Crafton, born on June 11, 1976, in Tulare, California, is a professional stock car driver. He is currently driving for ThorSport Racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, where he has been successful. During his career, Crafton has made 414 starts in the truck series, earning 214 top ten finishes.
Although Crafton is known for his success in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, he also has experience in the Xfinity and Busch series. In fact, he has competed in four races in the Xfinity series and one race in the Busch series over a two-year period.
After leaving Kevin Harvick Incorporated in 2004 and racing for ThorSport for a year, Crafton rejoined the team for the 2005 season. He drove a No. 6 GM Goodwrench Silverado. That season, Crafton had his first top five finish and two other top ten finishes. This led to him being invited to compete in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.
Crafton has been successful in the Truck Series, winning three consecutive titles in 2014. However, he has failed to win a single race in the Cup series. His best position in the Sprint Cup series was 60th in the Daytona 500.
Currently, Crafton is a full-time competitor in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. He has made 178 starts, including four in the Xfinity series. His career has also included two pole positions. As of February 2019, Crafton had 14 career wins, with his newest coming on July 19 at Eldora Speedway.
Matt Crafton has been married to his wife, Sara, since 2008. They have a daughter, Madelyn. Their net worth is estimated at $10 million. The estimate is based on publicly available information. Despite his success, Crafton keeps his personal life private. He has a Facebook and Instagram account. Some of his social media accounts include family and friends.
On May 16, 2008, Crafton won his first NASCAR race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He finished second in the point standings, behind Ron Hornaday. For the 2006 season, he had four top-five finishes.
Before his career in the Truck Series, Crafton was part of the 1998 Winter Heat Series on ESPN. He drove the 46 entry for the last three races of the season. While in the Xfinity Series, he became a substitute for Kyle Busch when his father was injured. When the latter was hospitalized, Crafton took over the seat.
Crafton has been active in the racing community for nearly 20 years. He started out in the midgets and mini sprints and eventually moved up to the NASCAR circuit. In 2000, he won the Featherlite Southwest Series, earning four wins. At the same time, he was invited to the Truck Series, where he has won four races in the series.
Crafton’s overall net worth is estimated to be around $21 million, which is a very high figure for a race car driver. However, it is not clear whether or not Crafton has a stable income.