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K&N Pro Series East News & Notes: Dover

By John Tejeda, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Cole Custer is on cloud nine following his first win in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in the UNOH 175 from New Hampshire Motor Speedway, and the 16-year-old NASCAR Next driver will be focused on a strong showing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Drive Sober 150 event at Dover International Speedway on Friday, Sept. 26.

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Rhodes Earns Sunoco Rookie Of The Year

By John Tejeda, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Ben Rhodes can add one more piece of hardware to his impressive 2014 season.

The Louiville, Kentucky, native, has clinched the Sunoco Rookie of the Year title by virtue of holding a 36-point lead headining into the final event of the season, the Drive Sober 150 at Dover (Delaware) International Speedway on Sept. 26. On Sept. 6 at Greenville Pickens Speedway in South Carolina, Rhodes wrapped up the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship for Turner Scott Motorsports,

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Rhodes Captures 1st K&N Pro East Crown

GREENVILLE, S.C. - Ben Rhodes entered the Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 140 needing to finish at least 13th to clinch his first NASCAR K&N Pro Series East crown, he did nine spots better.

The 17-year-old Louisville, Kentucky, native earned his 11th top-five finish of the season, crossing the Greenville Pickens Speedway finish line fourth and clinching his first series title in the process. Fellow NASCAR Next driver Austin Hill earned his first victory of the season and second of his career.

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QUALIFYING: Rhodes Takes Sixth Pole

By Amaris Noble, NASCAR

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Ben Rhodes, looking to sweep the 2014 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East races at Greenville Pickens Speedway, will start Saturday’s Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 140 on the pole.

Rhodes earned his sixth 21 Means 21 Pole Award presented by Coors Brewing Co., posting a fast lap of 20.742 seconds (86.780 mph) in afternoon qualifying. 

The 17-year-old from Louisville, Kentucky, also had the fastest overall time in practice. Rhodes needs only to finish 13th or better in the race to clinch the series championship. 

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PRACTICE: Rhodes Posts Fastest Laps At Greenville

Amaris Noble, NASCAR

GREENVILLE, S.C. - Ben Rhodes is picking up right where he left off.

Rhodes, who won the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at Greenville Pickens Speedway earlier this year, posted the fastest time in practice at the half-mile oval Saturday afternoon.

The 17-year-old from Louisville, Kentucky, had a fast time of 20.900 seconds (86.124 mph) in the first 45-minute practice for the Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 140. Rhodes needs only to finish 13th or better in the race to clinch his first series championship. 

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Rhodes Scholar: Grading On A Curve

By Amaris Noble, NASCAR

It’s a little after 5 p.m. on a Thursday, and Ben Rhodes is on his way home from school.

He casually explains that he is mentally psyching himself up to knock out a few hours of make-up work because he missed several classes over the past week. The extra work isn’t a punishment for misbehaving in class or for extra credit. But while his peers were going over last night’s algebra homework, Rhodes was doing what he loves most – racing on the track. 

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K&N East Statistical Advance: Greenville

By John Tejeda, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East returns to Greenville (South Carolina) Pickens Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 6 for the Whitaker Chevy 140, the season’s 15th of 16 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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K&N East News & Notes: Greenville

By John Tejeda, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Twenty-three drivers are currently entered for The Whitaker Chevy 140 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East event at Greenville (South Carolina) Pickens Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 6, but 17-year-old Ben Rhodes only needs to beat one.

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Drive Second to None Fuels Little

By Tom Bryant, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Most students enter their senior year of high school facing a number of daunting choices that will shape the rest of their lives – weighty stuff for teenagers.

For Jesse Little, a 17-year old senior at Bandys High School in Catawba, North Carolina, his future path is crystal clear: he wants to be a professional racecar driver.

And with a win in NASCAR’s K&N Pro Series East at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in July, Little is well on his way to making that dream a reality.

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Hayley's Truck Series Debut Set For CTMP

NASCAR.com Staff Reports

Cameron Hayley will make his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start in the Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (Sunday, August 31, 1:30 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1).

It will mark the Canada native's first start in a NASCAR national series.

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2014 Schedule/Results

DATE RACE/VENUE WINNER/POLE VIEW
Feb 16 New Smyrna 150 presented by JEGS
New Smyrna Speedway
Daniel Suárez
Cameron Hayley
Race Results
Race Review
Feb 18 UNOH Battle at the Beach
Daytona International Speedway
Daniel Suárez
Ben Rhodes
Race Results
Race Review
Mar 15 PittLite 125
Bristol Motor Speedway
Eddie MacDonald
Ben Rhodes
Race Results
Race Review
Mar 22 Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150
Greenville Pickens Speedway
Ben Rhodes
Ben Rhodes
Race Results
Race Review
Apr 26 Blue Ox 100
Richmond International Raceway
Cole Custer
Nick Drake
Race Results
Race Review
May 17 Casey's General Stores 150
Iowa Speedway
Ben Rhodes
Brodie Kostecki
Race Results
Race Review
May 31 NASCAR Hall of Fame 150
Bowman Gray Stadium
Ben Rhodes
Ben Rhodes
Race Results
Race Review
Jun 13 Pensacola 150
Five Flags Speedway
Ben Rhodes
Gray Gaulding
Race Results
Race Review
Jun 21 Visit Hampton 175
Langley Speedway
Ben Rhodes
Scott Heckert
Race Results
Race Review
Jul 11 Granite State 100
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Jesse Little
Ben Rhodes
Race Results
Race Review
Jul 19 JEGS 150
Columbus Motor Speedway
Sergio Pena
Scott Heckert
Race Results
Race Review
Aug 1 Autolite Iridium XP 150
Iowa Speedway
Brandon Jones
Jesse Little
Race Results
Race Review
Aug 8 Bully Hill Vineyards 125
Watkins Glen International
Scott Heckert
Brodie Kostecki
Race Results
Race Review
Aug 16 Biscuitville 125
Virginia International Raceway
Scott Heckert
Scott Heckert
Race Results
Race Review
Sep 6 Whitaker Chevy 140
Greenville Pickens Speedway
Austin Hill
Ben Rhodes
Race Results
Race Review
Sep 26 Drive Sober 150
Dover International Speedway
Austin Hill
Jesse Little
Race Results
Race Review

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