This article will attempt to predict the future and how Matt Crafton, a NASCAR driver who was born on March 5, 1984 in Orange City Florida, may achieve success.
Getty During the 2022 season, Matt Crafton will create history.
During the 2022 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, the driver of the No. 88 ThorSport Racing Toyota Tundra will make NASCAR history once again. Matt Crafton will make his 500th start, marking another another milestone in his career.
In all, the veteran driver made 498 starts in the Truck Series during the 2021 season. During the second race of the season, he will reach 500 for his career, extending his unprecedented streak even further. Crafton is the only driver in the Truck Series to have made 400 starts, and he is on his way to 500. With 360 career starts in the Truck Series, Ron Hornaday Jr. is the second driver on the list.
Crafton debuted in the 2000 season, making one start for ThorSport Racing (then known as Sealmaster Racing), finishing tenth at what is now known as the Auto Club Speedway. Crafton made the switch to full-time racing in 2001 and has since started every race in the Truck Series.
Crafton is just 10th all-time in terms of wins.
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Crafton has considerably more Truck Series starts than any other driver, but he does not have the most victories. He is really tenth overall with 15 victories, a total he reached during the 2020 season when he won at Kansas Speedway.
Kyle Busch leads the standings with 61 victories, followed by Hornaday with 51. They are the only two drivers in the Truck Series with more than 30 victories. Mike Skinner and Jack Sprague both have 28 wins, while Johnny Sauter, Crafton’s partner, has 24. Other drivers ahead of Crafton include Todd Bodine (22), Dennis Setzer (18), Greg Biffle (17), and Ted Musgrave (17).
While the No. 88’s driver is just 10th all-time in terms of victories, he is second in a more crucial statistic. Crafton has three Truck Series titles to his credit (2013, 2014, 2019). He is tied with Sprague for second place, while Hornaday leads the record with four Truck Series titles.
In 2022, Crafton will strive for even more victories and trophies.
During the 2022 season, the seasoned Truck Series driver will try to add to his record of successes. After finishing fourth in points in 2021, he will return to ThorSport Racing and the No. 88.
Crafton’s comeback was announced by ThorSport Racing on November 11th. On SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, Allison Thorson, Advisor and Spokesperson for ThorSport Racing, confirmed that both Crafton and defending champion Ben Rhodes will return to the company in 2022.
Thorson also revealed that the championship-winning team would have four trucks on the track throughout the season, but she didn’t say who the other two drivers will be. Grant Enfinger has already joined GMS Racing, but Johnny Sauter’s future is still up in the air.
Christian Eckes, likewise, will be a focal point till ThorSport Racing releases more information regarding the lineup. In the No. 98 Toyota, the part-time driver made ten starts for the team and was successful on many occasions. He finished in the top ten five times and won his first professional race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. To top off a tremendous night for the franchise, Rhodes, Crafton, and Sauter finished just behind him in the playoff race.
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