Matt Crafton has done a whole lot during his career as one of the most successful drivers in the history of the Camping World Truck Series.
But until Friday, Crafton had never won a race at Dover International Speedway.
He changed that by dominating the latter half of the Jacob Companies 200 at the Monster Mile, scoring not only his first career win at the one-mile concrete track but also his first win of the 2016 season. That puts him in the CWTS Chase that will determine the season's champion.
For Crafton, who won back-to-back Truck Series titles in 2013 and 2014, that was what was most meaningful about Friday's landmark victory.
William Byron started from the pole after he was fastest in Friday practice, since rain washed out qualifying. And Byron was the class of the field early, leading a race-high total of 80 laps.
Byron was running sixth when he came to pit road for four tires and fuel with 28 laps to go, but was penalized for having a pit-crew member go over the wall too soon -- ending any slim chance he had of getting back up front by the end.
Crafton, meanwhile, elected to stay out when Byron and others pitted. He pulled away from Daniel Suarez on the ensuing restart and kept him at arm's length the rest of the way to score the victory.
Suarez, Christopher Bell, Johnny Sauter and Cole Custer rounded out the top five.