Crafting History: Matt Crafton Wins Toyota Tundra 250
Becomes First Two-Time Winner in Truck Series at Kansas Speedway
It came down to fuel mileage under the lights in the Toyota Tundra 250 Friday night as Matt Crafton took the checkered flag and became the first ever two-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series winner at Kansas Speedway.
Rookie Erik Jones led a dominating 151 laps in the Toyota Tundra 250 before running out of fuel with six laps remaining.
Tyler Reddick took over the lead but ran out of fuel three laps later opening the door for Daniel Suarez, who ran out of fuel and handed the lead to Crafton who led the final two laps to win in Kansas.
“I said when we took the checkered flag, ‘We’d rather be lucky than good sometimes,” said Crafton. “You have to be close enough to sneak one out once in a while. I’ve lost them in things like this, so every once in a while, you steal one, I don’t feel too bad about it.”
Ryan Newman finished second followed by Johnny Sauter.
Earlier in the day the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualified for the SpongeBob SquarePants 400 and Joey Logano, earned his first pole in Kansas.
Kasey Kahne will start beside Logano on the front row with 2012 winner Brad Keselowski, Martin Truex Jr. and local driver Carl Edwards making up the top five.
Kansas native Clint Bowyer will start in the 21st position.
Jones, who will make his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut tomorrow, made the fastest lap in today’s SpongeBob SquarePants 400 practice with a speed of 191.306 mph, he will start twelfth in tomorrow’s race.
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