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QUERÉTARO, Mexico - Rubén Pardo once again proved that you should never count a racing veteran out.
QUERÉTARO, Mexico – The 2013 NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series Rookie of the Year added yet another accolade to his growing resume.
Santiago Tovar won his first pole award in qualifying for Sunday's Queretana 200 at the Autódromo del Ecocentro de la Unión Ganadera. The 20-year-old from Mexico City, Mexico, turned in a fast lap 29.054 seconds around the .75-mile paved oval, good for an average speed of 92.930 mph. The driver of the No. 22 Escuderia Tame Toyota becomes the second youngest pole winner in series history, a mark set by Rubén Garcia Jr. in 2013.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – It was a two-horse race for the Armed Forces 150 checkered flag, and in the end Greg Pursley came out on top of David Mayhew in NASCAR K&N Pro Series West action at Kern County Raceway Park.
Pursley, from Newhall, Calif., led the first 113 laps from his pole position, but the bulk of those were with Mayhew right in his rearview. Mayhew finally edged ahead on Lap 114 and set sail for what would have been his third-consecutive victory, but a late-race caution changed everything.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Greg Pursley added yet another track to his list of Coors Light Pole Awards, and in the process moved up one rung on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West all-time list.
Pursley piloted the No. 26 GPM/Star Nursery/Real Water Ford to a fast lap of 18.179 seconds (99.015 mph) around the half-mile oval of Kern County Raceway Park Saturday afternoon for his 18th career Coors Light Pole Award.
QUERÉTARO, Mexico – After a top-10 finish in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West combination event last weekend in Iowa Speedway, Daniel Suárez headed to his native Mexico this weekend and topped the speed chart in NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series final practice on Saturday for the Queretana 200 at the Autódromo del Ecocentro de la Unión Ganadera.
The NASCAR Drive for Diversity driver and NASCAR Next alum out of Monterrey, Mexico, clicked off a 29.341 lap for an average speed of 92.021 mph on the .75-mile track.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Jesse Little headed west this weekend and topped the speed chart in NASCAR K&N Pro Series West final practice on Saturday for the Armed Forces 150 at Kern County Raceway Park.
The NASCAR Next driver out of Sherrills Ford, N.C., is a NASCAR K&N Pro Series East regular, but is scheduled to make three K&N West starts this season. Little clicked off a 18.148-second lap for an average speed of 99.184 mph on the half-mile track.
STAFFORD, Conn. – Severe weather forced the postponement of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour’s TSI Harley-Davidson 125 Friday evening at Safford Motor Speedway to Friday, May 30.
Despite avoiding precipitation throughout the day, the weather system ultimately brought strong thunderstorms into the region in the early evening hours. The Whelen Modified Tour was able to get practice and qualifying completed with Bobby Santos winning the Coors Light Pole Award. It was his fourth pole win in his last six tour starts at the half-mile track.
STAFFORD, Conn. – Bobby Santos is liking life at Stafford Motor Speedway.
STAFFORD, Conn. – Bobby Santos was the victor when the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour last raced at Stafford Motor Speedway a month ago, and he’s picked up right where he left off as the leader in practice Friday in advance of the TSI Harley-Davidson 125.
Santos, from Franklin, Mass., posted a fast lap of 18.334 seconds (98.125 mph) around the historic half-mile. He was the only driver in the 98 mph range.
Santos has won six of the previous 16 Whelen Modified Tour races entering tonight, including the TSI Harley-Davidson 125 during his 2010 championship season.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1, Canada’s premier racing series, will have all of its 2014 events telecast in English and French on TSN, RDS and RDS2.
TSN, Canada’s Sports Leader, has been the series’ television home since the 2007 inaugural season, while French-language RDS is airing races for a fourth straight season.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Optimism abounds for Columbus (Ohio) Motor Speedway Crazy Compact division driver Jeremy Menninger. He’s aiming to keep his 2014 campaign up front.
Menninger led the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Division IV standings for most of last season. He also led the track point race until the final weeks.
“As close as we were last year, we know we’re capable of running up front. Our goal is to finish on top,” said Menninger, who has a win and five top fives in six starts this year.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced today the inductees who will comprise the 2015 class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The five-person group – the sixth in NASCAR Hall of Fame history – consists of Bill Elliott, Fred Lorenzen, Wendell Scott, Joe Weatherly and Rex White. In addition, NASCAR announced that Anne B. France won the inaugural Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR. Next year’s Induction Day is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, broadcast on NBC Sports Network from Charlotte, N.C.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Dillon Bassett made his debut among NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national point leaders this month, ranking as the No. 2 driver in the nation for the first three weeks of the season.
Bassett, 17, of Winston-Salem, N.C., didn’t plan to introduce his name to a national audience with such success.
“This is just the way it’s happening,” Bassett said. “Going into the season we had no intentions of being in championship point standings. We just wanted to focus on our equipment and try to win races.”
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — FansChoice.tv and Kern County Raceway Park announced that the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race at the Bakersfield, Calif., oval will air live on the site Saturday, May 24.
In addition to the Armed Forces 150 – the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West’s second visit to the year-old facility – the site will stream practice and qualifying for the race, as well as the track’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series events.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR
• The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West will return to action at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif. The Armed Forces 150 will mark the second event at the half-mile oval, which opened last year. Greg Pursley won the inaugural Kern race, and enters this week with the series points lead by 12 tallies over David Mayhew.