Memphis: Matt Crafton qualifying remarks

Crafton puts Menards Chevy 14th in Memphis lineup. MILLINGTON, Tenn. - Matt Crafton qualified the Menards/ColorPave Chevrolet 14th for the O'Reilly Auto Parts 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at the Memphis Motorsports Park Friday, June...

Crafton puts Menards Chevy 14th in Memphis lineup.

MILLINGTON, Tenn. - Matt Crafton qualified the Menards/ColorPave Chevrolet 14th for the O'Reilly Auto Parts 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at the Memphis Motorsports Park Friday, June 21.

"That's about where we practiced," Crafton said. "The lap was about a tenth of a second quicker than our best lap in practice, which is good. You always want your best lap on the qualifying run.

"We started 15th here last year and ended up in 10th place in the race. I don't see any reason we can't improve on that finish this year."

Forty-six trucks attempted to make the O'Reilly Auto Parts 200 field. The starting lineup is 36 trucks. Jason Leffler won the pole with a lap of 22.887 seconds (117.971 miles per hour). Crafton's best lap was 23.405 (115.360).

The O'Reilly Auto Parts 200 is at noon CDT Saturday, June 22. The race will be telecast live on ESPN and broadcast via radio on the affiliates of the Motor Racing Network.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Jason Leffler , Matt Crafton