Event: Crosley Brands 150
Date: Friday, September 25, 2015
Venue: Kentucky Speedway
Length: 100 laps, 150 miles
Time: 8:00 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1
Points Position: 1st (+225)
No. 23 Allegiant Travel Chevrolet Impala
Crosley Brands 150 Event Preview – Kentucky Speedway
This Weekend’s Allegiant Travel Chevrolet… Grant Enfinger will pilot Chassis No.664 at Kentucky Speedway. This GMS Racing-built Chevrolet Impala has been utilized four times this season and has an average staring position of 4.3 and an average finishing position of 3.5.
Bluegrass State Nuggets… The Alabama native has four starts at the paved 1.5-mile tri-oval. Enfinger owns two top-five and two top-ten finishes at the Sparta, Ky.-based track. Earlier in the season, Enfinger scored a second-place finish at the 1.5-mile Chicagoland Speedway.
2015 at a Glance… After 18 Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) Racing Series races this season, Enfinger has captured six victories, 11 top-five and 14 top-10 finishes. Additionally, he has led 792 laps with an average starting position of 4.4 and an average finish of 6.8.
Last Visit to Kentucky… After starting from the 12th position in the ZLOOP 150 and shortly before the first caution flag waved on lap 18, smoke could be seen coming from Enfinger’s Allegiant Travel Chevrolet. Just one lap later, he was headed to the garage with a blown engine. He was credited with a 30th-place finish.
Rearview Mirror: Salem Speedway… Grant Enfinger and the No. 23 Allegiant Travel Chevrolet team earned their sixth victory of the 2015 ARCA series season Saturday night at Salem Speedway in the Federated Car Care Fall Classic 200. Enfinger found trouble after his Chevrolet shut off while under the first caution of the night. Enfinger came to pit road and the Jeff Stankiewicz-led crew resolved the problem and returned to the field on the lead lap. ARCA penalized Enfinger for coming to pit road while it was closed and forcing the No. 23 Allegiant Travel team to restart from the back of the field. While climbing back into the top ten, a late race caution occurred on lap 156 and Stankiewicz called Enfinger to pit for four new tires and fuel, restarting in the seventh position. Enfinger took the lead with 25 laps to go and held the position until the checkered flag waved.
Points Update… Enfinger sits first in the ARCA driver point standings with a 225-point lead over second place Josh Williams heading into the Crosley Brands 150.
Travel with Allegiant… Allegiant offers convenient, non-stop service to and from two locations servicing the Bluegrass area around Kentucky Speedway. Lexington, Ky. (LEX) and Cincinnati, Ohio (CVG) welcome flights from more than 10 markets, including Allegiant’s newest seasonal route from Cincinnati (CVG) to Myrtle Beach, S.C. (MYR). With low-low fares, nonstop flights, all-jet service and premier travel partners, Allegiant provides a complete travel experience with a great value without all the hassle.
GRANT ENFINGERS QUOTE:
What are your thoughts about heading into Kentucky this weekend? “Kentucky is a really rough, flat and very wide track, so tire wear is always key at this mile-and-a-half. We look to keep the momentum up going into the last two races of the season. I have no doubt the GMS Racing team has prepared a fast Allegiant Travel Chevrolet for this weekend’s event. Hopefully we can get dialed in and have a strong finish at Kentucky.”
Photo Caption: The No. 23 Allegiant Travel Chevrolet Impala driven by Grant Enfinger (GMS Racing Photo)
ABOUT GMS RACING, LLC: GMS Racing LLC, competes full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards with drivers Spencer Gallagher, Brandon Jones, and Grant Enfinger. Formerly based out of Las Vegas, Nevada, home of Allegiant Travel, GMS Racing is now housed in a state of the art 51,000-square-foot shop in Statesville, North Carolina.