Daytona Beach, FL — The seventh race of the 2010 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season will be the NASCAR K&N Pro Series 125 at Lee (N.H.) USA Speedway on Friday, July 30.
At Lee USA Speedway:
• Opened in 1964 as Lee Raceway and was a .333-mile dirt tri-oval … Was paved a year later.
• After five dormant years, the track was reconfigured, renamed Lee USA Speedway and reopened in 1984.
• Was purchased by the current ownership in 1986 and has operated a weekly program since.
• Played host to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East 16 times from 1992-2004.
• Kelly Moore won the inaugural NKNPS East race at Lee on June 7, 1992.
• Dave Dion leads all drivers with seven poles at Lee while Brad Leighton has the most wins with four, earned consecutively from 1996-99.
• Of the drivers on the preliminary entry list, only Matt Kobyluck (six starts) and Eddie MacDonald (four) have previous NKNPS East experience at Lee.
Lee USA Speedway Data
Race: #7 of 10
Track Layout: .375-mile asphalt oval
Banking: Eight degrees in the straights, 12 degrees in the turns
Race Length: 125 laps (46.875 miles)
2009 Pole Winner: N/A
2009 Race Winner: N/A
Qualifying Record: Dave Dion (87.725 mph, 15.389 seconds, 4/30/95)
NKNPS East Pole Winners at Lee
1. Dave Dion … 7
2. Nine drivers with … 1
NKNPS East Race Winners at Lee
1. Brad Leighton … 4
2. Andy Santerre … 3
3. Stub Fadden … 2
4. Dale Shaw … 2
5. Five drivers with … 1
Up to Speed:
• Darrell Wallace Jr. won the season-opener at Greenville Pickens Speedway on March 27.
• Max Gresham was victorious on April 3 at South Boston Speedway and in the East/West combination race at Iowa Speedway on May 23.
• Brett Moffitt was the winner of the inaugural stand-alone NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at Martinsville Speedway on June 6.
• Defending champion Ryan Truex captured his first win of 2010 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on June 25.
• Andrew Ranger earned his first NKNPS East pole and race wins last time out in the K&N 100 at Lime Rock Park on July 3.
• Truex leads Wallace in the season standings by 43 points.
• The next race for the NKNPS East will be the inaugural visit to Gresham Motorsports Park in Jefferson, Ga., on Aug. 28.
Selected Driver Highlights:
Julian Albarracin (No. 54 AAIC Chevrolet)
• Made NASCAR K&N Pro Series East debut last time out at Lime Rock Park … Led 11 laps but finished 21st with a blown engine.
• The youngest driver competing in the NKNPS East, he just turned 16 on June 22.
• Has laps at Lee USA Speedway in NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model action.
Marc Davis (No. 8 Revolution Racing Chevrolet)
• Recorded 13 top 10s in 26 NKNPS East starts in 2007-08.
• Best career finish was second, twice, including his last series start in the 2008 finale at Dover International Speedway.
• Made a combined 11 starts between the NASCAR Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series in 2008-09.
• Is filling the seat of the No. 8, previously driven by Mackena Bell, for this race.
Ryan Gifford (No. 2 Revolution Racing Chevrolet)
• Has six top fives in 10 career NKNPS East starts … Best career finish is second, twice, including the 2009 finale at Dover.
• Won his first career Coors Light Pole Award at Martinsville Speedway to become the first African-American driver in NKNPS East history to earn a pole.
• Slipped from third to sixth in points last time out at Lime Rock … Has three top fives and a best finish of fourth, twice.
• Is competing out of the Revolution Racing garage as part of the Drive for Diversity program.
Max Gresham (No. 18 Gresham & Associates Toyota)
• Has two wins, a pole and five top 10s in nine career NKNPS East starts.
• Won the second and third races this year at South Boston and Iowa … Is fourth in points.
• Is a teammate to Brett Moffitt at Joe Gibbs Racing.
• Won the Tim Richmond Memorial 200 ARCA race at Mansfield Motorsports Park on July 17.
Matt Kobyluck (No. 40 Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino Chevrolet)
• The 2008 NKNPS East champion.
• Has seven poles, 16 wins and 93 top 10s in 174 career NKNPS East starts.
• Is seventh in points after six races with a best finish of fourth at Martinsville.
• Has six previous NKNPS East starts at Lee with an average finish of 14th and a best finish of fourth in 2003, when he led 18 laps.
Eddie MacDonald (No. 71 Grimm Construction Chevrolet)
• Has six wins, two poles and 53 top 10s in 127 career NKNPS East starts.
• Is ninth in points after six races with best finishes of seventh at South Boston and Iowa.
• Has four previous NKNPS East starts at Lee with an average finish of 12th and a best finish of third in 2004.
• Family owns Lee USA Speedway … It is where he got his start in racing, and where he made his NKNPS East debut on April 22, 2001 … Has approximately 20 career wins at Lee.
• Won the prestigious TD Bank 250 Late Model race at Oxford Plains Speedway for the second year in a row on July 18.
Brett Moffitt (No. 20 Game Plan for Life Toyota)
• Has three wins, one pole and 13 top 10s in 17 career NKNPS East starts.
• Has improved from 10th to third in points in the last three races thanks to a win at Martinsville and top-fives at New Hampshire and Lime Rock.
• Competes as a teammate to Max Gresham in the JGR development program.
Miguel Paludo (No. 77 NBC Bank Brasil Toyota)
• Has made five starts and is 21st in the season standings.
• Best finish in those five career starts came last time out at Lime Rock when he finished ninth.
• Car is prepared out of the Germain Racing shop … Is a teammate to Zach Germain.
Andrew Ranger (No. 35 Waste Management Recycling Chevrolet)
• Made NKNPS debut in the Iowa East/West combo race … Has three top fives in four starts.
• Earned first NKNPS East pole and race wins last time out at Lime Rock.
• Won the NKNPS West race at Infineon Raceway on June 19, his first start in that series.
• The 2007 and 2009 champion of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1.
• Has 10 wins, seven poles and 35 top 10s in 40 career NCATS races.
D.J. Shaw (No. 60 Precision JLM Chevrolet)
• Has three top 10s in eight career starts … Debuted in the series with a pair of starts in 2009.
• Is eighth in points with three top 10s … Best finish was fifth in the opener at Greenville Pickens.
• Is the son of 1994 NKNPS East Champion and two-time Lee race winner Dale Shaw.
Kevin Swindell (No. 9 Curb Records/NOS Energy Drink Chevrolet)
• Has four top 10s in 11 career starts … Debuted in the series with a pair of starts in 2008.
• Is 10th in points with two top 10s … Best finish was second at New Hampshire.
• Has made three NASCAR Nationwide Series starts in 2010 for Baker-Curb Racing.
• Is the son of Sprint Car racing legend Sammy Swindell.
Ryan Truex (No. 00 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota)
• The 2009 NKNPS East titlist … Has four wins, two poles and 13 top 10s in 18 career starts.
• Leads Darrell Wallace Jr. by 43 points atop the standings … Has five top fives in six races, highlighted by a win at New Hampshire.
• A development driver for Michael Waltrip Racing … Made his NNS debut at Gateway International Raceway on July 17 … Finished 28th after an accident.
• Father, Martin Sr., and brother, Martin Jr., also competed in the NKNPS East … Best family finish at Lee was Martin Sr.’s third place in 1998 … Martin Sr. also earned a pole at Lee.
Darrell Wallace Jr. (No. 6 Revolution Racing Chevrolet)
• Trails Ryan Truex by 43 points in the standings … Has a win and five top 10s in six races.
• With his win at Greenville, he became the youngest race winner in series history, and also became the first African-American driver to win in the series’ 24 years.
• Is currently the leading candidate for Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors.
• Competes out of the Revolution Racing garage as part of the Drive for Diversity program.
Cole Whitt (No. 84 Red Bull Toyota)
• Has four top 10s in his first six starts in the series and is fifth in points as a rookie … Best finish was second at South Boston and Lime Rock.
• Earned the pole and finished third in his debut at Greenville … Also won the East pole at Iowa.
• A highly-decorated open wheel racer, he is a development driver for Red Bull Racing.
Sources: NASCAR K&N Pro Series East PR