FORT WORTH, Texas – Matt Crafton held off a hard-charging Daniel Saurez on two late restarts to win the NASCAR Truck Series race in Texas on Friday night.
The final restart came with two laps left in the scheduled 167-lap race. Crafton and Saurez were pretty much side-by-side until Crafton was able to get clear out of the fourth turn and stay in front the final lap.
It was the third win this year for Crafton, the season points leader through seven races after winning the last two titles.
Crafton also won at the 1 1/2-mile Texas track last June, and six of his eight career wins have come on superspeedways.
Suarez also was the runner-up last week at Dover.
On a restart with 20 laps left, Crafton and Saurez were close for several laps, even making contact at one point. Crafton got back out front by about 1.1 seconds before the last caution.