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Patience Pays Off for Haley

Late Pass At Greenville Nets First K&N Pro East Victory

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Justin Haley was patient all night at Greenville (S.C.) Pickens Speedway. Until it was go-time.

The 16-year-old from Winamac, Indiana, cleared the dominant car of Kyle Benjamin with seven laps to go and sailed to his first career NASCAR K&N Pro Series East victory.

It was Haley’s 23rd career NASCAR K&N Pro Series start. He nearly picked up the win in Phoenix last fall in the K&N Pro West, but late contact while leading cut a tire and ended his night six laps short of the win.

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K&N Pro Series East Stat Advance: Greenville

Analyzing The Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will make the short trip down to South Carolina’s Greenville Pickens Speedway on Saturday for the Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150, the first of two events to be held at the half-mile oval this season. Below is a look at the performance of the series and selected drivers at Greenville, as well as some other statistical trends.

Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150 Race Setup:
• Spencer Davis heads into Greenville with a one point lead over Tyler Dippel in the standings, 85-84.
• Of the 22 cars scheduled to compete in Saturday’s Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150, only eight drivers have previous series starts at the historic South Carolina track – Dillon Bassett, Ronnie Bassett Jr., Kyle Benjamin, Collin Cabre, Christian Celaya, Kaz Grala, Justin Haley and John Holleman IV.

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K&N Pro East News & Notes: Greenville

The Drive For The Title Already Brewing

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship battle is already beginning headed into the series’ third race of the season at South Carolina’s Greenville Pickens Speedway.

Spencer Davis and Tyler Dippel enter the Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150 separated by only one point. Davis, 17, from Dawsonville, Georgia, sits atop the standings with 85 points after earning back-to-back runner-up finishes in the first two races of the season. In his six K&N East starts, Davis hasn’t finished lower than sixth place.

Dippel, 15, from Wallkill, New York, jumped to second place in the standings after collecting his first series’ victory at Alabama’s Mobile International Speedway. Dippel had a solid debut as well when he finished eighth in the opener at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway.

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PIT BOX: K&N Pro East Rolls Into Greenville

Historic Half-Mile Serves As Championship Proving Ground

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

• It’s never too early to start to think of championship implications, especially as the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East heads to historic Greenville Pickens Speedway Saturday for the Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150. In each of the last three seasons, the eventual season champion has picked up a win at the flat half-mile in South Carolina. All three of those drivers were from HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks, which bodes well for Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate Tyler Dippel. The 15-year-old Wallkill, New York, driver is coming off his first career series win at Mobile International Speedway. It’s Spencer Davis, though, who enters the third race of the season with the championship points lead on the strength of back-to-back runner-up finishes. In six career K&N Pro East races, Davis hasn’t finished worse than sixth and a strong performance at Greenville can establish the 17-year-old from Dawsonville, Georgia, as the driver to beat. NASCAR Next driver Kyle Benjamin, Ronnie Bassett Jr., and Dippel’s teammate Justin Haley are all still within 10 points of the lead.

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Dippel Dominates Mobile 150

Fifteen-Year-Old Victorious In Second K&N Pro Series East Start

MOBILE, Ala. – The latest prospect making the transition from dirt to asphalt may prove to be the quickest study of them all.

Wallkill, New York, native Tyler Dippel stormed to Victory Lane in just his second NASCAR K&N Pro Series East start Sunday at Mobile International Raceway.

Twenty-three days shy of his 16th birthday, Dippel took the lead on Lap 30 of the Mobile 150 presented by the Mobile Sports Authority and drove away from the 25-car field time and time again. Two cautions inside of 10 laps to go kept his No. 38 East West Marine/TyCar Chevrolet from running away from the competition, but he wasn’t seriously tested on either restart.

Second place went to 21 Means 21 Coors Light polesitter Spencer Davis while Jesse Little, Austin Theriault and Kaz Grala brought home the top five in the race that was extended to 154 laps with the late caution.
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K&N East Mobile 150 Postponed Until Sunday

Inclement Weather Delays Saturday Schedule At Mobile

IRVINGTION, Ala. – The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Mobile 150 presented by Mobile Sports Authority scheduled for Saturday has been postponed due to weather.

The race at Mobile International Speedway will now take place Sunday, March 13 at 4:00 p.m. CT.

Practice and qualifying, which were delayed Friday and Saturday, will tentatively begin at noon local time.

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Practice and Qualifying Postponed in Mobile

Weather delays on-track schedule for K&N Pro East Mobile 150

IRVINGTON, Ala. – Practice and qualifying for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Mobile 150 presented by the Mobile Sports Authority scheduled for Friday at Mobile International Speedway has been postponed to due to inclement weather.

An updated schedule will be announced as soon as it’s available.

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Dickies Partners With Sarah Cornett-Ching

For 2016 K&N Pro East Rookie Campaign

DENVER, NC – Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co. the number one manufacturer of work apparel worldwide, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas is teaming up with Sarah Cornett-Ching in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East for the 2016 season.

The partnership will include the remaining 13 races of the NASCAR K&N East season. The team will debut the new livery at this weekend’s Mobile 150 in Mobile, Alabama.

The family-owned Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Company is the only global workwear company outfitting workers head-to-toe. Since its humble beginnings as a Texas overalls manufacturer in 1922 they have grown to represent the top brand names in Performance workwear: Dickies®, Walls®, Van Moer, Kodiak®, Terra® and Workrite®.
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PIT BOX: K&N East Action Returns At Mobile

Whelen Southern Mods Open 2016 Season At Caraway

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

• The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will head to Alabama’s Mobile International Speedway for its second race of the season and its inaugural race at the half-mile oval. After an exciting season opener at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway, new and old faces will look to capture their first victory of the year. With New Smyrna race winner, Todd Gilliland, not scheduled to compete the Mobile 150 trophy and first place in the series standings is up for grabs. Some familiar faces will be entering the fray as former series race winners Jesse Little and Brandon Gdovic will be making their first starts of the season.

• The green flag at North Carolina’s Caraway Speedway on Saturday will usher in the 2016 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour season. George Brunnhoelzl III and defending two-time tour champion Andy Seuss will enter as the early favorites as the two have won 14 of the last 20 races at the .455-mile track. Jason Myers set the track record during qualifying for this event last year and looks to continue his streak as the only driver to start every event held at Caraway since the tour began in 2005.

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Justin Haley Ready for NASCAR 150 on June 17 at Stafford Speedway

 

Stafford Springs, CT — Fresh off a fifth-place finish in the season opener for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, 16-year old Winamac, IN native Justin Haley was the highest finishing car of the 4-car HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks team that will campaign the 2016 season. Despite being only 16 years of age, Haley has already compiled starts in a wide variety of cars, tracks, and series, and he and his #5 Braun Auto team will add Stafford Speedway to his resume when the K&N Pro Series East hit the half-mile for the NASCAR 150 on Friday, June 17.

Haley began his racing career in 2008 at the age of 9 racing Quarter Midgets at Kokomo Quarter Midget Club (IN) where he continued to compete for the next several seasons, notching numerous wins. Haley moved to Restricted Micro Sprints in 2012 and then to the CRA Late Model Sportsman series in 2013 where he scored 4 top-5’s and 6 top-10’s in 7 starts to finish 7th in the final points standings.

The 2014 season saw Haley move to the competitive JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour where he scored his first ever Late Model victory at Springport Motor Speedway in Michigan. Although he didn’t run the full schedule, Haley managed to collect 5 top-5’s and 8 top-10’s along with one Fast Qualifier Award. The 2014 season also saw Haley make several starts in ARCA where he became the youngest pole winner in ARCA history by winning the pole position at Elko Speedway. In addition to races in the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour and ARCA Racing Series, the young driver secured two top 10s in five ARCA/CRA Super Series starts and one top 10 in three starts in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.

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NASCAR Announces Nominees for NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2017, Landmark Award

Hornaday, Roush, Rudd, Squier, Wilson Added To Ballot; Guthrie Joins Landmark List

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 24, 2016) — Legendary engine builders, crew chiefs, owners, drivers and the most recognizable voice in motorsports. The talents, eras, and levels may differ, but all share a common thread. They shaped NASCAR, and on Wednesday, they were recognized as nominees for the highest honor the sport bestows – enshrinement into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

NASCAR today announced the 20 nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017, as well as the five nominees for the Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR. Included among the list are five first-time nominees, all legends who made excellence a habit through their various contributions to the sport.

Among them are record-holding four-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Ron Hornaday Jr.; the man with the most car owner wins in NASCAR national series history with 322, Jack Roush; former all-time consecutive starts leader Ricky Rudd; legendary motorsports broadcasting pioneer Ken Squier; and three-time premier series champion engine builder and three-time Daytona 500-winning crew chief Waddell Wilson. For a full list of nominees, please see below.

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Tyler Dippel Ready for New Challenge at Stafford With 3-Time Defending K&N Pro Series East Champion Team

Stafford Springs, CT — In the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, the team to beat for the past three seasons has been the team of HScott Motorsports.  They have won the last three series championships with drivers Dylan Kwasniewski, Ben Rhodes, and William Byron.  With Stafford Motor Speedway adding a K&N East race for the first time since the 2008 season, HScott Motorsports will once again be the team to beat and they will come to Stafford for the 19th Annual NASCAR 150 on June 17 with a five-car driver lineup consisting of three rookie drivers in Hunter Baize, Harrison Burton, and Tyler Dippel, a second-year driver in J.J. Haley, and third-year driver James Bickford.

15-year old Tyler Dippel, from Wallkill, NY, has already amassed quite a resume at such a young age. He began his racing career on the dirt tracks in the northeast at the age of 7 and by the age of 10, he was racing Legends cars and competing in the south.   He advanced quickly into the Super Late Model cars running the PASS National and the PASS Southern Series.  As a Rookie, he led the National series up until the last race when a transmission failure took his hopes for the title and he finished runner-up in the National Series and a top 5 in the Southern Series.  Dippel has won numerous championships and awards on both dirt and asphalt and captured his first northeast dirt big block modified win at the age of 14.

Dippel made his debut in the ARCA Series last season, running a total of three races.  Dippel ran as high as second in his first start he was involved in a late-race incident which cost him several positions.  In his third and final start at Salem Speedway, he finished fourth in what was his first ever race on asphalt and he took home Rookie of the Race honors.  With most of the K&N East drivers having zero experience at Stafford, Dippel is looking forward to racing at the Connecticut half-mile.

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Van Wieringen Joins Rette Jones Racing

Slated For Full K&N Pro East Season

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Officials from Rette Jones Racing (RJR) announced today that Late Model standout Dominique Van Wieringen has joined the team for a full NASCAR K&N Pro Series East schedule this season.

Van Wieringen, 20, advances to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East after running a Late Model schedule last season for NEMCO Motorsports. During her rookie season, her ability to maximize speed and car control awarded her with five top-five finishes and seven top-10 efforts overall.

Under the leadership of co-owner and former ARCA Racing Series championship crew chief Mark Rette, the Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada native will pilot the No. 30 Rette Jones Racing Ford Fusion beginning with the season-opener at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway on Feb. 14.

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Former K&N Pro East Series Stafford Winner Eddie MacDonald Excited to Return in 2016

Stafford Springs, CT — When Stafford Speedway announced the addition of a K&N East Pro Series event on June 17 to its 2016 schedule, perhaps no driver was more excited than Eddie MacDonald. The Rowley, MA native and driver of the #71 Grimm Construction Chevrolet has 7 career K&N East wins with one of those wins coming at Stafford back in 2007.

“Stafford is definitely one of the tougher tracks to get a hold of but I’m excited about going back and I’ll be looking forward to it,” said MacDonald. “Now that the schedule is out, we’ll look at it and pick the races we think we can run well at and try to get a win, and I’d say almost definitely we’re going to be at Stafford. My car owner, Rob Grimm, is in Pennsylvania so I drive by the Stafford exit every time we go to a race and I always say it would be nice to be racing there instead of driving another 15 or 16 hours to a race. I had no idea that Stafford was a possibility of getting back on the schedule and I was really excited when I saw that.”

MacDonald’s results at Stafford read like a mixed bag throughout his career. He struggled in his first few races at Stafford, but gradually started to see better results. MacDonald has 1 win, 2 top-5, and 7 top-10 finishes in 15 starts at Stafford with the majority of his good runs coming in the second half of his 15 Stafford starts. MacDonald also credits hooking up with Rollie LaChance as his crew chief as the main reason why he was able to turn his Stafford struggles into success. MacDonald’s winning experience at Stafford may just give him a leg up on the competition as most drivers will be seeing the half-mile for the very first time on June 17 when the K&N Pro East Series cars take to the track for the NASCAR 150.

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Landauer Named to Drive for BMR

Track Champ Joins K&N Pro Lineup Of Drivers

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Bill McAnally Racing today announced that Julia Landauer will join the team’s lineup in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series for 2016.

Landauer brings with her a diverse racing resume that includes a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series championship this past season in the Limited Late Model division at Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, Virginia.

The 24-year-old – who is originally from New York City; but currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina – joins a BMR driver lineup that includes Chris Eggleston, Todd Gilliland, and Riley Herbst. Plans call for all four drivers to run the full schedule in the K&N Pro Series West, along with select events in the K&N Pro Series East.

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Stafford Speedway Set to Host the K&N Pro East Series On June 17, 2016

Stafford Springs, CT — After a 7-year hiatus, the NASCAR K&N Pro East Series will return to Stafford Motor Speedway for the running of the NASCAR 150.  The Connecticut famed half-mile will be the only short track New England appearance for the series in 2016.

“We’re looking forward to hosting the NASCAR K&N Pro East Series,” said Stafford COO/GM Mark Arute.  “The K&N Pro East Series has always provided a nice mix of up and coming drivers with local drivers and there have been a great deal of K&N drivers that have succeeded at the highest levels of NASCAR.  Trevor Bayne and Joey Logano have both won the Daytona 500 and we’ve also had drivers like Martin Truex, Jr. and Austin Dillon, who have won championships in the premier divisions of NASCAR.  This season’s K&N Pro Series East drivers could very well be future Daytona 500 or premier series champions.”

“NASCAR and Stafford Motor Speedway have enjoyed a long partnership and we’re excited to bring the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East back to such an historic venue,” said George Silbermann, NASCAR vice president, regional and touring series. “Many names have been made over the years because of their success at Stafford. The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East represents a tremendous opportunity for the best and brightest young stars in the sport to compete, and I know many of them are already looking forward to testing their skills at Stafford.”

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K&N Pro Series 2016 Schedules Announced

Twenty-Seven Races Set To Showcase Sport’s Rising Stars

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR K&N Pro Series has become the preeminent development proving ground for the sport’s future stars.

The 27 races on the 2016 schedule – from New England to Southern California, and from Washington to Florida – provides a comprehensive slate of venues and events designed to test drivers and showcase the best and brightest for NASCAR fans.

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West schedules, announced today, comprise of 14 points races for each championship. It is highlighted by the annual meeting in the Heartland for the combination race at Iowa Speedway on July 29.
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Dominion Joins NASCAR for Inaugural Year

Virginia Track Will Host K&N Pro East, Whelen All-American

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A new era in Virginia racing will take the green flag on Saturday, April 9 – and it will do so under the NASCAR banner.

NASCAR and Dominion Raceway and Entertainment announced today the .4-mile asphalt track will be part of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series beginning with its inaugural season in 2016. The brand new facility is located in Spotsylvania Country, Virginia, just 10 minutes south of Fredericksburg and 30 minutes north of Richmond.

“We can’t begin to describe how excited we are about the affiliation with NASCAR as we get ready to go racing at Dominion Raceway,” said track owner Steve Britt. “When we set out to build this facility, our goal was to put together a state-of-the-art short track for competitors and fans alike. To be part of the NASCAR program is a tremendous opportunity to raise the track’s profile even greater.”

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Byron & Eggleston Battle for Bragging Rights

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – The racing was all in fun, but a race car driver is always a race car driver and it was never more evident in a pair of races held during the seventh annual Champions Karting Challenge Thursday.

William Byron was nudged out of the lead in the final lap by Chris Eggleston in the Media & Champions Race at GoPro Motorplex, and the NASCAR Next driver returned the favor in the Champions Race. For the second year in a row, the seven NASCAR touring series champions and the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion competed at the popular road course in a pair of races.

For Byron it was sweet revenge – all in fun – of course, to pick up the win over Eggleston in a battle between NASCAR K&N Pro Series champions.

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CHAMPION CREW CHIEF: Kevin Bellicourt

Wins First K&N Pro Series East Title With Byron

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Kevin Bellicourt is no stranger to the racing world.

He’s had years of experience working on race teams and working his way up the ladder.

“I moved up to North Carolina when I finished school,” said Bellicourt. “I got my first opportunity from a friend and I took the chance. I started working and have been learning and moving up ever since.”

Like his driver, William Byron, he has quite the extensive resume.

“I’ve worked with Woods Brothers Racing and couple others before going to Braun a couple years ago,” Bellicourt said. “I was contacted to work at Turner Scott last year and the rest is history.”

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CHAMPION OWNER: Harry Scott Jr. & Justin Marks

Byron’s Title Makes It Three In A Row For Scott

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – If fans have learned one thing in the past couple years in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, it’s that Harry Scott Jr. is a force to be reckoned with.

In the past two years, Scott has celebrated wins at the NASCAR Touring Series Night of Champions event in Charlotte and this year is no exception. He’ll be recognized for his third consecutive championship and the first with his new team, HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks.

“It’s terrific, we’re very fortunate for our success in the K&N East,” Scott said of his third title. “We’ve had a great group of drivers the last three years. It’s been a rewarding endeavor.”

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2015 CHAMPION PROFILE: William Byron

K&N Pro Series East Title Is A Team Win For Young Driver

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – William Byron had the dream rookie season.

The 2015 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East champion scored four wins, five top-five and 11 top-10 finishes and led a total of 740 laps, the most of any competitor in the series’ this season.

The No. 9 Liberty University Chevrolet team was compromised of rookies vying to prove themselves. Aside from Byron, his crew chief Kevin Bellicourt and car owner Justin Marks, were newcomers to their roles.

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HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks Announces 2016 Driver Lineup

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (December 9, 2015) – HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks (HSMJM) is proud to announce the organization’s 2016 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) driver lineup: J.J. Haley, Hunter Baize, Harrison Burton and Tyler Dippel. Haley will return to the team following his 2015 rookie campaign in the series. Baize, Burton, and Dippel will compete full time in the NKNPSE during the 2016 season and also will compete for Rookie of the Year honors.

Haley, 16, earned six top-five and 10 top-10 finishes in 14 starts with HSMJM in 2015. The Indiana native finished sixth in the NKNPSE driver point standings. Haley also made three starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2015, with a career-best finish of seventh at Phoenix International Raceway in November.

Baize, 18, finished third in the ARCA/CRA Super Series point standings last season with two wins at the Illiana Motor Speedway in Schererville, Ind. and Flat Rock Speedway in Carlton, Mich. Baize also finished ninth in his ARCA Racing Series debut at Berlin Speedway in Marne, Mich. He followed that with a sixth-place run at Springfield’s Illinois State Fairgrounds.

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Sarah Cornett-Ching Announces 2016 Racing Plans, Focuses On NASCAR

DENVER, NC (Dec. 8, 2015) – Popular Canadian welder-turned-racer Sarah Cornett-Ching announced her 2016 racing plans today. As many anticipated, she will continue to race with Tony Blanchard and RACE 101 during 2016, focusing primarily on chasing the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Rookie of the Year title while sprinkling in some ARCA Racing Series and CARS Super Late Model Tour events along the way.

“I’m really energized about running in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series,” said the 24-year old driver from Summerland, British Columbia. “We raced a handful of events with them last year, I really liked how the races were organized, the parity of the rules package and what it offered me as a driver. As my career continues to advance, I’ll be racing on some of the same tracks and with a lot of the same drivers and teams. Combine that with the added value that the NASCAR brand can bring to me and my partners, it was really a no-brainer.”

Though 2016 will see her competing primarily under the NASCAR K&N Pro Series banner, Cornett-Ching will start her major event schedule at the same place her career began, the Daytona International Speedway. Once again, she will compete in the ARCA Racing Series event at the 2.5-mile trioval as a precursor to the NASCAR Sprint Unlimited. Other ARCA starts are tentatively planned at larger tracks where her career path will take her in the future. Immediately following that contest, she will drive over to New Smyrna Speedway for the K&N Pro Series East season opener the next day.

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NASCAR Names Miller as Senior Vice President of Competition

Veteran Team Executive to Guide Day-to-Day Management of Competition Efforts across All Sanctioned Racing Events

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 2, 2015) – NASCAR announced today that Scott Miller has joined the organization as Senior Vice President of Competition, responsible for managing all competition efforts related to technology, inspection, rule development and officiating across NASCAR’s wide portfolio of racing.

Miller will report directly to Executive Vice President and Chief Racing Development Officer Steve O’Donnell, and work closely with Senior Vice President of Innovation and Racing Development Gene Stefanyshyn. All three are based at NASCAR’s Research & Development Center in Concord, N.C.

Miller most recently served as Executive Vice President of Competition at Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR). There he was responsible for managing all areas of competition. During his four-year tenure, MWR teams qualified for the Chase for the Sprint Cup in 2012, 2013, and 2015.

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Eggleston Will Return to Defend K&N Title

Gilliland And Herbst Join BMR Roster for 2016

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Bill McAnally Racing today announced that Chris Eggleston, Todd Gilliland, and Riley Herbst will drive for the team in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series for 2016.

Plans call for all three drivers to run the full schedule in the K&N Pro Series West, with select events in the K&N Pro Series East worked into the schedule.

Eggleston returns for a second year after capturing the 2015 championship in the K&N Pro Series West in his first full season in the series. Gilliland, the 15-year-old son of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series veteran driver David Gilliland, is coming off a win at Phoenix in his series debut – becoming the youngest winner in the series. Herbst, who comes from a racing family well known in off-road competition, is coming off an outstanding season where he won a championship as a rookie at Irwindale (California) Speedway. The 16-year-old will be making his debut in the K&N Pro Series West.

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Burton to Drive for HScott in 2016

Son of Former Sprint Cup Driver To Pursue K&N Pro East Title

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. – Harrison Burton, teenage son of former NASCAR Sprint Cup driver and current NBC Sports NASCAR analyst Jeff Burton, will run a full schedule in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East in 2016, driving the No. 12 DEX Imaging Toyotafor HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks.
 
Burton made his NASCAR K&N Series debut last month at All-American Speedway (Roseville, Calif.), becoming the youngest driver to race in the series at 15 years, 8 days old. Burton has an extensive racing background in late model cars over the last few years. He earned his first pole position in the Late Model Series at just 11 years old, and then won his first Pro-Late Model race at age 12 and Super Late Model race at 14. Prior to his late model success, he was a three-time Quarter Midget Champion. He will compete for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series Rookie of the Year honors next season.
 
“I am excited to join a notable organization with such a successful history,” Burton said. “I’m a young driver and have a lot to learn. The opportunity to work with this team and learn from my new teammates is huge for the growth and development of my career. I’m excited to see what 2016 brings.”

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Winning With Hard Work And Know How

Bill McAnally Racing Celebrates 25th Anniversary With NAPA

The ubiquitous blue and gold has been part of the fabric of the NASCAR throughout the west for the past 25 years, instantly recognizable from its frequent trips to Victory Lane and championship celebrations.

The same way the powder blue and STP logo of Richard Petty or the rainbow colors of Jeff Gordon’s DuPont sponsorship are associated with a driver and the team’s level of excellence, the NAPA AUTO PARTS emblazoned on Bill McAnally Racing’s fleet of race cars is woven into the fabric of NASCAR short track racing.

Twenty-five years together has produced 60 wins on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series level and five West championships for McAnally and NAPA. BMR has also won titles on the local level in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. In addition, the Bill McAnally-led team captured the Rookie of the Year title with NAPA in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2002. Through McAnally, NAPA has been the entitlement sponsor on countless K&N Pro West races over the years and has begun to provide sponsorship for East races in recent seasons.
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Voting Opens For Most Popular Driver

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.  – As on-track competition comes to a conclusion, there’s another showdown on the line in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR’s seven touring series, as voting for the Most Popular Driver Awards begins on Tuesday, Oct. 6.

Chase Elliott looks to defend his NASCAR XFINITY Series Most Popular Driver title while the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is guaranteed a new winner. Fans can vote once per day online for the Most Popular Driver Awards at www.NASCAR.com/mostpopulardriver.
 
Voting is open and runs through Friday, Nov. 20 for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Saturday, Nov. 21 for the NASCAR XFINITY Series, prior to the respective season finale races at Homestead-Miami Speedway during Ford Championship Weekend. Voting for the seven NASCAR touring series will also conclude Saturday, Nov. 21.

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Little prepares for The Monster Mile and the Drive Sober 125

Jesse Little, a member of NASCAR’s Next class for 2015, returns to Dover International Speedway this weekend for the running of the Drive Sober 125 on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East circuit.

Little will be back behind the wheel of the No. 97 NASCAR Technical Institute Toyota and Performance Friction Brakes Toyota at a track he’s had a great deal of success at during his NKNPSE career.

“Our team has a good one-mile program over the years and we’re excited to get back to Dover for this weekend’s Drive Sober 125. In the past, we’ve been able to run up front and challenge for a win and solid top-5 finishes. This weekend we’re going in with the same focus,” Little said.

Each start in the 2015 season for Little has been geared towards racing for victories. Over the year, the 18-year old has run in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series while also making several starts in the NKNPSE.

“This year our goal has been to compete on bigger tracks such as Chicagoland Speedway (for ThorSport Racing on the NCWTS) so it can add to my racing experiences in preparation for more starts on the Truck Series. Each time we’ve run on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East with our Toyota we’ve been good right off the trailer and this Camry should be ready to go for the Drive Sober 125on Friday.”

Known as the Monster Mile, Dover International Speedway presents a one-mile racetrack with plenty of challenges. Little and his team are undaunted by the track heading into the weekend, he noted.

“You have to have patience at Dover and be prepared for a few surprises along the way with a track that has the kind of banking that Dover has. It’s a momentum situation as a driver, you have to be in a good rhythm, hit your marls and keep an eye on what’s going on around you to be successful in this race. Dover is a track where handling and a good setup package can make all the difference. Our Toyota has been on the pole this year (at Bristol in April) so we expect to have a mixture of good qualifying speed and something that can go 125 lap to get us in contention for the victory.”

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