Grant Enfinger - Kansas Preview
Grant Enfinger, No. 98 Champion Power Equipment/Curb Records Ford F-150
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series
Kansas Speedway – Digital Ally 250
Race No. 7 of 23
Crew Chief: Jeff Hensley
2019 Driver Point Standings: 1st
2019 Owner Point Standings: 2nd
Playoff Standings: 2nd
Spotter: Chris Lambert
News and Notes:
Welcome Aboard – Protect The Harvest… For the first time in 2019, Protect The Harvest will adorn the No. 98 Ford F-150 of Grant Enfinger at Kansas Speedway for Friday’s Digital Ally 250. Protect The Harvest, which was created to defend and preserve the freedoms of American consumers, farmers, ranchers, outdoor enthusiasts, and animal owners, is a nonprofit organization whose objectives are to inform, protect and respond, providing resources to educate those who may be unaware their rights are in danger. For more information, visit www.ProtectTheHarvest.com.
There’s No Place Like, Kansas… Grant Enfinger will make his third NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (Gander Trucks) start at Kansas Speedway (Kansas) on Friday. In two previous starts at the 1.5-mile track, the ThorSport Racing driver has a track-best start of fourth (2018), and a track-best finish of eighth (2018).
This Week's No. 98 Protect The Harvest/Curb Records Ford F-150... The No. 98 ThorSport Racing team will unload chassis No. 52 for Friday’s Gander Trucks Digital Ally 250. This particular chassis was last seen at Atlanta Motor Speedway earlier this year where Enfinger finished a track-best third, after leading four laps.
Top Dog… For the third time this season, Enfinger enters the race weekend with the series point lead. Currently, the ThorSport Racing driver is four points ahead of teammate, Johnny Sauter.
Ford Fact… Ford powered F-150's have found victory lane 99 times since 1995 in the Gander Trucks, including four times at Kansas with Jon Wood (2003), Carl Edwards (2004), Terry Cook (2006) and Erik Darnell (2007).
Intermediate Track Facts… In 28 starts on an intermediate-size track (1.5-1.54-miles) in his Gander Trucks career, Enfinger has two poles (Homestead, 2018 and Texas, 2019), one win (Las Vegas, 2018), and has led 117 laps en route to nine top-five, and 20 top-10 finishes.
Take Me Back – Dover… Enfinger started a track-best sixth, finished fourth in both Stages, and led three laps en route to a fourth-place finish at the Monster Mile. The finish was his second top-five in three starts at the concrete oval.
Truck Series Stats… Enfinger has 66 career Gander Truck starts to his credit. His success includes four poles, and 288 laps led en route to two wins, 22 top-five and 40 top-10 finishes.
Chatting with Grant Enfinger...
“Kansas is a fun place to race. The track is weathered and that provides for some good side-by-side racing - you can move around quite a bit there. The last couple of years we haven’t had great finishes, but we’ve had pretty decent trucks. We’re taking truck 52 to Kansas, the same truck we ran Atlanta with, and I feel like we’ve made it better since then. I think overall, Kansas is going to be a good show for us.”