News & Updates

August 13, 2017

2017 Michigan Recap

Recap: Matt Crafton, driver of the No. 88 Ideal Door/Menards Toyota Tundra made his 16th-career start at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) in Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) LTi Printing 200. Starting from the pole position, the ThorSport Racing drivers third at the 2-mile D-shaped oval, Crafton led the 30-truck field for 10 laps, but lost the lead on […]
August 12, 2017

Matt Crafton Earns 13th Career Pole At Michigan

Matt Crafton won the pole for today’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Michigan International Speedway after a lap of 184.256 mph. This is Crafton’s 13th career pole, third at the 2.0-mile D-shaped oval, and first since Feb. 2016 at Atlanta, 33 races ago. The LTi Printing 200 will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 1:00 p.m. ET.
August 9, 2017

2017 Michigan Preview

Sounding Off – Matt Crafton: You’ve been pretty strong at Michigan in the past. Has the track aged at all since the repave? “Before they repaved it you could run all over the place. Then they paved it, and the racing groove got narrow. The groove is widening out – the inside lane is a little bit faster now – […]
August 1, 2017

2017 Pocono Raceway Recap

Recap: Matt Crafton, driver of the No. 88 Goof Off/Menards Toyota Tundra made his eighth career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) start at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway in Saturday’s Overton’s 150. Starting ninth, Crafton finished fifth in Stage 1, and 16th in Stage 2, utilizing a late-Stage pit stop to gain track position for the start of the third and […]
July 25, 2017

2017 Pocono Raceway Preview

Sounding Off – Matt Crafton: You’re fourth in the standings, and you have a win, locking you in the Chase. Does this change your approach to the rest of the season?  “No. I wanna win more races, and it will all take care of itself. NASCAR has put such an emphasis on getting the wins – they mean so much […]
July 19, 2017

2017 Eldora Speedway Recap

Matt Crafton, driver of the No. 88 Ideal Door/Menards Toyota Tundra made his fifth career start at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, OH, on Wednesday night. Starting a track-best second, the ThorSport Racing driver led the field twice, for 24 laps, and ended a 27-race winless streak, winning the fifth annual Eldora Dirt Derby, his first win of 2017, and the […]
July 18, 2017

2017 Eldora Speedway Preview

Sounding Off – Matt Crafton: You’ve finished inside the top-10 in every start at Eldora Speedway. Is this a track you look forward to racing at each year? “I have a love, hate, relationship with Eldora. I need to figure out how to put the whole race together. For the first two-thirds of the race I’m, ‘King Kong,’ and driving […]
July 7, 2017

2017 Kentucky Speedway Recap

Recap: Matt Crafton, driver of the No. 88 Jack Links/Menards Toyota Tundra made his 19th career start at Kentucky Speedway in Thursday night’s rain-delayed NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Buckle Up In Your Truck 225. Starting fourth, when qualifying was canceled due to weather, and the field was set based on the rule book – 2017 owner points – […]
July 5, 2017

2017 Kentucky Speedway Preview

Sounding Off – Matt Crafton: “Kentucky Speedway and I have had a love-hate relationship, to be quite honest – it’s been really good to us at times, and really bad for us too. With the new asphalt on it, there is a difference in the corners. Turns 1 and 2 are wide open, with a bunch of banking, and Turns […]
June 22, 2017

2017 Iowa Race Recap

Recap: Matt Crafton, driver of the No. 88 Fisher Nuts/Menards Toyota Tundra made his 11th career start at at Iowa Speedway in Friday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) M&M’S 200. Starting 12th, Crafton finished 14th in Stage 1, and 19th in Stage 2. Restarting eighth for the final 68-lap stint in Stage 3, the ThorSport Racing driver ran […]
June 20, 2017

2017 Iowa Race Preview

Matt Crafton – 2017 Iowa Preview Sounding Off – Matt Crafton: “I was one of the first ones on that track in Iowa, in a truck, and I did the tire test there. Iowa races like the old Kansas track before they repaved it. It’s a lot of fun – great racing. The asphalt is getting older, and the racing […]
June 18, 2017

2017 Gateway Race Recap

Recap: Matt Crafton, driver of the No. 88 FVP/Menards Toyota Tundra made his 14th career start at at Gateway Motorsports Park (GMP) in Saturday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Drivin’ for Linemen 200. Starting sixth, the ThorSport Racing driver finished third in Stage 1, and second in Stage 2. Utilizing pit strategy, Carl “Junior” Joiner opted for fuel […]
June 17, 2017

2017 Gateway Race Preview

Sounding Off – Matt Crafton: “I love going to Gateway. Gateway reminds me of the old Phoenix. The corners are very different. The corners of 1 and 2 are definitely a little tighter than the old Phoenix, but it has banking, and it’s a tighter corner. Turns 3 and 4 are a lot flatter, and you never can have a […]
June 10, 2017

2017 Spring Texas Race Recap

Recap: Matt Crafton, driver of the No. 88 Hormel Gatherings/Menards Toyota Tundra made his 33rd career start at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) in Friday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) WinStarGamingOnline.com 400. Starting third, the ThorSport Racing driver led the 28-truck field once for six laps, finishing third in Stage 1, and 11th in Stage 2. Restarting 11th for […]
June 8, 2017

2017 Spring Texas Race Preview

Sounding Off – Matt Crafton: “I think racing at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend will be an unknown for us – in terms of handling – until we actually get out there Thursday for practice. Yeah, we’ve all talked to the cup drivers who ran there in April – it’s a two groove race track and if you get out […]
June 3, 2017

2017 Dover Race Recap

Recap: Matt Crafton, driver of the No. 88 Ideal Door/Menards Toyota Tundra made his 17th career start at Dover (Del.) International Speedway in Friday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Bar Harbor 200. Starting 13th, the ThorSport Racing driver utilized pit strategy to finish inside the top-10 in Stage 1, and led 46 laps in Stage 2 – to earn […]
May 31, 2017

2017 Dover Race Preview

Sounding Off – Matt Crafton: “There is no other track we go to that you get the sensation, as a driver, that you get at Dover. It’s definitely one of my favorite race tracks because you have a lot of tire fall off, and multiple grooves. As a race car driver you always want that ability to move around, and […]
May 20, 2017

2017 Charlotte Race Recap

Recap: Matt Crafton, driver of the No. 88 Fisher Nuts/Menards Toyota Tundra made his 15th career start at Charlotte (NC) Motor Speedway (CMS) in Friday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) NC Education Lottery 200. Starting sixth, the two-time CMS race winner overcame a, “good on entry, too tight through the center and off,” Menards Toyota Tundra, and a […]
May 16, 2017

2017 Charlotte Race Preview

Sounding Off – Matt Crafton: “ThorSport Racing as a whole, has been really good on the mile-and-a-half tracks. Last year, the race played out perfectly for us with it being cancelled Friday night and NASCAR making it a day race. I love day races – you get to slip and slide around. Night races you are running so long, so […]
May 13, 2017

2017 Kansas Race Recap

Recap: Matt Crafton, driver of the No. 88 Matador/Menards Toyota Tundra made his 17th career start at Kansas Speedway in Friday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Toyota Tundra 250. Starting second, the two-time Kansas Speedway winner complained of a free Toyota Tundra on entry into Turns 1 and 2 throughout the 167-lap event. Making several big swings on […]
May 8, 2017

2017 Kansas Race Preview

Sounding Off – Matt Crafton: “Kansas and I have a love-hate relationship. In the last four races I’ve finished first, second, first, and second. So, if history repeats itself, we should be good this weekend. It feels like it’s been an eternity since we’ve been at the race track, but I always enjoy getting back to Kansas. The asphalt there […]
April 3, 2017

2017 Spring Martinsville Race Recap

Matt Crafton, driver of the No. 88 Shasta/Menards Toyota Tundra made his 31st career start at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway in Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Alpha Energy Solutions 250. Starting fourth, the Menards driver showed his short track racing prowess through the 250-lap event, finishing third in Stage 1, second in Stage 2 and bringing home a ninth-place […]
March 28, 2017

2017 Spring Martinsville Preview

Sounding Off – Matt Crafton: Now that you have run two races on NASCAR’s new Stage format, how do you like it? “I’m very happy with the new stages format. I’ve been saying all along that NASCAR needed to do something like this – especially in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, since their races are so much longer. It […]
March 5, 2017

2017 Atlanta Race Recap

Recap: Matt Crafton, driver of the No. 88 Ideal Door/Menards Toyota Tundra made his 16th career start at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway (AMS) in Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Active Pest Control 200. Starting seventh, the ThorSport Racing driver showed his strength throughout the 130-lap event finishing third in Stage 1, fifth in Stage 2, and bringing home […]