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February 24, 2020

2020 Las Vegas Spring Race Recap

Las Vegas Information: Started: 13th Stage 1: 12th Stage 2: 5th Finished: 4th Laps: 134/134 Laps Led: 0 Status: Running Driver Points: 13th Owner Points: 15th Crafton’s 2020 Stats: Starts: 2 Laps Completed: 240/240 Laps Led: 0 Wins: 0 Poles: 0 Top-five Finishes: 1 Top-10 Finishes: 1 Average start: 11.5 Average finish: 9.5
February 24, 2020

2020 Las Vegas Spring Race Preview

In 21 Gander Trucks LVMS starts, Matt Crafton has one pole award (2015), eight top five’s and 12 top 10’s including 140 laps led, averaging a 12.4 finish. He has a series track-best finish of second (2012, 2011, 2009). Crafton holds the record for consecutive starts (454) in the Gander Trucks. Among his success in the past 20 seasons, the […]
February 18, 2020

2020 Daytona Race Recap

Daytona Information: Started: 10th Stage 1: 16th Stage 2: 11th Finished: 15th Laps: 106/106 Laps Led: 0 Status: Running Driver Points: 17th Owner Points: 19th 2020 Stats Starts: 1 Laps Completed: 106 Laps Led: 0 Wins: 0 Poles: 0 Top-five Finishes: 0 Top-10 Finishes: 0 Average start: 10th Average finish: 15th
February 18, 2020

2020 Daytona Race Preview

Matt Crafton enters the 2020 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series season as the reigning champion of the series and welcomes Mold Armor onboard of the No. 88 Ford F-150. In 19 Gander Outdoors Truck Series Daytona starts, Crafton earned a series track-best finish of fifth in 2019 and 2010 in addition to averaging a 16.1 start at the […]
November 17, 2019

2019 Miami Race Recap

“It’s an unbelievable feeling to have three, and just the whole group behind me, Duke and Rhonda Thorson, Menard’s and every one of these guys that build these trucks every week, Junior and I are just the lucky ones. I know he makes all the calls, but at the end of the day these guys build these trucks and we’re […]
November 13, 2019

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 […]
November 11, 2019

2019 Phoenix Race Recap

“The race for our No. 88 IDEAL Door/Menards Ford F-150 was eventful but our truck was a hotrod. It had great long-run speed but towards the end of the race I just didn’t have the track position needed. That second to last restart, we had a bad restart and I told the guys on the team that I would make […]
November 7, 2019

2019 Phoenix Race Preview

NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Playoffs: Friday’s Lucas Oil 150 at ISM Raceway is the final race of the Round of Six for the Gander Truck Series. Matt Crafton, sits fifth in the series Playoff standings, nine points out of fourth, the final transfer spot. In 18 Gander Trucks ISM starts, Crafton has started second three times (2014, 2010, 2007, […]
October 28, 2019

2019 Martinsville Fall Race Recap

Martinsville Information: Started: 4th Stage 1: 4th Stage 2: 29th Finished: 23rd Laps: 193/201 Laps Led: 0 Status: Running Driver Points: 5th Owner Points: 9th 2019 Stats: Starts: 21 Laps Completed: 3007/3112 Laps Led: 35 Wins: 0 Poles: 3 Top-five Finishes: 6 Top-10 Finishes: 16 Average start: 7.1 Average finish: 9.3
October 24, 2019

2019 Martinsville Fall Race Preview

NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Playoffs: Matt Crafton is fourth in the Playoff standings, 44 points behind leader Brett Moffitt. With two races remaining to set the Championship 4, Tyler Ankrum and Ross Chastain are ranked fifth and sixth. Ankrum is a single point behind Crafton in the cutoff position and Chastain is two points behind Crafton. In 35 Gander […]
October 14, 2019

2019 Talladega Race Recap

Talladega Information: Started: 1st Stage 1: 11th Stage 2: 10th Finished: 8th Laps: 98/98 Laps Led: 1 Status: Running Driver Points: 4th Owner Points: 9th 2019 Stats: Starts: 20 Laps Completed: 2814/2911 Laps Led: 35 Wins: 0 Poles: 3 Top-five Finishes: 6 Top-10 Finishes: 16 Average start: 7.3 Average finish: 8.6
October 10, 2019

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 […]