Grant Enfinger narrowly missed out on being a part of this year’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series playoffs. But, that doesn’t mean the ThorSport Racing driver is giving up. Enfinger, is wanting to go out with a bang and play spoiler over the final few weeks of the 2017 season. With that being said, his best shot of taking his No. 98 Toyota to victory lane this year may come this weekend at the Talladega Superspeedway.
Enfinger, led 45 laps in this very race a year ago and won his first ever and only Truck Series race on the high banked 2.66-mile Alabama track in 2016. Now, he returns with a different team but poised to make a return trip to victory lane at his hometown track.
“It was a huge win for us last year at Talladega,” Enfinger said of last year’s win. “First truck win, and at my home track, with a lot of friends and family there – making it extra special.”
The Alabama native enters Saturday’s Freds 250 (1 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN) with three straight top 10 finishes to his credit. He also has 11 top 10 finishes, eight of which landing inside the top five, over his last 14 starts on the 2017 season. With having past success on restrictor plate tracks, Enfinger thinks he knows what it takes to win again on Saturday.
“The most important part of racing at Talladega is staying out of trouble, and having a truck that can suck up and maneuver good,” said Enfinger ahead of this weekend’s race. “We can definitely repeat this year. I feel good about the truck Jeff (Hensley, crew chief), and the guys have put together. So, hopefully we will unload good, and be there at the end.”