Event Preview | Richmond Raceway

Grant Enfinger, No. 98 Champion Power Equipment/Curb Records Ford F-150
NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series
Richmond Raceway – Toyota Care 250
Race No. 16 of 23

Team Info/Stats:
Crew Chief: Jeff Hensley
2020 Driver Point Standings: 8th
2020 Owner Point Standings: 9th
Spotter: Chris Lambert
2020 Playoff Points: 11 (ranked third, overall)
2020 Stage Points: 66 (ranked 10th, overall)
Richmond Raceway Starting Position: 5th

News and Notes:

• Richmond Debut… Thursday’s NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at Richmond Raceway will be the first time since 2005 the series has raced at the .75-mile track in Richmond, Virginia. In 11 Gander Truck races at Richmond Raceway (1995-2005), there have been eight different race winners, including three repeat winners (Mike Skinner, Jack Sprague and Tony Stewart). Furthermore, there are only three active Gander Truck Series drivers entered with previous experience at Richmond (Matt Crafton, Johnny Sauter and David Ragan). Grant Enfinger, who will make his track debut on Thursday night, will start from the fifth position, when the field takes the green flag in the 250 lap event.
• Our Fearless Leader… Enfinger may be making his track debut at Richmond Raceway, but he’s in good hands with crew chief Jeff Hensley. Hensley has made five starts at the .75-mile track as a driver in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, and has called the shots for 27 NASCAR Xfinity Series races and two Gander Truck Series races at Richmond Raceway. Furthermore, Hensley called the shots for the most recent Gander Truck Series race winner, Mike Skinner, in 2005. The duo led a race-high 120 laps.
• Richmond = Regular Season Finale… In 15 starts this season, Enfinger has two wins and 11 Playoff Points with only one race remaining in the Regular Season. However, if the Playoffs were to start today, the ThorSport Racing driver would be ranked fifth on the Playoff grid, with 14 points.
• This Week’s No. 98 Champion Power Equipment/Curb Records Ford F-150… The No. 98 ThorSport Racing team will unload chassis No. 41 for Thursday night’s 250-lap event at Richmond Raceway. This particular chassis made its debut at Texas Motor Speedway (8th) earlier this season and was last seen at Dover International Speedway (13th).
• Welcome Back… Champion Power Equipment, a market leader in the power equipment field, will make their 42nd appearance as a primary partner of Grant Enfinger, since making their debut at Daytona International Speedway in 2016, in Thursday night’s Richmond 250.
• Music To Our Ears… Curb Records recording artist Jackson Michelson will make his debut on the No. 98 Ford F-150 in Thursday night’s Gander Trucks 250. To preview his single, One Day, visit: Curb.com.
• 2020 Stats… In 15 starts this season, Enfinger has led 86 laps en route to two wins (Daytona and Atlanta), five top-five and eight top-10 finishes, with an average finish of 10.9.
• Truck Series Stats… Enfinger has 98 career Gander Truck starts to his credit since 2010. His success includes 660 laps led en route to four wins, five poles, 33 top-five and 61 top-10 finishes.
• Take Me Back – Darlington… Enfinger started seventh, based on a performance-based metric, finished 15th in Stage 1 and 12th in Stage 2. However, a strategy-call late in the race resulted in a fourth-place finish for Grant Enfinger in his track debut at Darlington Raceway.
• Ford Fact… Ford-powered F-150’s have found victory lane 102 times since 1995 in the Gander Truck Series including back-to-back wins at Richmond Raceway with Greg Biffle (1999) and Rick Carelli (2000).

Chatting with Grant Enfinger…

“So, we’ve got Richmond (Raceway) coming up tomorrow night – I’m excited about this one. I’ve never actually raced at Richmond but looking forward to getting on track. Obviously, we still aren’t able to practice, so the first laps, for me, will be when NASCAR drops the green flag. This is the last race in the Regular Season, before the Playoffs start next week at Bristol (Motor Speedway), so hopefully we can end the Regular Season with good momentum. We had a decent finish last week at Darlington (Raceway) – definitely not the race we wanted – but we’re definitely looking at gaining some momentum as we head into the Playoffs. I feel really good about the package Jeff Hensley has prepared for us, and we’ve got Champion Power Equipment back on the truck. It’s been a little while since they’ve been on board and I’m happy to have them back.”

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:
Celebrating 56 years in business, Curb Records is one of the world’s leading independent music companies. Owned and operated by Mike Curb since 1964, Curb Records has achieved 435 number one records, over 1,500 Top Ten records and charted over 4,500 total records. With over a half century in operation, Curb Records has been influential in the careers of some of the biggest names in music, including: Tim McGraw, Hank Williams, Jr., Rodney Atkins, Lee Brice, LeAnn Rimes, The Judds, Dylan Scott, Sawyer Brown, Wynonna, Lyle Lovett, Jo Dee Messina, Hal Ketchum and Desert Rose Band, among many others. Today’s roster includes some of the top names across multiple genres of music.For more information visit: Curb.com.

About FarmPaint.com:
FarmPaint.com is a leader and innovator of fence and barn paint, roof, foundation, agricultural and specialty coatings. It is the number one place to buy the industry’s finest agricultural coating products at factory-direct low prices. FarmPaint offers barn and fence paint, dust control, roof & foundation coatings, asphalt driveway coatings, concrete coatings and more. For more information visit: FarmPaint.com.

About Blue Spring Living Water
Blue Spring Living Water is bottled at its source: a centuries-old natural spring in Blount County, Alabama. Naturally pure, beautifully clean, and velvety smooth, Blue Spring Living Water is one of the few North American waters truly bottled at the source of natural spring. When you are enjoying Blue Spring Living Water, you can be sure that it is never processed and that nothing is added in. In fact, Blue Spring Living Water is naturally minerally-enriched and has a perfect pH balance, guaranteed naturally fresh, pure, delicious, satisfying water. For more information, visit www.BlueSpringLivingWater.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. For more information, visit: www.ThorSport.com.

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