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Grant Enfinger 2019 Texas Race 2 Recap

June 10, 2019

Grant Enfinger, No. 98 Protect The Harvest/Curb Records Ford F-150
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series
Texas Motor Speedway – SpeedyCash.com 400
Race No. 9 of 23
Texas Race Information:
Started: 3rd
Stage 1: 3rd
Stage 2: 4th
Finished: 4th
Laps: 167/167
Laps Led: 44
Status: Running
Driver Points: 1st
Owner Points: 2nd
FOURTH-PLACE FINISH FOR GRANT ENFINGER AT TEXAS
“We had an incredibly fast Protect The Harvest/ThorSport Racing Ford F-150. We we’re definitely capable of winning this race tonight, just didn’t have the track position when we needed it. I don’t know that we would have done anything different, but we got in some hairy spots, got our air taken off, got pushed around a little bit, but we were able to save the truck and survive a wild night. Unfortunately, I really feel like we gave up a chance to win.”

Grant Enfinger 2019 Charlotte Recap

May 18, 2019

Grant Enfinger, No. 98 Protect The Harvest/Curb Records Ford F-150
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series
Charlotte Motor Speedway – NC Education Lottery 200
Race No. 8 of 23
Charlotte Race Information:
Started: 9th
Stage 1: 3rd
Stage 2: 3rd
Finished: 9th
Laps: 134/134
Laps Led: 2
Status: Running
Driver Points: 1st
Owner Points: 2nd
TOP-10 FINISH FOR GRANT ENFINGER AT CHARLOTTE
“We started out the day terrible – we we’re just out to lunch. Jeff Hensley (crew chief), Josh Hankish (truck chief) and all the guys worked really hard on this Protect The Harvest Ford F-150. They got it drivable. They were able to make it a good truck by the time we qualified and raced. We were a third-place truck, we had nothing for the 51, but we had a solid truck all night. We finished third in both stages, felt like we should have finished up there – I’m very disappointed with this ninth-place finish. We just didn’t have the breaks we needed with track position, restarts or the rows we had to line-up in. Overall though, very proud of the speed we had from where we started the day, and the speed we had compared to our two previous runs here. I feel like Charlotte Motor Speedway will finally not be a place I dread coming back to next year. I’m just very thankful for Duke and Rhonda Thorson, Mike Curb, Champion Power Equipment, Protect The Harvest – just everyone that allows us to do this.”

Grant Enfinger 2019 Kansas Recap

May 12, 2019

Grant Enfinger, No. 98 Protect The Harvest/Curb Records Ford F-150
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series
Kansas Speedway – Digital Ally 250
Race No. 7 of 23
Kansas Race Information:
Started: 13th
Stage 1: 3rd
Stage 2: 3rd
Finished: 7th
Laps: 167/167
Laps Led: 47
Status: Running
Driver Points: 1st
Owner Points: 2nd
TRACK-BEST SEVENTH-PLACE FINISH FOR GRANT ENFINGER AT KANSAS
“Overall we had a good Protect the Harvest Ford F-150 tonight at Kansas. We didn’t qualify very well, but we drove up to the front really early on. Myself, Jeff Hensley, everyone on this 98 team felt like we had a good race truck, and we proved that tonight. We had great pit stops, and great restarts, all night. We got the lead early, and could hold them off. Then, after that green flag stint, I felt like the 24 was just a little bit better than us, and I was trying to conserve tires. We felt like the 52 was gonna be short on fuel, so I was just trying to save our tires, to make a run there at the end. Unfortunately, the 24 got loose underneath us, and kinda ruined both of our nights. These guys did a good job getting the truck put back together, and we were able to salvage a seventh-place finish. I’m thankful for Protect the Harvest, Champion Power Equipment, Duke and Rhonda Thorson, Mike Curb, and everyone that allows us to do this each week. I felt like we let one slip away from us tonight. Just really disappointed that we couldn’t bring them home a win tonight, but we’re definitely showing them we’re capable.”

Grant Enfinger 2019 Dover Recap

May 6, 2019

Grant Enfinger, No. 98 Champion Power Equipment/Curb Records Ford F-150
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series
Dover International Speedway – JEGS 200
Race No. 6 of 23
Dover Race Information:
Started: 6th
Stage 1: 4th
Stage 2: 4th
Finished: 4th
Laps: 200/200
Laps Led: 3
Status: Running
Driver Points: 1st
Owner Points: 2nd
TRACK-BEST START NETS TOP-FIVE FINISH AND POINT LEAD FOR GRANT ENFINGER AT DOVER
“Overall we had a solid Champion Power Equipment Ford F-150. All weekend really, we just weren’t a race winning truck. It’s a lot about track position here, and gutsy restarts. If we were able to steal some track position, I think we could have held them off, but that’s about all we had. What a great day for ThorSport Racing though – all four of our Fords were in the top six. It means a lot that Duke and Rhonda Thorson allow us to come out here and do this. They got one locked into the Playoffs now, so that’s good. Congrats to our teammate, Johnny Sauter. Hopefully, we can lock another one in next week at Kansas.”

Grant Enfinger 2019 Texas Recap

April 1, 2019

Texas Race Information:
Started: 1st
Stage 1: 1st
Stage 2: 7th
Finished: 4th
Laps: 147/147
Laps Led: 8
Status: Running
Driver Points: 2nd
Owner Points: 4th
TOP-FIVE FINISH FOR GRANT ENFINGER AT TEXAS
“Overall a solid night. We had good speed, and good drivability. We lost track position after Stage 1, but we were able to get it back, just never could get back to that front row. Honestly, I think if we could have restarted on the front row we would have been hard to beat. You had to go for it on every one of those restarts to try and get track position, and it seems like someone would run into me, or I’d get loose. All three of those last restarts I had to save it. Overall, fourth is a solid night for us. We won a stage, and got that much needed playoff point, which will help us later on down the road.”
2019 Stats:
Starts: 5
Laps Completed: 771/772
Laps Led: 14
Wins: 0
Poles: 1
Top-five Finishes: 3
Top-10 Finishes: 4
Average start: 6.8
Average finish: 5.4

Grant Enfinger 2019 Martinsville Recap

March 23, 2019

Grant Enfinger, No. 98 Curb Records Ford F-150
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series
Martinsville Speedway – TruNorth Global 250
Race No. 4 of 23
Martinsville Race Information:
Started: 19th
Stage 1: 18th
Stage 2: 17th
Finished: 7th
Laps: 250/250
Laps Led: 0
Status: Running
Driver Points: 2nd
Owner Points: 4th
TOP-10 FINISH FOR GRANT ENFINGER AT MARTINSVILLE
“Overall, a long, tough day for us here at Martinsville. For whatever reason we didn’t fire off in qualifying or the beginning of the race. I don’t know if I just abused those tires, or if the truck just didn’t like that set of tires, or what – we just didn’t have speed at that point. Finally, when we were able to get that set of tires off, business picked up, but we lost all our track position by then. Ultimately, we were able to salvage a bad day here, and bring home an ok finish. Just disappointed with our performance today. I really felt like we had something to run up front with, and we really didn’t. Overall proud of the guys. Proud of the calls that Jeff Hensley made in the pits in order to salvage what we could out of the day.”

Grant Enfinger 2019 Sebring (IMSA) Recap

March 16, 2019

Grant Enfinger, No. 22 Ford Performance/Multimatic Motorsports, Inc. Ford Mustang GT4
IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge
Sebring International Raceway
Race Information:
Started: 13th
Finished: 15th
Laps: 49/49
Practice 1: 23rd
Practice 2: 26th
Practice 3: 10th
LEARNING CURVE FOR GRANT ENFINGER AT SEBRING
“I can’t thank Ford Performance and Multimatic Motorsprots enough for this opportunity. I was definitely a fish out of water when I got here, but I feel good about the progress Matt (Crafton) and I made this week. Unfortunately, we had to make a couple unnecessary pass-thru penalties – one for running over pit equipment when I initially got in the car – I guess one of the crew guys dropped a radio, and I ran over it – and another to repair damage late in the race. I don’t know exactly what happened going into Turn 7. Looking back, I should have shoved my teammate Ben Rhodes there on the bottom, and went ahead and got by those guys, but he had an engine issue and I thought we could clear him going into Turn 7. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case and I thought we were two wide, and we ended up three-wide, and I got dumped there in the right rear. Not the result we wanted, but we were able to salvage something, and I feel good about our progress going from the back of the pack to mid-pack. Honestly, I gained a ton of experience, and I actually feel comfortable in these cars, even though I know I still have a long way to go.”

Grant Enfinger 2019 Las Vegas 1 Recap

March 2, 2019

Grant Enfinger, No. 98 Champion Power Equipment/Curb Records Ford F-150
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series
Las Vegas Motor Speedway – Stratosphere 200
Race No. 3 of 23
Las Vegas Race Information:
Started: 4th
Stage 1: 19th
Stage 2: 20th
Finished: 11th
Laps: 133/134
Laps Led: 2
Status: Running
Driver Points: 1st
Owner Points: 2nd
GRANT ENFINGER SURVIVES A TOUGH WEEKEND IN LAS VEGAS – RETAINS POINT LEAD
“Overall a tough weekend. We had good speed out of our Champion Power Equipment/Curb Records Ford F-150, it just wasn’t meant to be this time around in Vegas. We still don’t know exactly what happened in practice – we had some electrical issues, and popped a motor early on – so we didn’t get much practice. We qualified good, but obviously had to start in the back because we changed the motor yesterday. It started running hot early in the race, and it shouldn’t have, so we were fighting track position during the first Stage. Due to pit strategy, we got our track position back, but unfortunately a plug wire came off at the end of Stage 2, and we had to make multiple trips down pit road. We worked our way back inside the top-10, in the final laps, but lost a right rear tire there at the end – it had air, just no rubber. So, overall just a tough weekend here in Las Vegas. I’m so proud of everyone for not giving up. I’m thankful Josh Hankish was able to come over the wall and find the spark plug that had come off. We were able to salvage what could have been a terrible day, into just a bad day.”

Grant Enfinger 2019 Atlanta Recap

February 25, 2019

Grant Enfinger, No. 98 Champion Power Equipment/Curb Records Ford F-150
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series
Atlanta Motor Speedway – Ultimate Tailgating 200
Race No. 2 of 23
Atlanta Race Information:
Started: 5th
Stage 1: 3rd
Stage 2: 8th
Finished: 3rd
Laps: 130/130
Laps Led: 4
Status: Running
Driver Points: 1st
Owner Points: 1st
GRANT ENFINGER FINISHES A TRACK-BEST THRID AT ATLANTA – TAKES OVER POINT LEAD
“The inside line was definitely important on that final restart. There was no grip on the outside lane tonight, especially on a restart. I’m really proud of our guys, and this third place finish. We were up and down today – led some laps, and got shuffled back. The pit crew did a great job on pit road, and in the end, we came out with a solid finish. I can’t say thank you enough to Champion Power Equipment, Mike Curb, Duke and Rhonda Thorson – everyone that allows us to do this. Also to the all the fans who stuck it out tonight.”