Texas: Matt Crafton qualifying rain notes

Rain (again) sets truck lineup; Crafton 15th at Texas FORT WORTH, Texas - For the third time in seven races this season, rain forced the cancellation of qualifying for a NASCAR Truck Series race. As a result, the field for the O'Reilly Auto...

Rain (again) sets truck lineup; Crafton 15th at Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas - For the third time in seven races this season, rain forced the cancellation of qualifying for a NASCAR Truck Series race. As a result, the field for the O'Reilly Auto Parts 400 at the Texas Motor Speedway was set by rule book procedures, meaning Matt Crafton will start 15th. Bobby Hamilton is slated to start from the pole in the 36-truck field which will see the green flag Friday, June 6.

Rains abated long enough in the afternoon to allow a brief practice. Crafton got four laps in that session before more rain suspended activities.

"We need some more laps out there," Crafton said. "The Menards/Enzyme Magic Chevrolet Silverado was tight off the corners. We need to work on that.

"We're hoping that the rain will stop long enough to get another session sometime tonight so we can work to make our truck better. If not, we'll do our best with our notes and get ready to race from that."

Crafton finished seventh in this race last season, his best performance in the 2002 campaign.

The O'Reilly Auto Parts 400 is slated to start at 9 p.m. EDT Friday, June 6. The race will be telecast live on SpeedChannel and broadcast on the radio affiliates of the Motor Racing Network.

-tsr-

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Bobby Hamilton , Matt Crafton