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ThorSport Racing Splits From Toyota

Camping World Truck Series powerhouse ThorSport Racing will not run Toyota Tundras in the 2018 season, the team announced Tuesday, Jan. 16.

The team’s press release indicates that the move is a mutual split. No new manufacturer was announced.

The partnership with Toyota lasted for six years, resulting in two series championships in 2013-14 for Matt Crafton, along with 19 wins, 10 poles, 117 top-five finishes, 227 top-10 finishes and 2,900 laps led.  Prior to 2012, the Sandusky, Ohio-based organization raced Chevrolet Silverados.

In 2017, the team fielded four full-time entries: the No. 88 for Crafton, the No. 13 for Cody Coughlin (who joins GMS Racing for 2018), the No. 27 for Ben Rhodes and the No. 98 for Grant Enfinger.  The team also fielded a one-off entry, the No. 89, for Rico Abreu in the Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby in July. Crafton and Rhodes both made the eight-driver CWTS playoffs.

ThorSport will announce its 2018 driver lineup and sponsors at some point before the season opens with the NextEra Energy Resources 250 on Friday, Feb. 16, at Daytona International Speedway.

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As the truck series continues to sink……


In the six seasons with Toyota, Matt has run 135 events. It’s a neat trick to have 227 top 10s, although he could have 117 top 5s.

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