Jack Smith & MB Motorsports win O’Reilly Auto Parts “Hard Charger” Award at Kansas NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race
(Wright City MO, May 3rd, 2010) When driver Jack Smith crossed the starting line at the O’Reilly Auto Parts 250 on Sunday, he helped the MB Motorsports #63 Ford F-150 make history. MB Motorsports has now raced in every season of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series since it’s inception in 1995, and is the only team to do so.
The Mittler Bros. Machine & Tool F-150 qualified 30th, but wouldn’t remain there for long. Jack Smith spent the day battling hard, and worked his way up to 1st place on lap 95, which he held onto for several laps. He would finish a very respectable 14th, winning the O’Reilly Auto Parts “Hard Charger” Award for improving the most positions between qualifying & finishing.
“I’m thankful Mike Mittler gave me the chance to drive the #63 Mittler Bros Machine & Tool Ford F-150 again”, said driver Jack Smith. “We worked hard in practice to get the truck handling and it showed in our race setup. It was a lot of fun to race with the veterans today, especially when we led a few laps….it turned out to be a great day” Many stars have started their NASCAR careers driving the MB Motorsports Ford F-150 Truck over the past 15 years, including reigning Daytona 500 Champion Jamie McMurray, Carl Edwards, Regan Smith, Brad Keselowski, Justin Allgaier, the late Kenny Irwin Jr., and the late Tony Roper.
The finish was the second best ever for MB Motorsports. “This run cements Kansas as our favorite track”, says team owner & crew chief Mike Mittler.” “We’ve had our two best finishes here”. In 2002, a budding Carl Edwards piloted the MB Motorsports F-150 to an 8th place finish in Kansas, the team’s best ever. “We are very appreciative for the years of support from our dedicated volunteer crew and valued marketing partners.”
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