Phoenix: Cory Kruseman race summary

Engine failure stops Kruseman short in Phoenix. AVONDALE, Ariz. - Engine failure after 109 laps left Cory Kruseman 31st in the Silverado 150 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race Friday, November 8 at the Phoenix International Raceway. The race...

Engine failure stops Kruseman short in Phoenix.

AVONDALE, Ariz. - Engine failure after 109 laps left Cory Kruseman 31st in the Silverado 150 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race Friday, November 8 at the Phoenix International Raceway. The race was Kruseman's debut in the series, driving the No. 98 Agromin/Menards Chevrolet fielded by SealMaster Racing.

The race was a culmination of a whirlwind week for Kruseman. He tested a truck for the first time Monday in Irwindale, Calif. He then participated in two practice sessions at the Phoenix oval before qualifying for the Silverado 150 on Thursday.

"We had a blast this week," Kruseman said. "I learned so much with (crew chief) Kevin Cram on board, and he helped me improve about 200% since Wednesday. Agromin is really excited about everything, and I think we will be back a few more times in 2003."

In addition to his making his truck debut, Kruseman is racing in the Sprint Car Racing Association (SCRA) event at Manzanita (Ariz.) Speedway this weekend. Kruseman is the 2001 SCRA champion.

The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series concludes its 2002 season with a November 15 race in Homestead, Fla. A decision about an entry in that race for Kruseman has not yet been made.

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Series NASCAR Truck
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