Matt Crafton might not have won a race since 2017, but he’ll be enjoying the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series championship.
With Matt Tifft hospitalised for a medical issue, Matt Crafton will make his first NASCAR Cup start since the 2015 Daytona 500 in his place.
Two-time Truck champion Matt Crafton will be on standby for Paul Menard at Talladega. Menard is currently dealing with neck pain.
After all the hullabaloo that followed the Daytona opening races in all three NASCAR classes this weekend’s Phoenix meeting sees what many consider to be the start of the season…
Reigning champ Brett Moffitt, regular season champ Grant Enfinger, dirt star Stewart Friesen, two-time race winner Austin Hill, Xfinity-turned-Truck regular Ross Chastain, former champs Matt Crafton and Johnny Sauter, and 18-year-old Tyler Ankrum will fight for the 2019 NASCAR Truck Series championship.