Martinsville II: Matt Crafton race notes

Brakes go against Crafton; 28th at Martinsville. MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Brake failure after 111 laps left the Menards/Enzyme Magic Chevrolet Silverado against the retaining wall in turn two and put Matt Crafton 28th in the finishing order of the ...

Brakes go against Crafton; 28th at Martinsville.

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Brake failure after 111 laps left the Menards/Enzyme Magic Chevrolet Silverado against the retaining wall in turn two and put Matt Crafton 28th in the finishing order of the Advance Auto Parts 200 NASCAR Truck Series race at the Martinsville Speedway Saturday, October 18. Jon Wood won the race.

"We started having brake fade right away," Crafton said. "I kept pumping them to get them to work. Finally, they just went to the floor and I couldn't keep it off the wall.

"We were tight all weekend, but the adjustments on the last pit stop got us the best we'd been the whole time. We were a lap down, but I was running right there with the top-five trucks. Thought we could get a caution, get back on the lead lap and maybe find a way to get a decent finish. Instead, we were the caution. Tough way to end the day."

The performance left Crafton 11th in the series point standings with two races remaining in the 2003 season.

The circuit continues with an October 31 event near Phoenix.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Jon Wood , Matt Crafton