Dateline 7/18/2009 – Check out the post-race interview with Grant Enfinger. MP3
Beasley Allen driver Grant Enfinger snagged a career-best second-place finish in the ARCA RE/MAX series “Click it or Ticket. Buckle Up! Kentucky 150” on Saturday, July 18. Grant led 38 laps in the series, narrowly missing his first ARCA victory by half a second when Penske driver Parker Klingerman passed him in turn 4 of the 100th lap at Kentucky Speedway. The event was nationally televised on the Speed Channel.
Grant had held off the faster car since lap 75, despite having older tires than Klingerman. The Beasley Allen crew had been force into a pit strategy different than the other leaders early in the race. Grant and Kligerman traded the lead four times in the last 30 laps, running either side-by-side or nose-to-tail.
“I would have loved to win, but we didn’t leave anything on the track,” Grant said. “Our crew gave its all and I drove as hard as I could. I’m fortunate I didn’t end up in the wall on the last lap as my tires were gone, but I wasn’t going to lay down and give it to the 77 car. Both ARCA and the Speed Channel officials were excited about the door-to-door racing during the final 20 laps and I am pleased knowing that we put together a car that can take on the high-dollar Cup affiliated teams.”
The race was 150 miles / 100 laps, and was featured as part of a “double header of speed” on the Speed Channel televised Saturday night. The Kentucky Speedway features a 1.5 mile tri-oval track, with racing surface 70 feet wide, plus 12-foot shoulders, and the track is banked at 14 degrees.
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If you missed it live, the exciting race will be re-broadcast Wednesday, July 22, at 11 a.m. on the Speed Channel. During the final 15 laps, there were four official lead changes, which are determined when cars pass the start/finish line.