Grant Enfinger, No. 98 RIDE TV Toyota Tundra
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Gateway Motorsports Park - Drivin' for Linemen 200
Race No. 8 of 23
Driver Point Standings: 7th
Owner Point Standings: 8th
Sunoco Rookie of the Year Contender
Sounding Off - Grant Enfinger:
"Everyone at ThorSport Racing has been working really hard, and it seems like we have been improving every time we go to the track. The past couple weeks we have gotten some solid finishes for our No. 98 Toyota Tundra, so I feel like we are carrying some good momentum into Gateway. This is a new track for me, but we did get a chance to test there last month, and I was really happy with our RIDE TV Tundra."
News & Notes:
Chassis Chatter... The No. 98 ThorSport Racing (TSR) team will unload chassis No. 43 for Saturday night's Drivin' for Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park (GMP) in St. Louis. This is the same chassis Grant Enfinger piloted at Martinsville (Val) Speedway earlier this season.
"Show Me State" Stats... Grant Enfinger will make his GMP debut in Saturday's 160-lap event at the 1.25-mile track.
Testing 1, 2, 3, Testing... In preparation for the 17th-annual NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) event, and Enfinger's debut at the 1.25-mile track, the No. 98 ThorSport Racing team tested at GMP on May 23-24, 2017.
NASCAR Salutes... In conjunction with the NASCAR Salutes initiative in June, Gateway Motorsports Park, NASCAR and Camping World will salute Scott Air Force Base's 100th anniversary on Saturday, hosting service men and women stationed at the base. The first 10,000 fans will receive American flags for a special recognition of our service members prior to the race, and all NCWTS entries will run a special Scott Air Force Base decal this weekend.
Rookie Stripe: Enfinger is currently leading the 2017 Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings by four points over Chase Briscoe after seven of 23 races this season.
Race Rewind - Texas.... In his Texas Motor Speedway debut, the RIDE TV driver started fifth, ran as high as third, and finished third. His second consecutive top-three result.
Catch Grant at Gateway... Enfinger will participate in the NCWTS autograph session on Saturday, June 17 from 2-2:45pm CT under tent near the scoring pylon - right outside of the NCWTS garage.
Enfinger's Career NCWTS stats:
Starts: 21 since 2010
First Start: Talladega (2010)
First Full-time Season: 2017
Poles: 1 (Daytona, 2016)
Wins: 1 (Talladega, 2016)
Top-5 Finishes: 4
Top-10 Finishes: 9
Laps Completed: 2,802
Laps Led: 68
Avg. Start: 12.5
Avg. Finish: 12.6
Stage 1 - 35 laps (concludes at lap 35)
Stage 2 - 35 laps (concludes at lap 70)
Stage 3 - 90 laps (concludes at lap 160)
Date: Saturday, June 17
Time: 8:30pm ET on FOX Sports 1, SiriusXM & MRN
Track: 1.25-mile oval
Distance: 160 Laps, 200 Miles
Race Hashtags: #DrivinForLinemen200 & #NASCARSalutes
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.