Brandon Knupp Nashville race notes

Despite an engine change and no practice laps, on Friday afternoon, Brandon Knupp qualified his SHOW CONTROL/Pork Ford to a respectable 15th place starting position for the PFG Lester 150 here at Nashville Superspeedway. On Saturday, Brandon...

Despite an engine change and no practice laps, on Friday afternoon, Brandon Knupp qualified his SHOW CONTROL/Pork Ford to a respectable 15th place starting position for the PFG Lester 150 here at Nashville Superspeedway.

On Saturday, Brandon and the Mark Knupp Racing Team were well prepared to take on the 1.33 concrete track. It was clear that Brandon was focused on getting to the front. Knupp squandered no time moving into the top 10 and then set his sights on the top 5. He hovered among the leaders most of the day and wheeled the MKR #96 Ford to a strong 5th place finish.

Following the race, an elated Knupp said, "I couldn't be happier, this was a real feather in our hats, we all worked our tails off to get this 5th place finish and the hard work and long hours really paid off." He added, "I couldn't have done it without my team, my family and my crew chief, we really all pulled together and earned this." Knupp also said, "After Daytona I was a little uncertain about things, but this just really makes our future a little brighter, I think we opened some eyes here today and served notice that we're the real deal and we're looking forward to Salem, Bring it On."

Brandon's respectable 5th place run, with no practice time and engine change earned the MKR team the "Gladiators of the Race Award.

The next ARCA RE/MAX Series event on the docket for Brandon Knupp and the SHOW CONTROL Ford is the half-mile, high banked Salem Speedway in Salem Indiana for the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA 200 by Federated Auto Parts on April 24.

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