2021 Phoenix Race Preview

2021 Phoenix Race Preview

  • Making the Calls: Carl “Junior” Joiner
  • Eyes in the Sky: Jason Hedlesky
  • Phoenix Stats: In 20 series starts at the track, Crafton has six top-five and 12 top-10 finishes averaging a 10.0 finish to go along with 16 laps led.
  • Season Stats: After 21 races, Crafton has five top-five and 12 top-10 finishes, averaging an 7.3 start and 11.4 finishing position to go along with 19 laps led.
  • Series Career Stats: Crafton has 497 consecutive starts, 15 wins, 130 top-five and 300 top-10 finishes in addition to 16 poles and 2,675 laps led. 

Career Playoff Highlights Notables

  • The 2021 season marks the sixth consecutive season he has competed in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs. Crafton is the only driver in the series to compete in all six Playoffs (2016-2021) since its inception in 2016.
  • Three-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion (2013, 2014, 2019). Only driver in series history to win titles in both the Playoff Era (2016-Present) and the prior points format (1995-2015).
  • Has advanced to the 2021 series Playoffs Championship 4 Round on points – the fourth time in his career he has advanced to the final round of the Playoffs (2016, 2017, 2019, 2021) – series most.
  • Finished the 2020 season fifth in the series Playoffs standings after being eliminated in the Round of 8.
  • Made the Championship 4 Round and won the 2019 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series title by finishing runner-up in the championship finale race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.