News & Updates

May 13, 2019

2019 Kansas Race Recap

“It was nice to lead some laps early. We just fought tight the last half of race. Could never get the truck freed up. We had good short run speed at the beginning and then terrible the last half of the race. Ready to go on to Charlotte.” Kansas Race Information: Started: 1st Stage 1: 6th Stage 2: 6th Finished: […]
May 8, 2019

2019 Kansas Race Preview

In 18 Gander Outdoors Series starts at Kansas, Matt Crafton has recorded two wins (2015, 2013) five top-five and nine top-10 finishes. Team Info/Stats: Crew Chief: Carl “Junior” Joiner, Jr. 2019 Driver Point Standings: 6th 2019 Owner Point Standings: 8th Spotter: Jason Hedlesky Crafton’s Kansas Stats Starts: 18 Highest start: 2nd (2017, 2015) Highest finish: 1st (2015, 2013) Last race […]
May 6, 2019

2019 Dover Race Recap

“We overcame a lot of adversity. We started in the back due to a motor problem and after the first segment we had a plug wire come loose to where we had to start in the back again. It’s great for the ThorSport organization having all four of our Ford F-150 trucks in the top six.” -Matt Crafton Dover Race […]
May 3, 2019

2019 Dover Race Preview

Among active drivers, Matt Crafton has the most starts (18), the most top-five (6) and most top-10 (11) finishes, has completed the most laps (3,184) and has the most lead lap finishes (12). Team Info/Stats: Crew Chief: Carl “Junior” Joiner, Jr. 2019 Driver Point Standings: 6th 2019 Owner Point Standings: 8th Spotter: Jason Hedlesky Crafton’s Dover Stats Starts: 18 Highest […]
April 1, 2019

2019 Texas Race Recap

MATT CRAFTON GRABS HIS 16TH CONSECUTIVE TOP-10 FINISH AT TEXAS “We were off. We still need to be better on the short run and have better short run speed that we didn’t have tonight. In the end it wasn’t a bad day for our Flex Seal / Menards Ford F-150 and ThorSport as a group.” Texas Race Information: Started: 12th […]
March 28, 2019

2019 Texas Race Preview

Team Info/Stats: Crew Chief: Carl “Junior” Joiner, Jr. 2019 Driver Point Standings: 8th 2019 Owner Point Standings: 10th Spotter: Jason Hedlesky News and Notes: Take me back to Texas 2018: The No. 88 Flex Seal/Menards driver, Matt Crafton, will make his 37th NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series start Friday night. In 36 previous starts, The ThorSport Racing driver has three poles (November […]
March 25, 2019

2019 Martinsville Race Recap

“The No. 88 Ideal Door/Menards Ford F-150 had a solid day at Martinsville and was able to leave with an eighth-place finish in spite of having to restart in the back for the beginning of Stage 2 due to a pit road penalty. Not the finish I would have liked, but on to Texas.” Martinsville Race Information: Started: 6th Stage […]
March 24, 2019

2019 Martinsville Race Preview

Team Info/Stats: Crew Chief: Carl “Junior” Joiner, Jr. 2019 Driver Point Standings: 6th 2019 Owner Point Standings: 8th Spotter: Jason Hedlesky News and Notes: Friday Fun: The No. 88 Menards/Ideal Door Ford F-150 unloaded at Martinsville Speedway Friday where it took to the track for two practices. Matt Crafton posted an 18th-place finish in the first practice and a 16th-place […]
March 4, 2019

2019 Las Vegas Spring Race Recap

MATT CRAFTON BOUNCES BACK WITH A DAMAGED TRUCK AT LAS VEGAS AND BRINGS HOME A TOP-THREE FINISH “We fought all night. Had some great restarts, we got shuffled back [in the field] but drove it back into the top five. It’s amazing how fast the DampRid/Menards Ford F-150 was with the left rear quarter panel damaged as bad as it […]
March 1, 2019

2019 Las Vegas Spring Race Preview

Team Info/Stats: Crew Chief: Carl “Junior” Joiner, Jr. 2019 Driver Point Standings: 6th 2019 Owner Point Standings: 8th Spotter: Jason Hedlesky News and Notes: This Week’s No. 88 Menards Ford F-150: The ThorSport Racing team will unload the No. 88 Menards truck following a 14th-place finish at Atlanta last weekend. Intermediate Track Facts: No current NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series driver is […]
February 26, 2019

2019 Atlanta Race Recap

Atlanta Race Information: Started: 10th Stage 1: 8th Stage 2: 9th Finished: 14th Laps: 130/130 Laps Led: 4 Status: Running Driver Points: 6th Owner Points: 8th   “The Rip It / Menards Ford F-150 was fast at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Unfortunately a loose wheel in the late laps of the race led me to come back down pit road. A […]
February 23, 2019

2019 Atlanta Race Preview

Team Info/Stats: Crew Chief: Carl “Junior” Joiner, Jr. 2019 Driver Point Standings: 6th 2019 Owner Point Standings: 7th Spotter: Jason Hedlesky News and Notes: This Week’s No. 88 Rip It/Menards Ford F-150: The No. 88 ThorSport Racing team will unload Saturday’s NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) Ultimate Tailgating 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Saturday, Feb. 23. All About Atlanta: The […]