Crafton wins at Martinsville to tighten points race
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) Matt Crafton climbed back into the championship hunt by winning the Truck Series race Saturday at Martinsville Speedway.
The two-time defending series champion won for the fifth time this season to chip into the cushion of points-leader Erik Jones.
Crafton had a poor race last weekend at Talladega Superspeedway to fall 23 points behind Jones.
Tyler Reddick finished fifth to also slice into Jones’ lead. Jones finished 10th and leads Reddick by three points and Crafton by 10 points with three races remaining.
John Hunter Nemechek finished second and was followed by Cameron Hayley, Cole Custer and Reddick.
Timothy Peters was sixth, while Brandon Jones, Caleb Holman, Johnny Sauter and Jones rounded out the top 10.