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K&N Pro Series 2015 Schedules Unveiled

By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced today the 2015 schedules for its top developmental regional touring series, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.

The coast-to-coast 2015 slate features a combined 27 dates in 17 different states, highlighted by nine NASCAR national series companion weekends and four new events.

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VIDEOS: Touring Series Night of Champions

Watch Features & Speeches For All Seven Touring Champions

December 17, 2014 - 3:40pm

The 2014 NASCAR Touring Series Night of Champions was held Saturday, Dec. 13 at the Crown Ballroom of the Charlotte Convention Center at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

RECAP: Night Of Champions Honors Seven Titlest

The evening honored the seven touring series champions:

Abraham Calderón, NASCAR Whelen Euro Series champion Anthony Kumpen, NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 champion LP Dumoulin, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Doug Coby, NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour champion Andy Seuss, NASCAR K&N Pro Series West champion Greg Pursley, and NASCAR K&N Pro Series East champion Ben Rhodes.

CLICK TO WATCH ABRAHAM CALDERON'S FEATURE VIDEO | CLICK TO WATCH ABRAHAM CALDERON'S ACCEPTANCE SPEECH

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CLICK TO WATCH ANTHONY KUMPEN'S FEATURE VIDEO | CLICK TO WATCH ANTHONY KUMPEN'S ACCEPTANCE SPEECH

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CLICK TO WATCH LP DUMOULIN'S FEATURE VIDEO | CLICK TO WATCH LP DUMOULIN'S ACCEPTANCE SPEECH

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CLICK TO WATCH DOUG COBY'S FEATURE VIDEO | CLICK TO WATCH DOUG COBY'S ACCEPTANCE SPEECH

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CLICK TO WATCH ANDY SEUSS' FEATURE VIDEO | CLICK TO WATCH ANDY SEUSS' ACCEPTANCE SPEECH

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CLICK TO WATCH GREG PURSLEY'S FEATURE VIDEO | CLICK TO WATCH GREG PURSLEY'S ACCEPTANCE SPEECH

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CLICK TO WATCH BEN RHODES' FEATURE VIDEO | CLICK TO WATCH BEN RHODES' ACCEPTANCE SPEECH

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Night Of Champions Honors Seven Titlest

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The culmination and coronation of a season-long – and career-defining – road to NASCAR glory came Saturday night for seven drivers.

Abraham Calderón summed it up the best on stage at the NASCAR Touring Series Night of Champions.

“This championship was a dream a few years ago,” said the 26-year-old Monterrey, Mexico driver as he accepted the NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series title. “It was really hard. But now that it’s real, it’s way better than I could ever imagine.”

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Rhodes Earns Bragging Rights With Win

Tim Southers, NASCAR

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Bragging rights were settled among champions, a European driver scored his first-ever win on U.S. soil and a familiar media member collected another trophy. All in a days work during the annual Media & Champions Karting Challenge at GoPro Motorplex.

After a one-year layoff the race featuring all seven NASCAR touring series champions and the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion competed at the road course in a pair of races.

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Pursley Goes Out On Top

By John Tejeda, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Every great athlete dreams of riding off into the sunset when their career ultimately comes to a close, leaving behind the silhouette of a champion as they hang up their competitive gear for good. 

Very few get to end at the top of their game, which is what makes Greg Pursley's retirement from racing after winning his second NASCAR K&N Pro Series West championship special. 

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CHAMPION CAR OWNER: Gene Price

By John Tejeda, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Racing is a very humbling sport, the highs are high, and the lows are low. There are hardly ever any in-betweens.

In his six years as an owner in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West, Gene Price has been fortunate enough to experience more highs than lows. 

CHAMPION DRIVER: GREG PURSLEY  |  CHAMPION CREW CHIEF: JERRY PITTS

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CHAMPION CREW CHIEF: Jerry Pitts

By John Tejeda, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - When asked to describe his 2014 championship season in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West, the one word that crew chief Jerry Pitts kept coming back to was "consistency."

That was the name of the game for the No. 26 Star Nursery/Real Water Ford for Gene Price Motorsports, piloted by driver Greg Pursley. In 14 starts, they earned 11 top fives, with two victories and seven podium finishes. The team's three pole awards were tied for the series lead and its 4.1 average race finish led all drivers.

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Remembering A Grand Champion

By Kevin Green, Special To NASCARHomeTracks.com

Whether it was as a businessman in his hometown of Redding, California or racing stock cars – Bill Schmitt worked hard to be the best at whatever he did and gained a lot of respect along the way.

Schmitt passed away in November at the age of 78. A public celebration of his life will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday at the Shasta Baptist Church in Redding.

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Touring Series Most Popular Drivers Revealed

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The fans have spoken, and they have selected a pair of series champions as well as a pair of repeat award winners in balloting for the NASCAR regional touring series’ 2014 Most Popular Driver Awards.

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Next Alumni Sweep Sunoco Rookie Awards

By Matt Nordby, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – For the first time since the NASCAR Next initiative was created in 2011, three of its alumni captured the Sunoco Rookie of the Year Awards in NASCAR’s national series. Kyle Larson took home the honor in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Chase Elliott added the accolade to his resume in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and Ben Kennedy earned the recognition competing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

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2015 Schedule/Results

DATE RACE/VENUE WINNER/POLE VIEW
Mar 28 NKNPS West Kern 3/28/15
Kern County Raceway Park
Apr 11 NKNPS West Irwindale 4/11/15
Irwindale Speedway
May 2 NKNPS West Tucson 5/2/15
Tucson Speedway
May 16 NKNPS West Iowa 5/16/15
Iowa Speedway
May 30 NKNPS West Shasta 5/30/15
Shasta Speedway
Jun 27 NKNPS West Sonoma 6/27/15
Sonoma Raceway
Jul 11 NKNPS West Stateline 7/11/15
Stateline Speedway
Jul 30 NKNPS West Iowa 7/31/15
Iowa Speedway
Aug 15 NKNPS West Evergreen 8/15/15
Evergreen Speedway
Aug 22 NKNPS West Colorado 8/22/15
Colorado National Speedway
Sep 5 Idaho 208
Meridian Speedway
Oct 17 NKNPS West All American 10/17/15
All American Speedway
Nov 12 NKNPS West Phoenix 11/12/15
Phoenix International Raceway

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