Daytona: Matt Crafton practice notes

Crafton Solid in Daytona Practices NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Matt Crafton and the SealMaster Racing team began preparations for the third annual Florida Dodge Dealers 250 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race with a solid...

Crafton Solid in Daytona Practices
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Matt Crafton and the SealMaster Racing team began preparations for the third annual Florida Dodge Dealers 250 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race with a solid day of testing at the Daytona International Speedway Monday, February 11. Crafton's No. 88 Chevrolet Silverado was among the 20-fastest trucks in each of three practice sessions held at the 2.5-mile superspeedway.

Crafton finished 20th, 17th and 20th in the three test sessions. His fastest lap was 49.147 seconds (183.124 miles per hour). Ted Musgrave posted the fastest lap of the day (48.472 seconds/185.674 miles per hour).

"We're not quite as fast as we were in testing here last month," said Crafton, who posted the fastest lap in a three-day Daytona truck test in January. "But we're not all that far off where we were after the first day. Obviously, a lot of guys have picked up substantially since the test."

"I'm looking forward to getting in the race tomorrow during qualifying and then going to work on the race setup," stated Crafton. "I learned here last year how much different it is to race here as opposed to making solo runs like you do early in practice and then in qualifying."

Qualifying for the Florida Dodge Dealers 250 will be today at 3:30 p.m. EST. The race will be televised live on ESPN this Friday, Feb. 15 starting at 1:00 p.m.

PRACTICE RESULTS for Monday, February 11, 2002

PRACTICE SESSION #1
- Top speed was 184.128 mph (48.879 seconds) by Jason Leffler, #2 Dodge
- Matt Crafton was 20th at 181.488 mph (49.590 seconds), #88 Chevrolet

PRACTICE SESSION #2
- Top speed was 185.674 mph (48.472 seconds) by Ted Musgrave, #1 Dodge
- Matt Crafton was 17th fastest at 183.035 mph (49.171 seconds), #88 Chevrolet

PRACTICE SESSION #3
- Top speed was 185.216 mph (48.592 seconds) by Jason Leffler, #2 Dodge
- Matt Crafton was 20th at 183.124 mph (49.147 seconds), #88 Chevrolet

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Jason Leffler , Ted Musgrave , Matt Crafton