Kraig Kinser and No. 46 Morgan-Dollar Motorsports Silverado Team to Proudly Carry VFW Colors at Kansas Speedway Kansas City, KS (June 28, 2006) - To honor the service of men and women in all branches of the military, Kraig Kinser and the No.
Kraig Kinser and No. 46 Morgan-Dollar Motorsports Silverado Team to Proudly Carry VFW Colors at Kansas Speedway
Kansas City, KS (June 28, 2006) - To honor the service of men and women in all branches of the military, Kraig Kinser and the No. 46 Morgan-Dollar Motorsports (MDM) Silverado team will proudly carry the colors of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) this weekend at Kansas Speedway. The red, white and blue, Stars and Stripes paint scheme is befitting the Fourth of July celebration of our nation's independence and freedom.
Saturday's O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 will mark the Bloomington, IN native's first visit to the two-mile, high banked tri-oval just to the west of metropolitan Kansas City.
"Having the VFW paint scheme on our Silverado is a huge honor," said Kinser. "The truck looks awesome and is perfect for a race on the Fourth of July weekend. I am proud that we are honoring the veterans who have served to protect the freedom we have in the U.S. Without all of the men and women who defended our country throughout the years, we wouldn't have the opportunities we have today."
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.
â^a^ÜWe are extremely grateful to MB2, Morgan-Dollar Motorsports, Kraig Kinser and GM Racing for choosing to represent the VFW on the No. 46 Silverado at the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway," said VFW National Commander-in-Chief, James R. Mueller. "This is an exciting event and VFW members are excited about being part of the team.â^a^y
In his first full-time season in the (NCTS), Kinser's VFW sponsored Silverado is a joint effort between MDM and MB2 Motorsports. Kinser joined the MB2 driver development program last season.
Practice for the O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 begins Friday, June 30th at 9:40 a.m. for one hour. A 30-minute rookie practice will begin at noon followed immediately by a one-hour final practice. Qualifying will be being at approximately 5:00 p.m. with the 36 trucks qualifying for the 167-lap, 250-mile race being immediately impounded.
The O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 is scheduled to start Saturday, July 1st at 2:15 CDT with live television coverage provided by SPEED TV. Both MRN Radio and XM Satellite Radio will bring the action live to radio fans beginning at 2:00 p.m. CDT.