at Michigan International Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway, and Homestead-Miami Speedway, led a season-best 771 laps en route to a career-best six wins in one season at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Kansas Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway, Kentucky Speedway, Martinsville Speedway, and Homestead Miami Speedway.