Editor’s Note: The following stories were featured on page three of the Oct. 5, 2005 issue of National Speed Sport News.
From Sprints To Stocks: Kinser Claims Talladega
TALLADEGA, Ala. — It was only his second ARCA RE/MAX Series start, but Kraig Kinser was the class of the field Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway, leading 83 of 113 laps en route to winning the Food World 300.
Kinser’s Chevrolet dominated for much of the weekend, earning the pole Thursday and posting the quickest speed during final practice Friday.
And, despite a small rookie mistake, Kinser, part of a driver-development program for MB2 Motorsports, recovered to dominate at the 2.66-mile track.
“We were definitely strong,” said
Kinser, a regular in the World of Outlaws Sprint Series and this year’s Knoxville Nationals winner.
“I think we had to prove that when we made a mistake coming out of the pits. I didn’t use the blend line, so I had to go to the tail end of the longest line. It definitely was a lot more experience going through the field and feeling the draft a little bit more.”
– Champ Car Can’t Clear Obstacles
Admitting it underestimated the challenge of organizing a race on the other side of the world in a non-English-speaking country, Champ Car canceled its Oct. 16 event in Ansan, Korea.
– D.J. Delivers
Dale Jarrett came from apparent oblivion to win a wild UAW-Ford 500 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. The victory ended a 96-race winless skid for the 48-year-old former NASCAR champion.