Matt Crafton Texas preview

1. Crafton has started each of the 20 races in his NCTS rookie season. 2. As of the South Boston race (Sept. 28th), Crafton has a "PERFECT 10" scoring ten top-10 finishes in his rookie season. 3. Crafton's first appearance at Texas Motor ...

1. Crafton has started each of the 20 races in his NCTS rookie season.

2. As of the South Boston race (Sept. 28th), Crafton has a "PERFECT 10" scoring ten top-10 finishes in his rookie season.

3. Crafton's first appearance at Texas Motor Speedway was June 8, 2001 for the O'Reilly Auto Parts 400. Crafton qualified 10th and after dropping a cylinder, finished in 16th place.

4. Sponsor of the the No. 88 NASCAR Craftsman Truck is XeSighting Systems, pronounced "Exciting Systems", a high performance Xenon headlight dsigned to improve visability while being road-friendly to oncoming traffic. XeSighting Systems is available for the Chevrolet Silverado, Tahoe and Suburban and can be purchased online at www.xenonheadlamps.com.

5. Highest qualifying rookie twice in 2001: --Gateway International Raceway (May 6th) = qualified 8th --Chicago Motor Speedway (Aug. 18th) = qualified 8th

6. Reigning champion of the NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Series.

7. Competed one double-header race weekend, so far: Pikes Peak International Raceway, May 19-20, 2001
--Truck Start = 11th (rained out qual.)
--Truck Finish = 6th
--NFSS Start = 23rd
--NFSS Finish = 6th

8. Crafton will compete in his 2nd double-header weekend at Phoenix. The NFSS race is Thursday 10-25 and NCTS is Friday 10-26.

9. As of the South Boston race (Sept. 28th ), Crafton is currently 3rd in the standings for the Raybestos Rookie of the Year Award.

10. Crafton's NCTS career best finish is 6th place at two tracks in 2001:
--Martinsville Speedway (April 7th) = finished 6th
--Pikes Peak International Raceway (May 20th) = finished 6th

11. Being from Tulare, California and having experience racing at Vegas, Phoenix and California Speedway, Crafton looks to end the season on a positive note and a top-10 finish in the driver points.

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