Friday, May 5, 2017

"Sprint Car Hall of Famer" Mark Kinser Born - May 5, 1964

May 5, 1964
Mark Kinser
(By Ted Van Pelt [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons)
Hails from Oolitic, Indiana, USA.
A cousin to Steve Kinser, Mark won the 1996 and 1999 World of Outlaws championship and was runner-up in 1991, 1998, and 2001. Mark is the 1996, 1999, and 2000 Knoxville Nationals champion as well as the 2001 King's Royal winner. He retired from professional racing in 2006.

Mark is fourth on the all-time wins list with 153 A-feature wins, behind Donny Schatz, Sammy Swindell and cousin Steve, respectively.

In 1997, Mark attempted to qualify for four NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series races, driving the No. 92 Chevrolet for SKB Racing, but failed to qualify for any of them. Unlike his cousin, Steve, or Kraig Kinser, Mark Kinser never ventured into NASCAR Sprint Cup or IndyCar.

In 2014, Mark was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame.

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