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Abreu Captures Columbus Checkers

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Rico Abreu made a name for himself wheeling an open-wheel car on dirt. It hasn’t taken long to get acclimated to stock car racing on asphalt.

In only his seventh start, the 23-year-old from St. Helena, California, earned his first NASCAR win in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at Columbus Motor Speedway Saturday night.

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QUALIFYING: Twice As Nice For Abreu

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Rico Abreu has no doubt found speed in his transition to NASCAR.

The Rutherford, California, native captured the Coors Light Pole Award for the second-consecutive NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race when he took top qualifying honors at Columbus Motor Speedway in advance of the NAPA 150.

Abreu turned a fast lap of 14.154 seconds (84.659 mph) around the .333-mile oval to set the series’ track qualifying record. The previous mark of 14.176 (84.565) was established by Max Gresham in 2011.

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PRACTICE: Heckert Still Quick At Columbus

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Scott Heckert may hail from Connecticut, but he seems right at home in Ohio.

The polesitter in last year’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series Event at Columbus Motor Speedway has once again found the fast way around the .333-mile oval as he posted the quickest lap across two practice sessions Saturday in advance of the NAPA 150.

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K&N East Stat Advance: Columbus

By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will return to action with the NAPA 150 Saturday at Ohio’s Columbus Motor Speedway. Below is a statistical look at the performance of the series and selected drivers.

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K&N Pro Series News & Notes: Columbus

By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East returns to action Saturday at Columbus Motor Speedway and Rev Racing hopes to continue its recent success at the Ohio oval.

Since 2011, Columbus has held four K&N East races and Rev Racing has won three of those competitions. Darrell Wallace Jr. won the inaugural event for the team in 2011, Daniel Suarez scored his first series win at the track in 2013 and Sergio Pena won there last year.

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Byron Brings It Home At Langley

Tim Southers, NASCAR

HAMPTON, Va. - William Byron made a trip to Langley Speedway a couple of weeks ago to race a Late Model car and also get familiar with the tight .375-mile track. That trip paid off for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East points leader.

Byron took the lead from pole sitter Rico Abreu on Lap 1 and held off late challenges to score his third win of the season winning the Visit Hampton VA 175 Saturday night.

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QUALIFYING: Abreu Makes History

Tim Southers, NASCAR

HAMPTON, Va. - Rico Abreu was already a known commodity as a race car driver before he began his NASCAR K&N Pro Series East career earlier this year and now he can start adding to his NASCAR resume.

Abreu scored his first career Coors Light Pole Award on Saturday during qualifying for the Visit Hampton VA 175 at Langley Speedway. 

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PRACTICE: Gaulding Leads Field At Langley

Tim Southers, NASCAR

HAMPTON, Va. – Gray Gaulding decided to make a switch in teams earlier this season in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and it appears he is liking that move today at Langley Speedway.

Gaulding was fastest overall following two practice sessions in the afternoon for the Visit Hampton VA 175 at Langley Speedway driving for new team owner and nearby Yorktown, Virginia resident Rick Gdovic.

Gaulding guided his No. 12 Krispy Kreme Donuts Toyota around the .375-mile oval at 15.997 seconds (89.117 mph)

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K&N Pro Series East Stat Advance: Langley

Tim Southers, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will return to action Saturday with the Visit Hampton VA 175 at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Virginia. Below is a statistical look at the performance of the series and selected drivers:

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K&N Pro East Stat Advance: Langley

Tim Southers, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will return to action Saturday with the Visit Hampton VA 175 at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Virginia. Below is a statistical look at the performance of the series and selected drivers:

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2015 Schedule/Results

DATE RACE/VENUE WINNER/POLE VIEW
Feb 15 The Hart to Heart Breast Cancer Foundation 150
New Smyrna Speedway
Austin Hill
Austin Hill
Race Results
Race Review
Apr 4 Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150
Greenville Pickens Speedway
William Byron
Daniel Hemric
Race Results
Race Review
Apr 18 PittLite 125
Bristol Motor Speedway
Kyle Benjamin
Jesse Little
Race Results
Race Review
May 16 Casey's General Store 150
Iowa Speedway
William Byron
William Byron
Race Results
Race Review
May 30 NASCAR Hall of Fame 150
Bowman Gray Stadium
Scott Heckert
Scott Heckert
Race Results
Race Review
Jun 20 Visit Hampton 175
Langley Speedway
William Byron
Rico Abreu
Race Results
Race Review
Jul 4 NAPA 150 presented by Germain Toyota
Columbus Motor Speedway
Rico Abreu
Rico Abreu
Race Results
Race Review
Jul 17 Granite State 70
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Jul 31 NKNPS East Iowa 7/31/15
Iowa Speedway
Aug 7 NKNPS East Watkins Glen 8/7/15
Watkins Glen International
Aug 15 NAPA 150
Motordrome Speedway
Aug 29 Biscutville 125
VIRginia International Raceway
Sep 10 NKNPS East Richmond 9/10/15
Richmond International Raceway
Oct 2 Drive Sober 150
Dover International Speedway

* Denotes Rookie
# Qualifying cancelled; Field set per rule book