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First Throwbacks Unveiled For Thompson

Track Release

THOMPSON, Conn. – With the unveiling of their 2017 short track schedule in December, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) Officials announced the return of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. The event will be a celebration of the series’ New England roots and the rich history of the division with the Busch North Throwback 100 on Saturday, July 8.

To mark the occasion, NASCAR K&N Pro Series teams are encouraged to wrap their cars in former series paint schemes of pioneering drivers like Joey Kourafas, Jamie Aube, Andy Santerre and others. 

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K&N Pro East Stat Advance: Bristol

Travis Barrett, Special to NASCARHomeTracks.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The 2017 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East returns to action Saturday, April 22 with the Zombie Auto 125 at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. Below is a look at the Zombie Auto 125 and some of the selected participants.

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K&N Pro East News & Notes: Bristol

Travis Barrett, Special to NASCARHomeTracks.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — One of the most unpredictable events of the season awaits NASCAR K&N Pro Series East teams when they return to Tennessee’s Bristol Motor Speedway for the Zombie Auto 125 on Saturday, April 22.

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Benjamin Goes Back-To-Back at Greenville

Hunter Thomas, NASCAR HomeTracks.com

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Kyle Benjamin capitalized on a late-race restart to win the Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150 at Greenville Pickens Speedway on Saturday night.

Benjamin won the 21 Means 21 Pole Award presented by Coors Brewing Co. earlier in the evening after running a track record lap of 19.144 seconds (94.024 mph) around the newly repaved half-mile. The Easley, South Carolina, native ran inside the top-five nearly all night long and led 46 laps. At the halfway mark on lap 75, Benjamin in the No. 40 MDM Motorsports Toyota was running third. 

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QUALIFYING: Benjamin Breaks Track Record

Hunter Thomas, NASCAR HomeTracks.com

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Kyle Benjamin, a native of Easley, South Carolina destroyed the track record in group qualifying to sit on the 21 Means 21 Pole for Saturday’s Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150 at Greenville Pickens Speedway.

Benjamin, driver of the No. 40 MDM Motorsports Toyota ran a lap of 19.144 seconds at 94.024 mph to capture the pole on Saturday afternoon. The previous track record was a lap of 20.534 seconds at 87.659 mph set by Brett Moffitt back in April of 2011. The newly paved corners at Greenville is what’s attributing to the faster lap times.

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PRACTICE: Gilliland Paces Field At Greenville

Hunter Thomas, NASCAR HomeTracks.com

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Entering the weekend with three wins in a row in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West, Todd Gilliland topped practice at Greenville Pickens Speedway on Saturday.

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K&N Pro East Stat Advance: Greenville

Travis Barrett, Special to NASCARHomeTracks.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East heads next to the Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150 at Greenville Pickens Speedway in Greenville, South Carolina, on Saturday, April 8. Below is a look at the Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150 and some of the selected participants.

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K&N Pro East News & Notes: Greenville

Travis Barrett, Special to NASCARHomeTracks.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — It might only be the second race of the season, but there could be something learned about the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season when the series visits Greenville (S.C.) Pickens Speedway for the Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150 on Saturday, April 8.

Each of the last three series champions won the early spring race at the historic half-mile.

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NAPA 500 Challenge: 4 Races In 8 Days

Official Release

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Three popular race tracks in the Southwest will host four races in eight days for NASCAR K&N Pro Series teams next month, with big bonuses up for grabs as part of the NAPA 500 Challenge.

To be eligible for the bonus money, which includes a giant $100,000 award if a driver can win all four races, drivers must pre-register by March 1 at BMRNAPA.com. There is no cost to register.

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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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