Texas II: Matt Crafton qualifying notes

FORT WORTH, Texas - After struggling throughout practice, Matt Crafton picked up considerable speed and earned the 14th starting position in qualifying for the Silverado 350 NASCAR Truck Series race at the Texas Motor Speedway Friday, October 10.

FORT WORTH, Texas - After struggling throughout practice, Matt Crafton picked up considerable speed and earned the 14th starting position in qualifying for the Silverado 350 NASCAR Truck Series race at the Texas Motor Speedway Friday, October 10. Andy Houston won the pole for the race, scheduled for Saturday, October 11.

Crafton was 18th and 20th in a pair of Friday morning qualifying session, fighting a series of handling woes in the Menards/Enzyme Magic Chevrolet Silverado.

"We were loose all morning.  Never could get a handle on it," Crafton
said.  "(Crew chief) Jerry Cook found the problem and made some good
adjustments for qualifying.  We picked up a half second and ended up
14th.  Now we can work on it more and be ready to race tomorrow."

Crafton's fastest lap was 30.502 seconds (177.04 miles per hour) around the 1.5-mile oval. Houston earned the pole with a lap of 29.747/181.53.

The performance marked the 21st consecutive race in which Crafton has qualified in the top 20. He ranks 11th in the current truck series point standings, 32 points behind Chad Chaffin for 10th-place.

The Silverado 350 is scheduled for 3 p.m. EDT/noon PDT Saturday, October 11. The race will be telecast live on SpeedChannel and broadcast on the radio affiliates of the Motor Racing Network.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Andy Houston , Matt Crafton , Chad Chaffin