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Matt Crafton enjoys back-to-back NASCAR truck wins

CONCORD, N.C. — Now that he has won back-to-back NASCAR truck series races for the first time, Matt Crafton hopes for more.

Crafton beat Kyle Busch by 5.748 seconds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Saturday's North Carolina Education Lottery 200. "It feels very good," Crafton said. "… Now maybe we can go for three."

Crafton, 39, who also won last week at Dover, led 47 of 134 laps in Saturday's race, which was rescheduled after Friday's rainout.

Busch finished second, with Johnny Sauter was third.

Indy qualifying: James Hinchcliffe had the fastest four-lap average in Indianapolis 500 qualifying to take the top seed for today's pole shootout. Hinchcliffe, who nearly died in a practice crash last year at Indy, recorded an average of 230.946 mph in a Honda for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports to edge Ryan Hunter-Reay (230.805). All 33 starting positions will be set today; the nine fastest from Saturday are in the shootout.

NHRA: Brittany Force (Top Fuel), Matt Hagan (Funny Car) and Jason Line (Pro Stock) led qualifying at the Kansas nationals in Topeka.

Matt Crafton enjoys back-to-back NASCAR truck wins 05/21/16 [Last modified: Saturday, May 21, 2016 11:01pm]
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