Grant Enfinger wins ARCA race at Pocono
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Grant Enfinger won at Pocono Raceway on Friday in his first ARCA Racing Series start of the year, saving enough fuel to hold off Austin Cindric.
“We made so many wholesale changes to the car over the week to get here,” Enfinger said. “We were losing fuel pressure with 20 to go. It never hiccupped, but we had already made our bed. We pushed ourselves into a fuel-mileage situation, so we took advantage of it.”
The series champion last year, Enfinger won after finishing second in both ARCA races at Pocono last year. He’s driving this season on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
Enfinger, from Fairhope, Alabama, has 15 career series victories. He started 13th in the No. 23 Chevrolet after qualifying was rained out.
“Without a doubt, he was saving fuel,” Cindric said. “We had the fastest car all week. Really wanted to get to victory lane but congratulations to Grant.”
Brandon Jones was third. He used the race to prepare for the NASCAR Xfinity Series event Saturday on the 2.5-mile triangular track.
Dalton Sargeant was fourth, followed by Brady Boswell, Kyle Benjamin, Justin Haley, William Byron, Myatt Snider and Chase Briscoe.