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Wiseman wants back into NASCAR BWFS 360 Truck points race at HMP

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Houston, TX (June 20, 2012) - With just over two years of racing under his belt, NASCAR BWFS 360 Truck series driver Kevin Wiseman has already established himself as one of the top drivers at Houston Motorsports Park.



Photo courtesy of Houston Motorsports Park


Wiseman has been a consistent competitor since climbing into a the seat of a race track in 2010, but that has not shown in his finishes this season. Wiseman, a 31-year old firefighter from Spring, has had either bad luck or no luck in the first five races of the season. Last season a consistent top 10 finisher, Wiseman has seen the top 10 at the end of a race just once this season – an eighth place finish in the fourth race of the season.


In the his first three races of the season, Wiseman finished 20th (11 laps down) and 21st (39 laps down), and sandwiched a race in between where he failed to complete the first lap of the heat race which caused him to miss the feature.


“That is going to be a tough hill to climb, we need to start by finishing races, and by finishing in the top 5,” said Wiseman, driver of the No. 28 DLR and Associates Chevy. “With double features coming for July we can hope to climb out of the deep pit we are in.”


That pit is currently 26th, with just 44 points accumulated on the season. But he is just 35 points back of 20th, which is the first spot inside the points fund payout for the season.


“It has been a learning curve in frustration and patience. What I mean is that we built this truck from the ground up over the winter, it is a show piece that has been damaged heavily through other drivers in experience, I have had to be patient in order to take the good with the bad and make the best of bad situations. We have been making trips over to kyle to race at thunder hill hoping that the added seat time will make our Houston efforts better.”


But while his time on the track has not gone the way he has wanted, Wiseman is making the most of his time off the track. The avid fisherman has hooked up with Combat Marine Outdoors to help get some wounded veterans out to the race track and having some fun.


And it is something that Wiseman jumped at the chance to do.


“I got hooked up with those guys from a few guys in my fire station in the woodlands,” Wiseman said. “Combat Marine Outdoors pairs hunters and fishermen with wounded veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Well, since you don’t hunt in the summer I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to support wounded local veterans. So far this year we have hosted several wounded vets as guests for race nights.”


And while he may not be having the season he wants for himself and for his guests, there is no lack of inspiration from the wounded vets motivating Wiseman to keep going back after it.


“The guys from CMO inspire me to do better because they are at the track,” said Wiseman, who is married to Elisa and has two daughters – Caroline (3) and Valerie (4 months). “For the most part these dudes went to hell and back for us over seas, so I want to do my best to represent those guys and DLR and Associates.”


Fans can see Wiseman and his No. 28 truck, as well as some of the wounded veterans from the Combat Marine Outdoors this Saturday racing at Fiesta's Fast Blast at Houston Motorsports Park.

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