SWS: Phoenix II: Matt Crafton qualifying notes

Crafton ninth in Southwest lineup. AVONDALE, Ariz. - Matt Crafton earned the ninth starting position for the Cruise America 125 NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Series race at the Phoenix International Raceway in qualifying at the desert mile ...

Crafton ninth in Southwest lineup.

AVONDALE, Ariz. - Matt Crafton earned the ninth starting position for the Cruise America 125 NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Series race at the Phoenix International Raceway in qualifying at the desert mile Wednesday, November 6. The race is Thursday, November 7.

"We've won the pole here two straight years and started on the front row the last three times we've raced here," Crafton said. "We haven't finished any of those races. Maybe by starting a little further back, we'll change our luck and get a shot at winning our first race here."

Crafton's qualifying lap was 27.687 seconds (130.025 miles per hour). Burney Lamar won the pole at 27.393/131.420.

Crafton is one of only two drivers competing in the Cruise America 125 as well as the Silverado 150 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race. He tested his NASCAR truck Wednesday, posting the 18th-fastest time among 41 trucks participating in the session.

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Matt Crafton , Burney Lamar