Matt Crafton wins fuel mileage battle to take Kansas Truck race

CEiDS0lVEAAzTXiMatt Crafton capitalized on the misfortune of others running out of gas in the closing laps, and wins Friday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway.

This was Crafton’s second series win and fourth top-10 of the 2015 season, his seventh series career win and his second series win at Kansas Speedway.

Finishing in second – by 8.339 seconds – behind Crafton was Ryan Newman, and they were followed to the drop of the checkered flag by Johnny Sauter finishing third, Timothy Peters fourth and series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender, Cameron Hayley finished fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 finishing positions were Daniel Suarez claiming sixth, ROTY contender Justin Boston seventh, Scott Lagasse Jr. eighth, Mason Mingus ninth and ROTY contender Daneil Hemric brought home 10th.

With his victory, Matt Crafton leaves Kansas with a 17-point lead over Tyler Reddick – who finished 13th.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 139.875 MPH
Time of Race: 01 Hrs, 47 Mins, 31 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 8.339 Seconds
Lead Changes: 11 among 5 drivers
Cautions: 4 for 19 laps

Next Up: The series heads to Charlotte Motor Speedway for the NC Education Lottery 200 on Friday, May 15th, with an approximate starting time of 8:50 p.m. (ET), and television coverage will be provided by FOX Sports 1.

Toyota Tundra 250 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led Points Bonus Points
1 88 Matt Crafton 167 Running 6 47 4
2 8 Ryan Newman (i) 167 Running 2 0 0
3 98 Johnny Sauter 167 Running 0 41 0
4 17 Timothy Peters 167 Running 0 40 0
5 13 Cameron Hayley # 167 Running 0 39 0
6 51 Daniel Suarez (i) 167 Running 1 0 0
7 54 Justin Boston # 166 Running 0 37 0
8 31 Scott Lagasse Jr (i) 166 Running 0 0 0
9 15 Mason Mingus 166 Running 0 35 0
10 14 Daniel Hemric # 166 Running 0 34 0
11 4 Erik Jones # 166 Running 151 35 2
12 05 John Wes Townley 166 Running 0 32 0
13 19 Tyler Reddick 165 Running 7 32 1
14 29 Austin Theriault # 165 Running 0 30 0
15 63 Tyler Tanner 165 Running 0 29 0
16 94 Wendell Chavous # 164 Running 0 28 0
17 23 Spencer Gallagher # 163 Running 0 27 0
18 74 Jordan Anderson 159 Running 0 26 0
19 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb 154 Running 0 25 0
20 1 Ryan Ellis 154 Running 0 24 0
21 07 Ray Black Jr. # 109 Engine 0 23 0
22 08 Korbin Forrester # 90 Rear Gear 0 22 0
23 02 Tyler Young 74 Accident 0 21 0
24 6 Norm Benning 69 Vibration 0 20 0
25 50 Travis Kvapil 60 Rear Gear 0 19 0
26 11 Ben Kennedy 57 Overheating 0 18 0
27 36 Justin Jennings 24 Brakes 0 17 0
28 45 BJ McLeod 18 Vibration 0 16 0
29 25 Matt Tifft 18 Oil Leak 0 15 0
30 33 Brandon Jones # 11 Accident 0 14 0
31 03 Michael Alfrano (i) 6 Ignition 0 0 0
32 0 Caleb Roark 5 Electrical 0 12 0

# – Rookie
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series 

2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Driver Standing 
After Race 4 at Kansas Speedway
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s DNF
1 88 Matt Crafton 175 Leader 4 2 3 4 0
2 19 Tyler Reddick 158 -17 4 1 3 3 0
3 4 Erik Jones # 157 -18 4 0 2 3 0
4 98 Johnny Sauter 153 -22 4 0 2 4 0
5 13 Cameron Hayley # 123 -52 4 0 1 1 1
6 05 John Wes Townley 122 -53 4 0 0 1 1
7 17 Timothy Peters 121 -54 4 0 1 2 1
8 54 Justin Boston # 114 -61 4 0 0 2 1
9 07 Ray Black Jr. # 112 -63 4 0 1 1 1
10 23 Spencer Gallagher # 111 -64 4 0 0 0 0
11 14 Daniel Hemric # 109 -66 4 0 0 1 1
12 11 Ben Kennedy 101 -74 4 0 1 1 2
13 31 James Buescher 100 -75 3 0 0 2 0
14 08 Korbin Forrester # 99 -76 4 0 0 0 1
15 02 Tyler Young 99 -76 4 0 0 0 1
16 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb 89 -86 4 0 0 0 0
17 6 Norm Benning 79 -96 4 0 0 0 3
18 25 Matt Tifft 75 -100 3 0 0 1 2
19 15 Mason Mingus 74 -101 3 0 0 1 1
20 99 Bryan Silas 73 -102 3 0 0 1 1
21 29 Austin Theriault 61 -114 2 0 1 1 0
22 94 Travis Kvapil 60 -115 3 0 0 0 2
23 8 Joe Nemechek 58 -117 2 0 0 1 0
24 75 Caleb Holman 50 -125 2 0 0 0 0
25 94 Wendell Chavous 48 -127 2 0 0 0 0
26 74 Jordan Anderson 47 -128 2 0 0 0 0
27 33 Brandon Jones # 43 -132 2 0 0 0 1
28 50 Cody Ware # 31 -144 2 0 0 0 2
29 63 Tyler Tanner 29 -146 1 0 0 0 0
30 00 Cole Custer 29 -146 1 0 0 0 0
31 7 Gray Gaulding 27 -148 1 0 0 0 0
32 63 Garrett Smithley 26 -149 1 0 0 0 0
33 1 Ryan Ellis 24 -151 2 0 0 0 1
34 35 Tommy Regan 19 -156 1 0 0 0 0
35 63 Jake Griffin 18 -157 1 0 0 0 1
36 36 Justin Jennings 17 -158 1 0 0 0 1
37 40 Todd Peck 17 -158 1 0 0 0 1
38 45 BJ McLeod 16 -159 1 0 0 0 1
39 86 Brandon Brown 15 -160 1 0 0 0 1
40 8 John H. Nemechek # 15 -160 1 0 0 0 1
41 1 Donnie Neuenberger 13 -162 1 0 0 0 1
42 0 Caleb Roark 12 -163 1 0 0 0 1

# – Rookie

2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Owner Standing 
After Race 4 at Kansas Speedway
Pos. Owner Car # Wins Points Behind Attempts
1 Rhonda Thorson 88 2 175 Leader 4
2 Brad Keselowski 19 1 158 -17 4
3 Kyle Busch 4 0 157 -18 4
4 Kyle Busch 51 0 154 -21 4
5 Mike Curb 98 0 153 -22 4
6 Brad Keselowski 29 1 139 -36 4
7 Bob Newberry 20 0 136 -39 4
8 Duke Thorson 13 0 123 -52 4
9 Tony Townley 05 0 122 -53 4
10 Tom Deloach 17 0 121 -54 4
11 Maurice Gallagher 33 0 119 -56 4
12 Sidney Mauldin 8 0 116 -59 4
13 Kyle Busch 54 0 114 -61 4
14 Bobby Dotter 07 0 112 -63 4
15 Maurice Gallagher 23 0 111 -64 4
16 Bob Newberry 14 0 109 -66 4
17 Tom Deloach 11 0 101 -74 4
18 Ken Smith 08 0 99 -76 4
19 Randy Young 02 0 99 -76 4
20 Jennifer Jo Cobb 10 0 89 -86 4
21 Norm Benning 6 0 79 -96 4
22 Jay Robinson 94 0 77 -98 4
23 William Venturini 125 0 75 -100 3
24 Billy Boat 115 0 74 -101 4
25 Chris Baluch 99 0 73 -102 3
26 Michael Mittler 63 0 73 -102 4
28 Ricky Benton 92 0 66 -109 4
29 Charles Henderson 175 0 53 -122 2
30 Mark Beaver 50 0 50 -125 2
31 Mike Harmon 74 0 50 -125 4
32 Susan Bates 39 0 47 -128 4
33 Bob Newberry 31 0 33 -142 1
34 Kevin Cywinski 35 0 31 -144 1
35 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 00 0 31 -144 2
36 Jim Rosenblum 28 0 29 -146 1
37 Tom Deloach 7 0 28 -147 1
37 Tracy Lowe 1 0 27 -148 1
38 Michael Peck 40 0 17 -158 1
39 Beverly Mittler 136 0 17 -158 1
40 BJ McLeod 245 0 16 -159 1
41 Jerry Brown 186 0 15 -160 2
42 Kenneth Grimes 0 0 12 -163 1
43 Chris Fontaine 184 0 0 -175 1
44 John Corr 182 0 0 -175 1
45 Michael Affarano 03 0 0 -175 1
46 Charles Buchanan 187 0 0 -175 1
47 Clay Greenfield 68 0 0 -175 1

 

2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Manufacturer Standings
After Race 4 at Kansas Speedway
Pos. Manufacturer Wins Points Behind
1 Toyota 2 180 Leader
2 Ford 2 167 -13
3 Chevrolet 0 163 -17
4 Ram 0 0 -180

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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