Crafton: Talladega Is More About Luck

Matt Crafton

Team Info/Stats:
Crew Chief: Carl “Junior” Joiner, Jr.
Driver Point Standings: 5th
Owner Point Standings: 6th
Playoff Standings: 5th
Spotter: Stevie Reeves
Truck: No. 88 Fisher Nuts / Menards Ford F-150
Take Me Back: Las Vegas Edition… Running as high as first during Sept. 14’s World of Westgate 200, Matt Crafton quickly made up ground after starting from the tail of the field at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Finishing Stage 1 8th just 30 laps into the event, Crafton made 82 green flag passes in his Ideal Door / Menards Ford F-150, finishing Stage 2 second and fifth at the checkered flag. Showcasing the strength of his Ford F-150, Crafton additionally spent 141 of the 144 laps in the Top 15.
Chatting with Matt Crafton…
“Talladega is more about luck than anything. It’s literally a roll of the dice. The goal is to just be there at the end and hopefully in a position to move on to the next round of the Playoffs.”
Chassis No. 40 
Starts: 7
Last raced: Daytona, 2018
Wins: 0
Poles: 0
Top-five finishes: 0
Top-10 finishes: 3
Highest start: 6th
     (Crafton, Daytona 2016 &
Highest finish: 8th
     (Crafton, Daytona 2015)
Crafton at Talladega (NCWTS) 
Starts: 12
Highest start: 3rd (2014)
Highest finish: 4th (2010)
Last race finish: 9th (2018)
Laps led: 50
Top-five finishes: 1 (4th 2010)
Top-10 finishes: 4
Average start: 14.5
Average finish: 16.1
Laps completed: 1,072
Race Recap: Las Vegas II 
Started: 29th
Stage 1: 8th
Stage 2: 2nd
Finished: 5th
Laps: 144 / 144
Laps Led: 4
Status: Running


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