Atlanta: Kraig Kinser preview

Kinser Hopeful Experience Will Help at Atlanta HAMPTON, GA -- Kraig Kinser and his No. 47 Ginn Resorts Silverado team are prepared to hit the road once again and head to the fast and always furious Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS). Following a ...

Kinser Hopeful Experience Will Help at Atlanta

HAMPTON, GA -- Kraig Kinser and his No. 47 Ginn Resorts Silverado team are prepared to hit the road once again and head to the fast and always furious Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS). Following a nearly three-week break from at-track action, the 22-year old Kinser is ready to take to the 1.54-mile quad-oval, and return to the fierce NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS) competition that is all but guaranteed at every event.

The 2007 event will mark Kinser's second start at AMS in the NCTS. In 2006, Kinser qualified an impressive ninth in only his third NCTS start, and finished 29th. Kinser and his Rodney McGehee-led crew are hoping their young drivers' experience from the 2006 season will pay dividends in Atlanta and into the rest of the 25-race season.

"I am looking forward to making my second trip to Atlanta and getting our Ginn Resorts Silverado back on the track," Kinser said. I ran the spring race there last year; we started 9th, but ended up finishing 29th after a tough day. Hopefully, this year we can get the monkey off our backs and have a good qualifying run, but more importantly, a good run and finish in the race. All of the guys back at the shop have been working their tails off and have been practicing pit stops, and I can never say enough how much I appreciate their hard work.

"Although Atlanta is definitely one of the fastest and hardest tracks we run on, my approach is going to be just like any other weekend. We need to get some laps under our belts in practice, qualify well, have good pit stops during the race, and stay out of trouble."

Practice for the American Commercial Lines 200 will start on Friday, March 16 at 9:30 a.m. EDT. Final practice will be from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, March 16. Qualifying is scheduled to start at 5:15 p.m. EDT on Friday, March 16, after which the trucks will be impounded by NASCAR until the start of the 130-lap/200.2-mile race at 9:00 p.m. on Friday, March 16.

-credit: mdm

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Kraig Kinser