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PIT BOX: Ready to Go Up North

Canadian Tire Motorsports Park To Host Opener On Sunday


• The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 gets its 2015 season underway this weekend with the running of the Clarington 200 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario. L.P. Dumoulin returns to defend his series championship and improve on a fourth-place finish in last year’s opener while Andrew Ranger will look for a third-consecutive pole at CTMP, where he set the track record in this event a year ago.

• The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East & West will once again join forces in the first of two combination events on the 2015 schedule this Saturday night at Iowa Speedway. The Casey’s General Store 150 will bring the best drivers from both divisions together for another race. Last year’s winner and NKNPSE champion Ben Rhodes will be competing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race and will not defend his title opening the door for one of the young guns to take the checkered flag home. Leading contenders include William Byron, Austin Hill and Kyle Benjamin from the East while Noah Gragson enters this weekend’s race fresh off his win at Tucson two weeks ago.

• The NASCAR Mexico Series will return to action this Sunday for the first of two visits this season to Autódromo del Ecocentro de la Unión Ganadera in Querétaro, Mexico. The Queretana 200 will be the fourth race of the 2015 season and Rubén Rovelo will be going for his third consecutive win. Rovelo finished eighth in this race last season.

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Eddie MacDonald Rallies from Flat Tire for Sixth Place in the K&N Race at Bristol

Eddie MacDonald powered the Grimm Construction/Multiple Sclerosis Society Chevrolet to a hard earned sixth place finish in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East PittLite 125 at Bristol Motor Speedway as a companion race with the Sprint Cup Series. The Rowley, Mass. veteran started his 183rd race in the series and took the green flag as the defending champion of last year’s event. A flat tire on lap 49 appeared to quash any hopes of repeating the win but Eddie Mac and the crew never gave up and rallied from the flat and 24th restarting position to make his patented charge to the front.

“With everything that we had to overcome in the race, we are pleased with the sixth place finish,” said Eddie Mac after the race. “Obviously we would have liked to compete for the win but this finish showed how we can overcome adversity. We had a very similar set-up in the car as last year and the car handled pretty good. We didn’t have a great qualifying run (16th) but last year we started 13th and won so we knew the car would be good for the long run.”

Twenty eight cars took the green flag in the 125 lap event around “The World’s Fastest Half-Mile” as Eddie Mac wasted no time moving up four spots from 16th to 12th in just two laps and into tenth by lap 21. The car was “a little loose but not bad” according to Eddie Mac at the first caution on lap 37. While running ninth the #71 blew a left rear tire to bring out the caution on lap 49, then restarted 24th one lap down. Eddie Mac moved up two positions before the halfway break at lap 62. The crew was allowed to re-fuel but could not change tires during the five minute break.

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Gaulding Joins Precision; Gdovic Running IMSA

Gdovic in Xfinity field at Texas

Gray Gaulding parted ways with NTS Motorsports last month. Gaulding and his sponsor Krispy Kreme Doughnuts joined Red Horse Racing for a partial Camping World Truck Series schedule. The NASCAR Next driver is completing the balance of his NASCAR K&N Pro Series East schedule for Precision Performance Motorsports.

“They called us and indicated that they were going to be leaving NTS,” Precision Performance Motorsports owner Richard Gdovic said. “They were looking for a home for Gray where he could progress and have a good shot at the championship. Get some more training under his belt with a team like ours.”

Richard Gdovic has fielded a NASCAR K&N Pro Series East team since 2011 for his son Brandon Gdovic. Brandon will be running in the IMSA Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo this season. Brandon’s goals are to get wins and another championship for Mitchum Motorsports of Virginia Beach. Mitchum Motorsports won the championship last year by one point. He will be competing at Circuit of the Americas, Laguna Seca, Road Atlanta, Sebring, Watkins Glen, and Virginia International Raceway.

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Little Prepares for K&N Pro Series Season Debut with Larry McReynolds Racing

SHERRILLS FORD, North Carolina (April 14, 2015) — NASCAR Next driver, Jesse Little, begins his 2015 season with this week’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series PittLite125 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

While the first race of the season comes well into the series schedule, the 18-year old has been busy in the off-season after signing a new team alliance with Larry McReynolds Racing where he will bring a brand new Toyota Camry to the world’s fastest half-mile.

“(Car chief) Matt (Noyce) put together a great car for us during the off-season and I know that (Crew Chief) Steve (Graham) and the crew will have it dialed when we unload this week,” Little said.

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Eddie MacDonald Kicks Off NASCAR K&N Season at Bristol Motor Speedway in April

When Eddie MacDonald takes the green flag to open his NASCAR K & N Pro Series East season at Bristol it will be as defending champion after posting the impressive win last year in the PittLite 125. The Grimm Construction/Multiple Sclerosis Society Chevy piloted by the veteran racer started 13th in the event last season and had the crowd on its feet as Eddie Mac drove to the front in a door to door battle with Ben Rhodes to lead the final two laps for the win. The Rowley, Mass. driver is entering his 15th year in the series and will start in his 183rd race with hopes to repeat last year’s performance.

“The win last year at Bristol was huge for our team,” said Eddie Mac while preparing the #71 for the race in the Newburyport, Mass. shop. “It was definitely one of the highlights of my career to win there. The track is awesome in every way. You dream about racing there and to get a win there is definitely the icing on the cake. We knew we had a good car despite not qualifying all that well (13th) but Rollie (LaChance) had a great set up and it handled well right from the start. After the break I knew I had something for the leaders and it was a lot of fun to race for the win. That race really gave us the boost we needed to run well the rest of the season even though we ran a part-time schedule.”

The #71 Grimm Construction Chevy posted three top five’s and one top ten finish over the final four races with Eddie Mac saying, “We did not start the season off well and decided to focus our efforts on a limited schedule and it worked out well. The final four races were pretty strong efforts by the team (8th at Langley, 2nd at Loudon, 6th at Iowa, 4th at Dover). We plan to run around six races in the K & N Series this year with the focus on the bigger tracks. Bristol may be only a half mile but it is definitely a big track to us and we hope to have another great showing there in April. It is always fun to race as a companion to the Xfinity and Cup series. We run after the Xfinity 300 on Saturday so we should have a great crowd. It is tough to win in the K & N Series with all the talented teams and drivers and we always put on a great show, so it should be a lot of fun.”

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Sherwin-Williams Renews as the ‘Official Paint of NASCAR’

FORTUNE 500 Company Leverages Multi-Faceted Official Partnership to Continue Driving Business On and Off the Track

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 23, 2015) — NASCAR® and Sherwin-Williams, the nation’s largest specialty retailer of paint and paint supplies, announced a three-year extension to their Official Partnership. The newly signed extension will designate Sherwin-Williams as the “Official Paint of NASCAR” through 2017.

Sherwin-Williams, a FORTUNE 500 company, will continue to leverage its designation for architectural paint and the power of NASCAR’s intellectual property at its more than 4,000 stores nationwide and ignite the passion of its customers – many of whom are fiercely brand-loyal fans of the sport.

“Our continued partnership with Sherwin-Williams is another example of FORTUNE 500 brands successfully using NASCAR as an integral part of their marketing mix,” said Norris Scott, NASCAR vice president, Partnership Marketing. “Sherwin-Williams’ integrated approach using our intellectual property, both at track and at retail has proven highly effective. We look forward to expanding the Sherwin-Williams relationship across its multiple business divisions. ”

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NASCAR and K&N Filters Announce Multi-Year Extension

Company to Remain Entitlement Sponsor of NASCAR K&N Pro Series through 2021; K&N Filters to be Series Entitlement Sponsor for 12–Consecutive Years

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 20, 2015) — NASCAR® announced today it has reached a five-year agreement with K&N Filters to continue as the entitlement sponsor of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series™ through 2021. The renewed deal ensures that K&N Filters will own exclusive rights as the title sponsor for a total of 12-consecutive years. Additionally, K&N Filters acquires the designation as the “Official Automotive Filters of NASCAR.”

The extended agreement is the latest in a number of landmark partnerships and renewals recently signed with the sanctioning body. In recent history, NASCAR has announced momentous 10-year deals with series entitlement sponsor XFINITY; broadcast partners FOX and NBC; and international broadcast rights partner IMG. NASCAR also announced a seven-year extension with series entitlement sponsor Camping World in 2014.

“The NASCAR K&N Pro Series features the most competitive regional racing in the country and thanks to this newly signed agreement the series has never been healthier,” said Jim Cassidy, NASCAR Senior Vice President of Racing Operations. “K&N Filters has the unique ability to showcase its products to a fiercely brand-loyal fan base on a national stage, while partnering with NASCAR to introduce professional motorsports’ stars of tomorrow.”

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NASCAR Signs Exclusive Seven-Year Extension with FOX Sports Latin America

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 16, 2015) – NASCAR announced today it has signed a seven-year media broadcast extension with FOX Sports Latin America, ensuring that sports fans in Latin America can continue to enjoy NASCAR events and news on FOX Sports through 2021.

Through this extension, FOX Sports Latin America will continue to be the home of live races for all three of NASCAR’s national series – the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™, NASCAR XFINITY Series™ and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™ – across Latin America, including Brazil. Additional NASCAR programming on FOX Sports Latin America includes the NASCAR K&N Pro Series™.

“Globalization is a key initiative for NASCAR, and there is no question that partnering with FOX Sports Latin America has been integral to the sport’s growth in this region over the past several years,” said Brent Dewar, NASCAR chief operating officer. “In addition to ensuring the presence of NASCAR racing content for existing fans for the next seven years, this extension will allow NASCAR and FOX to build upon the work that’s already been done in cultivating NASCAR fans in Latin America.”

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Kaz Grala Added to Driver Lineup for KBM Late Model Program

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (March 9, 2015) – Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) announced today that the team has added 16-year-old Kaz Grala to the driver lineup for its Late Model program. Grala will compete in multiple events behind the wheel of a KBM Late Model in 2015, including driving the No. 51 Camry for the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown at South Boston (Va.) Speedway on April 23.

“I am unbelievably excited to have been given the opportunity to drive for Kyle Busch Motorsports,” Grala said. “This organization is the epitome of success and it’s an honor to be invited into the KBM family. As a young driver to be able to learn from some of the most knowledgeable people in the industry, both drivers and engineers, will be hugely beneficial.

“I am especially anxious to get behind the wheel of the No. 51 Toyota Camry for the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown at South Boston Speedway — my favorite Late Model short track,” he continued. “I have competed in the event the past two years, running well both times, but ending up with ‘wrong place, wrong time’ luck. South Boston has always been one of my most successful tracks, but I have not been able to score a victory there yet. Hopefully, we can get redemption this year and bring home the trophy for Kyle Busch and his organization.”

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New Website for John Holleman; Racing Full Time K&N Pro Series East

Legends Semi Pro driver John Holleman announced Thursday he will be racing full time in the 2015 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, contending for the Rookie of the Year and Championship. 

Holleman made the announcement on his all-new website, which was also launched today by LN’s parent company STIX FX Entertainment, which can be viewed He will also still race in Legends during the year (Summer Shootout) as well as other racing series.

The full press release is below.

John Holleman Set for NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Rookie and Championship Run

WINSTON-SALEM, NC (February 12th, 2015) – 17-year-old Winston-Salem, North Carolina, native John Holleman will enter his first full season of racing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE), starting with the “Hart 2 Heart Breast Cancer Foundation 150” at New Smyrna Speedway (FL) on Sunday, February 15th. Holleman will attempt to contend for the Rookie of the Year honors as well as the season championship, driving the No. 49 Midway Mobile Storage Toyota.

Holleman, who started racing Go Karts when he was five years old, has already had an extensive racing career. He has amassed 167 victories and 19 different championships spanning across various divisions of racing, including Bandoleros, Legends, Four Cylinders, Street Stocks, Sportsman cars, and Limited Late Models.

In 2014, Holleman entered his first two NKNPSE races, including making his series debut at his home track of Bowman Gray Stadium.

“Last year we entered the Bowman Gray race and also the Langley Speedway (VA) race,” said Holleman. “We learned very quickly the level of competition in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East is very steep. At Bowman Gray we ended up with some damage from a wreck that caused overheating, so it cut our learning experience a bit short. We decided to go to Langley Speedway and I learned a lot about how the cars handle and how to race in the series. I finished 12th in that race, but the most-important thing was completing all the 175 laps.”

Combined with only two races under his belt and the competition entering the series in 2015, Holleman knows he will have to be on his game. He has enlisted Greg Ely as his crew chief to help guide him during the season.

“I have seen the names of who will be competing in the series this year, and it is going to be a great battle for the championship and the rookie of the year title. The competition is going to be fierce, but Greg and I as well as the whole team are up for the challenge. We are looking forward to the first race at New Smyrna Speedway this weekend, and hopefully we can have a great showing in the No. 49 Midway Mobile Storage Toyota.”

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Garbo’s Whelen Motorsports Paint Scheme

David Garbo, Jr. of Stonington, CT displayed the new Whelen Motorsports No. 31 through social media today. The Marsh Racing car will debut at New Smyrna (FL) Speedway on February 15 for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season opener, the Hart to Heart Breast Cancer Foundation 150.

Garbo made seven starts last season for Shigeaki Hattori with a best finish of seventh at Bristol. He finished fifth in his X-1R Pro Cup Series at Hickory for Top Gun Motorsports.

Garbo moved to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East after four Late Model wins at the historic Hickory (NC) Motor Speedway and a top ten points finish. He captured the prestigious Bobby Isaac Memorial. The 150-lap race honors the 1970 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion from nearby Catawba.

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News & Notes: New Smyrna

“Next” Stars Chasing K&N Pro East Championship

hth_logoDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Daniel Suarez and Cameron Hayley went door-to-door last year at New Smyrna Speedway, with Suarez taking the checkered flag by just .083 seconds.

Now Suarez is running NASCAR Xfinity Series for Joe Gibbs Racing, Hayley has a recently signed deal to run in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for ThorSport Racing, and fans will get the opportunity to watch a field full of rising young stars battle to see who’s next on Sunday, Feb. 15 in the Hart To Heart Breast Cancer Foundation 150.

Gray Gaulding celebrated his 17th birthday Tuesday and is looking forward to getting racing.

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PIT BOX: New Smyrna Takes Center Stage

Hosts 49th Asphalt Stock Car World Series, K&N Pro East Opener


hth_logo• The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will kick off season for the second straight year on the .48-mile high-banked oval just 15 minutes from Daytona International Speedway. Last year’s inaugural event featured a final lap battle with Daniel Suarez taking the win by inches over Cameron Hayley. Suarez is now with Joe Gibbs Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, opening the door for a new winner.

HScott Motorsports With Justin Marks, which has fielded the past two champions with Dylan Kwasniewski (2013) and Ben Rhodes (2014), has five cars including youngester Dalton Sargeant and open-wheel standout Rico Abreu. Sargeant nearly won the Super Late Model race earlier in the month at New Smyrna, while Abreu is looking to follow in the footsteps of good friend Kyle Larson in making the transition to NASCAR.

Past K&N Pro Series race winners Gray Gaulding, Austin Hill and Scott Heckert are on the entry list, as is 2014 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series champion Anthony Kumpen. Hill won the final two NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season last year, and Nick Drake closed out the West season with a win at Phoenix. Other young names to watch include Jared Irvan, the son of former NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Ernie Irvan, who will be making his series debut; Kyle Benjamin, who claimed the World Series points title for the Super Late Model Division in 2012 at New Smyrna; and Kenzie Ruston, the holds the mark for highest finishing female in a K&N Pro race with her runner-up finish at Iowa Speedway last season.

• In addition to Sunday’s race, New Smyrna will be home to eight more nights of racing action, headlined by the Super Late Model and tour-type Modifieds of the track’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.


Steve Wallace, the son of NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Rusty Wallace, will be back to defend his World Series title in the Super Late Model Division. Wallace claimed the crown with a win and a consistent week where he never finished worse than fourth. Former NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion David Rogers leads a field of challengers that include Stephen Nasse and Ryan Moore.

Moore won the week-long title in 2013, while Nasse has several extra-distance wins at New Smyrna to his credit.

Drive For Diversity driver Natalie Decker will be racing with her family team along with sister Claire Decker and cousin Paige Decker.

Ryan Preece, the 2013 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion, and Justin Bonsignore lead the field of Modified entrants, along with 2012 World Series champion Chuck Hossfeld.

Spencer Davis will once again be the busiest driver in the World Series. He is entered in the Super Late Model, Modified and Pro Late Model divisions. The 16-year-old Davis won the Pro Late Model championship at last year’s World Series.

On Track


HART TO HEART BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION 150 at New Smyrna (Florida) Speedway

RACE TIME: Sunday, Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m. (Air Date: NBCSN, Thursday, Feb. 19, 10:30 p.m.);

TWITTER: #Hart2Heart150, #KNEast, @newsmyrnaspdway


Sunday, February 15 8 a.m. Registration opens.
8:45 a.m. Mandatory Crew Chief Meeting.
9 a.m. Garage opens. Inspection begins.
10:15 a.m. Safety Communications Meeting.
10:30 a.m. Track Services Meeting.
11 a.m. Rookie Driver/Spotter Meeting. Draw for qualifying.
12:30-1:15 p.m. Practice.
1:20-1:50 p.m. Rookie Only Practice.
2-2:45 p.m. Final Practice.
3:30 p.m. Qualifying Inspection begins. Groups determined by qualifying draw.
4:30 p.m. Driver Meeting.
5 p.m. Qualifying. (2 Laps.) (Fastest 24 cars earn starting positions 1st thru 24th.)
6 p.m. Registration closes.
6:30 p.m. Driver Autograph Session. (On Track.)
7:15 p.m. Driver Introductions
7:30 p.m. Hart to Heart Breast Cancer Foundation 150

On Track


49th ANNUAL WORLD SERIES OF STOCK CAR AUTO RACING at New Smyrna (Florida) Speedway

RACE TIME: Friday, Feb. 13-Saturday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m. ET (daily);

TWITTER: #NewSmyrnaWS, #NWAAS, @newsmyrnaspdway




In a unique partnership between NASCAR, and will allow fans across the globe – and in the stands at the venerable  – to witness the action as never before. In a special presentation format, powered by will broadcast eight nights of racing and will include a mix of live and same-day coverage. The stream will be simulcast on and

• The coverage will kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET, on Friday, Feb. 13 with a full slate of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action. Live race coverage will be streamed on Monday, Feb. 16-Wednesday, Feb. 18, as well as the final night of racing, Saturday, Feb. 21. The finale will be highlighted by the Super Late Model 100.

• On three other nights – Saturday, Feb. 14; Thursday, Feb. 19; and Friday, Feb. 20 – the stream will begin immediately following the conclusion of television coverage of the NASCAR racing at Daytona International Speedway. In addition, all of each night’s races will be available as ‘video on demand’ at 8 a.m. the following morning.

Sources: Jason Christley/NASCAR PR

NKNPS East New Smyrna 2/9/14 Entry List
1 TBA TBA Toyota Shigeaki Hattori TBA
2 Collin Cabre, Thonotosassa, Fla. * UTI/NTI Toyota Max Siegel Coleman Pressley
3 Kaz Grala, Westborough, Mass. Kiklos Olive Oil Toyota Benjamin Kennedy Mike Fritts
04 Ronnie Bassett, Jr., Winston-Salem, N.C. TBA Ford Ronnie Bassett Jerry Babb
4 Kenzie Ruston, El Reno, Okla. Rev Racing Toyota Max Siegel Mark Green
5 J.J. Haley, Winamac, Ind. * Braun Auto Chevrolet Harry Scott, Jr. Mark McFarland
6 Devon Amos, Rio Rancho, Tex. * Max Siegel, Inc. Toyota Max Siegel John Wolfe
7 Codie Rohrbaugh, Petersburg, W.Va. * Grant County Mulch Chevrolet Larry Berg Mark Tuff
9 William Byron, Charlotte, N.C. * Liberty University Chevrolet Justin Marks Kevin Bellicourt
15 Nick Drake, Mooresville, N.C. NAPA Toyota Bill McAnally Matt Goslant
19 Chuck Buchanan, Jr., Hildebrand, N.C. Spring Drug Chevrolet Chuck Buchanan TBA
20 Gray Gaulding, Colonial Heights, Va. Krispy Kreme Chevrolet Bob Newberry Doug Howe
22 Austin Hill, Winston, Ga. A&D Welding Ford Bryan Hill Ron Otto Sr
27 Kyle Benjamin, Easley, S.C. * Benjamin Motorsports Ford Steven Benjamin Kevin Reed
28 Jared Irvan, Midland, N.C. * BIAA/Race2Safety Toyota Ernie Irvan Mark Reno
31 David Garbo, Jr., Stonington, Conn. * Whelen Engineering Chevrolet Ted Marsh TBA
34 Scott Heckert, Ridgefield, Conn. Project Lifesaver Chevrolet Justin Marks Fuz Burgdoff
36 Dalton Zehr, Daytona Beach, Fla. * Whelen Engineering Chevrolet Linda Marsh Todd Fisette
40 Travis Miller, Chesapeake, Va. TBA Chevrolet Michael Hillman Doug Chouinard
42 Jay Beasley, Las Vegas, Nev. Special Smiles Pediatric Dentist Toyota Max Siegel Skip Eyler
44 Dillon Bassett, Winston-Salem, N.C. * TBA Ford Ronnie Bassett TBA
45 Christian Celaya, Caborca, Mexico * Farbe Technik Chevrolet John Stange Rick Crawford
47 Mike Senica, Newark, N.J. * Bell Plantation Chevrolet John Stange James Hueberger
49 John Holleman, IV, Winston-Salem, N.C. * Midway Mobile Storage Toyota Zeno Marshall Jr Greg Foley
51 Dalton Sargeant, Boca Raton, Fla. * Galt Chevrolet Harry Scott, Jr. Kris Bowen
57 Brandon Oakley, Beavercreek, Ohio * Daytona International Airport/Oakley Chevrolet Thomas Oakley TBA
98 Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. * GoPro Motorplex/AccuDoc Solutions Chevrolet Mike Curb Mardy Lindley
99 Anthony Kumpen, Hasselt, Belgium NASCAR Whelen Euro Series Toyota Bill McAnally Roger Bracken
* Denotes Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender

NKNPS East New Smyrna 2/15/15 Schedule
Sunday, February 15 8 a.m. Registration opens.
8:45 a.m. Mandatory Crew Chief Meeting.
9 a.m. Garage opens. Inspection begins.
10:15 a.m. Safety Communications Meeting.
10:30 a.m. Track Services Meeting.
11 a.m. Rookie Driver/Spotter Meeting. Draw for qualifying.
12:30-1:15 p.m. Practice.
1:20-1:50 p.m. Rookie Only Practice.
2-2:45 p.m. Final Practice.
3:30 p.m. Qualifying Inspection begins. Groups determined by qualifying draw.
4:30 p.m. Driver Meeting.
5 p.m. Qualifying. (2 Laps.) (Fastest 24 cars earn starting positions 1st thru 24th.) “Impound”
6 p.m. Registration closes.
6:30 p.m. Driver Autograph Session. (On Track.)
7:15 p.m. Driver Introductions.
7:30 p.m. Hart to Heart Breast Cancer Foundation 150

49th Annual World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing
Racing at 7:30pm Every Night


Thursday February 12, 2015
Parking and Practice
Pit Passes: $40

Friday February 13, 2015
Super Late Models
Pro Late Models
Pro Trucks
IMCA Modifieds
Tour Type Modifieds’

Grandstands: $30, Pits: $40

Saturday February 14, 2015
Joey Coulter Pro Truck Series 50
Super Late Models
Pro Late Models
IMCA Modifieds
Tour Type Modifieds’
Mini-Stocks 75

Grandstands: $30, Pits: $40

Sunday February 15, 2015
K&N Pro Series East
American Canadian Tour 100 (ACT)

Grandstands: $35, Pits: $40 (Members), $50 (Non-Members)

Monday February 16, 2015
American Canadian Tour 100 (ACT)
IMCA Modifieds
Tour Type Modifieds

Grandstands: $30, Pits: $40

Tuesday February 17, 2015
American Canadian Tour 100 (ACT)
Pro Late Models
Super Late Models

Grandstands: $30, Pits: $40

Wednesday February 18, 2015
John Blewett III Memorial Tour Type Modified 76
IMCA Modified 75
Super Late Models
Pro Late Models

Grandstands: $30, Pits: $40

Thursday February 19, 2015
Super Late Model 50
Pro Late Model 50
Tour Type Modifieds
IMCA Modifieds

Grandstands: $30, Pits: $40

Friday February 20, 2015
Richie Evans Memorial Tour Type Modified 100
Super Late Models
Pro Late Models
IMCA Modifieds

Grandstands: $35, Pits: $40

Saturday February 21, 2015
Super Late Model 100
Pro Late Models
IMCA Modifieds
Sportsman 50

Grandstands: $35, Pits: $40

EuroNASCAR Champion to Debut in K&N Pro Series East at New Smyrna Speedway

Anthony Kumpen will Race for Bill McAnally Racing in Season Opener

On Sunday, February 15th Anthony Kumpen will cash his prize for winning the 2014 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series title by entering the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season opener at New Smyrna Speedway, located few miles south of Daytona, at the wheel of the number 99 NWES Toyota Camry fielded by 5-time Champion team Bill McAnally Racing.

The Belgian driver – 1 Win, 10 top-5s and 12 top-10s in his first season at the wheel of a stock-cars – will contest his first career NASCAR race in the USA as part of a program that will obviously include a quest for the second consecutive European NASCAR Title, but also some other NASCAR events in the USA during the NWES summer break.

“It’s really exciting, I can’t wait for it! My first NASCAR race in the US will not be easy, for sure, because I need to gain some experience on ovals, but I want to be prepared. That’s why we are trying to log as many miles as we can and learn as much as possible before the race. We are taking it step by step,” said Kumpen. “I want to do it in the best possible way and with Jerome Galpin we are working to see what other races I could do later in the year. The focus will definitely be on being again the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series Champion, but when we’re not racing in Europe, I want to do as much as possible in the US”.

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Robust NBCSN Broadcast Schedule Revealed

Unprecedented 39-Race Slate; Richmond Race Moved to Fall

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR and NBC Sports Group announced today an unprecedented broadcast line-up of NASCAR’s popular regional touring series, with a 39-race telecast schedule for racing’s premier grassroots series as their landmark partnership begins this season.


NBCSN’s slate features all 25 K&N Pro Series races between the top developmental series, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and NASCAR K&N Pro Series West. The coming season will also see triple the television exposure from previous years for the stars and cars of the exciting Whelen Modified Tours, NASCAR‘s only open-wheeled division, which competes at historic short tracks from New Hampshire to North Carolina. A total of 14 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour events are included on this season’s schedule.

“This represents a big step forward for all four of our U.S. tours and reinforces NBC Sports Group’s commitment to these important NASCAR developmental series,” said George Silbermann, NASCAR vice president for regional and touring series.

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BMR Builds on K&N Pro Success

Fields Cars for McReynolds, Eggleston, Custer and Drake

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (Jan. 28, 2015) – Bill McAnally Racing has announced plans to expand its lineup for 2015, as it builds on its success in the East and West divisions of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series and celebrates a special anniversary.

BMR, which scored six wins and five poles last year, is looking to add to that mark in 2015 as the team commemorates the 25th year of its partnership with NAPA AUTO PARTS.

“This will be a very special year for everyone at BMR as we honor our 25th anniversary with NAPA AUTO PARTS,” said BMR President Bill McAnally. “NAPA has contributed so much and been such a big part of BMR’s success through the years. We want to reward NAPA and all our partners with our best year ever.”

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Woodruff Motorsports Graduates to NASCAR & ARCA; WMS to Field #88 Entry in K&N Series

Columbia, SC — With the 2015 racing season fast approaching, teams are in the process of finalizing their plans and solidifying sponsorship deals to make the season opening races in Florida. Owner Darryl Woodruff and his Woodruff Motorsports team are no exception, but they are taking a slightly different approach.

“It has been a long off-season for the entire WMS team, but we have accomplished a number of goals on our checklist as we continue to work towards 2015 and beyond,” said Woodruff.

In December 2014, Darryl and his team participated in the ARCA Racing Series test at Daytona International Speedway in hopes of gaining approval to compete in the series for 2015. WMS Driver Kyle Lockrow was behind the wheel of the #7 Ford, and at the conclusion of the two-day test was 18th on the speed charts, earning the team’s approval from ARCA series officials.
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New Names Fill Drive for Diversity Roster

Six Drivers Earn Spots To Compete For Rev Racing

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR Drive for Diversity (D4D), the leading developmental platform for female and multicultural drivers and pit crew members, announced its 2015 class today. The program welcomes four talented program newcomers to the roster of six drivers striving to transition into the sport’s national series spotlight. Rev Racing, the program’s competition arm, has played a key role in the development of 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year Kyle Larson and NASCAR XFINITY Series drivers Darrell Wallace Jr. and Daniel Suarez.

“Taking steps to find and develop young female and multicultural athletes who could represent the future of NASCAR is at the core of our organization’s mission,” said Jim Cassidy, NASCAR senior vice president of racing operations. “We were impressed by the talent displayed at the Combine [in October of 2014], and are eager to help this group develop their strengths on and off the track.”

Rev Racing will field four teams in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and two in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. The 2015 class is led by returning K&N Pro Series East driver Jay Beasley and Devon Amos, who after an impressive 2014 performance in the Whelen All-American Series earned a spot in the K&N Pro Series East.

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K&N East: Little Eyes Combo. Races, Truck Series

Jesse Little of Sherrills Ford, NC will race in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East part-time. Little’s schedule calls for six to seven races: Bristol, Richmond, Iowa (twice), New Hampshire, and Dover. Watkins Glen may be added. In the seven races on tracks over .7-mile last year, Little had two poles, five top tens and his first win.

“As great as the (K&N East) Series is, going to a lot of those little tracks, even though it can be beneficial at times. But for what we’re doing and for our program now, it makes more sense just to put our money in the truck as much as we can and then focus by going to those big combinations races and doing as well as we can.”

The series will allow a new 12-flange composite body that uses the same models as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The old steel and one-piece composite are legal until the new body is mandated in 2017.

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Team Stange Racing’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series Programs to Race Chevrolet in 2015

Team Stange Racing, LLC announced today that the team is switching from FORD to Chevrolet SS race cars for their 2015 season in the NASCAR K&N EAST and WEST Tours.

“This was a hard decision to make but I had to think of everyone involved and decide what’s best for our drivers and sponsors who make all of this possible.” John Stange, Co- Owner of Team Stange Racing LLC.

Team Stange Racing will debut their new Chevrolets in February in New Smyrna, FL, the start of the 2015 NASCAR K&N PRO SERIES EAST Tour.

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Ingersoll Rand Expands Relationship With Racing Community, Becomes ‘Official Power Tools of NASCAR’

Multi-Faceted Agreement Makes Company an Official Partner of IMSA /Contingency Sponsor in NASCAR Touring & Weekly Series

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (January 22, 2015) — NASCAR® and Ingersoll Rand, a global leader in reliable and innovative power tools, today announced a multi-year partnership designating Ingersoll Rand as the “Official Power Tools of NASCAR.” An innovator in tool technology, Ingersoll Rand products have been a staple in NASCAR garages for more than 50 years.

The multi-faceted agreement also designates Ingersoll Rand as an Official Partner of the International Motorsports Association (IMSA) and as a contingency sponsor of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Touring & Weekly Series. 

 “Ingersoll Rand has been rooted in racing for decades and this renewed relationship celebrates the tireless work of pit crew mechanics and passionate race fans across all levels of racing,” said John Evans, president of power tools at Ingersoll Rand. “We know how important tool performance is in racing – if your tools perform, your vehicle performs. We are now putting high-performance Ingersoll Rand tools into the hands of the best auto technicians in the world while engaging fans who have a passion for cars.” 

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Sargeant’s Next Step

Dalton Sargeant will compete in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East in 2015 for HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks. A newcomer to stock cars, Sargeant made 21 Late Model starts in North Carolina and Virginia this season.

“We’ve actually been talking to everyone at HScott Motorsports for a few months now,” Sargeant said. “They were aware of when we were racing Late Model stock cars and kept an eye out. From there, we had a few conversations, but it wasn’t until we started racing Super Late Models that they were really interested.

“After the Snowball Derby, and with some help from partners that we will be able to announce at a later date, we were able to put together a package for the 2015 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East schedule. It’s really exciting to be able to compete with such a great race team and the people they have are second to none, six months ago I would’ve thought this opportunity was well out of reach, but very thankful they’re taking a chance and a gamble on me in 2015.”

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Whelen Re-Enters K&N Series as Primary Sponsor for David Garbo Jr.

Garbo Will Pilot the #31 Whelen Car for Marsh Racing

CHARLOTTE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–When Marsh Racing and longtime team sponsor Whelen Engineering Company, Inc. got the opportunity to put together a race team for 2015, they looked closely at the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. Ted Marsh, owner of Marsh Racing, began searching for not only a championship-caliber driver, but someone he felt could also effectively represent the Whelen brand.

“It’s been a while since the Whelen #31 has been part of the K&N Pro Series”

The name of David Garbo Jr. was consistently at the top of his list and he ultimately went to Whelen Vice President of Motorsports, Phil Kurze, with his recommendation. “It’s been a while since the Whelen #31 has been part of the K&N Pro Series,” said Kurze. “With the talented David Garbo, Jr. as our pilot we are looking forward to a lot of excitement and great racing in a very competitive field!”

Marsh commented, “He’s a remarkable young man. We don’t know how he does it all so effectively at just 18 years old. He’s a national racing champion, a college freshman, a licensed private plane pilot, and he has an established charitable organization. We feel not only is he a talented and committed racer, but also someone who represents the future of the sport. We’re quite impressed.”

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From Off Road to Pavement: Celaya to Compete in K&N Pro Series West in 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – Christian Celaya is moving from off-road racing to the paved oval.

The SCORE BAJA Buggy winner and Team Stange Racing recently announced that Celaya will compete in the 2015 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West as well as the K&N Pro East’s season opener at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway.

“It’s a dream come true to race in the K&N West and my hometown,” said the Paradise Valley, Arizona native. “We competed in an ARCA race and I liked the style. I think it’s more efficient for me and the team.”

John Stange, co-owner of Team Stange Racing, is excited to have the 20 year-old competing.
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K&N East: Färbe Technik™ Joins Team Stange #45 Ford

Global Supplier of Mobile Accessories Färbe Technik™ Joins Team Stange as Primary Sponsor on the #45 Ford Fusion for NASCAR  K&N Pro Series East Tour with Addition of 2 West Races

Team Stange Racing, LLC announced today that Global Supplier of Mobile Product Accessories färbe technik™ will join the team as the primary sponsor on the Number 45 Ford Fusion. They will be Team Stange’s full time sponsor for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series EAST Division. In addition to (2) events on the West Tour including the beautiful Sonoma Raceway road course in Sonoma, California, and the fastest oval in the west, Phoenix International Raceway that will conclude the season in November.

färbe technik™ is a leading global supplier of mobile product accessories. Their stylish designs and high-quality premium products are created with a customers’ lifestyle in mind. No matter the preference, whether it’s Apple, Blackberry, Samsung, or other well-known market brands, färbe technik™ provides the accessories to meet every customer’s needs. Specifically developed for everyday user applications in mind, färbe technik™ seeks to provide an unparalleled range of quality products that reflect individual needs and lifestyles while consistently delivering value for money.

färbe technik™ will be executing a major launch of their brand with new products at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next month from January 6-9th. At the show the #45 färbe technik™ Ford Fusion Team Stange Racing Show Car will be on display. They will be at Booth Number: CP28 located at the main entrance in the CES Central Plaza.

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Senica to Compete in Select K&N East Races for Team Stange

Pro Wrestler Turned Short Track Racer to Compete in Select 2015 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Races for Team Stange Racing, Primary Sponsorship, Bell Plantation

Team Stange Racing announced today that they will campaign the number 47 Ford Fusion – Bell Plantation, NASCAR K&N Car for Pro Wrestler/Race Car Driver Mike Senica, for select NASCAR K&N Pro Series EAST events. This will commence with the K&N East’s NASCAR Speed Weeks, New Smyrna, Florida event on February 15, 2015.

Mike Senica first sat behind the wheel of a racecar in 1991, and has been involved with the professional auto racing circuit for 20 years. His direct involvement began when Mike was a senior in college in Daytona Beach, Florida. He earned his SCCA regional license and competed in local races throughout central Florida.

In 1994, Mike became involved with Indycar racing, by assisting CART/Indycar Driver, Dennis Vitolo of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Mike contacted journeyman driver Vitolo after the 1994 Indianapolis 500. Vitolo took Senica under his wing and educated Mike about the logistics of sports marketing and promotions. Mike started his own sports marketing company, Motorsport Concepts in 1995 and has been working diligently for the past twenty years to obtain corporate sponsorship for his racing efforts.

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NHMS: Regional Series to Help Celebrate 25th Anniv.

An important and popular part of the racing menu during both NASCAR Sprint Cup weekends at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Series, NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and American-Canadian Tour late models will return in 2015 to help celebrate the Magic Mile’s 25th anniversary season with a total of five races.

With the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series serving as anchor events on July 19 and Sept. 27, and with the other two major national touring series – featuring the July 18 XFINITY Series (formerly Nationwide), and Sept. 26 Camping World Truck Series dates – already locked in place, NASCAR released the schedules for the immensely-popular Whelen Modified Tour and K&N Pro Series East. The “mighty mods” will first race at the Magic Mile on July 16 with the second annual running of the Whelen Modified All-Star Shootout, joining the K&N Pro Series East as part of that Friday’s doubleheader. It will also race on Saturday, July 16 and then again on Saturday, Sept. 26 with 100-lap national championship points races. The K&N Pro Series East race will be 70 laps as the grand finale of pole day in July.

Fixtures at the speedway since its opening in 1990, the Whelen Modified Tour and K&N Pro Series East have produced some of the most entertaining races in NASCAR history at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The two regional tours have combined for 48 different winners spanning 168 races, logging more than 16,000 miles (15,000-plus laps).
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K&N Pro Series 2015 Schedules Unveiled

Coast-To-Coast Calendar Features Nine Companion Dates

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced today the 2015 schedules for its top developmental regional touring series, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.

The coast-to-coast 2015 slate features a combined 27 dates in 17 different states, highlighted by nine NASCAR national series companion weekends and four new events.

“The NASCAR K&N Pro Series has become the premiere training ground for our sport, and the diversity of the 2015 schedules will provide great challenges for the next generation of drivers,” said George Silbermann, NASCAR vice president for regional and touring series. “We are ecstatic that Motordrome Speedway has joined the K&N Pro Series East schedule and that Meridian, Shasta and Tucson Speedways have come on board to showcase the K&N Pro Series West.”

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NASCAR Night Of Champions Honors Seven Titlist

Top Performers Of 2014 Celebrated At NASCAR Hall Of Fame

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Dec. 13, 2014) — The culmination and coronation of a season-long – and career-defining – road to NASCAR glory came Saturday night for seven drivers.

Abraham Calderón summed it up the best on stage at the NASCAR Touring Series Night of Champions.

“This championship was a dream a few years ago,” said the 26-year-old Monterrey, Mexico driver as he accepted the NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series title. “It was really hard. But now that it’s real, it’s way better than I could ever imagine.”

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Focus, Hard Work Lead Rhodes to Title

Young Driver Remains Focused On Improving

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – What makes a champion? Is it talent, opportunity, coaching or luck?

If you ask 100 people that question you might get 100 different responses, but in the case of NASCAR Next driver Ben Rhodes, the 2014 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East champion, the most appropriate answer might be “focus.”


Focus is what helped take a 17-year-old rookie from Louisville, Kentucky, and turn him into the top driver in the series.

“To be honest with you, I saw it in a couple of the races last year,” said car owner Harry Scott Jr. when asked about the moment he saw things click for Rhodes. “Then, once we got to Daytona this year, he really started coming off strong. Then he had that stretch where he won four races in a row and you could tell he was in a good place there. You can tell he is a dedicated student of the sport.”

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