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GRANT ENFINGER - 2017 KANSAS PREVIEW

May 8, 2017

Grant Enfinger, No. 98 RIDE TV Toyota Tundra

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Kansas Speedway - Toyota Tundra 250

Race No. 4 of 23

 

Team Information:

Driver Point Standings: 9th

Owner Point Standings: 12th

Sunoco Rookie of the Year Contender

 

Gearing up with Grant Enfinger:

"I'm looking forward to getting back behind the wheel of my RIDE TV Toyota Tundra this weekend. I've had some success at Kansas Speedway in the ARCA Racing Series, so I'm looking forward to getting back to the track after five weeks off. Jeff Hensley and the crew have been working hard, and I think we learned a couple things at the Charlotte test last week, that will help us across the board on the intermediate tracks. So, look for us to be a strong contender Friday night."

 

News & Notes:

  • Chassis Chatter... The No. 98 ThorSport Racing (TSR) team will unload chassis No. 39 for Friday night's Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, KS. This is the same chassis Johnny Sauter piloted to a third-place finish in 2015 at Kansas, and former ThorSport Racing driver, Rico Abreu raced to an 11th-place finish at Atlanta (GA) Motor Speedway, and Phoenix (AZ) International Raceway in 2016.

  • Kansas Speedway Stats... Although Enfinger will be making his debut at Kansas Speedway in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS), the ThorSport Racing driver has six starts at the 1.5-mile track in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards.   

  • Race Rewind - Martinsville... Making his second start at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, Enfinger started 10th, ran as high as fifth, and finished 17th in the 250-lap event.  

  • Rookie Stripe: The RIDE TV driver is currently fourth in the 2017 Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings after three of 23 races this season.

  • World Vision... In advance of Mother's Day, Enfinger, along with his TSR teammates are working with Toyota Racing and the Kansas City Toyota region, to support the efforts of World Vision in the Kansas City community. The drivers will assemble women's hope kits, on Thursday afternoon, that will be delivered to several local charities.

  • Catch Grant at Kansas... On Friday, May 12, Enfinger, along with his TSR teammates, will be at Toyota Pit Pass in the Fan Midway from 1:30-1:50pm CT, will participate in the NCWTS autograph session in the Fan Zone from 2:00-2:45pm CT, and will also make an appearance at the RIDE TV display in the Fan Midway from 5:00-5:30pm CT.

Enfinger's ARCA Kansas Speedway Stats:

  • Starts: 6, since 2008

  • Best Start: 2nd (2014)

  • Best Finish: 3rd (2009, 2011, 2012, 2015)

  • Top-5 Finishes: 4

  • Top-10 Finishes: 4

  • Laps Led: 28

  • Average Start: 14.3

  • Average Finish: 9.3

Enfinger's Career NCWTS stats:

  • Starts: 17 since 2010

  • First Full-time Season: 2017

  • Poles: 1 (Daytona, 2016)

  • Wins: 1 (Talladega, 2016)

  • Top-5 Finishes: 2

  • Top-10 Finishes: 6

  • Laps Completed: 2,134

  • Laps Led: 54

  • First Start: Talladega (2010)

  • Avg. Start: 12.6

  • Avg. Finish: 14.1

Kansas Stages:

  • Stage 1 - 40 laps (concludes at lap 40)

  • Stage 2 - 40 laps (concludes at lap 80)

  • Stage 3 - 87 laps (concludes at lap 167)

Race Information:

Date: Friday, May 12

Time: 8:30pm ET

Track: 1.5-mile

Distance: 167-laps/250.5-miles

 

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. 

 

 

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