Milwaukee: Matt Crafton race report

Engine failure ends another top-10 run for Crafton. WEST ALLIS, Wis. - Engine failure after 110 laps cost Matt Crafton a shot at a top-10 finish in the GNC Live Well 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event at the Milwaukee Mile Saturday, June 29.

Engine failure ends another top-10 run for Crafton.

WEST ALLIS, Wis. - Engine failure after 110 laps cost Matt Crafton a shot at a top-10 finish in the GNC Live Well 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event at the Milwaukee Mile Saturday, June 29. Crafton finished 29th in the race, which was won by Terry Cook.

"I said a few weeks ago that the monkey on our backs was starting to feel like a gorilla," Crafton said. "What's bigger than a gorilla? Whatever it is, that's what we're carrying around now."

The race marked the fourth time in nine races this season that Crafton has failed to finish. Two of those have been due to engine failure with the other two accidents. In each case, the malady has cost him a shot at a top-10 finish.

"Overall, the Menards/ColorPave Chevrolet has been running well week after week," Crafton said. "We've raced among the top-10 pretty much every race this year. It's frustrating not to get the finishes when you race that well."

The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series continues with the O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 at the Kansas Speedway Saturday, July 6. The race is slated for telecast on ESPN and broadcast on the radio affiliates of the Motor Racing Network.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Terry Cook , Matt Crafton