Event Preview | 2018 Texas Motor Speedway

Catch the Action
Rattlesnake 400: Friday, June 8 | 9 p.m. ET | FOX Sports 1 / MRN / SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90

Race 8 of 23: Texas Motor Speedway
Track Length: 1.5-miles
Race Distance: 167 laps I 250.5 miles
Format: Three Stages (Stage 1: 40 laps, Stage 2: 40 laps, Final Stage: 87 laps, ending at Lap 167.)

ThorSport Racing at Texas Motor Speedway
ThorSport Racing has made 83 starts at Texas Motor Speedway with 18 different drivers (Ben Rhodes, Cameron Hayley, Cody Coughlin, Dakoda Armstrong, David Gilliland, Grant Enfinger, Jason Small, Jeb Burton, Johnny Sauter, Kerry Earnhardt, Lance Hooper, Matt Crafton, Rico Abreu, Shelby Howard, Terry Cook, Todd Bodine, Tracy Hines, and Willie Allen) since 1997. The Sandusky, Ohio-based team’s success includes 680 laps led en route to four wins (Johnny Sauter and Matt Crafton), 22 top-five and 43 top-10 finishes.

Ford Fact – Texas Motor Speedway
Friday’s Rattlesnake 400 is one of 15 tracks on the 2018, 23-race schedule that Ford powered F-150’s have found victory lane. In 40 races at the Fort Worth, TX track, Ford Performance is credited with three wins; Kenny Irwin, Jr. (1997), Tony Raines (1998), and Greg Biffle (2000).

Team Info/Stats:
Crew Chief: Jeff Hensley
Driver Point Standings: 5th
Owner Point Standings: 7th
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. 44 for Friday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Rattlesnake 400 at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS). This chassis was last seen at Kansas Speedway, finishing fourth, and also saw action at Las Vegas Motor Speedway earlier this season, finishing eighth.
• Lone Star Stats… Enfinger has two starts at TMS since 2017. The Protect The Harvest driver has led one lap (June) en route to a track-best start of fifth (June), and a track best finish of third (June).
• Race Rewind – Charlotte… The ThorSport Racing driver started fifth, and finished 12th in the series last start at Charlotte Motor Speedway last month.
• 2018 Stats… In seven starts this season, Enfinger has led six laps en route to two top-five, and five top-10 finishes. The ThorSport Racing driver has a season-best start of third (Martinsville), and a season-best finish of fourth (Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Martinsville).
• Truck Series Stats... Enfinger has 44 career NCWTS starts to his credit. His success includes 97 laps led en route to one pole (Daytona, 2016), one win (Talladega, 2016), 13 top-five, and 25 top-10 finishes.
• Catch Grant at Texas… Enfinger will join his ThorSport Racing teammates Friday, June 8, from 3:30 – 4:15p.m. CT for the NCWTS autograph session at the Texas Motor Speedway display, by Gate 4, in the midway (across from the start/finish line).
• 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…

In two starts at Texas Motor Speedway, you’ve had more success in the spring race at the 1.5-mile track versus the fall race. What are the keys to getting around the Fort Worth, TX track?

“Turns 3 & 4 have a lot of grip, but are starting to get a little bumpy. Turn 1 is very flat, so if your truck isn’t handling well you can lose a lot of momentum that carries the rest of the lap. We will see hot temperatures for the first race at Texas, and the track won’t have grip in it like it will when we come back in November.”

About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cards, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles an Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. Ford employs approximately 203,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit corporate.ford.com.

About ThorSport Racing
Entering its 23rd season of competition, ThorSport Racing, based in Sandusky, Ohio, is the longest-tenured NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team, competing in the series since 1996. With 1,017 starts to its credit, the team has amassed three driver championships, 26 wins, 199 top-five and 420 top-10 finishes, 22 pole awards and 4,121 laps led in NCWTS and the ARCA Racing Series.

For more information, visit ThorSport.com.

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Jessica O’Brien
Edgehill Management
No. 88 & 98, Team PR
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