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Matt Crafton Having A Great 2013 NASCAR Season

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The 2013 NASCAR season has been treating some drivers well while others have had their share of challenges. For Matt Crafton the season has been good, as he has been working his way up the ranks throughout the year.

As the 2013 season continues, Crafton has been racing his way to the top in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series  and hoping to capture a championship in 2013. In a season that has featured fierce competition on the racetrack, he has managed to hold his own and become a championship contender.

Within the nine races of the 2013 Truck Series season Crafton has managed to find some consistency and improvement that has helped him get to top of the point standings where he is today. All nine races of the 2013 season have been top-10 finishes for Crafton. His best finish was his only win of the year at the SFP 250 at Kansas, and his worst finish so far has been a 10th place at Kentucky.

When he’s out of his truck he doesn’t seem to be getting off the racetrack as he has made his way into the Nationwide Series. With two Nationwide starts to his name, not only has the truck series points leader made a name for himself behind the wheel of the No.88 truck, but he’s been making a name for himself in the Nationwide side.

Crafton had his first taste of the Nationwide Series with a start at Kentucky and a top-10 starting spot. By the end of the night he got off to a great Nationwide debut by finishing in third. A great debut led to another chance at another Nationwide start at Chicagoland Speedway.

In his second Nationwide start Crafton qualified in fourth. He ran among the top drivers throughout the race and continued to find success in the Nationwide Series with another top-10 finish.

The 2013 season has been treating Crafton rather well, in both the Truck Series and the Nationwide Series. As he continues his quest to a championship, one thing is for sure; Crafton is on the right track towards the title.

Christy Valdez is a NASCAR writer for Rant Sports. Follow her on Twitter @Knowursports and on Facebook at On The Sidelines With Christy