|Sandusky, Ohio (Sept. 23, 2014) – To say Matt Crafton, driver of the No. 88 JELD-WEN/Menards Toyota Tundra, is no stranger to racing at the Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway would be an understatement. The ThorSport Racing driver boasts 13 starts at the 1.5-mile track and leads all active NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) drivers in NASCAR’s Loop Data Category Laps in the Top 15 (1103). Additionally, Crafton has amassed five top-five and six top-10 finishes since 2001 at the 1.5-mile oval. As one of only two drivers with the most starts (13), Crafton is betting on a solid run in Saturday night’s 18th annual Rhino Linings 350 – a move that could help the Tulare, Ca. native make history as the first driver to win back-to-back championships in the series 20-year tenure.
Sounding Off – Matt Crafton:
“The track is rough, but that’s one of the best things about racing at Las Vegas. It’s got multiple grooves – not everybody’s riding around on the bottom. The asphalt’s not real new, but it’s fairly new, and I think because it’s so rough, you move around quite a bit. I really like racing out there and going out there – it’s on the west coast so I get to see a lot of my friends and family.”
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|ABOUT THORSPORT RACING:
ThorSport Racing, based in a state-of-the-art 100,000-square-foot facility in Sandusky, Ohio, is the longest-tenured NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team. ThorSport, which has run in the Truck Series since 1996, in 2014 will run the No. 88 Menards Toyota Tundra driven by 2013 drivers’ champion Matt Crafton, the No. 98 Nextant Aerospace/Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff/Carolina Nut Co./Curb Records Toyota Tundra driven by Johnny Sauter and the No. 13 Estes Toyota Tundra driven by Jeb Burton in the Truck Series.