USAR: John Kinder Concord Motorsports Park preview

Kinder returns to site of career best finish Midland, NC -- The last time John Kinder exited the gates of Concord Motorsports Park he collected the best finish of his USAR Hooters ProCup career. "We are looking forward to returning to Concord,...

Kinder returns to site of career best finish

Midland, NC -- The last time John Kinder exited the gates of Concord Motorsports Park he collected the best finish of his USAR Hooters ProCup career.

"We are looking forward to returning to Concord, but every time I come back to a track, I want to improve on my finish,"said Kinder.

John Kinder, driver of the #08 MultiMedia Graphics/MIMS Chevrolet, had an incredible run at Myrtle Beach, boosting his points position from 31st to 11th.

"One good run in the championship races can make or break you. You have got to have good cars every race. My goal with this team is to finish either in the fourth or fifth points position with this team. The way things are structured, if you have a DNF, you are pretty much out of the championship picture. You want to bring all of your best equipment to these races. All that we can do is show up and race hard to make up for our bad run at Jennerstown (Speedway)."

"Concord is a challenging track. From the start-finish line, you want to let out the gas at the stripe. One challenge is in turn one, it's downhill and you want the car to go to the wall, almost touching it. Once you get on the wall, your next mission is to go to the apron of the track, then back up on the wall. When you approach the dog leg, on the backstretch, you want to go through there full throttle,"said Kinder.

"The only way that we can race there without a big wreck is if the spotters work with their drivers. Spotters play a big role, especially with lapped traffic going around Concord. It is a track that you have got to respect and you have also got to respect each other out there. It is a fast track!"

The Dan Duncan Memorial Hooters 250, which honors the memories of Mark Brooks, Charlie Campbell, Dan Duncan, and 1992 Winston Cup Champion Alan Kulwicki who died in a plane crash on Aril 1, 1993, will be the third race out of four to determine who will be the 2001 USAR Hooters ProCup National Champion. Shane Huffman, driver of the #84 Johnsonville Bratwurst Ford leads defending champion Bobby Gill, driver of the #5 Triple Diamond Enterprises Ford, by a single point.

Mathematically, the top 30 drivers out of 50, still have a chance to take the championship home with them, including Kinder. Practice begins at 11a.m., with 50 of the best drivers battling it out for the 36 starting positions, with the fastest driver taking the Lance Snacks Pole Award beginning at 5p.m.. The green flag will fall on the Dan Duncan Memorial Hooters 250 at 7:30p.m., followed by the Allison Legacy Series.

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