Crafton: Phoenix Has Always Been A Unique Track

Matt Crafton and Ben Rhodes

Team Info/Stats:
Crew Chief: Carl “Junior” Joiner, Jr.
Driver Point Standings: 6th
Owner Point Standings: 10th
Playoff Standings: 6th
Spotter: Stevie Reeves
Truck: No. 88 Ideal Door / Menards Ford F-150
Veteran-Sized Stats… Taking Chassis No. 58 to ISM Raceway this weekend, the Ideal Door / Menards Ford F-150 team look to Phoenix to lock Matt Crafton into the Championship 4 with a victory. The chassis has produced one pole (Crafton – Michigan 2017) and five top-10 finishes since it debuted at Texas Motor Speedway in 2017. Making his 18th start this weekend in Phoenix, Crafton has both started and finished as high as second at the one-mile, low-banked tri-oval, finishing in the top-five six times, along with 11 top-10 finishes, leading 15 of 2,491 laps completed.
Chatting with Matt Crafton…
“Phoenix is a unique track, and with the recent changes, it’s going to be an even more unique venue on the schedule, and Friday night will be interesting. It’s a track I circle on the calendar, and also one that I have a lot of friends and family there with me. It would be great to get a win in front of them there while punching our ticket to Homestead.”
Chassis No. 58 
Starts: 7
Last raced: Gateway, 2018
Wins: 0
Poles: 1
     (M. Crafton – Michigan,
Laps Led: 4
Top-five finishes: 0
Top-10 finishes: 5
Highest start: 1st
     (M. Crafton – Michigan,
Highest finish: 6th
     (M. Crafton – Michigan,
Crafton at ISM Raceway (NCWTS)
Starts: 17
Highest start: 2nd (2007, 2010, 2014)
Highest finish: 2nd (2014)
Last race finish: 21st (2017)
Laps led: 15
Wins: 0
Poles: 0
Top-five finishes: 6
Top-10 finishes: 11
Average start: 8.0
Average finish: 9.9
Laps completed: 2,491
Race Recap: Texas II
Started: 14th
Stage 1: 4th
Stage 2: 5th
Finished: 9th
Laps: 147 / 147
Laps Led: 0
Status: Running


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