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Sargeant Finishes What He Started

By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR

Bakersfield, Calif. – Rookie Dalton Sargeant earned his first NASCAR victory and he held off a series veteran to do it.

Sargeant out-lasted David Mayhew to win the K&N Pro Series West season opener Saturday night at Kern County Raceway Park, as a pair of late cautions pushed the NAPA Auto Parts 150 to 160 laps.

The 17-year-old Boca Raton, Florida, native picked up right where he left off in February at Florida's New Smyrna Speedway where he finished second in the K&N Pro Series East opener.

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QUALIFYING: Sargeant Wins First Pole Award

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Dalton Sargeant is looking to make the tow west worth it, and he's off to the right start Saturday.

The 17-year-old rookie from Boca Raton, Florida, won the 21 Means 21 Pole Award presented by Coors Brewing Co. in qualifying for the NAPA Auto Parts 150 at Kern County Raceway Park. Sargeant posted a lap of 18.013 seconds (99.928 mph) in his No. 55 GALT Ford around the banked half-mile for the opener of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.

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PRACTICE: McReynolds Sets Fast Pace Early

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Brandon McReynolds was fast out of the gate as the NASCAR Next driver paced practice Saturday for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season-opener at Kern County Raceway Park.

McReynolds put down a lap of 18.164 seconds (99.097 mph) in the No. 16 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota around the banked half-mile in preparation for Saturday night's NAPA Auto Parts 150.

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K&N West Statistical Advance: Kern

By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The 2015 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season begins this Saturday night at Kern (Calif.) County Raceway Park with the NAPA Auto Parts 150, the first of thirteen scheduled events in the 2015 season. Below is a statistical look at the performance of the field at Kern.

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News & Notes: Kern

By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH. Fla. – When the curtain closed on the 2014 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season, Greg Pursley raised the championship trophy for the second time and then announced his retirement from racing.

His departure leaves a wide-open race for the 2015 championship, which kicks off Saturday with the NAPA Auto Parts 150 at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif.

And there are plenty of talented young drivers looking to make their mark in Pursley's absence.

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PIT BOX: They’re Ready To Get Going

Tim Southers, NASCAR

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

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NASCAR and K&N Announce Extension

By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service

FONTANA, Calif.— K&N Filters has extended its entitlement sponsorship of the touring NASCAR K&N Pro Series for five years, through 2021, the sanctioning body announced Friday at Auto Club Speedway.

And with good reason. According to K&N Engineering CEO Tom McGann, “This is probably the best return on investment we have in sports marketing, bar none.”

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Norman Rides Wave Of Success In Southwest

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Ron Norman fondly refers to the recent developments in his racing career as coming full circle. The same can be said for Arizona’s Tucson Speedway, the track where Norman has achieved so much of his success.

Tucson was reunited with its deep NASCAR roots midway through 2014 when NASCAR Whelen All-American Series-sanctioned racing returned to the famed .375-mile oval. Norman wanted to be the first to capitalize on the renewed relationship, and like many other times in his career, he succeeded.

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Nominees Announced For Hall of Fame Class

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Legendary engine builders, crew chiefs, owners and drivers. Their roles and responsibilities may have differed, but they all have one trait in common – each made an everlasting mark on NASCAR history.

NASCAR today announced the 20 nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016, as well as the five nominees for the Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR.  Included among the list are five first-time nominees – legends all – who exceled in various disciplines, at various levels.

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Newhouse Brings Broncos To K&N Pro West

Official Release

TWIN FALLS, Idaho -- Soon-to-be 18-year-old Hannah Newhouse has become a familiar name across the world of stock car racing. Newhouse’s name has grown since her record-breaking late model debut in 2012, where she became the youngest female to win a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Division I race. That growth has shown into her most recent season when she was invited to the 2014 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine for the third year in a row. Newhouse has conquered and accomplished many hurdles en route to the top ranks of NASCAR.

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2015 Schedule/Results

DATE RACE/VENUE WINNER/POLE VIEW
Mar 28 NAPA Auto Parts 150
Kern County Raceway Park
Dalton Sargeant
Dalton Sargeant
Race Results
Race Review
Apr 11 King Taco Catering/NAPA Auto Parts 150
Irwindale Speedway
May 2 Wildcat 150
Tucson Speedway
May 16 Casey's General Store 150
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 31 NKNPS West Iowa 7/31/15
Iowa Speedway
Aug 15 NKNPS West Evergreen 8/15/15
Evergreen Speedway
Aug 22 NAPA/Toyota 150
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