Event Preview | 2020 | Daytona International Speedway
Grant Enfinger, No. 98 Champion Power Equipment/Curb Records Ford F-150
NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series
Daytona International Speedway – NextEra Energy 250
Race No. 1 of 23
Crew Chief: Jeff Hensley
2019 Driver Points Standings: 7th
2019 Owner Points Standings: 7th
Spotter: Chris Lambert
News and Notes:
Chatting with Grant Enfinger…
With the expansion of the Playoff field from eight to ten drivers over the off-season, does that change your game plan from the driver’s seat at all this season?
“Initially, going into Daytona, it doesn’t change mine or Jeff Hensley’s strategy at all. First and foremost, our plan is to win races and second to that is stage points. We did a great job of that last year, especially during the regular season, but this year I feel like it’s more important to go out there, win early and get ourselves locked-in, something we weren’t able to do last year. I feel like if we were to win in these first six to eight races, you’re able to be a little bit more aggressive in your play calling for the rest of the regular season and also you’re able to experiment a little bit from a setup standpoint, to help yourself prepare for the Playoffs.”
Can you carry momentum from 2019 into the 2020 season?
“On our No. 98 ThorSport team we actually didn’t end the 2019 season on the highest note. Overall, we had a very solid season, but we didn’t have the Playoffs we feel like we deserved – some of it on ourselves and some of it wasn’t. So I don’t feel like we ended the season with as much momentum as we could have, but I do feel like the organization, ThorSport Racing, did end the season with momentum. With (Matt) Crafton winning the championship and with us having the mindset of Duke and Rhonda Thorson to keep everything going this winter, to keep building on what we have. For the most part, all four ThorSport Racing teams have stayed intact, and we’ve just been able to continue to build on what we have there. The fact that we didn’t make any big overhauls during the off-season, from drivers to crew chiefs, I feel like that gives us an advantage for the first part of the season. We’re still fine-tuning on what we have because we didn’t change the world last year.”
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: ChampionPowerEquipment.com.
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: Curb.com.
About ThorSport Racing:
Entering its 25th 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.
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Contact: Jessica O’Brien