Grant Enfinger Tag

By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service BRISTOL, Tenn. – Top-seeded Brett Moffitt held off determined 17-year-old Chandler Smith after a restart with three laps left and took home the trophy in Thursday night’s UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway. With the victory in the first event of the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Playoffs, Moffitt, the defending series champion, gained an automatic berth in the Round of 6, as other Playoff contenders either overcame adversity or succumbed to it. “It was tough,” Moffitt said in Victory Lane. “Our (No. 24)Read More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent BRISTOL, Tenn. – Grant Enfinger’s team made the ‘winning call’ but failed to score the win in the UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway. The Jeff Hensley-led No. 98 ThorSport Racing Ford F-150 was in perfect position with 27 laps to go. Enfinger took the lead after he didn’t pit at the end of the second stage. With passing at a premium, he did everything he could to hold off eventual race winner Brett Moffitt. On a restart with 27 laps to go, Enfinger linedRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent BRISTOL, Tenn. – The playoff drivers in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series swept both practices for the Food City 200. Tyler Ankrum was fastest in the first session at Bristol Motor Speedway. The David Gilliland Racing – Crosley Group driver ran a 15.178 second, 126.420 MPH lap in the No. 17 May’s Hawaii Toyota Tundra. Ross Chastain was second fastest, with a 15.249 second, 125.831 MPH lap. Matt Crafton, Raphael Lessard, and Brett Moffitt rounded out the top-five. The rest of the top-10 includedRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Playoffs get underway Thursday night with the UNOH 200 presented by Ohio Logistics at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway (8:30 p.m. ET on FS1, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) – the first of seven races that will crown the 2019 series champ. Brett Moffitt will begin defense of his 2018 Gander Trucks title as the No. 1 seed for this year’s edition of the Playoffs. The driver of the No. 24 GMS Racing Chevrolet SilveradoRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service BROOKLYN, Mich. – Austin Hill’s victory in Saturday’s Corrigan Oil 200 at Michigan International Speedway provided sweet relief for two-time NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series champion Matt Crafton. With Hill’s second victory of the season, Crafton has a chance to run for a third title, having cliched the final spot in the series Playoffs on points. The outcome—and Crafton’s fate—weren’t decided until the final moments of a race that went five laps beyond its scheduled distance of 100 laps. For two nail-biting laps ofRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A simple start in Saturday’s Corrigan Oil 200 at Michigan International Speedway was all Grant Enfinger needed to do to clinch the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series regular season championship and indeed he did. The Alabaman’s quiet but consistent day ended with a seventh place result, summing up his regular season to a tee. Although winless after 16 races, Enfinger has finished in the top-10 in 13 of them and will seeded second in the eight-man championship battle. This was a result of earning 19 playoffRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent When the green flag waves at Michigan International Speedway, Grant Enfinger will clinch the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Regular Season Championship. The ThorSport Racing driver enters the Corrigan Oil 200 with a 52-point lead over teammate Matt Crafton. Enfinger’s points lead will earn him a playoff berth at the start of the race, and the regular season championship soon thereafter. With four playoff points already earned, the 34-year-old will earn another 15 with the regular season championship. Enfinger’s No. 98 ThorSport Racing / CurbRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent In his first career NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series start, Mike Marlar almost upset the regulars at Eldora Speedway. The dirt specialist spent much of the final stage inside the top-10. Marlar slung dirt in his No. 33 Smithbilt Homes Toyota Tundra with NASCAR regulars Chase Briscoe, Christian Eckes, Grant Enfinger, and Todd Gilliland. The 2018 World of Outlaws Late Model Champion held his own with the regulars. Marlar spent much of the final 30 laps battling Grant Enfinger. Slide job after slide job theRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service ROSSBURG, Ohio – First at last. Canadian Stewart Friesen held off Sheldon Creed by .728-seconds in the Eldora Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway to earn his first career NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series victory Thursday night. It was a typical Eldora night of close racing, hot tempers, and high drama on the Rossburg, Ohio half-miler. Friesen, the driver of the No. 52 Halmar Friesen Racing Chevrolet took the lead on Lap 95 of the 150-lap race and held off the field despite multiple cautionRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service Depending on their racing background and certainly their ability to adapt quickly, NASCAR Gander Outdoors Series drivers show up in Rossburg, Ohio this week ready to test their skills on NASCAR champion Tony Stewart’s challenging half-mile Eldora Speedway dirt track – a venue that will likely help decide the 2019 championship field. With only two races remaining to set the eight-driver playoff, Thursday night’s Eldora Dirt Derby (9 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) is not only hugely popular for its one-of-a-kind challengeRead More