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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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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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QUALIFYING: Burton Wins Jet Tools 150 Pole

By Hunter Thomas, NASCARHomeTracks.com

NEW SMYRNA, Fla. – Harrison Burton won the 21 Means 21 Pole Award for Sunday night’s Jet Tools 150 at New Smyrna Speedway.

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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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