HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Matt Crafton is now tied with Jack Sprague for three championship victories in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series.
Crafton’s second-place finish in the Ford EcoBoost 200 Friday (November 15) was the highest of the Championship 4 drivers eligible for the title — Ross Chastain was fourth, Brett Moffitt was fifth and Stewart Friesen was 11th.
“It’s one step closer to what Hornaday has done, and they called us the underdog,” Crafton said. “I heard (Todd) Bodine and everybody say I was the underdog and I didn’t have it.
“We fought harder. I guarantee you every one of these guys worked harder and this Menard Ford F-150 was fast tonight,” Crafton said.
Crafton won the title without winning a race during the 2019 season, a first in the 26-year history in the Truck Series.
“I’m going to sleep good, all winter long, with this trophy,” Crafton said of winning the title without a win in 2019.
Crafton is one title behind Ron Hornaday Jr., the all-time championship leader in the series.
Crafton won his two other titles in 2013 and 2014.
Sprague won his titles in 1997, 1999 and 2001.
Hornaday won his titles in 1996, 1998, 2007 and 2009.
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