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Brooklyn, MI - Matt Crafton, No. 88 Menards Silverado, maintained the lead in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with a fourth place finish in the Michigan 200 at Michigan International Speedway. Crafton has a 39-point lead over three-time ...

Brooklyn, MI - Matt Crafton, No. 88 Menards Silverado, maintained the lead in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with a fourth place finish in the Michigan 200 at Michigan International Speedway.

Crafton has a 39-point lead over three-time champion Ron Hornaday with nine of 25 races in the books.

The next NCWTS on the schedule will be June 19 at the Milwaukee Mile.

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MATT CRAFTON, NO. 88 MENARD'S SILVERADO, FINISHED 4TH, MAINTAINS LEAD IN NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES BY 39 POINTS OVER RON HORNADAY:

YOU CAME UP A LITTLE SHORT AGAIN THIS WEEK AFTER YOU THOUGHT YOU HAD A TRUCK THAT COULD WIN AT TEXAS LAST WEEK. "The Menards Chevy was good on the short runs and we just missed it a little bit on the long runs. The thing would go for about ten to fifteen laps and then it would just get way too tight. We just got off on our adjustments today and the track just kept rubbering up.

HOW MUCH DID THE TRACK CHANGE FROM THE SUN YESTERDAY TO THE OVERCAST CONDITIONS TODAY? "Actually I think it tightened up quite a bit today. My truck was definitely too tight and kept tightening up. On the first run I was a little bit free and we put it back to where we were and it still kept getting tighter at the end. I'm not sure what was wrong with it. All-in-all a good points day. We will take it and go on to Milwaukee."

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RON HORNADAY, NO. 33 TURTLE WAX SILVERADO, FINISHED 7TH: "We had a really good No. 33 Turtle Wax Chevrolet today. For some reason after that first run something happen to the truck and I felt like my right front tire might be going down, a lap later it was flat. My guys hustled and we got back on the lead lap. I got into McCumbee and I apologized to him after the race. He had went high the lap before and I just misjudged and got into him. The No. 33 guys again worked their tails off to get this truck back together. I thought we might come back and get a top five out of it but my tires were pretty used up at the end. I'm really very proud of this team for the effort they put into this truck. We have had several weeks of bad luck and each time they never get down they just battle back. We will take a top 10 finish."

-credit: gm racing

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Ron Hornaday Jr. , Matt Crafton