This Week’s No. 88 Menards Ford F-150: The ThorSport Racing team will unload the No. 88 Menards truck following a 14th-place finish at Atlanta last weekend.
Intermediate Track Facts: No current NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series driver is better at intermediate-size (1.5 or 1.54-mile) tracks than Crafton. In 155 starts, the ThorSport Racing driver has nine wins, eight poles, and has led 1,231 laps en route to 14 runner-up finishes, 50 top-five and 97 top-10 finishes.
Take me back to Las Vegas 1, 2018: Starting 12th, Crafton finished 10th in Stage 1 and looked poised to contend for the win in the Stratosphere 200. Unfortunately, a part failure left the ThorSport Racing driver with a 29th-place finish.
Take me back to Las Vegas Again, 2018: Starting 29, Crafton finished eighth in Stage 1 and second in Stage 2. A contender for the win Crafton had to check up a little in the closing laps of the race causing loss in momentum that resulted in a fifth-place finish.
2019 Stats: In two starts this season, Crafton has led four laps en route to one top-five finish (Daytona). The Menards driver best start this year is 10th (Atlanta), and he has an average start of 12.5, and an average finish of 9.5.
Catch Matt at Vegas: Crafton will join his fellow ThorSport Racing teammates for the NGOTS Autograph Session, in the Neon Garage in the infield at LVMS, from 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. PT Friday, March 1.
Chatting with Matt Crafton:
“I always look forward to the Las Vegas race weekend having being from the west coast. We’ve had a lot of success at Vegas over the years even though I’m still looking to get a win at the track. I hope this weekend we can change that and be locked into the playoffs.”