2019 Miami Race Preview

Matt Crafton erased a nine-point deficit last weekend at ISM Raceway to earn the final spot in the Championship 4. This is Crafton’s third appearance in the Championship 4 as he will look to get his third series title on Friday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. He won back-to-back series titles in 2013 and 2014.

In 18 Gander Outdoors Truck Series Homestead-Miami starts, Crafton started from the pole position in 2015 where he led 93 laps en route to his only series win at the track. He has three top-five and 10 top-10 finishes at the track totally 145 laps led.

Catch the Drivers: Matt Crafton will join the rest of Championship 4 contenders for an autograph session on Friday, Nov. 15, at 2:30 p.m. ET at the Big 105.9 stage in the iHeart Media Fan Village. Crafton will then be at the Ford Display for a Q&A session at 3:15 p.m.

Team Info/Stats:
Crew Chief: Carl “Junior” Joiner, Jr.
2019 Driver Point Standings: 4th
2019 Owner Point Standings: 9th
Spotter: Jason Hedlesky

Crafton’s Homestead-Miami Stats
Starts: 18
Highest start: 1st (2015)
Highest finish: 1st (2015)
Last race finish: 6th
Laps led: 145
Top-five finishes: 3
Top-10 finishes: 10
Average start: 11.8
Average finish: 10.8
Laps completed: 2453/2459

Crafton’s 2019 Stats
Starts: 22
Highest start: 1st – Charlotte Motor Speedway, Kansas Speedway
Highest finish: 2nd – Texas Motor Speedway
Last race finish: 6th
Laps led: 35
Top-five finishes: 6
Top-10 finishes: 17
Average start: 7.3
Average finish: 9.1
Laps Completed: 3157/3262