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Kraig Kinser Scores Solid Finish at Lowe's Motor Speedway Concord, NC - Kraig Kinser brought the No. 46 CENTRIX Auto Finance Silverado home in 19th position Friday night in the Quaker Steak and Lube 200 for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series...

Kraig Kinser Scores Solid Finish at Lowe's Motor Speedway

Concord, NC - Kraig Kinser brought the No. 46 CENTRIX Auto Finance Silverado home in 19th position Friday night in the Quaker Steak and Lube 200 for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS) at Lowe's Motor Speedway (LMS).

It is the second consecutive top-20 finish for the Raybestos Rookie candidate competing in just his sixth NCTS career event. It was his first-ever start on the fast mile and one-half tri-oval.

In his first full-time season in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS), Kinser's Silverado is a joint effort between Morgan-Dollar Motorsports and MB2 Motorsports. The Bloomington, IN native joined the MB2 driver development program last season.

Kinser rallied back from one-lap down to put himself in position to get the free pass back to the lead lap. He ran as high as 14th in the order before he began fighting a tight condition on his No. 46 Silverado with about 10 laps remaining in the race.

"It was a decent run for us," said Kinser. "The new asphalt on the track was pretty slick so I was probably a little conservative to make sure I didn't wreck my Silverado. It seems like everyone had a little trouble getting their trucks to handle with the hard tire. We were pretty tight off and on during the race.

"Under a caution near the end, Randy (Goss, crew chief) and the crew made the last adjustment that really made the truck drive the best it had all night and I started to pass trucks and move forward. But then we had another caution and the tires cooled down, when we went green again, it got pretty tight and we dropped back in the order a little bit. I just wanted to make sure I finished the race with the fenders on. Now we go to Mansfield and keep learning as much as I can, as fast as I can."

Kinser's Morgan-Dollar Motorsports teammate, Dennis Setzer, finished seventh in the 134-lap/200-mile race.

The next event on tap for Kinser and the CENTRIX Silverado team is the May 27, 2006 City of Mansfield 250 at Mansfield Motorsports Speedway, Ohio.

An open practice day is on tap for Thursday, May 25 followed by race practice and qualifying on Friday, May 26 beginning at 11:30 a.m. EDT.

The race start is scheduled for 2:15 p.m. on Saturday. SPEED TV, MRN Radio and XM Satellite Radio will provide live broadcast coverage of the race.

-mdm-

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Dennis Setzer , Kraig Kinser