Grant Enfinger Goes for a Spin and Loses His Lead on the Restart in Eventful Truck Series Race

Published 08/08/2020, 12:18 PM EDT
LONG POND, PENNSYLVANIA – JULY 26: Grant Enfinger, driver of the #98 Protect the Harvest/Curb Records Ford, walks on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Gander RV 150 at Pocono Raceway on July 26, 2019 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Grant Enfinger looked in great form during the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at the Michigan International Speedway, on Friday.

Enfinger was dominant for most of the race and led for 38 of the 107 laps. He was then involved in a nasty collision on the restart that put a big dent to his chances of securing his third win of the season. Grant Enfinger was defending his lead on the restart before the incident took place.

Grant Enfinger goes for a spin on the restart


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On the restart, Enfinger was on the outside with NASCAR Cup Series rookie John Hunter Nemechek on the inside.

Austin Hill, who won a couple of weeks ago in Kansas, was also very close to them. Just after the restart, Enfinger hit Hill in the No. 16 car, before then colliding with Nemechek in the No. 13.

Enfinger, driving the No. 98, went for a spin himself and lost his lead, as a result. Along with Enfinger, the incident affected Nemechek too, more than it did to Hill.

NASCAR Gander Trucks tweeted a video of the incident.

SO. MUCH. HAPPENED. @GrantEnfinger got spun while defending the lead on the restart!” they wrote on Twitter.

Eventful race for Enfinger

Earlier, in another incident involving Enfinger, Johnny Sauter spun and hit the wall while racing Enfinger for the lead.

With 16 laps to go, Sauter was racing Effinger with an aim to grab the lead during the green flag laps in the race.

Just then, Sauter’s No. 13 ThorSport Racing Ford got loose, crashed with Enfinger, went for a spin, and hit the wall.
A caution came out after the incident. The race saw a record 11 caution periods being called.


Grant Enfinger finished in 33rd place in the race, after coming so close to another win.


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Grant Enfinger

Enfinger came into the race on the back of two third-place finishes during the doubleheader weekend in the NASCAR Truck Series at Kansas Speedway, a couple of weeks ago.

The 35-year-old lies 8th in the overall points standings for the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series.


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He has two wins and four top-five finishes so far.

Source – Twitter: NASCAR Gander Trucks, NASCAR,com



Aayush Majumdar

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Aayush Majumdar is a NASCAR content strategist, a Tennis Writer, and a sports analyst at EssentiallySports. He is well-tenured as a tennis and NASCAR writer, with over 900 articles across both sports. After pursuing a Post Graduate program in Sports Management, Aayush explored various roles in Sports Media, including a Sports Reporting role at a leading English daily.