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Qualifying: Gilliland Wins Pole At Tucson

Zach Catanzareti, NASCARHomeTracks.com

Tucson, Ariz - Todd Gilliland wins the pole for Saturday's NAPA Auto Parts 150 at Tucson Speedway.

The pole is the seventh of his NASCAR K&N Pro Series West career and first at Tucson.

However, judging from practice speeds, you can call this a surprise result.

Sweeping both practice sessions, Chris Eggleston was out-paced by the reigning West Series champion, who turned the quickest time of the day at 16.064 seconds [84.039 mph]. Eggleston could only manage a 16.136, which lines him up second for the race.

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PRACTICE: Eggleston Paces Tucson Practice

Zach Catanzareti, NASCARHomeTracks.com

Tucson, Ariz. - Chris Eggleston set the pace for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West at Tucson Speedway, as he led the way in both practice sessions.

Setting a 16.157-second time in the second session, the 28-year-old Eggleston edged reigning West Series champion Todd Gilliland by 0.075 seconds. Eggleston, who hit 83.555 mph, improved by 0.252 seconds from the first session.

Derek Kraus turned the third quickest time at a 16.317 while Riley Herbst and Zane Smith, who is filling in for 2016 Tucson winner Ryan Partridge, in the fifth spot.

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K&N Pro Series West Stat Advance: Tucson

Travis Barrett, Special to NASCARHomeTracks.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The 2017 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West begins with the NAPA Auto Parts Tucson 150 at Arizona's Tucson Speedway on Saturday, March 18. Below is a look at the NAPA Auto Parts 150 and some of the selected participants.

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K&N Pro West News & Notes: Tucson

Travis Barrett, Special to NASCARHomeTracks.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Third-generation racer Todd Gilliland leads another talented field in his quest to repeat as the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West champion when the 2017 season takes the green flag in the NAPA Auto Parts Tucson 150 at Tucson (Ariz.) Speedway on Saturday, March 18. > More

Rodgers Joins Jefferson Pitts Racing

Official Release

Naches, Wash. - Will Rodgers, sponsored in part by his own start-up company Craft Beer Racing, has signed with Jefferson Pitts Racing to pilot the No. 7 car for the 2017 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season. Rodgers, the 2016 dark horse K&N West racer, has teamed up with the team prime for a championship in 2017.

Having never raced stock cars before 2016, The twenty-two-year-old made his stock car racing debut qualifying 9th place at Sonoma last year. He proceeded to earn four top ten finishes in his first six races.

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Behar Back In Action In the K&N Pro West

Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR

SPOKANE, Wash. – Nicole Behar is making her return to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.

After competing in only four events in 2016, Behar will return to full-time competition this year. The 19-year-old from Otis Orchards, Washington, recorded two top-five and four top-10 finishes to finish 20th in the K&N Pro Series West final standings.

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NAPA 500 Challenge: 4 Races In 8 Days

Official Release

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Three popular race tracks in the Southwest will host four races in eight days for NASCAR K&N Pro Series teams next month, with big bonuses up for grabs as part of the NAPA 500 Challenge.

To be eligible for the bonus money, which includes a giant $100,000 award if a driver can win all four races, drivers must pre-register by March 1 at BMRNAPA.com. There is no cost to register.

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Eggleston Back With BMR

Team Release

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Bill McAnally Racing announced today that Chris Eggleston will be back in the No. 99 NAPA Filters/H20 Fire Protection Toyota Camry for 2017, as he contends for a second championship in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.

The Erie, Colorado driver is seeking another title to go with the one he won with BMR in 2015.

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Partridge Back To Chase K&N West Title

By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Ryan Partridge will get another shot at winning the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West championship.

The 28-year-old from Rancho Cucamonga, California, will return to Sunrise Ford Racing for a third season in the K&N Pro Series West.

“I’m ecstatic to return to Sunrise Ford Racing,” Partridge said. “Sunrise Ford Racing is the best its ever been. At least since I’ve been there.”

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Kraus Named To Drive For BMR

Team Release

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Bill McAnally Racing today announced that Derek Kraus will compete for BMR in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series for 2017.

The 15-year-old from Stratford, Wisconsin will contend for the Rookie of the Year Award and overall title as he runs the full schedule in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West, while also competing in select events in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.

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