TALLADEGA, AL – Fairhope, Alabama native and 2015 ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards Champion Grant Enfinger was inducted into the ARCA Racing Series Wall of Champions on Thursday at the International Motorsports Hall of Fame outside of Talladega Superspeedway.
Enfinger, who is back at the legendary 2.66 mile tri-oval this weekend, will not be behind the wheel of the No.23 Chevrolet for the General Tire 200 on Friday, but instead he will be on top of the pit-box calling the shots for ARCA rookie and Munford, Alabama native Bret Holmes. Holmes will make his Talladega Superspeedway debut at his “home track.”
The ceremony in the IMHOF was held alongside ARCA President Ron Drager as well as other ARCA and Talladega officials from across the racing spectrum. Enfinger was humbled by his induction, but was still focused on the task at hand, winning the General Tire 200 and making sure that young Holmes has the best car possible to run on the biggest and baddest track in the world.
“It’s really special for me to have a lasting image here on the ARCA Racing Series Wall of Champions at Talladega,” said Enfinger. “Being an Alabama boy, this is where is all started for me. MY dad and I would always come up here to watch the races and to be a part of the International Motorsports Hall of Fame is truly humbling.”
When asked about what he was looking forward to the most during race week, the answer was stated without hesitation. Winning the General Tire 200.
“Its Bret’s (Holmes) first superspeedway race and we are focused on that right now and getting a good car ready to run on Friday, but the thing about Talladega is you never know what is going to happen. We are looking forward to making this a special weekend at Talladega and hopefully we can get the No.23 into victory lane.”
Enfinger, the first ARCA Racing Series national champion from Alabama, will be now be forever enshrined on the historic wall and will forever be a name tied to Talladega Superspeedway and the ARCA racing series.
Want to see Enfinger coach Holmes in his Talladega Superspeedway debut? Get your tickets now for the General Tire 200 on Friday, April 29th and enjoy all the fun and excitement Talladega has to offer.
The highly anticipated Talladega Superspeedway weekend kicks off Friday, April 29, with practice sessions for the Sparks Energy 300 and GEICO 500, as well as practice, qualifying and the drop of the green flag for the General Tire 200 at 5 p.m. CDT. Saturday’s schedule includes qualifying for the GEICO 500 as well as time trials and the start of the Sparks Energy 300 at 2 p.m. CDT. Later that evening, Big & Rich featuring Cowboy Troy, will headline the traditional Infield Concert. Country Music’s best-kept secret, Eric Lee Beddingfield, is set to open the event at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free with a GEICO 500 ticket. The GEICO 500 race is set for Sunday at 12:00 p.m. (CDT).
For ticket information, including many upgrade opportunities, for the GEICO 500, Sparks Energy 300 and General Tire 200 events, log on to www.talladegasuperspeedway.com or call 1-877-Go2-DEGA.
About the ARCA Wall of Champions
The Wall of Champions holds images of every ARCA National Champion since the series inception in 1953. Enfinger’s image will occupy the center section of the display for one year before it takes its place among the other champions in order to make way for the next national champion