Loudon: Matt Crafton qualifying notes

Crafton qualifies 17th for New England 200. LOUDON, N.H. - Matt Crafton qualified 17th for the New England 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at the New Hampshire International Speedway Friday, July 19. The race is Saturday, July 20. "We...

Crafton qualifies 17th for New England 200.

LOUDON, N.H. - Matt Crafton qualified 17th for the New England 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at the New Hampshire International Speedway Friday, July 19. The race is Saturday, July 20.

"We tried something in qualifying that didn't quite work," Crafton said. "We bottomed out on the crossmember on the qualifying laps. That cost us a lot of time. I think the Menards/ColorPave Chevrolet is better than an 18th-place truck."

Crafton's fastest lap around the 1.058-mile oval was 30.639 seconds (124.312 miles per hour). Jason Leffler won his seventh pole in 12 races this season with a lap of 29.658/128.424.

The New England 200 is slated for 1 p.m. EDT/10 a.m. PDT. The race will be telecast on ESPN and broadcast on the affiliates of the Motor Racing Network.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Jason Leffler , Matt Crafton