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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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Lupton: A Scholar Of Racing

By Laura Finley, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Moments before taking the stage to speak to students at Arizona’s Mountain Sky Junior High School, Dylan Lupton was worried about his own academics. A junior at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Lupton had a specific time he was supposed to sign up for spring semester classes and with a question and answer session just a few minutes away, he had to act quickly.

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Pursley Goes Out A Champion

By Tom Bryant, NASCAR

AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Facing off with some of the best young talent in NASCAR, Greg Pursley out-ran them all.

The 46-year-old from Newhall, California, driver finished ninth in Thursday night's Casino Arizona 100 at Phoenix International Raceway, to put the finishing touches on his second NASCAR K&N Pro Series West championship. And, perhaps, his career.

In the media center after the race, Pursley said that's it for him.

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QUALIFYING: Drake Takes Top Spot

By Tom Bryant, NASCAR

AVONDALE, Ariz. -- After an impressive rookie campaign in the K&N Pro Series East, Nick Drake returned to Phoenix International Raceway looking to cap off his 2014 racing season with a victory in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West finale.

Piloting the No. 99 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota for Bill McAnally Racing, Drake made the first step toward that first win, earning the 21 Means 21 Pole Award for Thursday evening's Casino Arizona 100. Drake covered the 1-mile oval in 27.316 seconds (131.791 mph). 

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PRACTICE: Custer Has Phoenix Covered

By Tom Bryant, NASCAR

AVONDALE, Ariz. –  Cole Custer’s last visit to Phoenix International Raceway in February ended on the highest of high notes, with the 16-year-old NASCAR Next driver capturing his first K&N Pro Series West win from the pole in the Talking Stick Resort 75. 

Custer picked up where he left off Thursday, leading the two-hour practice session for the K&N Pro Series West finale, the Casino Arizona 100. Custer posted a fast lap of 27.383 seconds (132.890 mph) around the 1-mile oval. 

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'Game-Changing' K&N Pro Car Unveiled

By Seth Livingstone, NASCAR Wire Services

LAS VEGAS -- The K&N Pro Series is set to show off the hottest new body on the Las Vegas Strip and NASCAR is convinced that it’s hit the jackpot thanks to the model’s curvaceous collaboration of substance and speed.

In fact, the sport is betting that drivers and crew chiefs alike will be unable to keep their hands off the sleek and sexy lines of their show-stopper that will be unveiled Tuesday by NASCAR President Mike Helton during the SEMA automotive specialty products trade show at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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K&N West Statistical Advance: Phoenix

By John Tejeda, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West will close out its 61st season at Phoenix International Raceway on Thursday, Nov. 6 with the Casino Arizona 100. Below is a statistical look at the recent performance of the series and selected drivers at Phoenix, as well as some other statistical trends:

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K&N West News & Notes: Phoenix

By John Tejeda, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Thursday's NASCAR K&N Pro Series West finale, the Casino Arizona 100 at Phoenix International Raceway, is just another race in a long season. At least that's what Greg Pursley is telling everyone. 

The 2011 series champion heads to the one-mile oval in Avondale, Arizona, with a 21-point lead atop the championship standings. He'll be competing on a track where he has three wins, eight top fives and nine top 10s in 12 career starts. Still, Pursley maintains that he won't treat this race any differently.

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PaHud Is California Dreaming

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

ROSEVILLE, Calif. -- Christian PaHud is living the dream.

The 21-year-old from Daytona, Ohio, earned a NASCAR K&N Pro Series West start by virtue of winning the PEAK Stock Car Dream Challenge. Saturday night, he converted that opportunity into his first NASCAR victory in the Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150 at All American Speedway.

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2014 Schedule/Results

DATE RACE/VENUE WINNER/POLE VIEW
Feb 27 Talking Stick Resort 75
Phoenix International Raceway
Cole Custer
Cole Custer
Race Results
Race Review
Mar 22 NAPA Auto Parts 150
Irwindale Speedway
Patrick Staropoli
Brandon McReynolds
Race Results
Race Review
May 3 Stockton 150
Stockton 99 Speedway
David Mayhew
David Mayhew
Race Results
Race Review
May 17 Casey's General Stores 150
Iowa Speedway
David Mayhew
Patrick Staropoli
Race Results
Race Review
May 24 Armed Forces 150
Kern County Raceway Park
Greg Pursley
Greg Pursley
Race Results
Race Review
Jun 21 Carneros 200
Sonoma Raceway
Kyle Larson
Kyle Larson
Race Results
Race Review
Jul 12 NAPA Auto Parts/Toyota 150
Stateline Speedway
James Bickford
Braeden Havens
Race Results
Race Review
Jul 26 NAPA Auto Parts/Toyota 150
Colorado National Speedway
Chris Eggleston
David Mayhew
Race Results
Race Review
Aug 1 Autolite Iridium XP 150
Iowa Speedway
Greg Pursley
David Mayhew
Race Results
Race Review
Aug 16 NAPA Auto Parts/Toyota 150
Evergreen Speedway
David Mayhew
Brandon McReynolds
Race Results
Race Review
Aug 30 Bakersfield 150
Kern County Raceway Park
Dylan Lupton
Greg Pursley
Race Results
Race Review
Sep 13 Utah Grand Prix
Miller Motorsports Park
David Mayhew
Greg Pursley
Race Results
Race Review
Oct 11 Toyota/NAPA 150
All American Speedway
Chrisian PaHud
Chrisian PaHud
Race Results
Race Review
Nov 6 Casino Arizona 100
Phoenix International Raceway
Nick Drake
Nick Drake
Race Results
Race Review

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