Grant Enfinger gave Fox Sports’ viewers exactly what they were looking for in his tremendous win last month at the Prairie Meadows 150 at the Iowa Speedway. It was an exciting nail-biting finish. Grant led all but one lap from laps 90 through 114, but fell back in the pack. Then at lap 144 of the 150-lap race, Grant passed then-leader Kyle Weatherman and hung onto the front spot all the way to the checkered flag.
Grant hopes the exciting finish, with his battle to edge out Weatherman and keep the other drivers at bay for the final laps, will result in more sponsor dollars and more opportunities to race. After just seven races this season, Grant is tied for the second-most wins on the ARCA Racing Series circuit with two wins. The leader, Frank Kimmel, has three wins, but he has run all 18 of the ARCA races this season. Grant hopes more time on the track will bring about more marks in his win column, and a shot at the top spot for the season. While he seems to have little trouble excelling when he can get on the oval, Grant still needs to find financial support to participate in the sport he truly loves. In an interview with al.com sports writer Mark Inabinett, Grant said:
I feel like performance-wise, we’ve obviously been [in contention to win]. But the business side of the sport is obviously just as tough as ever, and it is for me. It’s tough for everybody financially to make all this stuff feasible.
Grant managed to compete in the first five races of the season, including a first-place victory at home, in Mobile, Ala., when he won the ARCA-Mobile 200 at Mobile International Speedway on March 9. After that, though, he has only been able to race in two ARCA events of 13 scheduled. His last race before Iowa was June 14. The Iowa win was televised on Fox Sports 2 live nationally and replayed on Fox Sports 1 on Sunday morning. In the final two races of the ARCA season, both nationally televised on Fox Sports 1, Grant placed fourth at Kentucky Speedway on Sept. 21 and he plans to race at Kansas Speedway Oct. 4.
Grant hopes the high visibility granted by television, especially if he can take Team BCR’s No. 90 Motor Honey-Casite-Advance Ford into the win zone one more time, will attract the attention of more big sponsors, allowing him the opportunity to further his racing career. I predict big things and many more wins for Grant in the coming months and year. He is truly a rising star.
Sources: al.com, foxsports.com
Contact us today for a free legal consultation with an experienced attorney.
Fields marked *may be required for submission.
If you would like to subscribe to the Jere Beasley Report digital edition, simply visit our Subscriptions page and provide the necessary information or call us at 800-898-2034.
Attorney Advertising - Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.