Loudon: Matt Crafton qualifying notes

Crafton 13th in New Hampshire truck lineup. LOUDON, N.H. - Matt Crafton qualified 13th for the New Hampshire 200 NASCAR Truck Series race at the New Hampshire International Speedway Friday, September 12. Jimmy Spencer won the pole for the event...

Crafton 13th in New Hampshire truck lineup.

LOUDON, N.H. - Matt Crafton qualified 13th for the New Hampshire 200 NASCAR Truck Series race at the New Hampshire International Speedway Friday, September 12. Jimmy Spencer won the pole for the event to be held Saturday, September 13 at the 1.058-mile oval.

Crafton's fastest lap in the Menards/Enzyme Magic Chevrolet was 30.455 seconds (125.063 miles per hour). Spencer's pole effort was 29.909/127.346.

"That's a couple of tenths (of a second) slower than we ran on old tires in practice this morning," Crafton said of his qualifying lap. "When I came off the track, I was disappointed. I figured we'd be lucky to stay in the top-20.

"The track must have slowed down from practice. A lot of guys couldn't back up their times from this morning. We'd like to be in the top-10, but we're in the front half of the field, on the inside and have a pretty good truck in race trim. I think we're ready."

The performance marks the 17th consecutive race in which Crafton has qualified in the top-10. It's his best qualifying effort in three starts at the New Hampshire track.

The New Hampshire 200 is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. EDT/10 p.m. PDT Saturday, September 13. The race is slated for telecast on SpeedChannel and broadcast on the radio affiliates of the Motor Racing Network.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Jimmy Spencer , Matt Crafton