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October 11, 2017
Chatting with Matt Crafton… How mentally draining, as a driver, is a restrictor plate race? “The mental aspect is just unbelievable. You try to play out every scenario – trying to put yourself in the right position, which we do every week, but Talladega, and Daytona are just so much worse.”
October 02, 2017
Grant Enfinger Scores Top-10 Finish In Track Debut at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
October 02, 2017
Ben Rhodes Holds Off Christopher Bell to Claim First Truck Series Win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway How did you hold off Christopher Bell for your first career NCWTS win? “I have no idea. I used every play in my playbook. I knew if I could keep him close to me, he couldn’t break the bubble. Every time he tried to break the bubble and get far away, he’d suck right up to the 27 Safelite Toyota Tundra and be right there on our bumper. So I had to keep him at a distance, and that was the most nervous thing I think I’ve ever done in my life.”
October 02, 2017
Coughlin Scores Career-Best Finish at Las Vegas Motor Speedway “I thought we had a really good run today. It was a little frustrating we couldn’t get a top-five there – I thought we had a fender on them going into Turn 3, but unfortunately, that just didn’t work out for us. Still, a sold day, and we have a lot of stuff to build on.”
October 02, 2017
Crafton Scores Top-10 Finish Following A Controversial Restart at Las Vegas Matt Crafton, driver of the No. 88 Menards Toyota Tundra finished fifth in both Stages at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS), and looked poised to contend for a race win late in Saturday’s Las Vegas 350. Unfortunately, a controversial restart late in the 146-lap event left the ThorSport Racing driver with a seventh-place finish in his 17th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at the 1.5-mile track.
September 27, 2017
Chatting with Cody Coughlin… “I enjoyed Las Vegas last year when I went to that track for the first time. It’s a fast mile-and-a-half track and I like racing at that kind of track. The most challenging part about a race there is that it’s a one-day show so we have to be good right off the truck and go from there. I know that my ThorSport Racing team will give me the best truck possible once we unload. It’s going to be a good day and I’m looking forward to it.”
September 27, 2017
Chatting with Matt Crafton… You’ve had three second-place finishes at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. What is it about the track that suits your driving style?
September 27, 2017
Chatting with Grant Enfinger… “Vegas is very bumpy, so you have to figure that into the setup there. One day shows make for a very long day at the track, but I do feel like it helps the team owners cut some costs, so I like that part of it. I do feel like the track will change from practice to the race, but I don’t think it will be as much of a swing as some of the other places we go to.”
September 27, 2017
Chatting with Ben Rhodes… “I love Vegas. I think its a really fun race track and it has one of the best turnouts of fans – they’re awesome – and they get to interact with us up close in the garages, the facilities are top-notch. There’s good racing, a good line, it’s smooth, it’s fast, it’s just a really good race track. It’s a favorite of mine because it’s just so different than the other mile-and-a-half tracks we go to.”
September 13, 2017
“Chicago changes more through the course of a race than any other track we go to. The way the sun sets on the track, it seems to make a big difference with temperature changes. Plus, they’ve paved a lot of our really cool intermediate tracks, but they haven’t paved Chicago, so it has a lot of character. The track is really bumpy, and you give up a lot of grip throughout the course of a run. If you can maintain more throttle longer into a run, your going to run really good there.

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