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November 15, 2017
Chatting with Grant Enfinger… “I’m looking forward to ending the season on a high note with Champion Power Equipment at Homestead, Friday night. The tires wear very quickly there, combined with the progressive banking – it makes for a really fun track. We haven’t run to our potential the last few weeks, but everyone is focused on rebounding for our last race of the season.”
November 15, 2017
Chatting with Ben Rhodes… With nothing to lose, what are your plans to close out the season on a high-note at Homestead Friday night? “I plan to win the race. I plan to end the season on a high note for all the hard work and sacrifice that each and every person on this No. 27 Safelite team has put in. They deserve a championship, and while I can’t give them that, I can give them a win. Duke and Rhonda Thorson, as well as everyone back at the shop who makes it all possible, deserves a good finish to the season. Thank you to all of my fans and sponsors for the support throughout the year.”
November 15, 2017
Chatting with Cody Coughlin… “I’ve always loved Miami, but it’s always been a vacation spot. This week we’ll get to combine that with the race on Friday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It’s a new track for me, so that’ll be interesting. I know that we can race from the bottom of the track, all the way up to the wall, so that’ll be interesting too. I’ll be relying on the notes prepared by Terry Cook (spotter) to get me ready for the race, just like I did for last week’s race at Phoenix.”
November 15, 2017
Chatting with Matt Crafton… How will you approach the race Friday night at Homestead? “I have no friends. All my friends are going to come in yellow fire suits with Menards on them. We’re going to take our gloves off, and I promise you that we’re going to have no friends going into that race. We’re going to do whatever it takes to win.”
November 09, 2017
Friday, November 10: (All times Eastern)
11:00am - Final Practice (FOX Sports 2)
5:30pm - Qualifying (FOX Sports 1)
8:00pm - NCWTS Setup Show (FOX Sports 1)
8:30pm - Lucas Oil 150 (FOX Sports 1)

Phoenix Stages...
Stage 1 - 40 Laps (Concludes at lap 40)
Stage 2 - 40 Laps (Concludes at lap 80)
Stage 3 - 70 Laps (Concludes at lap 150)

November 02, 2017
Chatting with Grant Enfinger… “Texas (Motor Speedway) is really fast since the repave, but it’s really treacherous if you get out of the groove. Turns 3, and 4 have a lot of banking, so you can really lean on it there, but Turn 1 is flat, so it’s very tough to get through. We are bringing the same RIDE TV Tundra that we raced at Texas earlier this year, and had a lot of speed with.”
November 02, 2017
Chatting with Ben Rhodes… “Our mile-and-a-half program has been our strongpoint this season, so I definitely think we can get a win. The challenge is going to be once again with the new surface and making sure we qualify up front for track position. Texas Motor Speedway is a very fast racetrack with a lot of grip, and we’ve performed quite well at tracks that have a lot of grip.”
November 02, 2017
Chatting with Cody Coughlin… “I’ve liked Texas (Motor Speedway) since the first time I raced there, because we always seem to run pretty well there. Now that they’ve repaved it, and reconfigured the track a bit, it definitely has a whole new set of challenges, but I still really enjoy that track.”
November 02, 2017
Chatting with Matt Crafton… What are the keys to running well at Texas Motor Speedway? “Having a truck you can run around on the bottom – the new asphalt will offer a lot of grip. Hopefully, the second groove will start rubbering-up, and we’ll be able to run side-by-side, like you used to be able to do at Texas before they repaved it. We’ve only been on it once, and it was kind of an unknown – it will be an unknown this week too because it will be a lot cooler this time than when we were there earlier this season.
October 27, 2017
Chatting with Matt Crafton… Who do you think your biggest competition is in the Round of 6? “Racing for championships in the Truck Series, and even back in the Southwest Tour, and late models, you go out there and take care of yourself. Race your own race, and see how the cards fall at that point. I know I say it all the time, but I truly believe it, if it’s meant to be, it will happen.”

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