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NBCSN To Broadcast Title Stretch Runs

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR fans are watching Kyle Larson, Joey Logano and Chase Elliott battle in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series week in and week out, and NBCSN will again be the showcase of the next crop of drivers following in their path.

NBC and NASCAR announced today the remainder of the 2017 broadcast schedule, which will capture the championship races for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West.

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Burton Victorious in Bristol

By Zach Catanzareti, Special to NASCARHomeTracks.com

BRISTOL, Tenn. - It may have been a short day at Bristol Motor Speedway, but it was a sweet one for Harrison Burton.

After qualifying for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East was cancelled due to rain on Friday, Burton and his No. 12 DEX Imaging Toyota started from the pole for the Zombie Auto 125 and led all but two of the first 70 laps before the rain began.

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QUALIFYING: Burton Will Start On Point

NASCARHomeTracks.com

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Harrison Burton may not have had the 2016 season he was looking for, but his production earned him a small bonus Friday when weather washed out qualifying at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Burton, who finished seventh in NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship points last year, will start on the pole for today's Zombie Auto 125 after the lineup was set according to the rule book.

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Garcia Tops Sole Practice Session

By Zach Catanzareti, Special to NASCARHomeTracks.com

BRISTOL, Tenn. - In a day impacted by weather, Ruben Garcia Jr. still managed the make the most of the opportunity.

Ripping around Bristol Motor Speedway in 15.861 seconds (120.976 mph), the native of Mexico City, Mexico, topped the lone practice session for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. The sophomore driver ran 55 totals laps in his No. 6 UTI/NTI Toyota.

Finishing second quick was Jesse Little, the 20-year-old who is making his first East start of 2017 in his No. 97 NASCAR Technical Institute Toyota. He trailed Garcia by only 0.001 seconds.

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First Throwbacks Unveiled For Thompson

Track Release

THOMPSON, Conn. – With the unveiling of their 2017 short track schedule in December, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) Officials announced the return of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. The event will be a celebration of the series’ New England roots and the rich history of the division with the Busch North Throwback 100 on Saturday, July 8.

To mark the occasion, NASCAR K&N Pro Series teams are encouraged to wrap their cars in former series paint schemes of pioneering drivers like Joey Kourafas, Jamie Aube, Andy Santerre and others. 

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K&N Pro East Stat Advance: Bristol

Travis Barrett, Special to NASCARHomeTracks.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The 2017 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East returns to action Saturday, April 22 with the Zombie Auto 125 at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. Below is a look at the Zombie Auto 125 and some of the selected participants.

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K&N Pro East News & Notes: Bristol

Travis Barrett, Special to NASCARHomeTracks.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — One of the most unpredictable events of the season awaits NASCAR K&N Pro Series East teams when they return to Tennessee’s Bristol Motor Speedway for the Zombie Auto 125 on Saturday, April 22.

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Benjamin Goes Back-To-Back at Greenville

Hunter Thomas, NASCAR HomeTracks.com

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Kyle Benjamin capitalized on a late-race restart to win the Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150 at Greenville Pickens Speedway on Saturday night.

Benjamin won the 21 Means 21 Pole Award presented by Coors Brewing Co. earlier in the evening after running a track record lap of 19.144 seconds (94.024 mph) around the newly repaved half-mile. The Easley, South Carolina, native ran inside the top-five nearly all night long and led 46 laps. At the halfway mark on lap 75, Benjamin in the No. 40 MDM Motorsports Toyota was running third. 

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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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