Kansas: Kraig Kinser preview

Kraig Kinser Ready to Conquer Kansas Speedway VFW Proudly Displayed on No. 47 Morgan-Dollar Motorsports Silverado KANSAS CITY, KS (April 24, 2006) -- After a rocky start to the 2007 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS), Kraig Kinser is more than...

Kraig Kinser Ready to Conquer Kansas Speedway
VFW Proudly Displayed on No. 47 Morgan-Dollar Motorsports Silverado

KANSAS CITY, KS (April 24, 2006) -- After a rocky start to the 2007 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS), Kraig Kinser is more than ready to tackle the 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway. Kinser and his Morgan-Dollar Motorsports (MDM) team are bringing chassis No. 038, a brand-new machine that has only previously been tested at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in January.

For Kinser, a 22-year old from Bloomington, IN, the fifth event on the NCTS schedule could not come soon enough. After crushing runs at Atlanta and Martinsville in March while running in the top-10, Kinser is hoping to redeem himself at the cookie cutter speedway just outside metro Kansas City.

Leading the charge in the pits will be Rodney McGehee, a native of New Hope, AL, who is also looking forward to the trip to the Midwest.

"We are taking a new truck this weekend, and it will be like the maiden voyage for it," stated McGehee. "Kraig was able to get some laps in this truck when we tested at Homestead back in January, so I know he is more confident having been able to drive it before. The guys are pumped up and ready to go also, and we know we just have to have good pit stops, avoid the wrecks and be good on the long runs and we should be fine."

Kinser will also be carrying the colors of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). The Stars and Stripes, red, white and blue paint scheme is a timely tribute to those who served, and continue to serve our nation.

"Last year, we had quite a few people comment on the truck, and it was an honor to be able to put the VFW on the hood," Kinser said. "With the world like it is today, I think it is pretty neat that we can honor those that served our country and the paint scheme looks pretty neat also. Hopefully, we can utilize our practice sessions, bounce some thoughts and ideas off Travis and his guys and put together a racy truck that can be fighting at the end. The past couple races have been tough, we have had trucks that ran up front, just something weird seems to happen and it takes us out. I am hoping Kansas is the place that we can turn our luck around."

The VFW assists all veterans and their families in obtaining veterans' entitlements and other services. In addition, the organization works for the well-being of those serving on active duty, in the National Guard and the Reserves. Annually, the VFW contributes more than 14 million volunteer hours and more than $50 million toward community service projects. The VFW was founded in 1899. There are 2.4 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliaries located in approximately 8,500 Posts worldwide.

Practice for the O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 will start at 11:00 a.m. CDT on Friday, April 27th followed by the one-hour final practice at approximately 2:30 p.m. CDT. Qualifying will be held at 1:30 p.m. CDT on Saturday, April 28th and the trucks will be impounded until the scheduled race start on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. CDT.

-credit: mdm

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Series NASCAR Truck
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