Crew Chief: Jeff Hensley
Driver Point Standings: 3rd
Owner Point Standings: 3rd
Spotter: David Pepper
News and Notes:
- This Week’s No. 98 ThorSport Racing/Curb Records Ford F-150… The No. 98 ThorSport Racing team will unload chassis No. 42 for Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Active Pest Control 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS). This is the same chassis Grant Enfinger piloted in 2017 at Chicagoland Speedway (fifth), and Las Vegas Motor Speedway (ninth).
- All About Atlanta… Enfinger has two starts at AMS (2016 & 2017). In 2016 the Champion Power Equipment driver finished fifth and most recently, Enfinger led four laps en route to an eighth-place finish. In two starts, the ThorSport Racing driver’s best start is fourth (2016).
- Jerrod Niemann – This Ride… Country music singer-songwriter, and Curb Records artist, Jerrod Niemann, will be featured on Enfinger’s “ride” at AMS Saturday. Niemann, who is known for his hits, “Drink To That All Night,” and “Lover, Lover,” will perform a free concert in the AMS Fan Zone at 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday, leading into the Active Pest Control 200 at 4:30 p.m. ET.
- Catch Grant at Atlanta… Enfinger will join his fellow ThorSport Racing teammates for the NCWTS autograph session, in the AMS Kids Zone (Midway) from 9-9:45 a.m. ET Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.
Chatting with Grant Enfinger…
You’ve had two solid finishes at Atlanta Motor Speedway. What are the keys to getting around the 1.54-mile track?
“I don’t have all the answers to getting around Atlanta, but I’ve run there twice, and I enjoy the challenges of adjusting to the track from a tire-wear standpoint throughout a run. You aren’t going to have a perfect truck for an entire run, so it’s about managing what you have better than the competition. Matt (Crafton) is one of the best there, so I’ve got a good teammate to lean on.”
Atlanta Motor Speedway hasn’t been paved since it was made a quad-oval in 1997. Do you think the tracks age is a good thing or a bad thing? Should they repave?
“The track having an old surface is definitely a good thing. For the most part, newly paved tracks don’t provide good side-by-side racing until they have been weathered for a few years. I think all tracks should wait as long as possible before they repave, so they can provide good side-by-side racing for the fans, and a surface the drivers and crews have to constantly be adapting to.”
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!