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April 19, 2021

2021 Richmond Race Recap

Richmond Race Information Started: 7th Stage 1: 14th Stage 2: 17th Finished: 18th Laps: 250/250 Laps Led: 11 Status: Running Driver Points: 5th Owner Points: 7th
April 19, 2021

2021 Richmond Race Preview

Making the Calls: Carl “Junior” Joiner Eyes in the Sky: Jason Hedlesky Richmond Stats: In six series starts at the track, Crafton has led 25 laps en route to one top-five and two top-10 finishes. He finished second in last year’s race. Season Stats: Five starts, one top-five and three top-10 finishes, averaging a 6.8 start and 9.6 finishing position. […]
March 29, 2021

2021 Bristol Race Recap

Bristol Race Information Started: 4th Stage 1: 8th Stage 2: 12th Finished: 14th Laps: 150/150 Laps Led: 0 Status: Running Driver Points: 4th Owner Points: 5th   Quotable: “It was a pathetic day. We missed it bad on the No. 88 Denali Aire / Menards Tundra. It seemed like track position was something but the guys up front nailed it […]
March 24, 2021

2021 Bristol Race Preview

Making the Calls: Carl “Junior” Joiner Eyes in the Sky: Jason Hedlesky Dirt History: Crafton’s dirt history entails his seven NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at Eldora Speedway where he has one win (2017), has registered two top-five and seven top-10 finishes including 24 laps led. The veteran racer had the opportunity to see the transformed half-mile race track […]
March 22, 2021

2021 Atlanta Race Recap

Started: 3rd Stage 1: 7th Stage 2: 9th Finished: 8th Laps: 130/130 Laps Led: 3 Status: Running Driver Points: 4th Owner Points: 5th   Quotable: “The No. 88 Flex Seal / Menards Toyota Tundra was good early in the run, then about halfway to a third of the way through a run we just shut off like a light switch […]
March 22, 2021

2021 Atlanta Race Preview

Making the Calls: Carl “Junior” Joiner Eyes in the Sky: Jason Hedlesky Atlanta Stats: In 19 series starts at the track, Crafton one win (2015), led 184 laps to earn six top-five and 10 top-10 finishes, averaging an 11.7 finish. He sat on the pole in 2016. Series Career Stats: 479 consecutive starts, 15 wins, 126 top-five and 290 top-10 […]
March 7, 2021

2021 Las Vegas Race Recap

Las Vegas Race InformationStarted: 4thStage 1: 3rdStage 2: 4thFinished: 5thLaps: 134/134Laps Led: 0Status: RunningDriver Points: 4thOwner Points: 4th Quotable: “The restarts killed me to be totally honest. I could get to the 16 (Austin Hill) there at the end. I could get to his bumper and I could push him for a second and then he would get out on […]
March 5, 2021

2021 Las Vegas Race Preview

Making the Calls: Carl “Junior” Joiner Eyes in the Sky: Jason Hedlesky Las Vegas Stats: In 23 series starts at the track, Crafton has led 140 laps to earn nine top-five and 14 top-10 finishes, averaging an 8.5 finish. He sat on the pole in 2015. Series Career Stats: 478 consecutive starts, 15 wins, 125 top-five and 289 top-10 finishes […]
February 21, 2021

2021 Daytona Road Course Recap

Started: 9thStage 1: 6thStage 2: 6thFinished: 6thLaps: 51/51Laps Led: 0Status: RunningDriver Points: 6thOwner Points: 5th
February 14, 2021

2021 Daytona Race Recap

Daytona Information:Started: 14thStage 1: 11thStage 2: 24thFinished: 14thLaps: 101/101Laps Led: 0Status: RunningDriver Points: 16thOwner Points: 17th Notes: Crafton sustained early damage to his No. 88 Menards/Mold Armor Tundra following a pit road incident. The team spent lengthy time in the pits to repair damage to the left front putting him a lap down.  Under the third caution of the night […]
November 8, 2020

2020 Phoenix Race Recap

Phoenix Information:Started: 5thStage 1: 5thStage 2: 11thFinished: 14thLaps: 156/156Laps Led: 0Status: RunningDriver Points: 5thOwner Points: 5th 2020 Stats:Starts: 23Wins: 1Poles: 0Laps Led: 87Top-five Finishes: 9Top-10 Finishes: 15Average start: 9.2Average finish: 10.7
November 4, 2020

2020 Phoenix Race Preview

Team InfoCrew Chief: Carl “Junior” Joiner, Jr.Spotter: Jason HedleskyDriver Point Standings: 5thOwner Point Standings: 5th 2020 Season StatsStarts: 22Wins: 1Poles: 0Laps Led: 87Top-five Finishes: 9Top-10 Finishes: 15Average Start: 9.4Average Finish: 10.5 Phoenix StatsStarts: 19Wins: 0Poles: 0Laps Led: 16Top-five Finishes: 6Top-10 Finishes: 12Average Start: 8.2Average Finish: 9.82019 Race Finish: 6th News and Notes: Starting Position: Matt Crafton will start from the […]