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K&N Pro West Stat Advance: All American

Analyzing the Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150
By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR
October 12, 2016 - 3:23pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West will crown its 2016 champion Saturday at California’s All American Speedway following the Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150 presented by TriCo Welding Supplies. Below is a look at the past performance of the series and selected driver highlights.

Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150 Race Setup:
• Todd Gilliland has a 25-point lead over Ryan Partridge and needs to finish 21st or better in order to win the 2016 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West championship.
• This will be the series’ 18th visit to the Roseville, California, oval.
• Gracin Raz is the only race winner returning to the .333-mile oval this weekend.

At All American Speedway:
History
• This is the series 18th visit to All American Speedway. The track hosted five events between 1977 and 1982 when it was a quarter-mile oval and 11 races since 2008, after it was renovated and became a third-mile track.
• The series visited Roseville twice each year from 2008-2011 and once each year since 2012.
• All American Speedway is located at the Placer County Fairgrounds in Roseville, California. It began as a dirt oval in 1955 and was known as Placer County Speedway. It was paved in 1972.

Notebook
• The 17 series races at All American Speedway have produced 13 different winners. Eric Holmes, with four wins, and his former Bill McAnally Racing teammate Paulie Harraka, with two wins, are the only multiple winners.
• Fourteen different drivers have qualified on the pole in series competition at Roseville. Harraka has the most poles, with three.
• Holmes has the most top-five and top-10 finishes at Roseville, with seven and eight, respectively.
• Holmes has the most series starts at All American Speedway, taking the green flag 10 times.
• The race distance was extended for a green-white-checkered finish in five of the 12 most recent series’ events at Roseville.
• Toyota leads manufacturer with seven victories at All American.
• Nine of the 17 races at Roseville were won by the pole winner. Jason Fensler started the furthest back and won, coming from 15th on the grid in 2011.

All American Data:
Race: #14 of 14
Race Date: Saturday, Oct. 15 at 8:35 p.m. PT
Track Layout: .333-mile paved oval
Race Length: 150 laps (50 miles)

All American Qualifying/Race Data:
2015 Winner: Gracin Raz
2015 Pole Winner: Gracin Raz
1-Lap Qualifying Record: Jason Bowles, 13.589 seconds (88.218 mph), April 4, 2009.
150 Lap Race Record: Eric Holmes, 44 minutes 21 seconds (67.576 mph), April 4, 2009.

All American Race Leaders:
Wins:
Eric Holmes … 4
Paulie Harraka … 2
Jason Bowles … 1
Jim Bown … 1
Jason Fensler … 1
Cameron Hayley … 1
Jim Insolo … 1
Dylan Kwasniewski … 1
Sumner McKnight … 1
Christian PaHud … 1
Gracin Raz … 1
Jim Robinson … 1
Tim Williamson … 1

Poles:
Paulie Harraka … 3
Jason Bowles … 2
Chuck Bown … 1
Jim Bown … 1
Jacob Gomes … 1
Eric Holmes … 1
Jim Insolo … 1
Dylan Kwasniewski … 1
Christian PaHud … 1
Greg Pursley … 1
Gracin Raz … 1
Jim Robinson … 1
Bill Schmitt … 1
Derek Thorn … 1

Top Fives:
Eric Holmes … 7
David Mayhew … 6
Greg Pursley … 5
Paulie Harraka … 4
Moses Smith … 4
Five drivers … 3
Ten drivers … 2

Top 10s:
Eric Holmes … 8
David Mayhew … 8
Moses Smith … 7
Greg Pursley … 7
Paulie Harraka … 5
Four drivers … 4
Six drivers … 3

Laps Led:
Eric Holmes … 661
Paulie Harraka … 314
Derek Thorn … 173
Jim Robinson … 150
Greg Pursley … 146
Alex Schutte … 104
Tim Williamson … 100

Selected Driver Highlights:
Chris Eggleston (No. 50 NAPA Filters Toyota)
• Heads into the weekend seventh in the standings with two wins, seven top fives and nine top 10s.
• In his lone start at All American Speedway, he finished third after starting 11th.
• He led a total of eight laps last year before being passed by Alex Schutte.

Todd Gilliland (No. 16 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota)
• Sits atop the championship point standings with six wins, 11 top fives and 12 top 10s.
• Needs to finish 21st or better to win his first NASCAR K&N Pro Series West championship.
• This will be his first series start at All American Speedway.
• Is a member of the 2016-17 NASCAR Next class.

Noah Gragson (No. 7 SPEEDVEGAS/AlertID/Colliers International Ford)
• Is third in the championship point standings with two wins, seven top fives and 12 top 10s.
• Finished eighth at the track last season after starting sixth.
• Is a member of the 2016-17 NASCAR Next class.

Riley Herbst (No. 19 NAPA Power Premium Plus Alternators & Starters Toyota)
• Is sixth in the standings with seven top fives and 10 top 10s.
• Earned his best series career finish, third, at Iowa Speedway, Washington’s Evergreen Speedway and Oregon’s Douglas County Speedway.
• This will be his first NASCAR K&N Pro Series West start at All American.

Jesse Iwuji (No. 36 EXIDE Batteries/BuyInvengoRFID.com Chevrolet)
• Heads into the weekend 10th in the series standings with one top 10.
• Earned his best NASCAR K&N Pro Series West finish, 10th, at California’s Orange Show Speedway.
• This will be his first series start at Roseville after failing to qualify last season.

Julia Landauer (No. 54 Curb Records Toyota)
• Is fifth in the standings headed into Roseville with six top fives and 12 top 10s.
• Earned her best series career finish, second, at Meridian (Idaho) Speedway the last time out.
• This will be her first series start at All American Speedway.
• Is a member of the 2016-17 NASCAR Next class.

Ryan Partridge (No. 9 Sunrise Ford/Eibach Springs/Lucas Oil Ford)
• Heads into the finale second in the championship standings with two wins, nine top fives and 12 top 10s.
• In his two starts at All American, he’s finished 14th (2012) and ninth (2015).
• He has an average start of 12.5, an average finish of 11.5 and has led 38 laps at Roseville.

Blaine Perkins (No. 21 Four Star Fruit Chevrolet)
• Is ninth in the standings with one top five and nine top 10s.
• Earned his best series career finish, fifth, at Colorado National Speedway.
• Made his NASCAR K&N Pro Series West debut at All American last season and finished 13th after starting 17th.

Gracin Raz (No. 27 Montana Tech Ford)
• Heads into the weekend ranked fourth in the standings with nine top fives and 10 top 10s.
• He earned his first career pole and victory at All American last season.
• In two starts at Roseville, he has an average start of 5 and an average finish of 4.

Cole Rouse (No. 6 Sunrise Ford/Eibach Springs/Lucas Oil Ford)
• Is eighth in the standings with four top fives and 11 top 10s.
• Earned his best series career finish, third, at California’s Kern County Raceway Park.
• This will be his first NASCAR K&N Pro Series West start at All American Speedway.

Other Driver Notes:
• Nicole Behar will be making her fourth start of the season. She’s finished ninth (Evergreen), 10th (Douglas County) and third (Meridian (Idaho) Speedway).
• Cole Moore will be making his fifth start of the season. He earned his best series career finish, 10th, at Evergreen.

Up To Speed:
• The 2016 season is the 63rd for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.
• The 2016 schedule features 14 races at 13 different tracks across eight states.
• Third-generation driver Todd Gilliland won the season opener at California’s Irwindale Speedway on March 19 after leading a total of 33 laps.
• Gilliland expanded his K&N Pro Series West streak to three after winning the second race of the season at California’s Kern County Raceway Park.
• Ryan Partridge collected his first win of the year at Arizona’s Tucson Speedway after leading 127 laps.
• Chris Eggleston, the defending NASCAR K&N Pro Series West champion, picked up his first win of 2016 after gaining the lead with nine laps to go at California’s Orange Show Speedway.
• Eggleston made it two-for-two after leading 102 laps at his home track, Colorado National Speedway.
• Chase Elliott scored the first road course victory of the year at California’s Sonoma Raceway after passing Noah Gragson with two laps to go.
• Todd Gilliland scored his third win of the year at Idaho’s Stateline Speedway after crossing the finish line .004 seconds in front of Gragson.
• Todd Gilliland won the K&N Pro Series combination event at Iowa Speedway to make it two-for-two and collect his four win of the season.
• Gilliland continued his win streak at Washington’s Evergreen Speedway after dominating the field and leading all 150 laps.
• Ryan Partridge put an end to Gilliland’s win streak after winning the Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150 at Oregon’s Douglas County Speedway. He led a total of 36 laps to take home his second victory of the season.
• Noah Gragson swept the doubleheader weekend at Utah Motorsports Park after making late race passes in both events to record his first wins of the year.
• Todd Gilliland picked up his sixth win of the season at Idaho’s Meridian Speedway after leading 31 of 208 laps.