Matt Crafton wins second-straight Truck Series title

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Nick Bromberg
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Matt Crafton took his second-straight Camping World Truck Series championship Friday with a 9th-place finish in the final race of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Crafton entered the race needing to finish 21st or better to win the title as he had a 25-point lead over second-place Ryan Blaney. Blaney finished fifth.

Last year, en route to his first title, Crafton had one win and 19 top-10 finishes. This year, Crafton won two races – Martinsville and Texas – and had 17 top 10s. Crafton is also the first driver to win consecutive Truck Series titles and the fourth driver to have multiple truck titles.

Bubba Wallace won the race, his fourth race win of the season. Kyle Busch finished fourth in the No. 51 truck and won the owner's title for his team, Kyle Busch Motorsports.

Crafton, who drives for ThorSport Racing, drives a Toyota. KBM fields Toyotas. Combined, Toyotas won 18 of 22 Truck Series races this season.

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Nick Bromberg is the editor of From The Marbles on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at nickbromberg@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!