Saturday, March 9, 2013

World of Outlaws Driver Profile: Kraig Kinser

Photo Credits: Steve Kinser Racing & Hard Core Racing



Driver Profile: Kraig Kinser
Hometown: Bloomington, Indiana
Birthday: Oct. 8, 1984
Car: No. 11k
Car Owner: Steve Kinser Racing
Career World of Outlaws Wins: 14

Kraig Kinser is the son of the legendary Outlaws master Steve Kinser. Kraig battled hard and was in the championship points hunt throughout the first part of last season. He came home sixth in the final points standings, the second best finish in his career.

Kraig won four times in 2012 to move into the top 20 on the World of Outlaws all-time winners list.

He also ranked in the top five in quick times, bonus points earned in qualifying, Last Chance Showdown wins and KSE Hard Charger Awards won. He was only one of seven drivers with at least 100 feature laps led.

Kraig enters the 2013 season with a new look and the support of Hendrick Cars.com on his Steve Kinser Racing No. 11K.

2012 Stats:
Points Wins Top 5s Top 10s Quick Times
9442        4       22         46               7

World of Outlaws History: 2002 - 20th in championship points … 2003 - 15th in championship points … 2004 - seventh in championship points - one win; World of Outlaws Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year … 2005 - fifth in points - seven wins … 2008 - 12th in points - two wins … 2009 - eighth in points … 2010 - 10th in points ... 2011 - eighth in points - 1 win ... 2012 - sixth in points - four wins.

Previous Racing History: 2000 - Raced in a combination of winged sprint car events with the World of Outlaws, World of Outlaws Gumout Series, Interstate Racing Association (IRA) and unsanctioned events - making 22 starts … 2001 - Raced in a combination of winged sprint car events with World of Outlaws, All Star Circuit of Champions, Greats Lakes Outlaw Sprint Series (GLOSS) and unsanctioned events - making 38 total starts … 2002 - Racing in a combination of winged sprint car events with the World of Outlaws, GLOSS and the All Star Circuit of Champions - making 46 total starts. Had four total wins with GLOSS … 2003 - Raced in a combination of winged sprint car events with the World of Outlaws and All Star Circuit of Champions - making 61 total starts … 2004 - Made United States Automobile Club (USAC) debut and competed in the Silver Crown Car Series driving for Kasey Kahne Racing … 2005 - Won in debut with the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) at Michigan International Speedway … 2006 - Made 18 starts in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series … 2007 - Made 13 starts in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and two ARCA starts; Won the All Star Circuit of Champions Fall Classic at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Indiana.
Interesting Facts: His father, Steve Kinser, has won 20 World of Outlaws championships … He and his father are the only father/son duo to have won the Knoxville Nationals. Kraig won it in 2005 … Made his debut in the famed Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in 2005… His brother, Kurt, wrestled for Indiana University.

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