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2015 CHAMPION PROFILE: William Byron

By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – William Byron had the dream rookie season.

The 2015 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East champion scored four wins, five top-five and 11 top-10 finishes and led a total of 740 laps, the most of any competitor in the series’ this season.

The No. 9 Liberty University Chevrolet team was compromised of rookies vying to prove themselves. Aside from Byron, his crew chief Kevin Bellicourt and car owner Justin Marks, were newcomers to their roles.

So what made this rookie team so successful? In the words of the champion: Communication.

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CHAMPION OWNER: Harry Scott Jr. & Justin Marks

By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – If fans have learned one thing in the past couple years in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, it’s that Harry Scott Jr. is a force to be reckoned with.

In the past two years, Scott has celebrated wins at the NASCAR Touring Series Night of Champions event in Charlotte and this year is no exception. He’ll be recognized for his third consecutive championship and the first with his new team, HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks.

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CHAMPION CREW CHIEF: Kevin Bellicourt

By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Kevin Bellicourt is no stranger to the racing world.

He’s had years of experience working on race teams and working his way up the ladder.

“I moved up to North Carolina when I finished school,” said Bellicourt. “I got my first opportunity from a friend and I took the chance. I started working and have been learning and moving up ever since.”

Like his driver, William Byron, he has quite the extensive resume.

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Haley To Return To K&N Pro East In 2016

Official Release

MOORESVILLE, N.C. - HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks (HSMJM) is proud to announce the organization's 2016 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) driver lineup: J.J. Haley, Hunter Baize, Harrison Burton and Tyler Dippel. Haley will return to the team following his 2015 rookie campaign in the series. Baize, Burton and Dippel will compete full time in the NKNPSE during the 2016 season and also will compete for Rookie of the Year honors.
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Eggleston Makes The Most Of Opportunity

By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Chris Eggleston turned an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity into a NASCAR K&N Pro Series West championship.

Last season, Bill McAnally Racing (BMR) took a chance of a guy from Erie, Colorado, giving him the chance to compete in a race at his home track, Colorado National Speedway. That guy went on to win the race, lead 107 lap and land a full-time ride with the team.

He was crowned the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West champion one year later.

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Burton To Drive For HScott In 2016

Team Release

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. - Harrison Burton, teenage son of former NASCAR Sprint Cup driver and current NBC Sports NASCAR analyst Jeff Burton, will run a full schedule in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East in 2016, driving the No. 12 DEX Imaging Toyotafor HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks.
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Engines Revved For D4D Combine

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Twenty-two drivers have three days to compete for a spot in the motorsport industry’s top driver development program, the NASCAR Drive for Diversity (D4D), set to commence at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va., Oct. 19-21, 2015.

Now in its 12th year, the annual Combine invites promising ethnically diverse and female drivers, ages 14 to 26, from across North America to test their skills over a three-day period in order to identify members of the NASCAR D4D Class of 2016.

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Byron Wins 2015 Sunoco Rookie of the Year

By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – William Byron can add another accolade to his resume.

The 17-year old, Charlotte, North Carolina, native and 2015 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East champion became just the fifth driver to win the Sunoco Rookie of the Year title in their championship season.

Byron edged HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks teammate Dalton Sargeant on a tiebreaker to earn the honor. Both finished with 99 points in the rookie standings and Byron earned the Rookie of the Year by virtue of finishing higher in the overall standings.

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Voting Opens For Most Popular Driver

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.  – As on-track competition comes to a conclusion, there’s another showdown on the line in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR’s seven touring series, as voting for the Most Popular Driver Awards begins on Tuesday, Oct. 6.

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Byron Finishes Title Run At Monster Mile

By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR

DOVER, Del. -- William Byron found it was worth the wait at the Monster Mile.

After the Drive Sober 125 presented by the Delaware Office of Highway Safety was postponed Friday due to inclement weather, and the start was delayed again Saturday morning, the 17-year-old from Charlotte, North Carolina, was finally able to drive his No. 9 Liberty University Chevrolet to a ninth-place finish and raise the 2015 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship trophy Saturday afternoon at Dover International Speedway.

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