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Bassett Breaks Through For First Win

By Hunter Thomas, NASCARHomeTracks.com

NEW SMYRNA, Fla. – A year after coming up just short at New Smyrna Speedway, Ronnie Bassett Jr. walked away with the Jet Tools 150 Sunday night for his first career NASCAR K&N Pro Series East victory.

In his 40th career start, Bassett led the final 42 laps – the first laps he’s led in the series – and out-distanced runner-up Zane Smith by 3.563 seconds.

Bassett started seventh and by Lap 108 had moved the No. 04 Bassett Gutters and More Ford to the front. He used a strong restart to pass his brother Dillon Bassett for the race lead.

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Langley To Host Touring & Weekly In 2017

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Bill Mullis made the big news announcement Friday: He had purchased Langley Speedway in Hampton, Virginia, and the historic track will re-open in 2017 to racing.

Sunday afternoon, Mullis continued the good news for racers and race fans. He announced the .4-mile oval will host the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and newly unified NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour this season. In addition, the track will return to the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series with its weekly racing program.

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PRACTICE: Smith Sets New Smyrna Pace

By Hunter Thomas, NASCARHomeTracks.com

NEW SMYRNA, Fla. –  While making his NASCAR K&N Pro Series East debut on Sunday, Zane Smith was the fastest overall in practice for the Jet Tools 150 at New Smyrna Speedway.

Smith, driver of the No. 43 Diamondback Towing Toyota, topped the speed chart in opening practice, and he finished out the final session seventh on the speed chart. His overall best time was 18.410 seconds.

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K&N Pro East Stat Advance: New Smyrna

Travis Barrett, Special to NASCARHomeTracks.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The 2017 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East begins with the Jet Tools 150 at New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, on Sunday, February 19. Below is a look at the Jet Tools 150 and some of the selected participants.

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K&N Pro East News & Notes: New Smyrna

Travis Barrett, Special to NASCARHomeTracks.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A host of new drivers, and a crop of talented racers returning to the series, begin the march toward the 2017 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship when a brand new season takes the green flag in the Jet Tools 150 at  New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, on Sunday, February 19. For the fourth consecutive season, K&N Pro Series teams begin their season during the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna.

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Ben Kennedy Racing Announces Plans

Team Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – As he looks to make the move to NASCAR XFINITY Series this year, Ben Kennedy is continuing his presence in the series that started his NASCAR career.

Ben Kennedy Racing announced Tuesday morning two new additions to the 2017 roster for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. Spencer Davis and Anthony Sergi will compete in Sunday's Jet Tools 150 at Florida's New Smyrna Speedway for the team.

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Wilson Returns To Young's Motorsports

Team Release

NEW SMYRNA, Fla. – Officials from Young’s Motorsports announced Tuesday that Reid Wilson will return to the Mooresville, North Carolina-based team in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) beginning with Sunday night’s Jet Tools 150 from Florida's New Smyrna Speedway. 

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Drive For Diversity Announces Driver Class

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – After a season of milestones for NASCAR Drive for Diversity graduates competing across NASCAR national series, the industry’s flagship development program for multicultural and female drivers has announced that six drivers will join its 2017 class. The drivers were selected after a competitive combine held last October at Florida's New Smyrna Speedway and will compete for Rev Racing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

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Baize Joins Martin-McClure Racing For 2017

Team Release

ABINGDON, Va. - Martin-McClure Racing, owned by NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers Eric McClure and Hal Martin, announced today an increased presence in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series for the 2017 season. Beginning its third year of competition, the team has signed Hunter Baize as driver and will campaign a full NASCAR K&N Pro Series East schedule.

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Best of 2016: K&N Pro Series East

By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR

AYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Justin Haley’s consistency throughout the season earned him his first NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship title.

The 17-year-old from Winamac, Indiana, lifted the trophy at Delaware’s Dover International Speedway after collecting top-10 finishes in all 14 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East events.

Haley joined the elite list of previous K&N East Winners - such as Joey Logano, Kyle Larson and Daniel Suarez - after earning two wins, 13 top fives, 14 top 10s.

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