2019 Talladega Race Preview

Crafton Marks a Milestone: When Matt Crafton takes the green flag Saturday in the Sugarlands Shine 250 he will be making his 450th consecutive start in the Gander Trucks. Among his success in the past 19 seasons, the two-time champion has earned 15 poles, and led 2,559 laps en route to 14 wins, 115 top-five and 270 top-10 finishes.

In 13 Gander Trucks Talladega starts, Crafton has a series career track-best finish of fourth in 2010 and track-best start of third in 2014. In addition, he has led 57 laps at the track in the Gander Trucks.

Team Info/Stats:
Crew Chief: Carl “Junior” Joiner, Jr.
2019 Driver Point Standings: 5th
2019 Owner Point Standings: 9th
Spotter: Jason Hedlesky

Crafton’s Talladega Superspeedway Stats
Starts: 13
Highest start: 3rd (2014)
Highest finish: 4th (2010)
Last race finish: 26th
Laps led: 57
Top-five finishes: 1
Top-10 finishes: 4
Average start: 14.1
Average finish: 16.8
Laps completed: 1130/1233

Crafton’s 2019 Stats
Starts: 19
Highest start: 1st – Charlotte Motor Speedway, Kansas Speedway
Highest finish: 2nd – Texas Motor Speedway
Last race finish: 30th – Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Laps led: 34
Top-five finishes: 6
Top-10 finishes: 15
Average start: 7.6
Average finish: 8.6
Laps Completed: 2716/2813