Event Preview | Talladega Superspeedway

Grant Enfinger, No. 98 Champion Power Equipment/Curb Records Ford F-150
NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series
Talladega Superspeedway – Chevrolet Silverado 250
Race No. 19 of 23

Team Info/Stats:
Crew Chief: Jeff Hensley
Driver Point Standings: 4th
Owner Point Standings: 4th
Spotter: Chris Lambert
Talladega Superspeedway Starting Position: 4th

News and Notes:

• Elimination Race…Talladega Superspeedway, an unexpected wild-card race, will play host to Saturday’s NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Round of 10 elimination race, the third and final race in the first round of the Playoffs. Grant Enfinger, driver of the No. 98 Champion Power Equipment/Curb Records Ford F-150 finished sixth, in the first two playoff races at Bristol Motor Speedway and Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The ThorSport Racing driver is seeded fourth in the standings, safe by 31 points, heading into the 15th annual event at the Alabama track.
• Home Track Hero… A native of Fairhope, Alabama, Grant Enfinger looks to add a second win at his home track, and his sixth career Gander Trucks victory, to his resume in his own backyard in Saturday’s 94-lap event at Talladega Superspeedway. Enfinger, who has 12 starts at the track across both the ARCA Menards Series (six) and Gander Truck Series (six), has accumulated one win (2016, Gander Trucks), one pole (2014, ARCA), three top-five and six top-10 finishes, leading 185 laps in both series.
• This Week’s No. 98 Champion Power Equipment/Curb Records Ford F-150… The No. 98 ThorSport Racing team will unload chassis No. 60 for Saturday’s Gander Trucks race at Talladega Superspeedway. This is the same chassis Enfinger piloted to victory lane at Daytona International Speedway earlier this season.
• Music To Our Ears… Two-time GRAMMY® award-winning Australian duo, for KING & COUNTRY, comprised of brothers Joel & Luke Smallbone, will make their debut on the No. 98 Ford at Talladega Superspeedway, on Saturday. The duo recently released their much anticipated third studio album, Burn the Ships, a sweeping musical landscape that explores themes of new beginnings, forgiveness, hope, and love. To preview their single, Joy, visit: Curb.com.
• 2020 Stats… In 18 starts this season, Enfinger has led 104 laps en route to three wins (Daytona, Atlanta and Richmond), six top-five and 11 top-10 finishes, with an average finish of 9.8.
• Career Stats… In 101 series starts, Enfinger has six poles and has led 678 laps en route to five wins, 34 top-five and 64 top-10 finishes.
• Take Me Back – Las Vegas… Enfinger started third, based on a performance-based metric, finished fourth in Stage 1, 11th in Stage 2 and sixth in the World of Westgate 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
• Ford Fact… Ford powered F-150’s have found victory lane 104 times since 1995 in the Gander Truck Series including a 2006 win at Talladega Superspeedway with Mark Martin.

Chatting with Grant Enfinger…

On Talladega Superspeedway being an elimination race…

“I wasn’t a big fan of it until I sat there and watched the Cup cutoff race at Daytona (International Speedway). I was on the edge of my seat the entire time, seeing if Jimmie Johnson was going to make it in and what was going to happen. From an entertainment standpoint, from a fan’s standpoint, it is awesome. From a competitor’s standpoint, it’s terrible. This is going to be a stressful race. Even though we’re going in with a bit of a cushion, anything can happen.”

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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