2019 Charlotte Race Preview

In 16 Gander Truck Series starts at Charlotte, Matt Crafton has led 101 laps en route to two wins (2016, 2008), six top-five and 12 top-10 finishes. Crafton’s best start is second (2014). Additionally, he has the most starts (16), the most top-10 finishes (12), has completed the most laps (2,159), and has the most lead lap finishes (15) of any other active series driver in the Gander Truck Series.

CMS is the site of Crafton’s first win in the Gander Truck Series (2008). He started eighth, led 10 laps, and brought home his first career win in more than seven seasons driving for ThorSport Racing.

Crafton holds the record for consecutive starts (437) in the Gander Truck Series. Among his success in the past 19 seasons, the two-time champion has earned 14 poles, and led 2,537 laps en route to 14 wins, 113 top-five and 261 top-10 finishes.

Team Info/Stats:
Crew Chief: Carl “Junior” Joiner, Jr.
2019 Driver Point Standings: 6th
2019 Owner Point Standings: 8th
Spotter: Jason Hedlesky

Crafton’s Charlotte Stats

Starts: 16
Highest start: 2nd (2014)
Highest finish: 1st (2016, 2008)
Last race finish: 11th
Laps led: 101
Top-five finishes: 6
Top-10 finishes: 12
Average start: 11.4
Average finish: 7.8
Laps completed: 2134/2159

Crafton’s 2019 Stats

Starts: 7
Highest start: 1st – Kansas Speedway
Highest finish: 3rd – Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Last race finish: 6th
Laps led: 12
Top-five finishes: 4
Top-10 finishes: 6
Laps completed: 1139/1139