GRANT ENFINGER - 2017 KANSAS RECAP
Grant Enfinger, No. 98 RIDE TV Toyota Tundra
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Kansas Speedway - Toyota Tundra 250
Race No. 4 of 23
Laps Led: 14
Driver Points: 8th
Owner Points: 10th
Grant Enfinger Race Recap:
Grant Enfinger, driver of the No. 98 RIDE TV Toyota Tundra, made his Kansas Speedway debut in Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Toyota Tundra 250. Starting 15th, the Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender overcame a spin on lap 12 to lead the 32-truck field once, for 14 laps. Running inside the top-10, with 30 laps remaining in the 167-lap event, Enfinger would get loose making a pass on the 7 truck and lose valuable track position. The ThorSport Racing driver would settle for an 11th-place finish behind race winner, Kyle Busch.
"We had a really good Tundra tonight. Everyone on this RIDE TV team did a really good job, but I feel like we probably gave away a top-five finish there tonight. We just got really loose underneath the 7 truck there at the end, and lost too many positions. Overall, a great effort by everyone. We've made improvements since Atlanta and I'm feeling good about heading to Charlotte next week, especially after the test. I appreciate everyone's hard work tonight. I just feel like I let them down after losing those spots there at the end."
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) had two practice sessions on Thursday afternoon in preparation for Friday night's Toyota Tundra 250. Grant Enfinger was 10th-quick in both practice sessions.
In his Kansas Speedway debut in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Enfinger started 15th, led the field once for 14 laps, and finished 11th in the 167-lap event.
The ThorSport Racing driver earned bonus points in Stages 1 and 2 at Kansas Speedway for finishing inside the top-10.
In four starts in 2017, the RIDE TV driver has led 18 laps en route to one top-10 (Atlanta), and two top-15 finishes.
In 18 career NCWTS starts, Enfinger has one pole, one win, and has led 68 laps en route to two top-five, and six top-10 finishes.
Enfinger's ThorSport Racing teammates finished 16th (Crafton), 23rd (Rhodes), and 26th (Coughlin).
Up Next: The Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte (NC) Motor Speedway on Friday, May 19.
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.