Milwaukee: DJ Kennington race report

Kennington rallies to 24th at Milwaukee Mile DJ Kennington and the MacDonald Motorsports 81 crew started the weekend a little rough. After a starting the weekend 36th on the grid for the Camping World 250, Kennington assured the crew that the ...

Kennington rallies to 24th at Milwaukee Mile

DJ Kennington and the MacDonald Motorsports 81 crew started the weekend a little rough. After a starting the weekend 36th on the grid for the Camping World 250, Kennington assured the crew that the qualifying position was no indication of the position they would finish in.

The St Thomas, Ontario, Canada native was not to proven wrong as he immediately climbed into the top 30. "The car was pretty tight there at the beginning and we caught some good breaks with a few long runs and cautions." By the midway point, Kennington had the Mahindra Tractors, NPP, MC2 Energy Drink Dodge firmly in a racing pack in the 27th position.

"We were racing with some of strong cars like Steven Wallace, Kevin Lepage, and Brad Coleman, so we knew we could run with the pack." Kennington was correct as by the time the 81 crew made his final pit stop, Kennington was among the fastest cars on the track. "We really had it stuck in the track like no other on the last run. We definetly found something at the end and was able to gain some more spots." Kennington finished the race in 24th and was again a career high at the Milwakee Mile.

"The great thing about running this season for me, is its all new. We raced here last year, but wasnt nearly as competitive. Each week is another new track for me or one that I can better my performance on." During the 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series, Kennington has seen a new track 14 of the 17 races. In addition, DJ has improved on his previous performance each time he straps into the car. "Its all about seat time,", he adds. "Its a learning curve for not only myself but this team. I feel really good about how we will compete as the season hits the last half of the schedule."

Kennington's 24th place finish at Milwaukee moved him back into 22nd in the drivers standings and the team just 5 points from the 26th position in Owner Points. "We are gaining on the teams and drivers we want set our goals on. Our team has 1/4th the employees and resources but they cant match our heart and desire."

-credit: mm

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Brad Coleman