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2017 Schedule Announced For K&N Pro

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR fans have been thrilled in recent years by the achievements of the sport’s rising stars – from Joey Logano’s DAYTONA 500 win in 2015 to Austin Dillon, Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson joining him in the 2016 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Daniel Suarez won the NASCAR XFINITY Series championship this year and William Byron led the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in wins.

They all have one thing in common. They cut their teeth in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series before breaking into NASCAR’s national series.

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Purdy To Join David Gilliland Racing

Team Release

HUNTERSVILLE, NC – Chase Purdy and David Gilliland Racing announced their 2017 plans today which include a full season in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East with the goal of attaining Rookie of the Year honors in addition to an aggressive super late model schedule. DGR has fielded or maintained winning cars in both disciplines over the last two seasons.

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Baize Wins Sunoco Rookie of the Year

By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Hunter Baize closed out his rookie campaign with a bang, winning the 2016 Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award.

Baize became the fourth consecutive HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks driver to win the award.

The 19-year old beat teammate Tyler Dippel by seven points (90-83) and Spencer Davis by 11 points to take home the prestigious title.

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Haley Puts Finishing Touches On Title Run

By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR

DOVER, Del. – Justin Haley and Kyle Benjamin led the way as NASCAR's youth movement conquered the "Monster Mile."

It was Haley who lifted the big championship trophy at Dover International Speedway, while Benjamin took the final NASCAR K&N Pro Series East checkered flag of 2016.

Haley brought home the No. 5 Off Axis Chevrolet with a fourth-place finish in the Dover 125 to put the finishing touches on his first championship season. 

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Drivers Vie for Spot in NASCAR Program

NASCAR IMC

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Seventeen drivers from across the country will compete for spots in the top driver development program in motorsports, NASCAR Drive for Diversity, during a national tryout at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway from Oct. 10-12.

The 13th annual NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine invites promising ethnically diverse and female drivers from across North and South America to test their skills over a three-day period as NASCAR evaluates talent for the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Class of 2017.

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K&N Pro East Stat Advance: Dover

Travis Barrett, Special to NASCARHomeTracks.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The 2016 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East comes to a close with the Dover 125 at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware, on Friday, September 30. Below is a look at the Dover 125 and some of the selected participants.

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K&N Pro East News & Notes: Dover

Travis Barrett, Special to NASCARHomeTracks.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Justin Haley needs only to do what he’s done all year to become the 2016 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East champion when the series turns the final laps of the season in the Dover 125 at Delaware's Dover International Speedway on Friday, September 30.

Haley, of Winamac, Indiana, holds a 29-point lead over Kyle Benjamin entering the final race at Dover and needs only to finish 25th or better in order to clinch the championship, regardless of what Benjamin does.

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Gragson Wins Inaugural Race At New Jersey

By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR

MILLVILLE, N.J. – Noah Gragson edged past Dominique Van Wieringen with eight laps remaining in the JustDrive.com 125 Saturday night at New Jersey Motorsports Park to earn his second NASCAR K&N Pro Series East victory.

The 18-year-old powered his SPEEDVEGAS/AlertID/Colliers International Ford through the field after dropping from third to fifth at the halfway break. He battled his way into the top three and then to the second position. With eight laps remaining in the 55 lap feature, the NASCAR Next driver edged his way past Van Wieringen for the win.

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K&N Pro East Stat Advance: New Jersey

Travis Barrett, Special to NASCARHomeTracks.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East heads to New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, New Jersey, for the first time in series history. Below is a look at the JUSTDRIVE.com 125 and some of the selected participants.

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K&N Pro East News & Notes: New Jersey

Travis Barrett, Special to NASCARHomeTracks.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will become the first NASCAR division ever to tackle the historic New Jersey Motorsports Park road course when the series contests the JUSTDRIVE.com 125 at the track in Millville, New Jersey, on Saturday, September 17.

When the final checkered flag of the season falls at the end of this month, road course events will have comprised nearly a full quarter of the K&N Pro Series East schedule. 

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