Homestead: Matt Crafton preview

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Fresh from a full day of testing at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, Matt Crafton is ready for the conclusion of the 2003 NASCAR Truck Series season. The season finale, the Ford 200, is Friday, November 14 at the Homestead ...

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Fresh from a full day of testing at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, Matt Crafton is ready for the conclusion of the 2003 NASCAR Truck Series season. The season finale, the Ford 200, is Friday, November 14 at the Homestead track.

The day-long test session Monday, October 10 was the first time truck had been on the Homestead facility since the track was reconfigured to have higher banking in the corners.

"They did a great job rebuilding this place," Crafton said. "I think there's going to a lot of action here come Friday."

While official times weren't recorded, Crafton's fastest unofficial lap around the 1.5-mile oval was 32.85 seconds.

"We're comfortable running there," Crafton said. "We were on the mat almost all the way around. I think we're going to have to squeeze a little more speed out of the Menards/Enzyme Magic Chevrolet in qualifying Thursday. We think we have a good race truck. We need to make it a little faster in a two-lap dash in qualifying."

Crafton comes into the race 11th in the series point standings. He trails 10th-place Chad Chaffin by 43 points.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Matt Crafton , Chad Chaffin