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K&N Pro East News & Notes: Watkins Glen

Travis Barrett, NASCARHomeTracks.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will begin the final stretch of the season with the Finger Lakes Wine Country 100 at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, N.Y., on Friday, August 4. The road course event will cap off a furious midseason for teams that will have raced five times in a six-week span beginning on July 1.

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Gilliland Prevails At Iowa Speedway

John Bohenkamp, NASCARHomeTracks.com

NEWTON, Iowa — Todd Gilliland only had one true challenge. And even that went away quickly.

The 17 year-old from Sherrills Ford, N.C., had a dominant run in Friday’s Casey’s General Stores 150 presented by Vatterott College at Iowa Speedway, leading all but the first two laps of the 150-lap race.

It was his second consecutive win in the event, an annual combination race with the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West. The NASCAR Next driver has seven wins between the two series this season.

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QUALIFYING: Kraus Notches First Pole

John Bohenkamp, NASCARHomeTracks.com

NEWTON, Iowa — Derek Kraus sped through two qualifying laps at bumpy Iowa Speedway as if he was a veteran who had always raced there.

Kraus, a 15-year-old from Stratford, Wis., won the pole for Friday night’s Casey's General Store 150 presented by Vatterott College, the annual NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West combination race at the .875-mile oval.

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PRACTICE: BMR Pave The Way In Iowa

John Bohenkamp, NASCARHomeTracks.com

NEWTON, Iowa — The fastest times in Friday’s practice sessions for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West Casey’s General Store 150 Presented by Vatterott College at Iowa Speedway belonged to teammates.

Bill McAnally Racing drivers Todd Gilliland and Chris Eggleston were at the top of the leaderboard in both rounds at the .875-mile oval.

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Hattori Racing Has Help Headed To Iowa

Team Release

MOORESVILLE, N.C. - A familiar face is returning to the seat of a NASCAR K&N Pro Series Toyota Camry this weekend, and will do so with some extra support. The 2013 Sunoco Rookie of the Year, Jesse Little, will be back in action at Iowa Speedway for Hattori Racing Enterprises, and will be joined by a unique group of college students. For the seventh consecutive year, team owner Shige Hattori is hosting six students from Toyota Technical College in Japan to further their education by immersing them in the world of NASCAR. > More

K&N Pro Series Stat Advance: Iowa

Travis Barrett, Special to NASCARHomeTracks.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West head to Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa, for the annual Casey’s General Store 150 presented by Vatterott College on Friday, July 28 — an annual combination race between the two divisions. Below is a look at the race itself and some of the selected participants.

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K&N Pro Series News & Notes: Iowa

Travis Barrett, Special to NASCARHomeTracks.com

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Murry Returns To K&N Pro East

Official Release

CUMMING, Ga. – After opening a number of eyes in his first NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at Greenville (S.C.) Pickens Speedway last April, 16-year-old Dylan Murry will now tackle the always challenging Watkins Glen International road course on Friday, August 4, in the Bully Hill Vineyards 100.

Murry, who finished sixth at Greenville Pickens Speedway, will be carrying a new sponsor – Turtle Wax – on his Rette Jones Racing Ford Fusion when he takes to “The Glen” for his second series start.

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Manion Motorsports To Make K&N Pro Debut

Team Release

MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Kevin Manion Motorsports will make its NASCAR K&N Pro Series debut on July 28 at Iowa Speedway with the No. 1 Menards Toyota Camry. Ben Kennedy, a NASCAR Xfinity Series driver, will pilot the entry in the annual combination race for the East and West divisions of the K&N Pro Series.

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Gilliland Dominates at New Hampshire

By Kyle Souza, NASCARHomeTracks.com

LOUDON, N.H. -- When Todd Gilliland announced he was going to run for both the East and West championship in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series this season, he knew it wasn't going to be easy. Saturday, Gilliland helped himself close the gap towards that goal.

The Sherrills Ford, North Carolina, driver captured his second victory of the season in the K&N Pro East with a dominating performance in the United Site Services 70 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The win helped him chip away on the points lead of championship front-runner Harrison Burton.

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