HOMESTEAD, Fla. - NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship leader Matt Crafton holds a 25-point edge on second-place title contender Ryan Blaney heading into the 22nd and final series event of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

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Crafton increased his lead two points with his second-place finish at Phoenix International Raceway Nov. 7 behind 18-year-old winner Erik Jones. Blaney placed fourth in the event that was ruled official 24 laps short of its scheduled distance following a second power outage at the track.

Both drivers will make series history with a championship.

Crafton take the crown with a finish of 21st or better and become the first back-to-back champion in the series' 20-year history. Ironically, he placed 21st in last season's Homestead-Miami Speedway race. He averaged a 17th-place finish in his past three starts at the track and owns an average finish of 12.8 there through 13 all-time starts.

"I'm going into Homestead and trying to win the race," Crafton said. "That's been our goal since Daytona -- we haven't looked at the points and we haven't focused anything on points.  Just went out there and tried to win as many races as possible.  We've only won two. We've had some bad luck, leading a race, blew a right front tire, and finished second too many times, too."

Blaney can become the youngest series champion at the age of 20 years, 10 months and 14 days. He owns a 15th-place average series finish at Homestead-Miami, but started from the pole position and placed second in last season's race at the track.   


"We've gotta have the expectation of winning and doing the best we can," Blaney said. "That's a big deficit and you never know what can happen.  Just try to go win the race and maybe other things will play out. They've (Crafton's No. 88 team) been really good. It's going to be tough to get 'em."

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