When Matt Crafton took the green flag at Martinsville Speedway in his No. 88 Rip It Energy Fuel / Menards Toyota, it was his 296th consecutive Truck Series start, which tied the series' all-time record -- a mark Crafton now holds in conjunction with former ThorSport driver Terry Cook.
Ironically, Crafton replaced Cook in the seat of the No. 88 for the final race of the 2000 season, the beginning of Crafton's impressive streak. Crafton is now poised to take sole possession of the Truck Series' consecutive starts mark, when he takes the green flag next Sunday at Rockingham Speedway in the second annual North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at The Rock presented by Cheerwine.-ThorSport Racing