Mansfield: Kriag Kinser preview

Kraig Kinser Ready for Mansfield - On and Off the Track Driver of the No. 46 CENTRIX Auto Finance Silverado Treating Crew Members to a Night of Sprint Car Racing Mansfield, OH (May 24, 2006) - Kraig Kinser likes the routine of racing every...

Kraig Kinser Ready for Mansfield - On and Off the Track
Driver of the No. 46 CENTRIX Auto Finance Silverado Treating Crew Members to a Night of Sprint Car Racing

Mansfield, OH (May 24, 2006) - Kraig Kinser likes the routine of racing every weekend in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS). He is looking forward to the City of Mansfield 250 at Mansfield Motorsports Speedway (MMS). After a solid run at Lowe's Motor Speedway, the Raybestos rookie wants to build on the momentum and rhythm his No. 46 CENTRIX Auto Finance Silverado team is developing.

But, he is also looking forward to Friday night when after qualifying for Saturday's 250-lap/125-mile race, he will take his Morgan-Dollar Motorsports crew as well as members of teammate Dennis Setzer's crew to watch his Dad, Steve Kinser, race his winged sprint car on the dirt at Attica Speedway, just a few miles from MMS.

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

"I am really looking forward to heading to Mansfield," said Kinser. "We are hoping to run ten times better than what we did at Martinsville, and having an open test day should really help us prepare for the race on Saturday afternoon. Randy (Goss, crew chief) and all of the guys have worked so hard on getting all the trucks ready and preparing great trucks for me to race.

Kinser continued, "I am really looking forward to taking the guys to the race Friday night. Many of the guys have never been to a Sprint Car race before, so that will be really fun to see how they like this type of racing. I know they will put on a good show, and it is always fun to watch my Dad race. Attica is a great track, and the race should be awesome."

One of the adjustments Kinser has had to make in his transition from racing sprint cars to racing in the NCTS is not racing every week, sometimes two or three times a week.

"It is part of the learning curve of being a rookie in a new racing series," Kinser concluded. "We raced over 100 nights a year in the sprint cars so I have had to get used to having more time between races. I am looking forward to this stretch of races we have in a row. It will be a big help in getting up to speed more quickly each weekend."

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.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Dennis Setzer , Steve Kinser , Kraig Kinser