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 pit road penalty on lap 83, to finish sixth behind race winner, Kyle Busch. The solid effort was the ThorSport Racing drivers 12th top-10 finish at the 1.5-mile track.
“We were decent tonight – made some gains on it throughout the race. I thought we had a top-five truck and just came up a little short. Restarts were just so critical. We got stuck on the bottom for that last restart, and knew we were going to be in trouble. We should have finished fifth, but I tried to get one more – tried to drive it up top in Turns 1 and 2, but slid the nose, and let the 16 get by me. All-in-all, we had a decent night.”
Laps Led: 0
Driver Points: 5th
Owner Points: 6th