Texas: Crafton post race interview

MATT CRAFTON , NO. 88 AUSTRALIAN GOLD SILVERADO, FINISHED 2ND: TALK ABOUT YOUR RACE: "These guys did it. The first run we were off a little bit, we were off on air pressure. They made a few air pressure adjustments and this thing just came to...

MATT CRAFTON , NO. 88 AUSTRALIAN GOLD SILVERADO, FINISHED 2ND:

TALK ABOUT YOUR RACE:

"These guys did it. The first run we were off a little bit, we were off on air pressure. They made a few air pressure adjustments and this thing just came to life. Just a completely different truck. This Australian Gold Chevy was it awesome. It was all about track position, I'm sure if I was out there in the lead, he probably couldn't have caught me. It was unbelievable. Whoever was out there in clean air would go. All-in-all, I hope the fans enjoyed it today. Not bad."

SPEAKING OF AWESOME AND IN THE LEAD, YOU ARE NOW THE POINTS LEADERS UNOFFICIALLY:

"That is cool for now. I mean, I am just a little bit aggravated because I know how good of a truck we had and I have always wanted to win here at Texas. I want to be over there where that blue truck is right now. These guys did an awesome job in the pits. I mean awesome, truck here. When we unloaded it, it was awesome and it was good at the end of the race too.

"I can honestly say without a doubt this is the most diappointing second place ever. This Australian Gold Chevy Silverado, I mean, it was awesome, these guys in the pits. In the beginning we were just a little bit off and they made two air pressure adjustments and it just brought this thing to life.

"This Australian Gold Chevy Silverado was awesome like I said on the second and third run. Truck position was everything. The No. 30 truck (Todd Bodine, race winner) he just took fuel only and stayed out there on his tires. It's who ever is out there in clean air. I know if I had been out there in front of him, I would have drove away from him. It was who ever had the clean air.

"All-in-all a good points day for us and you have to look at the big picture, but dang, I wanted to be over there in that victory lane, I wanted to win one at Texas.

"It is cool to be the point leader but it is the worst feeling to finish second and not be there in victory lane where I know these guys should be with this truck. This truck is a very serious contender for all season I can tell you that."

-credit: gm racing

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Todd Bodine