“Atlanta (Motor Speedway) is an awesome track with a ton of character. It has one of the most abrasive surfaces as well as a lot of bumps. With all of that it provides us with multiple grooves to use during the course of a tire run. We had a good run there last year and we are bringing a similar setup in our ThorSport Racing F-150. Hopefully we can make it a touch better and get Ford Performance their first Gander Trucks win at AMS on Saturday.” - Grant Enfinger
News and Notes:
Georgia On My Mind… Grant Enfinger will make his fifth career start at Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS) in Saturday’s Vet Tix Camping World 200. In four previous starts at the 1.54-mile track, the ThorSport Racing driver has a track-best start of fourth (2016) and has led eight laps en route to two top-five and four top-10 finishes.
This Week's No. 98 ThorSport Racing/Curb Records Ford F-150... The No. 98 ThorSport Racing team will unload chassis No. 42 at AMS. This particular chassis will make it’s 2020 debut, but had five starts in 2019 with three top-five and five top-10 finishes.
Intermediate Track Facts… In 35 starts on an intermediate-size track (1.5-1.54-miles) in his NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series career, Enfinger has three poles (Homestead, 2018, Texas-1, 2019 and Kentucky, 2020), one win (Las Vegas, 2018), and has led 281 laps en route to 10 top-five, and 24 top-10 finishes.
Truck Series Stats… Enfinger has 85 career Gander Truck starts to his credit since 2010. His success includes 615 laps led en route to three wins, five poles, 29 top-five and 54 top-10 finishes.
Take Me Back – Las Vegas… Enfinger started ninth, finished 11th in Stage 1 and fourth in Stage 2, but was involved in a late race incident on lap 91 of 134 and relegated to a 31st-place finish in the Strat 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Our Fearless Leader… 2020 will mark the fourth season that veteran crew chief Jeff Hensley has called the shots for the No. 98 team. In 17 seasons in the Gander Truck Series, Hensley has earned 15 wins, including two at AMS with driver’s Mike Skinner (2007) and Ron Hornaday, Jr. (2011).
Ford Fact… Ford-powered F-150's have found victory lane 100 times since 1995 in the Gander Truck Series however, AMS is one of four tracks on the 2020 schedule Ford Performance has yet to find victory lane.
Crew Chief: Jeff Hensley
2020 Driver Points Standings: 7th
2020 Owner Points Standings: 9th
2020 Playoffs: 2nd
Spotter: Chris Lambert