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PRACTICE: Hemric Atop Bristol High Banks

By Tom Bryant, NASCAR

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Many young drivers have struggled to decipher the “World’s Fastest Half Mile,” while others seem to immediately take to the high-banked turns and tight straightaways.

Put Daniel Hemric and his NTS Motorsports teammate Brandon Jones in the second group.

Hemric, driving the No. 20 California Clean Power Chevrolet, led Thursday’s final NASCAR K&N Pro Series East practice for Saturday’s PittLite 125 with a fast lap of 15.924 seconds at 120.497 mph, barely edging Jones’ No. 33 MasterForce Tool Storage Chevrolet at 15.934 (120.422). 

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STATISTICAL ADVANCE: Bristol

By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will head to Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway Saturday, April 18 for the PittLite 125, the season’s third of 14 events. Below is a look at the performance of the series and selected drivers at Bristol, as well as some other statistical trends.

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NEWS & NOTES: Bristol

By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The 2015 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East points battle is headed to the "The World's Fastest Half-Mile" with four talented young drivers looking to make a championship statement Saturday.

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Byron Bolts To First K&N East Victory

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

GREENVILLE, S.C. – A host of NASCAR K&N Pro Series East drivers have burst onto the scene via Greenville Pickens Speedway Victory Lane. Add William Byron to the list.

Joey Logano, Austin Dillon and Darrell Wallace Jr. headline a who’s who of drivers that have captured their first series checkered flag at the historic South Carolina oval in the last 10 years. Byron, a 17-year-old from Charlotte, North Carolina, became the seventh member of that group as the victor of Saturday night’s Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150.

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QUALIFYING: Hemric Grabs GPS Pole

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Daniel Hemric proved to be a quick study Saturday at Greenville Pickens Speedway when he captured the Coors Light Pole Award in his NASCAR K&N Pro Series East debut.

The Kannapolis, North Carolina, native Hemric turned a fast lap of 20.796 seconds (86.555 mph) as the next-to-last car to qualify, and earned tonight’s top starting position behind the wheel of the No. 20 California Clean Power Chevrolet.

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PRACTICE: Benjamin Tops GPS Chart

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

GREENVILLE, S.C. – It may have been the first official laps for Kyle Benjamin at his home track in a NASCAR K&N Pro Series East car, but he seemed quite comfortable in familiar territory.

Benjamin, from nearby Easley, South Carolina, posted the fastest lap across two full field practice sessions Saturday afternoon at Greenville Pickens Speedway in preparation for the Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150.

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STATISTICAL ADVANCE: Greenville

By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will head to Greenville (South Carolina) Pickens Speedway on Saturday, April 4 for the Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150, the season’s 2nd of 14 events. Below is a look at the performance of the series and selected drivers at Greenville, as well as some other statistical trends.

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NEWS & NOTES: Greenville

By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Austin Hill hopes to keep his momentum going and add a fourth win to his current streak Saturday at Greenville Pickens Speedway in South Carolina.

Hill continued his success from last season at the season opener in Florida's New Smyrna Speedway, adding another win onto his back-to-back victories in the final two races of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. The 20-year-old Winston, Georgia, native won the 21 Means 21 Pole Award presented by Coors Brewing Co. at New Smyrna and then led all 150 laps.

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PIT BOX: Back In Action

By Brooke Franceschini, 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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2015 Schedule/Results

DATE RACE/VENUE WINNER/POLE VIEW
Feb 15 The Hart to Heart Breast Cancer Foundation 150
New Smyrna Speedway
Austin Hill
Austin Hill
Race Results
Race Review
Apr 4 Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150
Greenville Pickens Speedway
William Byron
Daniel Hemric
Race Results
Race Review
Apr 18 PittLite 125
Bristol Motor Speedway
Kyle Benjamin
Jesse Little
Race Results
Race Review
May 16 Casey's General Store 150
Iowa Speedway
William Bryon
William Byron
Race Results
Race Review
May 30 NASCAR Hall of Fame 150
Bowman Gray Stadium
Jun 20 Visit Hampton 175
Langley Speedway
Jul 4 NAPA 150
Columbus Motor Speedway
Jul 17 Granite State 70
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Jul 31 NKNPS East Iowa 7/31/15
Iowa Speedway
Aug 7 NKNPS East Watkins Glen 8/7/15
Watkins Glen International
Aug 15 NKNPS East Motordome 8/15/15
Motordrome Speedway
Aug 29 Biscutville 125
VIRginia International Raceway
Sep 10 NKNPS East Richmond 9/10/15
Richmond International Raceway
Oct 2 Drive Sober 150
Dover International Speedway

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