News & Updates

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 […]
October 14, 2017

2017 Talladega Race Preview

Chatting with Matt Crafton… How mentally draining, as a driver, is a restrictor plate race? “The mental aspect is just unbelievable. You try to play out every scenario – trying to put yourself in the right position, which we do every week, but Talladega, and Daytona are just so much worse.”  Team Stats: 2017 Driver Point Standings: 3rd 2017 Owner […]
October 5, 2017

2017 Las Vegas Race Recap

Crafton Scores Top-10 Finish Following A Controversial Restart at Las Vegas Matt Crafton, driver of the No. 88 Menards Toyota Tundra finished fifth in both Stages at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS), and looked poised to contend for a race win late in Saturday’s Las Vegas 350. Unfortunately, a controversial restart late in the 146-lap event left the ThorSport Racing […]
September 27, 2017

2017 Las Vegas Race Preview

Chatting with Matt Crafton… You’ve had three second-place finishes at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. What is it about the track that suits your driving style? “The groove seems to move around a little more – you get to slip and slide a lot more than you do at some of these other mile-and-a-half tracks that we race at. That’s one […]