NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Eldora Speedway - Eldora Dirt Derby
Race No. 11 of 23
Laps Led: 0
Driver Points: 5th
Owner Points: 5th
2017 Stage Bonus Points: 55
2017 Playoff Points: 0
Grant Enfinger Race Recap:
Grant Enfinger, driver of the No. 98 Champion Power EquipmentToyota Tundra, made his track debut in Wednesday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Eldora Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, OH. Starting 11th, in the unique dirt track qualifying format, the ThorSport Racing driver finished ninth in Stage 1, and sixth in Stage 2. Confident with his Toyota Tundra in the final 60 laps of the event, Enfinger maintained a position inside the top-10, running as high as second, and finished fourth in the fifth annual Eldora Dirt Derby behind teammate, and race winner, Matt Crafton.
The solid run was Enfinger's fifth top-five finish in 11 starts in 2017.
Talk about your first race at Eldora.
"It was definitely a great night for us. We had a really good Champion Power Equipment Tundra the whole two days that we were here. It was just a matter of me getting adjusted to it. I learned a lot, the whole night. I feel like we were legitimately a contending truck there at the end. I'm really happy our teammate was able to get the win. I feel like we're knocking on the door now. Definitely a solid run for us, and can't thank Champion Power Equipment and everybody at ThorSport Racing for this opportunity. I always knew it'd be fun to run this race, but never knew it'd be that much fun."
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) had two practice sessions on Tuesday evening in preparation for Wednesday night's Eldora Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway. Grant Enfinger was 17th, and 12th, respectively in each session.
The No. 98 Champion Power Equipment Toyota Tundra was 26th in single truck qualifying on Wednesday afternoon.
Enfinger lined-up sixth in Qualifying Race No. 1, and finished third, securing an 11th-place starting position for the main event.
In his track debut at Eldora Speedway, the ThorSport Racing driver started 11th, finished ninth in Stage 1, sixth in Stage 2, and fourth at the conclusion of the 150-lap event.
In 11 starts in 2017, the ThorSport Racing driver has led 23 laps en route to five top-five and seven top-10 finishes.
In 25 career NCWTS starts, Enfinger has one pole, one win, and has led 73 laps en route to seven top-five, and 12 top-10 finishes.
Enfinger's ThorSport Racing teammates finished first (Crafton), 11th (Coughlin), 26th (Abreu), and 30th (Rhodes).
Up Next: The Pocono Mountains 150 at Pocono Raceway on Saturday, July 29 at 1:00 p.m. on FOX.
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.