Grant Enfinger, No. 98 RIDE TV Toyota Tundra
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Atlanta Motor Speedway - Active Pest Control 200
Race No. 2 of 23
Laps Led: 4
Driver Points: 9th
Owner Points: 12th
Grant Enfinger Race Recap:
Grant Enfinger, driver of the No. 98 RIDE TV Toyota Tundra, made his second career start at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway in Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Active Pest Control 200. Starting from the 14th position, the ThorSport Racing driver led the 32-truck field once, for four laps, and brought home his second top-10 finish, finishing eighth at the 1.54-mile track. The Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender was also the highest finishing rookie contender in Saturday's race.
Enfinger, who finished ninth in Stage 1, and 12th in Stage 2, gambled on pit strategy at lap 105, when a majority of the leaders came to pit road. Electing to stay out, the RIDE TV driver would bring the field to the green flag with 28 laps remaining in the 130-lap event. With fresh tires at an advantage, the RIDE TV driver would lose ground to the leaders in the closing laps, and cross the stripe in the eighth position behind race winner, Christopher Bell.
How was your race?
"It was a decent night for us. We seemed to be pretty good on long runs. Short runs we had a little trouble. Our best run was our last run, but we got a little off sequence with our pit stops. Since we knew we weren't going to win, we took a gamble. Overall, I think it was the right call - fresher tires just had the advantage. Eighth place tonight - it's not bad, just not what we came here to do. We came to win."
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) had three practice sessions on Friday in preparation for Saturday's Active Pest Control 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS). Grant Enfinger was 11th, 15th, and 11th, respectively.
Saturday's Active Pest Control 200 marked Enfinger's second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) start at the 1.54-mile track. Enfinger started 14th, led the field once for four laps, and finished eighth.
In two career starts at AMS, Enfinger has one top-five (2016) and two top-10 finishes.
Enfinger was the highest finishing Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender in the 130-lap event at AMS.
In 16 career NCWTS starts, Enfinger has one pole, one win, and has led 54 laps en route to two top-five, and six top-10 finishes.
Enfinger's ThorSport Racing teammates finished second (Crafton), fourth (Rhodes), and 16th (Coughlin).
Up Next: The Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville (Va.) Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 1.
About Ride Television Network, Inc.
Ride Television Network, Inc. is a privately held corporation based in Fort Worth, Texas. The company was formed in 2011 for the purpose of launching a 24-hour, high definition, television network. RIDE TV launched on October 1, 2014 in the United States and is now available internationally. The network features high-quality television programming showcasing both English and Western disciplines and lifestyles and includes live events, reality shows, talk shows, children's programming, documentaries and more. For more information about RIDE TV, please visit www.ridetv.com.
About Curb Records:
Celebrating over 50 years in the entertainment business, Curb Records is one of the world's leading independent music companies. Owned and operated under The Curb Group by Mike Curb since 1962, Curb Records has achieved 433 number one records, over 1,500 hundred Top Ten records and charted over 4,500 total records. Today's roster includes some of the top names in Country, Christian and Pop/Rock music. Curb Records has produced over 100 Billboard awards and achievements and was recently honored as the 2015 Mediabase Gold Label of The Year. For more information visit: Curb.com.
About ThorSport Racing:
ThorSport Racing, based in Sandusky, Ohio, is the longest-tenured NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team. ThorSport Racing, which has competed in the NCWTS since 1996, will run the No. 88 Menards Toyota Tundra driven by two-time NCWTS drivers' champion Matt Crafton, the No. 13 JEGS/RIDE TV Toyota Tundra driven by Cody Coughlin, the No. 27 Toyota Tundra driven by Ben Rhodes, and the No. 98 RIDE TV/Champion Power Equipment/Jive Communications/Curb Records Toyota Tundra driven by Grant Enfinger. For more information visit www.ThorSport.com.