News & Updates

February 13, 2018

2018 Daytona Race Preview

Team Info/Stats: Crew Chief: Carl “Junior” Joiner, Jr. 2017 Driver Point Standings: 3rd 2017 Owner Point Standings: 3rd 2017 Playoff Position: 3rd Spotter: Stevie Reeves News and Notes: This Week’s No. 88 Fisher Nuts/Menards Ford F-150… The No. 88 ThorSport Racing team will unload chassis No. 40 for Friday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) NextEra Energy Resources 250 at […]
January 24, 2018

Matt Crafton – Ford Performance Media Quotes

Matt Crafton, driver of the No. 88 Ford F-150 sat down with the media during the NASCAR Media Tour on Tuesday, January 23 to talk about the switch to Ford, and the 2018 season… HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE MOVE TO FORD?  “We’re looking forward to working with Ford – they’re what I started with in NASCAR.  In my old Southwest […]
January 22, 2018

ThorSport Racing Partners with Ford Performance

SANDUSKY, Ohio (January 22, 2018) – ThorSport Racing will partner with Ford Performance for the upcoming 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season and beyond. Racing into its 23rd year of competition, the team looks to add to its notable history with support from the manufacturer. “With 23 years in the NCWTS, we look forward to our new partnership with […]
November 21, 2017

2017 Homestead Race Recap

MATT CRAFTON COMES UP SHORT FOR HIS THIRD CHAMPIONSHIP – FINISHES FOURTH IN THE SEASON STANDINGS AFTER A SIXTH-PLACE FINISH AT HOMESTEAD  “The first run we were pretty good, just got really, really free. As the night went on we just got freer, and freer. We would tighten it up, and we’d run good for about half the run, and […]
November 15, 2017

2017 Homestead Race Preview

Chatting with Matt Crafton… How will you approach the race Friday night at Homestead? “I have no friends. All my friends are going to come in yellow fire suits with Menards on them. We’re going to take our gloves off, and I promise you that we’re going to have no friends going into that race. We’re going to do whatever […]
November 13, 2017

2017 Phoenix Race Recap

Strong Run Handicapped By A Late-Race Incident For Matt Crafton At Phoenix – 2x Champion Makes Championship 4 At Homestead What caused the accident? “The 19 just hooked the 27 (Ben Rhodes) – no racing about that – but I just said, I told Ben (Rhodes), ‘That ain’t fair, but next week’.”
November 9, 2017

2017 Phoenix Race Preview

Chatting with Matt Crafton… “I’ve always had Phoenix circled on the schedule. I basically started my career at Phoenix, and it would be nice to bring that full circle, and win one in front of a lot of friends and family. We’ve been pretty decent there in the past, and I’ll drive as hard as I can from the green […]
November 4, 2017

2017 Texas Fall Race Recap

Top-10 Finish For Matt Crafton In Texas  How much did the miscue on pit road hurt your race tonight? “It definitely hurt us and that put us really far behind right there at the end. The truck was the best it was all night there on that last run. Just a guy came over the wall too soon, and had […]
November 1, 2017

2017 Texas Fall Race Preview

Chatting with Matt Crafton… What are the keys to running well at Texas Motor Speedway? “Having a truck you can run around on the bottom – the new asphalt will offer a lot of grip. Hopefully, the second groove will start rubbering-up, and we’ll be able to run side-by-side, like you used to be able to do at Texas before […]
October 30, 2017

2017 Fall Martinsville Race Recap

MATT CRAFTON FINISHES SECOND FOLLOWING A DOMINATING RUN AT MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY Tell us about that last restart, describe the restart alongside Noah Gragson and what more did you need? “We gave away the win on that restart there. The outside rolled on the start – the bottom rubbered up so much – and the top just had a good groove. […]
October 25, 2017

2017 Fall Martinsville Race Preview

Chatting with Matt Crafton… Who do you think your biggest competition is in the Round of 6?  “Racing for championships in the Truck Series, and even back in the Southwest Tour, and late models, you go out there and take care of yourself. Race your own race, and see how the cards fall at that point. I know I say […]
October 15, 2017

2017 Talladega Race Recap

Matt Crafton Advances To The Round of 6 Following A Top-10 Finish At Talladega “We were strong all day – ran inside the top 10, top five, most of the afternoon. Unfortunately, we were just at the wrong place, at the wrong time today and got caught up in someone else’s mess. After the damage, we just tried to make […]