Charlotte: Crafton post race interview

MATT CRAFTON , NO. 88 MCGUIRE-NICHOLAS/MENARDS SILVERADO, FINISHED 3RD: ANOTHER TOP-FIVE, FINISH, TELL US HOW YOUR NIGHT WAS OUT THERE TONIGHT. "Not too bad. The truck rolled off the trailer brand new and rolled of horrible. If you would...

MATT CRAFTON , NO. 88 MCGUIRE-NICHOLAS/MENARDS SILVERADO, FINISHED 3RD:

ANOTHER TOP-FIVE, FINISH, TELL US HOW YOUR NIGHT WAS OUT THERE TONIGHT.

"Not too bad. The truck rolled off the trailer brand new and rolled of horrible. If you would have told me we were going to finish where we did after the first practice, I would have told you that you were crazy.

"We just never gave up. You cannot imagine how many changes we made. This place changes so much from day to night and we tried to keep our head up to be able to run day to night. The truck would just not go anywhere when I was out there by myself. When we were out there leading the race and I couldn't get out of my own way.

MATT, THERE FOR A WHILE IT LOOKED LIKE DEJAVU AND THERE WAS TROUBLE ALL AROUND AND YOU WERE THERE UP FRONT. WHAT WAS GOING THROUGH YOUR MIND?

"Man I was just hoping that all the moons, stars and planets were going to line up. I knew there was like thirty-something to go but I knew when the truck was out there by itself leading it wouldn't go. But if you put one truck in front of it like when Kyle (Busch) was in front of us, the truck just became too tight. I don't understand why this one wouldn't go, and I don't think we will bring this one back anytime soon."

-credit: gm racing

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