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33x Brian Kenkel          Updated by Driver: 4/15/2004
Edited by Staff: 3/1/2005

 Driver Information
Hometown: Elkhorn,NE
Birthdate: 10/18/68
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 190
Email Address: brian@kenkelracing.com
Racing Web Site: www.kenkelracing.com
Marital Status: Married - Michaela
Children: Spencer - 9, McKenzie - 7, Hayden & Josie (twins) - 1 1/2
Employer: Prime Communications, Inc.
Job: President
Year Started Racing: 1986
Total Years Racing: 16
Racing Hero: Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart - they both have dirt track racing backgrounds.

 Car Information
Year/Make/Model: 2002 GRT Grand Prix / 1996 GRT Grand Prix
Motor: Chevy 355
Owner: Kenkel Racing
Crew Chief: Bruce Kenkel
Crew: Bruce Kenkel, Denny Kenkel, Steve Kanne, Don Chase.
Sponsors & Support: Prime Communications, Inc., Advanced Security, Phones Plus / Phonet, Sol's Jewelry & Loan, Robert's Electrical Contracting, Prime Fabrication, Profit Advantage, Kenkel Farms, Sid Dillon, Farmer's Trust & Savings Bank, Mary Kay Cosmetics, SimplyScrapbooking.com, Alexander Construction, Chase Enterprises, Inc.



 Tracks & Series
Shelby County Speedway (IA) - Late Model #33x
I-80 Speedway (NE) - Grand National Late Model #33x

 Awards & Accomplishments
1993 - Hobby Stock, Best Appearing Car and Crew at Shelby County Speedway.
1994 - Hobby Stock, Track Champion at Shelby County Speedway and Crawford County Speedway, Western Iowa Series Champion, Hard Charger Awards at CCS & SCS, 5th place in National Hobby Stock points.
1998 - Street Stock, Sunset Speedway Most Improved Driver.
1999 - Street Stock, 2nd in Nebraska Race of Champions.
2000 - Street Stock, Best Appearing Car at Sunset Speedway.
2001 - Grand National Limited Late Model, NRP Rookie of the Year.
2002 - NRP Feature winner.
2003 - 3 Feature wins, Most Improved Driver Award in GN class.

 
 Career Summary
Began racing Enduros in my junior year of high school. Moved on to racing Hobby Stocks in the late 80's. Competed in that class until 1995 when I began racing Street Stocks. I had my first year of racing in the Grand National Limited Late Models in 2001. We have enjoyed racing many different tracks in Nebraska and Iowa.
 
 Racing Goals
Winning is always great, but we pride ourselves in being consistent. We take great satisfaction in always having a clean car and racing operation. Neatness and presentation is a top priority. We would love to have the opportunity to win a Track Championship in the Limited Late Model Class. This would be a great accomplishment in such a competitive class.
 
 Other Interesting Team Information
My high school football number was 33. When I began racing the number 33 was taken so we added an "X." Red has always been my favorite color, and that is why many of our cars have been red. Every one of our cars has always had a name. I always have raced with a St. Christopher's medal in my car or in my pocket. St. Christopher is the patron saint of safe driving. Racing is a family oriented operation for us. Our crew has always contained family, and at any given time you will see a "sea of red" shirts in the stands rooting for us. My parents, my wife, and the wives of the crew members and all of our children are always there to support the 33x team. Racing brings our family together every weekend, and this makes racing all the more special to me.
 

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