Kentucky: Matt Crafton race report

CRAFTON SEASON-BEST SEVENTH AT KENTUCKY SPARTA, Ky. - Matt Crafton posted a season-best finish, earning seventh position in the Built Ford Tough 225 NASCAR Truck Series race at the Kentucky Speedway Saturday, July 12. The finish was his best in...

CRAFTON SEASON-BEST SEVENTH AT KENTUCKY

SPARTA, Ky. - Matt Crafton posted a season-best finish, earning seventh position in the Built Ford Tough 225 NASCAR Truck Series race at the Kentucky Speedway Saturday, July 12. The finish was his best in 25 events dating to a June, 2002 race in Fort Worth, Texas.

"We keep knocking on the door for a top-five finish," Crafton said. "For a while there, I thought we might get it tonight. It's good to get top 10's, but we are really aiming for the top fives now."

Crafton, who started eighth, raced inside the top-10 throughout much of the event. As the laps drained from the 150-lap event, he raced as high as third.

A series of cautions bunched the field and allowed trucks to catch Crafton. Over the final 20 laps, he fell to seventh place.

The performance moved Crafton to 11th in the series point standings. The circuit continues with a July 19 event in Madison, Ill.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Matt Crafton