Grant Enfinger – 2018 Iowa Preview

Team Info/Stats: 

Crew Chief: Jeff Hensley
Driver Point Standings: 4th
Owner Point Standings: 6th
Spotter: David Pepper

News and Notes:

  • This Week’s No. 98 Protect The Harvest Ford F-150… The No. 98 ThorSport Racing team will unload chassis No. 42 for Saturday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) M&M’s 200 Presented by Casey’s General Store at Iowa Speedway. This chassis will make its third start of the 2018 season, previously hitting the track this season at Atlanta Motor Speedway (finishing ninth), and Dover International Speedway (finishing 14th). Grant Enfinger also piloted this particular chassis to a fifth-place finish at Chicagoland Speedway, and a ninth-place finish at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, in 2017.
  • Race Rewind – Iowa 2017… Enfinger made his NCWTS track debut at Iowa Speedway in 2017. The ThorSport Racing driver started 10th, and finished fourth.
  • Hawkeye State Stats… The Protect The Harvest driver has six ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards starts at the 7/8-mile Iowa Speedway since 2008. Enfinger’s success includes 38 laps led en route to one win (2013), four top-five and five top-10 finishes.
  • 2018 Stats… In eight starts this season, Enfinger has led 13 laps en route to three top-five, and six top-10 finishes. The ThorSport Racing driver has a season-best start of third (Martinsville), and three season-best finishes of fourth (Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Martinsville Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway).
  • Truck Series Stats… Enfinger has 45 career NCWTS starts to his credit. His success includes 104 laps led en route to one pole (Daytona, 2016), one win (Talladega, 2016), 14 top-five and 26 top-10 finishes.
  • Catch Grant at Iowa… Enfinger will join fellow ThorSport Racing teammates, and other NCWTS drivers, for a series autograph session, Saturday, June 16, 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. CT, located under the Turn 4 grandstands at Iowa Speedway.
  • Protect the Harvest… Protect The Harvest was created to defend and preserve the freedoms of American consumers, farmers, ranchers, outdoor enthusiasts and animal owners. Their objectives are to inform, protect and respond. For more information, visit: ProtectTheHarvest.com.

Chatting with Grant Enfinger…

You finished fourth at Iowa in your Truck Series track debut last year and have won at Iowa in the ARCA Racing Series. What are the keys to getting around the 7/8-mile track?

“Iowa is one of my favorite tracks. It’s gotten bumpy, and lost some grip over the years so you have to manage your tires, which makes for better racing. Turn 4 is wide and sweeping, and Turn 2 is tighter and the wall comes up quicker, so sometimes you have to compromise on one end of the track.”

Iowa is a one-day show – practice, qualify, and race all in one day. Do you like that particular type of schedule, or do you prefer a schedule more like we had in Texas last weekend?

“I personally like it a little better when we practice one day and then come back to qualify and race the next day. This is a one-day show for on track activity, but all the teams still have to be there Friday for tech.”

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