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June 24, 2019

2019 Gateway Race Recap

World Wide Technology Raceway at GatewayRace Information: Started: 3rd Stage 1: 8th Stage 2: 3rd Finished: 9th Laps: 160/160 Laps Led: 1 Status: Running Driver Points: 3rd Owner Points: 4th 2019 Stats: Starts: 11 Laps Completed: 1800/1800 Laps Led: 23 Wins: 0 Poles: 2 Top-five Finishes: 6 Top-10 Finishes: 10 Average start: 7.5 Average finish: 6.3
June 21, 2019

2019 Gateway Race Preview

Matt Crafton has led 76 laps and completed 2352/2426 laps at WWTR in the Gander Trucks. He has a track-best start of third (2015) and a track-best finish of fourth (2017) in 15 starts. Crafton holds the record for consecutive starts (440) in the Gander Truck Series. Among his success in the past 19 seasons, the two-time champion has earned […]
June 17, 2019

2019 Iowa Race Recap

Iowa Race Information: Started: 4th Stage 1: 1st Stage 2: 7th Finished: 7th Laps: 200/200 Laps Led: 3 Status: Running Driver Points: 2nd Owner Points: 3rd 2019 Stats: Starts: 10 Laps Completed: 1640/1640 Laps Led: 22 Wins: 0 Poles: 2 Top-five Finishes: 6 Top-10 Finishes: 9 Average start: 7.9 Average finish: 6.0
June 14, 2019

2019 Iowa Race Preview

Team Info/Stats: Crew Chief: Carl “Junior” Joiner, Jr. 2019 Driver Point Standings: 3rd 2019 Owner Point Standings: 4th Spotter: Jason Hedlesky Crafton’s Iowa Stats Starts: 12 Highest start: 2nd (2018) Highest finish: 1st (2011) Last race finish: 26th Laps led: 109 Top-five finishes: 5 Top-10 finishes: 10 Average start: 9.1 Average finish: 7.9 Laps completed: 2336/2417 Crafton’s 2019 Stats Starts: […]
June 10, 2019

2019 Texas Race Recap

“I tried to get to his (Biffle) bumper with four to go in Turn 1 but got really tight and couldn’t make up the difference – it’s so aero dependent. I really wanted to get a win tonight at Texas Motor Speedway.” – Matt Crafton Texas Race Information: Started: 10th Stage 1: 1st Stage 2: 8th Finished: 2nd Laps: 167/167 […]
June 6, 2019

2019 Texas Race Preview

In 37 Gander Trucks starts at Texas, Matt Crafton has led 429 laps en route to two wins (2015, 2014), 15 top-five and 26 top-10 finishes, three poles (2015, 2010, 2009) and has completed 5674/5815 laps at the track, averaging an 8.9 finish. Crafton holds the record for consecutive starts (438) in the Gander Truck Series. Among his success in […]
May 24, 2019

2019 Charlotte Race Recap

“I didn’t really want that last restart. I wanted to be a little closer to the No. 99. Kyle (Busch) was definitely the class. All in all, we had two poles in a row and definitely have the right foot forward – making progress. I just wish we could get a win and get that monkey off of our back. […]
May 16, 2019

2019 Charlotte Race Preview

In 16 Gander Truck Series starts at Charlotte, Matt Crafton has led 101 laps en route to two wins (2016, 2008), six top-five and 12 top-10 finishes. Crafton’s best start is second (2014). Additionally, he has the most starts (16), the most top-10 finishes (12), has completed the most laps (2,159), and has the most lead lap finishes (15) of […]
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 […]