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Grant Enfinger 2018 Las Vegas Recap

March 5, 2018

Las Vegas Race Information:
Started: 8th
Stage 1 Position: 11th
Stage 2 Position: 9th
Finished: 4th
Laps: 134/134
Laps Led: 4
Status: Running
Driver Points: 3rd
Owner Points:  4th
 
TRACK-BEST FOURTH-PLACE FINISH FOR GRANT ENFINGER AT LAS VEGAS
“These ThorSport Racing guys brought a really fast Curb Records Ford F-150 tonight. It wasn’t drivable there at the beginning, in dirty air. I take responsibility for that – I didn’t put us in vulnerable enough positions yesterday during practice. But my crew chief, Jeff Hensley worked on it, made it way better, and I feel good about where we were at the end. Unfortunately, we didn’t pick up many Stage points to speak of, so I’m kind of disappointed in that, but still a solid night for us.”
2018 Stats:
Starts: 3
Laps Completed: 368 of 368
Laps Led: 6
Wins: 0
Top-five Finishes: 1
Top-10 Finishes: 3

Grant Enfinger 2018 Atlanta Recap

February 26, 2018

Atlanta Race Information:
Started: 16th
Stage 1 Position: 8th
Stage 2 Position: 6th
Finished: 9th
Laps: 134/134
Laps Led: 0
Status: Running
Driver Points: 3rd
Owner Points: 3rd
TOP-10 FINISH FOR GRANT ENFINGER AT ATLANTA
“We just kind of teeter tottered on the balance a little bit today. When we hit it, I wouldn’t abuse the tires too much at the beginning of the run, and we could really make hay in the middle, and end, of a run. If I pushed it too hard at the beginning, we could be in a little bit of a better spot track position wise, but I’d loose it at the tail end of a run. Proud of our guys at ThorSport Racing for bringing us a fast Ford F-150 to the track – this is a better truck than we had last year – we were better prepared. We still have some weak areas we need to fix on the track, and off, but I’m proud of the effort and happy with the progress we’re making.”
2018 Stats:
Starts: 2
Laps Completed: 234 of 234
Laps Led: 2
Wins: 0
Top-five Finishes: 0
Top-10 Finishes: 2

Grant Enfinger 2018 Daytona Recap

February 17, 2018

Daytona Race Information:
Started: 7th
Finished: 6th
Laps: 100/100
Laps Led: 2
Status: Running
Driver Points: 3rd
Owner Points: 3rd
GRANT ENFINGER POWERS THROUGH ADVERSITY TO SCORE A TRACK-BEST SIXTH-PLACE FINISH AT DAYTONA
“Overall a solid effort by everyone on this No. 98 Champion Power Equipment team. With the switch to Ford in the off-season, it was a team effort just to get to the race track this weekend. I’m proud of that, and proud of the effort this team put in tonight. Unfortunately, things just didn’t go the way we needed them to. Something went in the right rear there, when I spun out, and I got knocked in the right rear pretty hard, and the guys worked really hard to salvage what we had. After that it still had a little bit of speed. I could still push a little bit, it just didn’t have any handling after that. Overall, proud of the effort, and I feel like if we can maintain this all year, we’ll be the team to reckon with.”
2018 Stats:
Starts: 1
Laps Completed: 100 of 100
Laps Led: 0
Wins: 0
Top-five Finishes: 0
Top-10 Finishes: 1

Grant Enfinger 2017 Homestead Recap

November 20, 2017

Homestead Race Information:
Started: 4th
Finished: 8th
Laps: 134/134
Laps Led: 0
Status: Running 
Driver Points: 11th

Owner Points: 13th

 
TOP 10 FINISH FOR GRANT ENFINGER IN HOMESTEAD DEBUT
 

“Overall it was an ok night here for us at Homestead. I appreciate Champion Power Equipment being on board with us for this final race of the season, and appreciate all their support over the years. Really, we wanted to have a better run that this, but ended up eighth. We were decent at the beginning of the race, when we had some track position. We gave it up a little bit, about a third of the way through the race, and we just weren’t great enough to overcome that. We finished eighth, but maybe had about a sixth-place truck there at the end. I’m proud of the effort that everyone put in – everyone really dug deep all year. We know the areas we have to work on. There’s no one big area that we’re down on, we just need to step it up in a few places, and we’ll be a contender.”

 
2017 Stats:
Starts: 23
Laps Completed: 3247 of 3432
Laps Led: 41
Wins: 0
Top-5 Finishes: 9
Top-10 Finishes: 15
Average Start: 11.0
Average Finish: 9.4

Grant Enfinger 2017 Texas Recap

November 6, 2017

Grant Enfinger, No. 98 RIDE TV Toyota Tundra
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Texas Motor Speedway – JAG Metals 350
Race No. 21 of 23
Team Information:
Started: 19th
Finished: 7th
Laps: 147/147
Laps Led: 1
Status: Running
Driver Points: 10th
Owner Points: 12th
GRANT ENFINGER RALLYS TO FINISH 7TH IN TEXAS  
“Overall we had a solid night with our RIDE TV Tundra. We had decent speed, but we struggled with track position there at the end. Jeff Hensley (crew chief) did all he could to get us some, but overall we had a good truck, we just needed clean air. It was really hard to pass guys, and everybody out here was blocking. We would lose a run, and then we’d get a run, and then lose it again. But, overall everyone at ThorSport Racing worked hard, didn’t give up, and brought a good Tundra here tonight.”

Grant Enfinger 2017 Las Vegas Recap

October 2, 2017

Grant Enfinger Scores Top-10 Finish In Track Debut at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
 
Team Information:
Started: 10th
Stage 1: 12th
Stage 2: 10th
Finished: 9th
Laps: 146/146
Laps Led: 0
Status: Running
Driver Points: 10th

Owner Points: 12th

“We had a pretty good Jive Communications Tundra. We struggled with track position, and we were a little tight the first half of the race, but the second half of the race, we really came alive. Jeff Hensley (crew chief) made a really good call there at the end to pit under green. We took two tires, and really should have come out second, but we got checked-up behind somebody, and ended up third on the restart. Hensley made another gutsy call to come in and take left-side tires under that last caution. I feel like we had a shot to win there. We got up to second, and started running with the 29 really hard, and just lost momentum. The 16 got to our outside, and I just lost the air, and we got together and tore up the right side. We finished ninth, but we had a shot at it – a little torn-up sheet metal, but we were going for it there at the end.”

Grant Enfinger 2017 Canada Recap

September 4, 2017

Grant Enfinger, No. 98 Champion Power Equipment Toyota Tundra
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Canadian Tire Motorsport Park – NCWTS 250
Race No. 15 of 23
Team Information:
Started: 16th
Finished: 13th
Laps: 64/64
Laps Led: 0
Status: Running
Driver Points: 7th
Owner Points: 9th
2017 Stage Wins: 0
2017 Stage Bonus Points: 73
2017 Playoff Points: 0
Grant Enfinger Race Recap:
Grant Enfinger, driver of the No. 98 Champion Power EquipmentToyota Tundra, made his track debut at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP) in Sunday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) 250. Starting 16th, the ThorSport Racing driver finished 15th in Stage 1, and fourth in Stage 2, battling a Toyota Tundra that was, “tight on the right-handers” throughout the 64-lap event. Restarting 14th for the final 20 lap shootout, Enfinger ran as high as eighth, but settled for a 13th-place finish behind race winner, Austin Cindric.
Quote:
I had a lot of fun, and appreciate the opportunity. Today just wasn’t good enough. I feel like I’ve figured out where we were struggling in the race. We made some good swings at it. The guys on pit road did a good job, we were just flat out not good enough. We will learn from it, and come back at Chicago.”
Notes:
  • The NCWTS had two practice sessions on Saturday morning in preparation for Sunday’s NCWTS 250 at CTMP. Grant Enfinger was 12th, and 14th, respectively, in each session.
  • In his track debut at CTMP, Enfinger started 16th, finished 15th in Stage 1, fourth in Stage 2, and 13th in the NCWTS 250.
  • In 15 starts in 2017, the ThorSport Racing driver has led 23 laps en route to six top-five, and nine top-10 finishes.
  • In 29 career NCWTS starts, Enfinger has one pole, one win, and has led 73 laps en route to eight top-five, and 14 top-10 finishes.
  • Enfinger’s ThorSport Racing teammates finished 10th (Rhodes), 21st (Coughlin), and 25th (Crafton).
  • Up Next: The Chicagoland 225 at Chicagoland Speedway on Friday, September 15 at 8:30 p.m. ET on FS1.

Grant Enfinger 2017 Bristol Recap

August 17, 2017

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Bristol Motor Speedway – UNOH 200
Race No. 14 of 23
Team Information:
Started: 7th
Finished: 4th
Laps: 203/203
Laps Led: 0
Status: Running
Driver Points: 7th
Owner Points: 9th
2017 Stage Wins: 0
2017 Stage Bonus Points: 66
2017 Playoff Points: 0

Grant Enfinger Race Recap:
Grant Enfinger, driver of the No. 98 Champion Power EquipmentToyota Tundra, made his track debut at Bristol Motor Speedway in Wednesday night’s rain-delayed NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) UNOH 200. Starting seventh, under new guidance from crew chief Bud Haefele, the ThorSport Racing driver finished fifth in Stage 1, and ninth in Stage 2. Restarting the final 84-lap Stage from the seventh position, the ThorSport Racing driver muscled his way through traffic, running his fastest lap times of the race with 15 laps to go, and would cross the stripe in the fourth position behind race winner, Kyle Busch.

The solid run was Enfinger’s sixth top-five finish of the 2017 season.

Quote:
“We had a decent restart there at the end, and we really had a good Champion Power Equipment Tundra all day. We weren’t great. The 46 (Kyle Busch) – he’s really good at this racing stuff. He made us all look bad. But a solid run for us. We’ll take it. We need a little bit more, but very, very proud of everybody on this ThorSport Racing team. We had to battle through some adversity this week, but we still got some more to come, so we’ll keep fighting strong.”

Notes:

  • The NCWTS had two practice sessions on Wednesday morning in preparation for Wednesday night’s UNOH 200 at BMS. Grant Enfinger was 11th, and seventh-quick, respectively, in each session.
  • In his track debut at BMS, Enfinger started seventh, finished fifth in Stage 1, ninth in Stage 2, and fourth in the UNOH 200.
  • In 14 starts in 2017, the ThorSport Racing driver has led 23 laps en route to six top-five, and nine top-10 finishes.
  • In 28 career NCWTS starts, Enfinger has one pole, one win, and has led 73 laps en route to eight top-five, and 14 top-10 finishes.
  • Enfinger’s ThorSport Racing teammates finished second (Crafton), fifth (Rhodes), and 17th (Coughlin).
  • Up Next: The NCWTS 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park on Sunday, September 3 at 2:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.

Grant Enfinger 2017 Michigan Recap

August 14, 2017

Grant Enfinger, No. 98 Champion Power Equipment Toyota Tundra
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Michigan International Speedway – LTi Printing 200
Race No. 13 of 23

Team Information:
Started: 6th
Finished: 8th
Laps: 100/100
Laps Led: 0
Status: Running
Driver Points: 7th
Owner Points: 9th
2017 Stage Wins: 0
2017 Stage Bonus Points: 58
2017 Playoff Points: 0

Grant Enfinger Race Recap:
Grant Enfinger, driver of the No. 98 Champion Power EquipmentToyota Tundra, made his second career start at Michigan International Speedway in Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) LTi Printing 200. Starting sixth, the ThorSport Racing driver battled a, “free” Toyota Tundra throughout the 100-lap event and finished 15th in Stage 1, and 10th in Stage 2. Restarting the final Stage from the fourth position, due to a fuel-only pit stop at the conclusion of Stage 2, Enfinger was able to maintain a spot inside the top-five for the ensuing 10 laps, but fell to 10th with 25 to go. The ThorSport Racing driver would settle for an eighth-place finish behind race winner, Darrell Wallace, Jr.

Quote:
“We struggled from the drop of the green flag. We had a good truck yesterday, and for whatever reason, just missed it for the race, and had to work on it a little extra. By the end of the race, we weren’t bad, but we weren’t good either. We finished eighth, that’s about the truck we had.”

Notes:

  • The NCWTS had two practice sessions on Friday in preparation for Saturday’s LTi Printing 200 at MIS. Grant Enfinger was third, and 10th-quick, respectively, in both sessions.
  • In his second start at MIS in the NCWTS, the ThorSport Racing driver started sixth, finished 15th in Stage 1, 10th in Stage 2, and eighth in the 100-lap LTi Printing 200 at MIS.
  • In two NCWTS starts at MIS, Enfinger has two top-10 finish (2016).
  • In 13 starts in 2017, the ThorSport Racing driver has led 23 laps en route to five top-five and eight top-10 finishes.
  • In 27 career NCWTS starts, Enfinger has one pole, one win, and has led 73 laps en route to seven top-five, and 13 top-10 finishes.
  • Enfinger’s ThorSport Racing teammates finished sixth (Crafton), 11th (Rhodes), and 21st (Coughlin).
  • Up Next: he UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday, August 16 at 8:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1