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Matt Crafton Take Points Lead with Runner-Up Finish at Texas Ft. Worth - Matt Crafton, No. 88 Australian Gold Silverado, took the lead in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for the first time in his career with a runner-up finish at Texas...

Matt Crafton Take Points Lead with Runner-Up Finish at Texas

Ft. Worth - Matt Crafton, No. 88 Australian Gold Silverado, took the lead in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for the first time in his career with a runner-up finish at Texas Motor Speedway.

Starting in the third position, Crafton led once for one lap to gain valuable bonus points in the battle for his first championship. The finish was his second top-five and seventh top-10 of the year.\

Pole sitter Johnny Sauter, No. 13 Fun Sand/Curb Records/Star DeAzlan Silverado, finished sixth to jump to 14th in the standings with his third top-10 of the year.

Ron Hornaday, No. 33 Longhorn Silverado, dropped to 30 points behind Crafton in the standings after his 19th place finish. The three-time NCWTS champion was caught on pit road under green flag conditions and went a lap down to the leaders.

Todd Bodine (Toyota) won the 167-lap race with Colin Braun (Ford), Johnny Benson (Toyota) and Rick Crawford (Ford) completing the top-five.

The next event for the NCWTS will be June 13 at Michigan International Speedwway.

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RICKY CARMICHAEL, NO. 4 MONSTER ENERGY SILVERADO, FINISHED 11TH:

"It was awesome to get a top-12 tonight. I can't say enough for the Monster Energy Chevrolet and Kevin Harvick, Inc. They have got some good stuff man and glad to finally finish. I did what I needed to do, I lost so much track position, I told my guys I was sorry about that. Just nice to finish and get some momentum. Nice to learn something on a mile and half so I think next time will be even better for me."

HOW TOUGH IS IT TO BE AWAY FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS AND THEN CLIMB BACK IN THE TRUCK? "Very tough. That is where you have to have realistic expectations when you take off and these guys have been racing every week. I am just thankful to be out there and we are going to keep improving."

-credit: gm racing

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Todd Bodine , Kevin Harvick , Ron Hornaday Jr. , Colin Braun , Rick Crawford , Matt Crafton , Johnny Sauter