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Crafton would swap points lead for Texas win


Matt Crafton took the lead in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for the first time in his career with a runner-up finish at Texas Motor Speedway, but admitted that he would rather have done so with victory.

Starting from third position, Crafton led once for one lap to gain valuable bonus points in the battle for his first championship but, while the finish was his second top-five and seventh top-ten of the year, it appears that it wasn't good enough for the #88 Silverado driver.

"I can honestly say, without a doubt, that this is the most disappointing second place ever," he sighed, "This Australian Gold Chevy Silverado was awesome. In the beginning, we were just a little bit off and the guys made two air pressure adjustments and it just brought this thing to life.

"Track position was everything, but the #30 [Todd Bodine] truck took fuel only and stayed out there on his tyres. It's whoever is out there in clean air. I know if I had been out there in front of him, I would have drove away from him, but it was who ever had the clean air.

"All-in-all, it was a good points day for us, and you have to look at the big picture but, dang, I wanted to be over there in that victory lane, I wanted to win one at Texas. It is cool to be the point leader, but it is the worst feeling to finish second and not be there in victory lane where I know these guys should be with this truck. This truck is a very serious contender for all season, I can tell you that."


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