Matt Crafton, No. 88 Zecol / Menards Toyota Tundra Martinsville Speedway PreviewPress Release
Martinsville Speedway Advance
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Race 19 of 22
Pre Race Report
Martinsville Superspeedway – Kroger 200
Date:October 27, 2012
Race: 19 of 22
Location: Martinsville Speedway
Track Details: 0.526 Mile
Race Length: 200-laps / 105.2 Miles
SPEED - Live @ 1:30 PM EST
MRN – Live @ 1:30 PM EST
Current Points Standings: 6th
Crew Chief: Carl Joiner Jr.
Sandusky, OH – (October 25, 2012) – Matt Crafton and the No. 88 Zecol/Menards Toyota Tundra head to Martinsville Speedway for the Kroger 200 on Saturday, October 27th. Crafton has been racing trucks at this speedway since 2001 with his best finish of 2nd in 2008. Crafton also earned the pole in the 2011 fall race. Saturdays race marks Crafton’s 22nd start at Martinsville Speedway.
“Martinsville is a race where track position means everything,” said Crafton. “It is important to qualify in the front, and it is key to maintain that position. Everyone likes to run on the bottom, everyone wants to be there and that makes it difficult to make moves and pass.”
Crafton currently stands in the sixth spot in the 2012 Camping World Truck Series driver championship point standings, six points out of fifth.
With 271 stores in 14 Midwestern states, Menards has the tools, materials and supplies for all your home improvement needs whether just needing a light bulb or can of paint to building a deck or new home. Menards is known throughout the home improvement industry as the low price leader; it’s no wonder their famous slogan – “SAVE BIG MONEY” – is so widely known and easy to remember. Menards does things right – the company’s strength and success can be seen in the well-stocked and maintained stores, the lowest prices in town and the way guests are always treated like family in a hometown hardware store atmosphere.
About Twinco Romax (Zecol)
Twinco Romax is a vertically integrated distributor and manufacturer of automotive fluids and related aftermarket products sold to a diverse base of customers in the convenience store, automotive, mass market, farm store and other retail channels. Based in Medina (Minneapolis), Minnesota, Twinco has established a strong market position in the upper Midwest by combining a broad product line of company-owned and national brands with innovative merchandising and other value-added services that drive enhanced sales and profit margins for its customers.
ABOUT THORSPORT RACING
ThorSport Racing, based in Sandusky, Ohio, is the longest tenured active NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team. ThorSport Racing’s first came at the Milwaukee Mile on July 6, 1996. NASCAR’s only Ohio-based team, which has run full season schedules annually beginning in 1998, currently runs the No. 88 Menards Toyota Tundra driven by Matt Crafton and the No. 13 Hot Honeys/Curb Records Toyota driven by Johnny Sauter.
ThorSport Racing has wheeled into Victory Lane with Terry Cook, Matt Crafton, and Johnny Sauter since its inception and has finished a dominating eight times within the top 10 in points with both trucks. In 2011, ThorSport Racing moved into a state-of-the-art, world-class, 100,000 square-foot facility in Sandusky.
Source: ThorSport Racing Press Release
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