GRANT ENFINGER - 2017 CHARLOTTE RECAP
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
Laps Led: 0
Driver Points: 7th
Owner Points: 9th
Grant Enfinger Race Recap:
Grant Enfinger, driver of the No. 98 Champion Power Equipment Toyota Tundra, made his Charlotte (NC) Motor Speedway (CMS) debut in Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) NC Education Lottery 200. Starting 16th, Enfinger overcame a loose Toyota Tundra, two pit road penalties, and a late-race caution to finish seventh behind race winner, Kyle Busch. The solid run was the ThorSport Racing drivers second top-10 in five starts this season.
"We salvaged a top-10 tonight. I'm proud of everyone on this No. 98 Champion Power Equipment team. We definitely did not have a seventh-place truck when the green flag dropped, but Jeff Hensley and my team never gave up and made the best of it all night. Hensley made a great call at the end of the race to come in and get scuff tires. We have some work to do as a team before we go to another intermediate track, but I'm happy with how hard my team worked all weekend."
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) had two practice sessions on Thursday evening in preparation for Friday night's NC Education Lottery 200 at CMS. Grant Enfinger was fifth and 17th, respectively, in both sessions.
In his CMS debut, Enfinger started 16th, ran as high as fourth, and finished seventh.
In five starts in 2017, the RIDE TV driver has led 18 laps en route to two top-10 (Atlanta & Charlotte), and three top-15 finishes.
In 19 career NCWTS starts, Enfinger has one pole, one win, and has led 68 laps en route to three top-five, and seven top-10 finishes.
Enfinger's ThorSport Racing teammates finished sixth (Crafton), eighth (Rhodes) and 16th (Coughlin).
Up Next: The Bar Harbor 200 at Dover (Del.) International Speedway on Friday, June 2 at 5:30pm ET on FS1
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.