Grant Enfinger Homestead-Miami Speedway Preview
Grant Enfinger, No. 98 Champion Power Equipment/Curb Records Ford F-150
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series
Homestead-Miami Speedway – Ford EcoBoost 200
Race No. 23 of 23
Crew Chief: Jeff Hensley
2019 Driver Points Standings: 8th
2019 Owner Points Standings: 8th
Spotter: Chris Lambert
News and Notes:
Homestead Heat... Grant Enfinger, driver of the No. 98 Champion Power Equipment/Curb Records Ford F-150 will make his fourth career start at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Friday night’s NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season finale. In three previous starts the ThorSport Racing driver has one pole (2018), and has led 33 laps en route to one top-five (2nd, 2018) and two top-10 finishes.
A Career-Best Season… Although Enfinger won’t be competing for the Championship Friday night, the Champion Power Equipment driver has had a career-best season, to date, in 2019. In addition to leading a season-best 303 laps, Enfinger has earned 10 top-fives, 17 top-10’s and the Regular Season Champion title.
Chassis Chatter... The No. 98 ThorSport Racing team will unload chassis No. 44 for Friday night’s 24th annual Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. This particular chassis claimed a win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and a pole at Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2018, and has led a lap in each of the four races it’s entered in 2019, while claiming two top-five finishes.
Champion Power Equipment Returns... Rounding out 2019 aboard the No. 98 ThorSport Racing Ford F-150 entry, Champion Power Equipment returns to Enfinger's machine for the 12th time this season.
Ford Fact… Ford-powered F-150's have found victory lane 99 times since 1995 in the Gander Trucks, including six wins at Homestead-Miami Speedway; Dave Rezendes (1996), Kenny Irwin, Jr. (1997), Rick Crawford (1998), Mike Wallace (1999), Mark Martin (2006) and Chase Briscoe (2017).
Take Me Back – ISM Raceway… Enfinger started eighth, finished eighth in Stage 1, 15th in Stage 2 and brought home his second top-five finish in three starts at ISM Raceway finishing fifth in the Lucas Oil 150.
Truck Series Stats… Enfinger has 82 career Gander Truck starts to his credit since 2010. His success includes five poles and 574 laps led en route to two wins, five poles, 28 top-five and 52 top-10 finishes.
Catch Grant at Homestead-Miami Speedway… Enfinger will be at the Ford Stage, in the Fan Zone at Homestead-Miami Speedway, at 3:45 p.m. ET Friday, Nov. 15. Additionally, the Champion Power Equipment driver will be perusing the campgrounds Thursday and Friday, handing out flags and hero cards to all the Champion Power Equipment generator owners.
Chatting with Grant Enfinger...
You’ve had a career-best season and won the Regular Season Championship title. Are you happy with your accomplishments this season?
“I don’t know if I would consider it a career-best season, personally, as we were knocked out of the Playoffs early. However, I’m very proud of the progress we’ve made as a group, and how we’ve worked together to build a great team over the last three years. We have had some great F-150s this year, and for the most part we unload close. We’re going to do everything we can to end this year with a win in Homestead.”
You earned the pole and finished second at Homestead last year. Is this a track you can see getting your first win of the season at?
“I’m definitely looking forward to Homestead as we had good speed there last year. I’m also happy to have Champion Power Equipment back on as a primary for this race. It’s an awesome track to drive as we are managing tires the entire time, even in practice. We’ll be constantly searching different lines and driving the track changes as the tires fall off. I feel great about our chances there this weekend.”