Phoenix: Matt Crafton qualifying notes

AVONDALE, Ariz. - Matt Crafton will start 18th in the Silverado 150 NASCAR Truck Series race at the Phoenix International Raceway Friday, October 31. He earned that starting position in qualifying for the event held Wednesday, October 29. Ted ...

AVONDALE, Ariz. - Matt Crafton will start 18th in the Silverado 150 NASCAR Truck Series race at the Phoenix International Raceway Friday, October 31. He earned that starting position in qualifying for the event held Wednesday, October 29. Ted Musgrave won the pole.

"We picked up from what we ran in practice, but I think I left a little out there," Crafton said. "We had a lot of little things happen in practice and we didn't get the number of laps we usually do. I didn't know how good the truck was going to be, what it would do. Left a little out there because of that."

Crafton's fastest lap around the one-mile oval in the Menards/Enzyme Magic Chevrolet Silverado was 28.381 seconds (126.845 miles per hour). He earned his 23nd-straight top-20 starting position. Musgrave took the pole with a 27.815/129.427 performance.

Crafton heads into the penultimate event this season, ranked 11th in the series point standings.

The Silverado 150 is slated to start at 5:45 p.m. EST/2:45 p.m. PST Friday, October 31. A final practice in advance of the event is slated for Thursday, October 30.

The race will be telecast live by SpeedChannel and broadcast live on the radio affiliates of the Motor Racing Network.

-tsr-

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Ted Musgrave , Matt Crafton