Alabama Native Grant Enfinger Plans To Keep The Home Fire Burning At Talladega Superspeedway

Grant Enfinger, No. 98 Champion Power Equipment/Curb Records Ford F-150
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series
Talladega Superspeedway – Sugarlands Shine 250
Race No. 20 of 23

Team Info/Stats:
Crew Chief: Jeff Hensley
2019 Driver Points Standings: 8th
2019 Owner Points Standings: 8th
Spotter: Chris Lambert

News and Notes:

• Home Track Hero… A native of Fairhope, Alabama, Grant Enfinger looks to add a second win at his home track, and his third career NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series victory, to his resume in his own backyard in Saturday’s Sugarlands Shine 250 at Talladega Superspeedway. Enfinger, who has 11 starts at the track across both the ARCA Menards Series (six) and Gander Trucks (five), has accumulated one win (2016, Gander Trucks), one pole (2014, ARCA), three top-five and five top-10 finishes, leading 182 laps in both series.
• Chassis Chatter… The No. 98 ThorSport Racing team will unload chassis No. 60 for Saturday’s 14th annual Sugarlands Shine 250 at Talladega Superspeedway. This is the same chassis Enfinger drove to a second-place finish at Daytona International Speedway earlier this season.
• Take Me Back – Las Vegas… The ThorSport Racing driver started eighth, working his way up to the third position before an engine failure would sideline the No. 98 for the remainder of the event, relegating Enfinger to a 31st-place finish in the World of Westgate 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The unfortunate circumstance would also eliminate the ThorSport Racing driver and the No. 98 team from advancing to the Round of 6 in the Gander Trucks Playoffs.
• Truck Series Stats… Enfinger has 79 career Gander Trucks starts to his credit. His success includes five poles and 564 laps led en route to two wins, 26 top-five and 49 top-10 finishes.
• Ford Fact… Ford powered F-150’s have found victory lane 99 times since 1995 in the Gander Truck Series, including one win at Talladega Superspeedway with Mark Martin in 2006.
• Catch Grant at Talladega Superspeedway… On Friday, Oct. 11, Enfinger will participate in a Q&A in the new Talladega Garage Experience, in the infield at Talladega Superspeedway, at 10:10 a.m. CT and will also join his ThorSport Racing teammates, Johnny Sauter and Ben Rhodes, at the Ford Stage, in the Fan Zone, at 1 p.m. CT for an autograph session. On Sunday, Oct. 13, Enfinger will participate in a Q&A at the Ford Stage, in the Fan Zone, at 10 a.m. CT.

Chatting with Grant Enfinger…

On Talladega Superspeedway…

“Talladega is obviously a home-track for me, with me being from Alabama. This place (Talladega Superspeedway) is kinda what got the fire burning for me. As a kid, my dad and I would come up here every year. My family would get a charter bus and get 30-40 good ol’ southern guys from Alabama, and we’d ride up here for every race. That’s what started the fire for me, just as a race fan. To be able to come full circle, to be able to come back here and compete and hopefully go for another checkered flag this weekend, would be a dream come true for me. God has blessed us with a great opportunity and a great season with ThorSport Racing. We’ve had really good, really fast F-150’s and some good stuff going for us. Talladega is its own animal. We’ve gotta stay out of trouble, stay up front and hopefully contend for the win in our Champion Power Equipment Ford F-150.”

On the remainder of 2019…

“It’s unfortunate that we aren’t racing for a championship now as we head into Talladega. This does however free us up from a strategy stand point, to be more aggressive. I know all the guys on this No. 98 team and I want to finish the season out strong and get in the win column.”

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:

About Curb Records:
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:

About ThorSport Racing:
Entering its 24th season of competition, ThorSport Racing, based in Sandusky, Ohio, is the longest-tenured NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series team, competing in the series since 1996.