The defending 2013 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) champion, Matt Crafton, took over the series’ points lead Friday night, as he won the WinStar World Casino & Resort 400(k) at Texas Motor Speedway in dominate fashion.
Crafton, who led the most laps – 118 out of 167, received his second series win of the 2014 season, his fifth series career win and his first series win at the “No Limits Wild Asphault Circus.”
Following Crafton to the drop of the checkered flag by 13.302 seconds (a new series track record) was pole-sitter Justin Lofton finishing second, Joe Nemechek third, Ryan Blaney fourth and John Wes Townley finished fifth.
Rounding out the top-ten finishing positions were Ron Hornaday bringing home sixth-place, Johnny Sauter seventh, Bryan Silas eighth, Joey Coulter ninth and Darrell Wallace, Jr., claiming tenth-place.
With tonight’s victory, Matt Crafton leaves Texas with an 11-point lead over his fellow ThorSport Racing teammate, Johnny Sauter.
Average Speed: 132.970 MPH
Time of Race: 1 Hrs, 53 Mins, 02 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 13.302 Seconds
Lead Changes: 8 among 3 drivers
Cautions: 4 for 23 laps
Next Up: The series returns to Gateway Motorsports Park (formerly known as Gateway International Raceway) for the American Ethanol Drivin’ for Linemen 200 on the night of Saturday, June 14th, with an approximate starting time of 8:50 p.m. (ET). Television coverage will be provided by FOX Sports 1 beginning with their 8:00 p.m. (ET) pre-race show.
|WinStar World Casino & Resort 400(k) Race Results|
|Pos.||Car #||Driver||Laps||Status||Points-Bonus Points||Laps Led|
|5||5||John Wes Townley||167||Running||39||0|
|6||30||Ron Hornaday, Jr.||167||Running||39-1||4|
|10||54||Darrell Wallace Jr||166||Running||34||0|
|14||31||Ben Kennedy #||166||Running||30||0|
|15||02||Tyler Young #||166||Running||29||0|
|17||08||Jimmy Weller III #||165||Running||27||0|
|19||35||Mason Mingus #||156||Running||25||0|
|20||10||Jennifer Jo Cobb||154||Running||24||0|
|21||19||Tyler Reddick #||148||Running||23||0|
|27||0||Ryan Ellis (i)||2||Vibration||0||0|
# – Rookie, (i) Ineligible for driver points in this series
|2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series DRIVER STANDINGS After Texas (Top-10)|
|Pos.||Car #||Driver||Points||Behind||Starts||Wins||Top 5s||Top 10s||DNF|
|3||30||Ron Hornaday Jr.||209||-23||6||0||1||4||1|
|6||77||German Quiroga Jr.||200||-32||6||0||0||5||1|
|7||31||Ben Kennedy #||199||-33||6||0||1||3||0|
|8||5||John Wes Townley||198||-34||6||0||2||2||1|
# – Rookie