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Kinser Ready for Strong Run at Lowe's Ginn Resorts Back On Board as Primary Sponsor for a Thriller Under the Lights CONCORD, NC-- After proudly displaying the patriotic red, white, and blue colors of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in...

Kinser Ready for Strong Run at Lowe's
Ginn Resorts Back On Board as Primary Sponsor for a Thriller Under the Lights

CONCORD, NC-- After proudly displaying the patriotic red, white, and blue colors of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in Kansas two weeks ago, Kraig Kinser is bringing back Ginn Resorts as the primary sponsor for the Quaker Steak & Lube 200 at the Lowe's Motor Speedway (LMS).

The sixth event on the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series schedule brings crew members and teams back "home" to the Charlotte, NC area that so many teams regard as their "home base". The Statesville, NC-based Morgan-Dollar Motorsports (MDM) team is no different. Just one hour from the 1.5 mile quad-oval LMS, crew members are looking forward to the extra time at home from the grueling 25-race schedule.

When you ask Kraig Kinser about getting back to the track, he is more than ready to pick up the pace, which includes an upcoming seven race stretch of continuous races, beginning at LMS this Friday night.

"I am ready to get back to the track for sure," Kinser said. "Having races spread out like they have been has been like teasers to me, but we are going to have seven races in a row, which will definitely be better for me. I am really hoping to have some good runs in this stretch, which we have had, it was just getting the finishes we should have has been the problem. It just seems like little things have gone wrong, but hopefully the kinks are gone and the bad luck is behind us."

Kinser and the MDM team also had the opportunity to participate in the open test that was held at LMS on May 10th and 11th. Kinser was able to log laps during the day, and also under the lights, which Kinser feels will help him tremendously during the race.

"In my opinion, the test was great," Kinser stated. "Anytime we are given time at a track to test and get extra practice, we are game. I only have one race under my belt at LMS, so I was ready to make as many laps as I could. The guys were able to try some things out and having the time on the track at night, which will be the conditions that we race under, was beneficial also, as all of our practices are during the morning. Rodney (McGehee, crew chief) and the guys are going to be pulling a lot of information from the test and will be applying it to the upcoming race, and I am confident in our chances."

Practice for the Quaker Steak & Lube 200 will start on Friday, May 18 at 10:00 a.m. EDT. Final practice will be from 11:50 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. on Friday. Qualifying is scheduled to start at 4:35 p.m. EDT on Friday, May 18, after which the trucks will be impounded by NASCAR until the start of the 134-lap/201-mile race at 9:00 p.m. on Friday, May 18.

Live television coverage of the race will be provided by SPEED Channel with MRN and Sirius Satellite bringing the race live on the airwaves.

-credit: mdm

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