Madsen Rebounds to 13th Place Finish at Knoxville

Ian Madsen (18) and Brooke Tatnell (55) (Serena Dalhamer photo)


 With 81 cars on hand for the 2nd Annual Capitani Classic at the Knoxville Raceway on Sunday night, Ian Madsen rebounded from an early race spin, to score a 13th place finish.


Ian Madsen (18) and Brooke Tatnell (55) (Serena Dalhamer photo)
Ian Madsen (18) and Brooke Tatnell (55) (Serena Dalhamer photo)

A star studded field invaded the Knoxville Raceway for a final tune-up before the 53rd Knoxville Nationals, and Madsen held his own, as he timed his KCP Racing/Nehring Construction/Team Kline Electric in 18th quickest, putting him in the second row of the third heat race.


Getting off to a slow start in heat race action, Madsen was bailed out by an early caution, and wound up scoring a third place heat finish, putting him safely in the night’s feature event.


Starting 10th in the feature event, Madsen got turned around on the backstretch just after the green flag dropped, and was forced to the 24th position, to restart the race.


When the green waived again, Madsen was poised to salvage his night, and he quickly began working through a very stout field of cars.


As the laps wound down on a very quick race, Madsen was able to work his way up to a 13th place finish when the checkered waived, and he was pleased overall with his night.


“We had some really good car speed tonight, and unfortuatnely we got turned around on the start of the feature,” Madsen explained. “We restarted 24th, and like I said, had a really good car and was able to get a 13th place finish. We are really looking forward to the rest of the week.”


Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Nehring Construction, Team Kline Electric, Logan Contractors Supply, Royal Flooring, Greenland Homes of Iowa, Stepping Stone Genetics, Quality Traffic Control, Factory Kahne, Rider Racing Engines, JRS Excavating, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Smith Precision Products, Moose Blocks, Speedway Motors, Aspen Air Inc. Heating and Cooling, and Kustom Concrete Pumping for their support.

2013 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-47, Wins-8, Top-5’s- 18, Top 10’s-27

ON TAP: Ian and his KCP Racing team will be in action this week for the 53rd Annual Knoxville Nationals.

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