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Grant Enfinger 2019 Daytona Recap

February 18, 2019

Grant Enfinger, No. 98 Champion Power Equipment/Curb Records Ford F-150
NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series
Daytona International Speedway – NextEra Energy Resources 250
Race No. 1 of 23
Daytona Race Information:
Started: 5th
Stage 1: 5th
Stage 2: 6th
Finished: 2nd
Laps: 111/111
Laps Led: 0
Status: Running
Driver Points: 2nd
Owner Points: 2nd
GRANT ENFINGER BATTLES FROM TWO LAPS DOWN TO FINISH SECOND AT DAYTONA
“We had a good practice on Thursday, which is an important part of this deal. We showed up with good speed in our Champion Power Equipment/Curb Records Ford F-150 and man, we made it interesting there at the end. We got in that wreck there on lap 55, went a couple laps down, but never gave up, and all the cautions fell in our favor. All considering, we had good speed, and a good run there at the end. I tried to push Crafton, and felt like I could have gotten around him, but the 16 threw a big time block, and I was going to wreck him if I stayed with it. So, that’s when we got shuffled around, and just couldn’t get a good run coming to the checkers. It was a tough race, but I’m proud of everybody here behind me who helped me fight for this second-place finish tonight.”

Grant Enfinger 2018 Arizona Recap

November 13, 2018

Phoenix Race Information:
Started: 12th
Stage 1: 12th
Stage 2: 6th
Finished: 4th
Laps: 150 / 150
Laps Led: 10
Status: Running
Driver Points: 6th
Owner Points: 6th
 
GRANT ENFINGER FINISHES FOURTH AT ISM RACEWAY
“We had the speed to get it done tonight. We had a really good Protect The Harvest Ford F-150. That’s all we had. It just wasn’t meant to be. I’m really proud of this year. We’re not running for a championship next week but it wasn’t for lack of effort. These guys have come a long way, and I’m proud of everyone.”
2018 Stats:
Starts: 22
Laps Completed: 3,257 / 3,269
Laps Led: 147
Wins: 1 (Las Vegas)
Poles: 1 (Gateway)
Top-five Finishes: 6
Top-10 Finishes: 14
Average start: 7.8
Average finish: 9.0

Grant Enfinger 2018 Texas Recap

November 5, 2018

Texas 2 Race Information:
Started: 13th
Stage 1: 7th
Stage 2: 4th
Finished: 12th
Laps: 146 / 147
Laps Led: 0
Status: Running
Driver Points: 6th
Owner Points: 5th
Playoff Position: 5th
 
GRANT ENFINGER FINISHES 12TH AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY 
“A little disappointed tonight because we’ve got to run for stage points. It just killed us in our track position. We just got held up by a lot of slow trucks at the beginning of the start, and that’s on me. We spotted everybody a straightaway or so, and just played catch up after that. I feel like we might’ve had one of the best trucks here, and we just didn’t take advantage of it. We were in position to run second or third there at the end and we just ran out of gas. It’s not really a testament to our entire year. We’ll have to go to Phoenix and win the race.”
2018 Stats:
Starts: 21
Laps Completed: 3,107 / 3,119
Laps Led: 137
Wins: 1 (Las Vegas)
Poles: 1 (Gateway)
Top-five Finishes: 5
Top-10 Finishes: 13
Average start: 7.6
Average finish: 9.3

Grant Enfinger 2018 Talladega Recap

October 15, 2018

Talladega Race Information:
Started: 4th
Stage 1: 1st
Stage 2: 27th
Finished: 19th
Laps: 92 / 94
Laps Led: 0
Status: Running
Driver Points: 4th
Owner Points: 4th
Playoff Position: 4th
 
LATE-RACE INCIDENT ENDS GRANT ENFINGER’S SHOT AT VICTORY AT TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY
“I’m proud of the truck we had here today. Overall, our speedway trucks at ThorSport Racing have got better – we had one of the better trucks here today. I don’t think we had the best one but we definitely had a contending truck. It was really good pushing, fairly good leading. It just wasn’t meant to be there at the end. I was trying to make it as wide as I can. I don’t know if he got me in the quarter panel or got me in the bumper, if I just got behind on it, it’s just a Talladega racing deal, I guess. I hate it for the No. 98 Champion Power Equipment Ford Performance guys – they deserved the checkered flag today.”
2018 Stats:
Starts: 19
Laps Completed: 2,761 / 2,772
Laps Led: 137
Wins: 1 (Las Vegas II)
Poles: 1 (Gateway)
Top-five Finishes: 5
Top-10 Finishes: 13
Average start: 7.4
Average finish: 8.9

Grant Enfinger 2018 Ontario Recap

August 27, 2018

Canada Race Information:
Started: 11th
Stage 1: 9th
Stage 2: 9th
Finished: 17th
Laps: 65/65
Laps Led: 0
Status: Running
Driver Points: 8th
Owner Points: 8th
Playoff Position: 8th
 
GRANT ENFINGER FACES TOUGH END TO STRONG RUN AT CANADIAN TIRE MOTORSPORT PARK
“Not quite the finish we deserved today, but our ThorSport Racing Champion Power Equipment Ford team did a great job in giving us a good truck. Things got crazy at the end and unfortunately, we came out on that bad end of it. We will rebound and be ready for Vegas. Thank you to Ford Performance for all of their help in getting us up to speed on the road course.”
2018 Stats:
Starts: 17
Laps Completed: 2,525 of 2,534
Laps Led: 66
Wins: 0
Poles: 1 (Gateway)
Top-five Finishes: 4
Top-10 Finishes: 12
Average Start: 7.9
Average Finish: 8.8

Grant Enfinger 2018 Bristol Update

August 17, 2018

Bristol Race Information:
Started: 5th
Stage 1: 3rd
Stage 2: 8th
Finished: 10th
Laps: 200/200
Laps Led: 0
Status: Running
Driver Points: 6th
Owner Points: 8th
Playoff Position: 6th
 
GRANT ENFINGER EARNS 12TH TOP-10 OF 2018 SEASON, AND FIRST CAREER NCTWS PLAYOFF APPEARANCE, AT BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY
“Overall, the whole day at Bristol was kind of up and down. There were times when we had really good speed, and there were times we were off. We ended up getting run over about half way through the race and we could never really recover after that. But overall, it was a solid effort by everyone. I’m proud of our year so far, proud of how far we’ve come since this time last year, and proud of our team getting us into the playoffs. That is something we can all be proud of, and to be proud of Thorsport Racing for getting three trucks in the playoffs. Thank you to Duke and Rhonda Thorson, Champion Power Equipment, Ford Performance, Curb Records, Protect the Harvest, and everybody that had gotten us to this point.”
2018 Stats:
Starts: 16
Laps Completed: 2,460 of 2,469
Laps Led: 66
Wins: 0
Poles: 1 (Gateway)
Top-five Finishes: 4
Top-10 Finishes: 12

Grant Enfinger 2018 Michigan Recap

August 13, 2018

Michigan Race Information:

  • Started: 6th
  • Stage 1: 5th
  • Stage 2: 1st
  • Finished: 7th
  • Laps: 100/100
  • Laps Led: 16
  • Status: Running
  • Driver Points: 3rd
  • Owner Points: 4th
  • Playoff Position: 6th
 
GRANT ENFINGER SHOWS STRENGTH OF TRUCK AND TEAM AT MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY, EARNING ANOTHER TOP-10 FINISH
“Overall, these last few weeks have had some really solid racing and solid speed in our Champion Power Equipment Ford F-150. I feel good about the truck we brought here. We went with (Crew Chief) Jeff Hensley’s gut feeling on a few things. I didn’t quite agree with it, but he had some serious reason, and it ended up being the right decision. It’s my third time at Michigan in a truck, and this is the best truck I’ve had here. Other than the fender, I think we had the best truck here today. If we had a track position at the end, I don’t think they could have gotten around us. I’m really proud of the effort, and really proud of what we have been doing these last few months.”
2018 Stats:
  • Starts: 15
  • Laps Completed: 2,260 of 2,269
  • Laps Led: 66
  • Poles: 1 (Gateway)
  • Wins: 0
  • Top-five Finishes: 4
  • Top-10 Finishes: 11

Grant Enfinger 2018 Pocono Recap

July 30, 2018

Pocono Race Information:
Started: 5th
Stage 1: 5th
Stage 2: 2nd
Finished: 6th
Laps: 60/60
Laps Led: 0
Status: Running
Driver Points: 3rd
Owner Points: 4th
Playoff Position: 6th
 
TRACK-BEST FINISH FOR GRANT ENFINGER AT POCONO RACEWAY
“Overall it was a solid day for us. We we were solid yesterday when we unloaded – had pretty good speed. We were able to tune on it, and actually made it pretty good for the race today. I feel like we probably had a fourth-place truck for most of the day. We opted to get stage points, because that’s where we are in the grand scheme of things, like we’ve been doing all year, and stuck with it. We had to come back from deep in the field in that last run, really had no cautions to help us out, and it worked out for us, we were able to drive up to sixth, and I’m proud of that. Not exactly the result we were going for, but I feel like we had a good Champion Power Equipment Ford F-150 – leaps and bounds from where we were last year, and I feel like we are steady building momentum for the remainder of the season.”
2018 Stats:
Starts: 14
Laps Completed: 2,160 of 2,169
Laps Led: 50
Poles: 1 (Gateway)
Wins: 0
Top-five Finishes: 4
Top-10 Finishes: 10

Grant Enfinger 2018 Eldora Recap

July 19, 2018

Eldora Race Information:
Started: 9th
Stage 1: 7th
Stage 2: 2nd
Finished: 2nd
Laps: 153
Laps Led: 1
Status: Running
Driver Points: 4th
Owner Points: 5th
 
GRANT ENFINGER TURNS A TRACK-BEST START INTO A TRACK-BEST FINISH, FINISHING SECOND AT ELDORA SPEEDWAY
“I feel like we had the position on him (Chase Briscoe) – we really had equal trucks. Both of our ThorSport Racing Ford F-150’s was really, really good. Really equal. I thought I had the spot on him in Turns 3 and 4 – he kinda used us up down there. Nothing dirty, same thing I would have done, just the last lap at Eldora for a really big race. Congratulations to those guys, but man I wish we could have gotten one for this No. 98 Protect The Harvest Team. All-and-all a good points night for us with three races to go.”
Notes:
  • The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) had two practice sessions on Tuesday evening in preparation for Wednesday night’s Eldora Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway. Enfinger was third, and 12th, respectively, in each session.
  • The No. 98 Protect The Harvest Ford F-150 was fourth in single truck qualifying on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Enfinger lined-up first in Heat Race No. 4, and finished second, earning a ninth-place starting position for the main event.
  • Starting a track-best ninth, Enfinger finished seventh in Stage 1, and second in Stage 2. Restarting the final Stage from the second position, Enfinger battled with teammate and eventual race winner, Chase Briscoe on the final lap of an overtime shootout, but settled for a second-place finish in the sixth annual event at the half-mile clay oval.
2018 Stats:
Starts: 13
Laps Completed: 2,100 of 2,109
Laps Led: 50
Poles: 1 (Gateway)
Wins: 0
Top-five Finishes: 4
Top-10 Finishes: 9