Ben Kennedy drove GMS Racing’s No. 33 Weber Grills Chevrolet Silverado to a ninth-place finish in the Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway on Friday night.
Kennedy started from the 11th position and reported a tight-handling chassis in the early stages of the race. After the caution clock expired on lap 45, crew chief Jeff Stankiewicz called Kennedy to pit road to receive four tires, a track bar adjustment and fuel, lining up the No. 33 Weber Grills Chevrolet to the restart in the 18th position. Kennedy remained a fixture in the top 20 until the third caution of the night occurred on lap 50 with the wreck in front of Kennedy that forced him to go down pit road. He was penalized for speeding and restarted on lap 57 from the back of the field. Kennedy continued to climb through the field until the checkered flag waved.
The Daytona Beach, Fla., native brought home his first top-10 finish of the 2016 season, in his first race with GMS Racing.
BEN KENNEDY QUOTE:
“A top-10 finish is a great way to start off with GMS Racing. My Weber Grills Chevrolet had some speed, but throughout the race I was battling a really tight-handling chassis. We were all hoping the truck would free up as the night went on but it felt like it was just getting tighter instead. Overall great weekend, I really enjoyed working with the No. 33 team. They put in a lot of hard work and I look forward to a successful year with GMS Racing.”
GMS Racing PR