News & Updates

November 4, 2017

2017 Texas Fall Race Recap

Top-10 Finish For Matt Crafton In Texas  How much did the miscue on pit road hurt your race tonight? “It definitely hurt us and that put us really far behind right there at the end. The truck was the best it was all night there on that last run. Just a guy came over the wall too soon, and had […]
November 1, 2017

2017 Texas Fall Race Preview

Chatting with Matt Crafton… What are the keys to running well at Texas Motor Speedway? “Having a truck you can run around on the bottom – the new asphalt will offer a lot of grip. Hopefully, the second groove will start rubbering-up, and we’ll be able to run side-by-side, like you used to be able to do at Texas before […]
October 30, 2017

2017 Fall Martinsville Race Recap

MATT CRAFTON FINISHES SECOND FOLLOWING A DOMINATING RUN AT MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY Tell us about that last restart, describe the restart alongside Noah Gragson and what more did you need? “We gave away the win on that restart there. The outside rolled on the start – the bottom rubbered up so much – and the top just had a good groove. […]
October 25, 2017

2017 Fall Martinsville Race Preview

Chatting with Matt Crafton… Who do you think your biggest competition is in the Round of 6?  “Racing for championships in the Truck Series, and even back in the Southwest Tour, and late models, you go out there and take care of yourself. Race your own race, and see how the cards fall at that point. I know I say […]
October 15, 2017

2017 Talladega Race Recap

Matt Crafton Advances To The Round of 6 Following A Top-10 Finish At Talladega “We were strong all day – ran inside the top 10, top five, most of the afternoon. Unfortunately, we were just at the wrong place, at the wrong time today and got caught up in someone else’s mess. After the damage, we just tried to make […]
October 14, 2017

2017 Talladega Race Preview

Chatting with Matt Crafton… How mentally draining, as a driver, is a restrictor plate race? “The mental aspect is just unbelievable. You try to play out every scenario – trying to put yourself in the right position, which we do every week, but Talladega, and Daytona are just so much worse.”  Team Stats: 2017 Driver Point Standings: 3rd 2017 Owner […]
October 5, 2017

2017 Las Vegas Race Recap

Crafton Scores Top-10 Finish Following A Controversial Restart at Las Vegas Matt Crafton, driver of the No. 88 Menards Toyota Tundra finished fifth in both Stages at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS), and looked poised to contend for a race win late in Saturday’s Las Vegas 350. Unfortunately, a controversial restart late in the 146-lap event left the ThorSport Racing […]
September 27, 2017

2017 Las Vegas Race Preview

Chatting with Matt Crafton… You’ve had three second-place finishes at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. What is it about the track that suits your driving style? “The groove seems to move around a little more – you get to slip and slide a lot more than you do at some of these other mile-and-a-half tracks that we race at. That’s one […]
September 24, 2017

2017 Loudon Race Recap

Crafton Leads Laps, Scores a Top-10 Finish in the First Round of the Playoffs “Track position was everything. We were a little bit off without a doubt, but we really got screwed by NASCAR on the last call with the 98 (Grant Enfinger), our teammate. We were running in front of him and he was literally three-tenths behind us on […]
September 20, 2017

2017 Loudon Race Preview

“I always love going to New Hampshire Motor Speedway. You need speed for the long straightaways, but breaking, and getting through, and off the tight paperclip-shaped corners, is where you win or lose – it’s a lot like Phoenix. We just need to get a win there this weekend, especially since it’s the first race of the Playoffs. We’ve been […]
September 18, 2017

2017 Chicagoland Race Recap

Recap: Matt Crafton, driver of the No. 88 Black Label Bacon/Menards Toyota Tundra made his 400th career start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in Friday night’s 225. Starting fifth, Crafton finished seventh in Stage 1, and third in Stage 2, but a spin on lap 107 of 150 relegated the ThorSport Racing driver to a 16th-place finish […]
September 12, 2017

2017 Chicagoland Race Preview

Sounding Off – Matt Crafton: What makes Chicagoland Speedway so unique compared to some of the other mile-and-a-half tracks that the Truck Series runs on? “It’s widened out a lot, and it widened out fairly quick. There are multiple grooves, and the bottom’s fast, without a doubt. When the tires start to fall off, you can run all the way […]