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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Grant Enfinger
C.J. Radune notes that Zane Smith will line up eighth Saturday, which could be a springboard to a top-10 finish.
John Hunter Nemechek won the spring race in Las Vegas and should continue to show his dominance with only four races left in the season.
Todd Gilliland has two top-10 finishes in three races at Bristol and hasn't finished worse than 14th at the track. He also starts in the second row, giving him prime track position to challenge for a win.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
Enfinger posted a career-best season in 2019. He piloted the No. 98 Ford truck to 10 Top-5 and 18 Top-10 finishes and came up seventh in the final driver standings. While he didn't win a race like he did in 2018, it was a far more consistent performance with a better average finish and more laps led for the season. The 34-year-old veteran is not likely to grab many, if any, wins in the upcoming season. However, we should continue to see strong qualifying and good racing by Enfinger. Jeff Hensley is poised to return to this team at crew chief, and he should continue guiding Enfinger to consistent finishes in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series.
At the time of this writing the team's plans have not been announced, but we expect Enfinger to be back for season three in the No. 98 Ford F-150. The veteran driver posted career-best marks last season with this race team. Enfinger raced to his second-career truck series victory (Las Vegas), 15 Top-10 finishes and a lofty fifth-place finish in the final driver standings. He was shut out of racing for the championship at Homestead, but that could change in 2019. The 34-year-old driver should be paired once again with Jeff Hensley at crew chief, and continue to build on the upward momentum they've developed the past two seasons.
The 33-year-old journeyman driver will return for a second season of competition with Curb Racing. The team makes the shift from Toyota to Ford in 2018 and we'll see if that pays dividends. Enfinger peddled to a surprising nine Top-5 and 15 Top-10 finishes in 2017 with this same race team. They'll set their sights higher for this campaign. Jeff Hensley will return at crew chief and continue to build on what the two accomplished last season. Enfinger may be older than the average truck series driver, but he is no less talented. He won 16 races in 10 years of ARCA Series competition and won the 2015 championship in that racing series.
Unfortunately, due to a lack of sponsorship, the Rico Abreu experiment ended at the No. 98 ThorSport Racing team. It could have been slightly affected by lack of performance. The rookie driver struggled to just five Top-10 finishes in his debut in the truck series and wound up a somewhat disappointing 13th in the final driver standings. Now, one of the premiere stables in the Camping World Truck Series has two vacancies to fill. With the lack of sponsorship, the No. 98 team could fall under the axe. However, if a driver and sponsor could be found, this is a team that could break into the tail end of the Top 10 of the driver rankings. The silly season days of late January and early February will determine the fate of this team, so be watching closely. - UPDATE - Enfinger has signed to drive the strong No. 98 Toyota Tundra in 2017. There's loads of potential with this talented youngster and this good team together this season.
The reigning ARCA Series champion will move up full-time to the truck series in 2016. GMS Racing has given him the seat of the No. 33 Chevrolet and expanded to three teams this season to get the 30-year-old veteran into this division of NASCAR. Enfinger has impressive numbers in the ARCA Series. Along with his one championship, he has 14 victories and 64 Top-10 finishes over 91-career starts. While Enfinger has limited experience in the trucks with just a scant six starts, he has the years of driving experience that you look for in terms of potential to succeed when making a jump like this one. He’ll be paired with crew chief Jeff Stankiewicz and together the two should be up for some big things this season.
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Third in Corn Belt 150
Enfinger finished third in the Corn Belt 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Knoxville Raceway Friday night.
Takes third at Nashville
Enfinger came home third place in the Rackley Roofing 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Nashville Superspeedway on Friday night.
Third at Texas
Enfinger finished third in the SpeedyCash.com 220 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday afternoon.
Phoenix Truck Pole
Enfinger will start from the pole for the Lucas Oil 150 Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at Phoenix Raceway Friday evening.
Won the NASCAR Hall of Fame 200
Enfinger won the NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway Friday night.