Matt Crafton an "Ideal" candidate for victory lane at Texas

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) has visited three intermediate tracks in six races this season. Matt Crafton, driver of the No. 88 Ideal Door/Menards Toyota Tundra, has won at two of the three stops - Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway, and Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, KS. In dominating fashion, Crafton led 85 of the 130 laps in Atlanta, prevailing with an 8.752 second lead over second-place, as he took the checkered flag for the first time in 2015. The two-time champion claimed his second win of the season at Kansas, in similar fashion to his June 2014 win at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) in Fort Worth, on fuel mileage.


With 28 career starts at Texas, Crafton has more starts at the Fort Worth track than any other active series driver entered in the 35th annual event. Furthermore, the ThorSport Racing driver has one win (June, 2014), two poles, 166 laps led, nine top-five and 17 top-10 finishes. Additionally, according to NASCAR's Loop Data Statistics, Crafton leads the field in Fastest Laps Run (209), and Laps in the Top-15 (2563) at TMS.


One year ago at TMS, Crafton and crew chief Carl "Junior" Joiner, stretched their fuel mileage in the final 61 laps to claim the ThorSport Racing driver's fifth career win, and first at the "No Limits" track in 27 starts. Locked and loaded with the same chassis, No. 48, that Crafton was victorious with in Atlanta, the defending race winner hopes to continue his dominance on the mile-and-a-half tracks in Friday's WinStar World Casino 400k.

Sounding off - Matt Crafton:

"I always love to come to Texas, and I think the trucks put on an awesome show. Last year I got to put on the cowboy hat in victory lane, and that was really cool. The track just keeps getting better and better with age. It's widening out and there are multiple grooves. It's a really fast track where handling is very important and historically, this team really excels there."

Thorsport PR

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