Steve Kinser career summary

STEVE KINSER Born: Bloomington, Ind. Resides: Bloomington, Ind. D.O.B.: 6/3/55 Spouse: Dana Children: Stevie Craig Kurt Leaves legendary sprint-car career to move to NASCAR Winston Cup ranks, driving Kenny...

STEVE KINSER

Born: Bloomington, Ind. Resides: Bloomington, Ind. D.O.B.: 6/3/55 Spouse: Dana Children: Stevie Craig Kurt

Leaves legendary sprint-car career to move to NASCAR Winston Cup ranks, driving Kenny Bernstein's Quaker State-sponsored Ford Thunderbirds... Considered by many to be the greatest in sprint-car history... Member of legendary "Racing Kinser" family that has dominated sprint-car racing for three decades, including father Bobby, brother Randy and cousins Sheldon, Mark, Kelly and Dallas... Closed out 1994 racing season by clinching his 14th World of Outlaws Championship in the series' 17-year-hostory... Has won more than 380 WoO "A" features in his career... Was voted to first team on AARWBA All-America team in short- track category in '93... recorded his first win in IROC Series in Talladega in April '94 in his first year of participating in series. IROC appearance pitted him against top drivers from other series, including NASCAR Winston Up and Indy car... Competing for MAXX Race Card Rookie of the Year in '95.

Won record 10 Knoxville Nationals championships, sprint-car equivalent to Daytona 500... Won 9 Gold Cup Race of Championship titles... Attempted in '81 to qualify for Indy 500, becoming one of a select few drivers to pass rookie test in one day... Won record 56 feature races in '87, including 46 of 69 WoO outings.... Got his start in racing in 1976 driving sprint cars... Was an Indiana High School wrestling champion at Bloomington High School.

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1995 NASCAR Winston Cup Media Guide

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Kenny Bernstein , Steve Kinser