Matt Crafton wins the WinStar 400, his second win of the season!

Bpf07-4CQAAbcdNThe 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.

RACE NOTES:

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
1 88 Matt Crafton 167 Running 48-5 118
2 20 Justin Lofton 167 Running 42 0
3 8 Joe Nemechek 167 Running 41 0
4 29 Ryan Blaney 167 Running 41-1 45
5 5 John Wes Townley 167 Running 39 0
6 30 Ron Hornaday, Jr. 167 Running 39-1 4
7 98 Johnny Sauter 167 Running 37 0
8 99 Bryan Silas 167 Running 36 0
9 21 Joey Coulter 167 Running 35 0
10 54 Darrell Wallace Jr 166 Running 34 0
11 51 Erik Jones 166 Running 33 0
12 13 Jeb Burton 166 Running 32 0
13 32 Tayler Malsam 166 Running 31 0
14 31 Ben Kennedy # 166 Running 30 0
15 02 Tyler Young # 166 Running 29 0
16 9 Brennan Newberry 165 Running 28 0
17 08 Jimmy Weller III # 165 Running 27 0
18 50 TJ Bell 163 Running 26 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
22 57 Norm Benning 59 Accident 22 0
23 77 German Quiroga 53 Engine 21 0
24 17 Timothy Peters 51 Accident 20 0
25 07 BJ McLeod 13 Engine 19 0
26 63 Justin Jennings 3 Vibration 18 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
1 88 Matt Crafton 232 Leader 6 2 4 4 1
2 98 Johnny Sauter 221 -11 6 0 3 5 1
3 30 Ron Hornaday Jr. 209 -23 6 0 1 4 1
4 29 Ryan Blaney 207 -25 6 0 3 4 2
5 17 Timothy Peters 205 -27 6 0 2 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
9 13 Jeb Burton 185 -47 6 0 0 2 1
10 21 Joey Coulter 177 -55 6 0 1 2 1

# – Rookie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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