GRANT ENFINGER - 2017 CHARLOTTE PREVIEW
Grant Enfinger, No. 98 Champion Power Equipment Toyota Tundra
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Charlotte Motor Speedway - NC Education Lottery 200
Race No. 5 of 23
Driver Point Standings: 8th
Owner Point Standings: 10th
Sunoco Rookie of the Year Contender
Sounding Off - Grant Enfinger:
"I'm definitely pumped about racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway this week. We had a great test session a couple weeks ago. I've lived in the Charlotte area now for 10 years, but this will be my first time racing at Charlotte since I used to race legend cars back in the day there. This is Champion Power Equipment's first race of the year, so they'll be camping out and having a great time cheering us on. I'm looking forward to an exciting race weekend."
News & Notes:
Chassis Chatter... The No. 98 ThorSport Racing (TSR) team will unload chassis No. 39 for Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) NC Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte (NC) Motor Speedway (CMS).
Charlotte Shakedown... Grant Enfinger will make his CMS debut in Friday night's 134-lap event at the 1.5-mile oval. In his first intermediate track start earlier this season at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway, the ThorSport Racing driver finished eighth.
Testing, 1, 2, 3, Testing... Enfinger, and the No. 98 Champion Power Equipment team participated in the NCWTS test at CMS on Tuesday, May 2. The ThorSport Racing driver posted the 13th fastest time overall.
Race Rewind - Kansas... In his Kansas Speedway debut in the NCWTS, Enfinger started 15th, led the field once for 14 laps, and finished 11th in the 167-lap event.
Rookie Stripe: The RIDE TV driver is currently fourth in the 2017 Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings after four of 23 races this season.
Catch Grant at Charlotte... Enfinger, along with his ThorSport Racing teammates will participate in the NCWTS autograph session on Friday, May 19 from 3-3:45pm ET in the Whiskey River Hospitality area, under the Ford Grandstands at CMS.
Enfinger's Career NCWTS stats:
Starts: 18 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: 2,301
Laps Led: 68
First Start: Talladega (2010)
Avg. Start: 12.8
Avg. Finish: 13.9
Stage 1 - 40 laps (concludes at lap 40)
Stage 2 - 40 laps (concludes at lap 80)
Stage 3 - 54 laps (concludes at lap 134)
Date: Friday, May 19
Time: 8:30pm ET on FOX Sports 1
Distance: 134 Laps, 201 Miles
About Champion Power Equipment:
Since 2003 Champion Power Equipment has earned a reputation for designing and producing the market's finest power equipment. From our original headquarters in Santa Fe Springs, California Champion has expanded its North American footprint to include facilities in Jackson Tennessee, Milwaukee Wisconsin and Toronto Canada. Today Champion's product line has expanded to include portable generators, home standby generators, inverter generators, engines, winches and log splitters. With over 2.5 million generators sold in North America, Champion is a market leader in the power equipment field. For more information visit: ChampionPowerEquipment.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.