Kansas: Matt Crafton race notes

Engine failure thwarts top-five run for Crafton KANSAS CITY, Kansas. - Engine failure in the final 20 laps ended a potential top-five run and left Matt Crafton 19th in the O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 at the Kansas Speedway Saturday, July 5. Jon...

Engine failure thwarts top-five run for Crafton

KANSAS CITY, Kansas. - Engine failure in the final 20 laps ended a potential top-five run and left Matt Crafton 19th in the O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 at the Kansas Speedway Saturday, July 5. Jon Wood won the race.

"We're really disappointed with this one," Crafton said. "Probably the best we've been since the Mesa Marin race back in March. We could have finished in the top-five in that one. We could have finished in the top-five here."

Crafton, who started 10th, raced as high as third in the 167-lap race around the 1.5-mile oval. He was sixth and working to pass fifth-place Robert Pressley when the engine lost power with 18 laps remaining.

Crafton nursed his No. 88 Menards/Enzyme Magic Chevrolet into the final five laps, still running ninth, before the engine exploded entering the third turn.

Despite the finish, Crafton remains 12th in the series point standings.

The circuit continues with a race in Sparta, Ky. Saturday, July 12.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Robert Pressley , Jon Wood , Matt Crafton