• Memphis last hosted a NASCAR-sanctioned event in 2009, when Brad Keselowski won a NASCAR XFINITY Series race there. Recent NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Ron Hornaday Jr. also won a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the track that season.
Race Date: Saturday, June 3, 5 p.m. CT
Race Length: 125 laps (93.75 miles)
Selected Driver Highlights:
Hunter Baize (No. 13 Martin-McClure Racing Chevrolet)
• Sits fifth in the current series standings with one top five and four top-10 finishes in five races to date.
• Finished fourth at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway for his best career finish and first top five since Iowa Speedway last season.
Ronnie Bassett Jr. (No. 04 Bassett Gutters Chevrolet)
• Earned his first career win in the season opener at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway in February.
• Is sixth the current standings with a win, two top fives and two top 10s through five races.
Harrison Burton (No. 12 DEX Imaging Toyota)
• Holds the K&N Pro Series East points lead for the first time in his career with five top fives and five top 10s in five races this season.
• Won at Bristol for his first career K&N Pro Series East win.
• Also, won the second of two 100-lap events at South Boston to give him two wins in the last three races this season.
• Is the only driver to finish in the top five in all five races this season.
• Is the only driver with multiple wins in 2017.
Chase Cabre (No. 4 Max Siegel Inc. Toyota)
• Sits seventh in the overall standings with one top five and two top 10s in five races this season.
• Posted a career-best finish of fourth in the second of two 100-lap events at South Boston in his most recent start.
• Won the pole for both legs of the NAPA Auto Parts Twin 100s at South Boston, his first two career series poles.
• Has started inside the top 10 in four of the five races this season.
Ruben Garcia Jr. (No. 6 Max Siegel Inc. Toyota)
• Finished a career-best second at Bristol.
• Has surged to third in the overall standings with top-six finishes in the last three races, and has two top fives and four top 10s in five races this season overall.
• Was the 2015 NASCAR Peak Mexico Series champion with four wins, 15 top fives and 41 top 10s in 61 career starts in that series.
• Finished fifth in his most recent start at South Boston.
Todd Gilliland (No. 16 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota)
• Is the reigning NASCAR K&N Pro Series West champion, having scored six wins, 11 top fives and 13 top 10s in 14 races in 2016.
• Became the youngest champion in NASCAR touring series history at 16 years, five months, and joined his grandfather Butch Gilliland as a K&N West champion (1997).
• Won four of the first five K&N Pro Series West races this season, including a sweep of NAPA Twin 100s at Irwindale, to give him 12 career K&N Pro Series wins.
• One of only two drivers to finish in the top 10 in all five races this season, he sits second in the current K&N Pro Series East standings with three top fives and five top 10s through five races.
Chase Purdy (No. 17 Bama Buggies Toyota)
• Is fourth in the current standings with one top five and two top 10s through five races.
• Finished a career-high second in the first of two 100-lap events at South Boston in his most recent race.
• Has posted two consecutive qualifying efforts on the outside of the front row heading into Memphis.
Up To Speed:
• The 2017 season is the 31st for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.
• The 2017 schedule features 14 races at 13 different tracks across the United States.
• Ronnie Bassett Jr. earned his first career win in the season opener at New Smyrna.
• Point leader Harrison Burton earned his first career win at Bristol and became the series’ first two-time winner this season with a victory at South Boston.
• This marks first time in series history that it will race at Memphis International Raceway.
• Is the highest-ranking rookie in the K&N Pro Series East after five races.