NASCAR Camping World Truck Series COTA Race Preview
Grant Enfinger, No. 23 Champion Power Equipment Chevrolet Silverado RST
Circuit Of The Americas Stats
– NCWTS Starts: 1, Best start: 23rd, Best finish: 4th (2021), Top 5s: 1, Top 10s: 1
2022 NCWTS Season Stats
– Starts: 3, Best start: 7th, Best finish: 12th (Atlanta), Laps led: 14, Current points position: 16th
– 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. Visit ChampionPowerEquipment.com for more information.
– Chassis History/Info: Grant Enfinger will take GMS Racing chassis no. 138 to battle in the first road course race of the season on Saturday. This Silverado was originally built in 2021, competing at COTA and Watkins Glen with Sheldon Creed, where it finished fifth and third, respectively. At COTA, this truck led fourteen laps and contended for the win throughout the entire race.
– Building Momentum: After a disappointing start to his 2022 campaign which saw two late crashes in two races, Enfinger showed some great signs of speed this past weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Grant finished second in Stage one of the race, and was able to lead the field for fourteen laps. Though a pit road penalty forced him to the tail end of the lead lap, the No. 23 Chevrolet was able to pass a significant amount of trucks en route to a 12th place finish. The solid finish catapulted Enfinger up eleven spots in the points standings, where he currently sits in 16th position.
– Short Tracker Turned Road Course Sleeper?: Grant will be the first person to tell you that he is not a natural born road course ace. However, the stats might show otherwise. Last season, driving a truck built by GMS Fabrication, Enfinger had one of his best runs of the season at COTA, finishing in fourth place. Don’t count the veteran out of your fantasy lineup as he turns left and right this weekend.
– GE Quote: “From slow speed hairpins to high speed sweeping corners, COTA has a little bit of everything. I’m not really a big road course guy, but I’ve been working hard on it the last couple years. With all of the prep that Team Chevy has helped us drivers with and all the work that Charles and our No. 23 Champion Power Equipment guys have put into this weekend, I’m excited to see what we will have.”