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Grant Enfinger settles for fifth after dominating day in Pensacola

Five Flags (Fla.) Speedway | Pensacola 200 Race Recap

Team: No. 77 Champion Power Equipment | Breland Homes Ford Fusion

Driver: Grant Enfinger

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Start: First

Finish: Fifth (206 | 206 laps completed; 175 laps led)

Grant Enfinger Quote: “Had a good time at Five Flags Speedway with Chad Bryant Racing. Led a lot of laps, but not the one that counted. Used the tires up a little too much at the end. Thanks, Champion Power Equipment and Breland Homes for making the race possible.”

ARCA Menards Series Next Up: Speediatrics 150 presented by The NASCAR Foundation at Kansas Speedway on Fri., Oct. 16, 2020 at 8:30 p.m. (ET) live on FOX Sports 1 (or 2) and the Motor Racing Network.

Derek Griffith ready for second ARCA Menards Series East start at Five Flags Speedway

Derek Griffith ready for second ARCA Menards Series East start at Five Flags Speedway

PENSACOLA, Fla.: A prime opportunity awaits Derek Griffith and the Chad Bryant Racing team in Saturday night’s Pensacola 200 presented by Inspectra Thermal Solutions at Five Flags (Fla.) Speedway.

Returning to the ARCA Menards Series East scene for the first time since competing at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway in February, Griffith and the CBR team led by crew chief Paul Andrews are looking to finish what they started.

Griffith had a dominating performance at New Smyrna, but a late-race setback on pit road changed the complexion of the race and Griffith ran out of laps to get back to the lead before the checkered flag waved.

While Griffith eventually settled for second at New Smyrna, Five Flags is a second chance and an opportunity to capture the win.

“I’m pumped about Five Flags this weekend,” said Griffith. “It is such an amazing track. We have been there for the Snowball Derby a couple of times and I feel like my prior experience will pay off.”

Knowing that he has experience at Five Flags Speedway in a Super Late Model, Griffith is hoping to capitalize on the track time and use it to his advantage in the ARCA Menards Series East finale.

“I’d love to close out the year with some good runs,” added Griffith who will also compete in the ARCA Menards Series finale at Kansas Speedway next weekend. “It’s been such a huge honor and a blessing to be able to drive for Chad Bryant Racing. We’ve been able to have a lot of success together, but we haven’t been able to get into Victory Lane, yet.

“I think this weekend is our best chance to make that happen. I know what it takes to be fast at Five Flags and even though the competition is going to be pretty stout, I feel like the communication between myself and my crew chief Paul (Andrews) is really strong. We just have to keep our No. 22 Original Gourmet™ Lollipops Ford near the front and then just see what happens.”

This week marks the first ARCA Menards Series East event with Original Gourmet™ Food Company as the primary partner of Griffith’s No. 22 Ford Fusion.

Headquartered in Salem, New Hampshire, Original Gourmet™ has been innovating in the sweets and snack industry since 1994. Their story started with a recipe and a vision.

Their curiosity for making special blends of flavors and colors of candy became a passion for providing people with bold tasting lollipops.

Griffith’s car will be covered in a variety of the company’s 26 lollipops flavors.

Original Gourmet’s lollipops are the largest pops sold with a bright taste and bright colors – standing out from all the rest. Weighing in at 1.1 oz., these lollipops are gluten and peanut free delights that have a plastic stick and will not get soggy like all the other lollipops do.

“Halloween is coming up later this month and the Original Gourmet™ Lollipops make an excellent treat – just saying,” Griffith said with a smile.

Team owner Chad Bryant is looking forward to having Griffith back on the ARCA Menards Series East scene this weekend.

“We’re going to Five Flags Speedway with some unfinished business in the ARCA Menards Series East,” offered Bryant. “All season long I’ve been super impressed with Derek and he I know he will continue to showcase that this weekend.

“Hopefully, the weather holds out and we can have a successful weekend.”

In addition to Griffith, Grant Enfinger will drive a second-Chad Bryant Racing car in Saturday night’s race aboard the No. 77 Champion Power Equipment | Breland Homes Ford Fusion.

For more on Derek Griffith, please visit derekgriffith.com, like him on Facebook (Derek Griffith Motorsports) and follow him on Twitter (@DerekGriffith12).

For more on Chad Bryant Racing, please visit ChadBryantRacing.com, like them on Facebook (Chad Bryant Racing) or follow them on Twitter (@ChadBryantRace).

For more on Original Gourmet™ Food Company and their products, please visit ogfc.net.

The Pensacola 200 presented by Inspectra Thermal Solutions (200 laps | 100 miles) is the eighth of eight races on the 2020 ARCA Menards Series East schedule. Practice begins Sat., Oct. 10, 2020 with a forty-five-minute practice session from 2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., with qualifying set for 5:00 p.m. The race is set to take the green flag shortly after 7:00 p.m., televised live on TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold, while ARCARacing.com will stream live timing and scoring throughout the entire day’s festivities. All times are local (Central).

Grant Enfinger to drive for Chad Bryant Racing at Five Flags Speedway

Grant Enfinger to drive for Chad Bryant Racing at Five Flags Speedway

PENSACOLA, Fla.: Chad Bryant Racing (CBR) announced today that 2015 ARCA Menards Series champion Grant Enfinger will return to the ARCA platform and compete in Saturday’s Pensacola 200 presented by Inspectra Thermal Solutions, the season finale for the ARCA Menards Series East at Five Flags (Fla.) Speedway.

This weekend’s race marks Enfinger’s ARCA East debut and his return to an ARCA-sanctioned event since competing at Toledo Speedway in 2018.

The No. 77 Ford Fusion will be backed by longtime Enfinger supporters Champion Power Equipment and Breland Homes with team owner and former ARCA championship-winning crew chief Chad Bryant calling the shots.

Enfinger, a native of Fairhope, Ala. is taking advantage of an off-week in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series – where he sits fourth in the Playoff standings entering the semi-final round at Kansas Speedway on Oct. 17.

“I grew up racing at Five Flags, so I’m extremely excited about coming home to the ARCA race at Five Flags Speedway this weekend,” said Enfinger. “I really appreciate the opportunity from Chad Bryant Racing and it’s great to have Champion Power Equipment and Breland Homes onboard our No. 77 Ford.

“It should be a great short track race, so we need to have a great crowd and keep this series coming back to Pensacola every year.”

Since 2003 Champion Power Equipment has earned a reputation for designing and producing the market’s finest power equipment. From their original headquarters in Santa Fe Springs, California, Champion has expanded its North American footprint to include facilities in Jackson Tennessee, Milwaukee Wisconsin and Toronto Canada.

Today, Champion’s product line has expanded to include portable generators, home standby generators, inverter generators, engines, winches and log splitters.

Breland Homes was founded more than 40 years ago and is now one of the most trusted names in the home building industry. Breland Homes is one of the Southeast’s top new construction home builders, offering affordable single-family and luxury townhomes with exceptional value throughout Alabama and Northern Florida.

Team owner Chad Bryant says having Enfinger is a prime opportunity for the team to make a statement and contend for the win at the historic short track.

“We are excited to have Grant representing Chad Bryant Racing this weekend at Five Flags Speedway,” offered Bryant. “He is a tremendous driver who knows what it takes to win at Five Flags, and we look forward to giving him the opportunity of winning in his ARCA Menards Series East debut aboard the No. 77 Champion Power Equipment | Breland Homes Ford.”

In 95 ARCA Menards Series starts, Enfinger has captured six poles, 16 wins, 47 top-five and 66 top-10 finishes and captured the 2015 championship title for GMS Racing.

For more on Grant Enfinger, please visit grantenfinger.com, like him on Facebook (Grant Enfinger) and follow him on Twitter (@grantenfinger).

For more on Chad Bryant Racing, please visit ChadBryantRacing.com, like them on Facebook (Chad Bryant Racing) or follow them on Twitter (@ChadBryantRace).

About Champion Power Equipment:

Since 2003 Champion Power Equipment has earned a reputation for designing and producing the market’s finest power equipment. From our original headquarters in Santa Fe Springs, California, Champion has expanded its North American footprint to include facilities in Jackson Tennessee, Milwaukee Wisconsin and Toronto Canada.

Today Champion’s product line has expanded to include portable generators, home standby generators, inverter generators, engines, winches and log splitters. With over 2.5 million generators sold in North America, Champion is a market leader in the power equipment field.

For more information visit: ChampionPowerEquipment.com.

Breland Homes:

Breland Homes was founded more than 40 years ago, and is now one of the most trusted names in the home building industry. Breland Homes is one of the Southeast’s top new construction home builders, offering affordable single-family and luxury townhomes with exceptional value throughout Alabama and Northern Florida.

Buying a new home with us is a one-of-a-kind experience; where our homes speak for themselves and our people make the difference.

For more information visit: BrelandHomes.com