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ThorSport Racing prepares for Loudon

Fandy.com Staff • Sep 23, 2011 at 2:00 PM

ThorSport Racing is back in action this Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H.

The 1.058-mile oval has been successful for Matt Crafton, who has two top-five finishes and five top-10s in 10 starts at the track, with one pole in 2005, the first of his career.

The 2005 race did not end as well as it started -- He wrecked on lap 128 for a 35th-place finish. That race, however, is his only result worse than 13th at the track.

While Loudon has been good to him, it's a one-groove track, notoriously difficult place to make passes, Crafton said.

"It's tough because you can have a better truck than the guy in front of you, but you might have to sit and ride behind him for a while until he makes a mistake," Crafton said in a press release. "The challenge is to stay patient and not do anything to get you caught up in a wreck trying to make something happen."

His last two races there have been the most successful, both fourth-place finishes. While Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick placed above him both years.

In two starts at Loudon, Johnny Sauter has two solid finishes, sixth in 2009 and seventh in 2010.

Sauter, while he dropped from second to third in the driver points standings following Chicagoland on Friday, cut the with the leader to six points.

The race will be broadcast live at 3 p.m. Saturday on the SPEED Channel and on the radio on 96.1 WKFM starting at 2:45 p.m.

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