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K&N Pro Series West Stat Advance: Stockton

Analyzing The Stockton 150 At Stockton 99 Speedway
By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR
April 29, 2014 - 2:06pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West heads to Stockton (Calif.) 99 Speedway on Saturday, May 3 for the Stockton 150. Below is a statistical look at the recent performance of the series and selected drivers at Stockton, as well as some other statistical trends:

Stockton Race Setup
• No driver currently entered in the race has led a lap at Stockton 99.
• Points leader Greg Pursley with 18 series career wins is looking for his first at Stockton. His previous best finish at the track was fourth in 2012.
• Dylan Lupton and Brandon McReynolds look to follow in the steps of Cole Custer, who won the April 26 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at Richmond, Va., and start their NASCAR Next tenure with a win.

Stockton 99 Speedway
History
• Stockton 99 Speedway was constructed in the spring of 1947 and the fifth-mile dirt track hosted its first race on May 27, 1947 as 99 Stadium.
• The track was paved and reconfigured to its .25-mile configuration prior to the 1948 season.
• The 1954 season was the first under the NASCAR banner.
• The first NASCAR K&N Pro Series West event was hosted in 1966.
• The track was resurfaced in 2009.

Notebook
• This is the series’ 24th event at Stockton and third in three seasons.
• The Stockton 150 will be telecast on a delayed basis by FOX Sports 1 on Fri., May 9 at 1:30 p.m. ET.
• Fourteen different drivers, led by Jack McCoy with five, have won at Stockton.
• Sixteen different drivers, led by Jack McCoy with five, have won the pole position at the track.
• The most cautions for a K&N West race at Stockton is 11 in the April 2006 event while the fewest is one (1972). The most caution laps for a race is 63 in August 2004 and the fewest is four in the 1972 race.
• The average starting position for the winner is 2.79 while the pole sitter has an average finish of 4.27 in the last 19 Stockton races.
• The race has been won from the pole eight times, but just once in the last five events.
• Both Dodge and Ford have won six times at Stockton while Chevrolet has won four times.

EVENT INFORMATION

Stockton Data
Race: #3 of 14 (5/3/14)
Track Layout: .25-mile oval
Race Length: 150 laps (75 miles)
Banking/Turns 1 & 2: Blended up to 14 degrees
Banking/Turns 3 & 4: Blended up to 17 degrees

Stockton Qualifying/Race Data
2013 Pole Winner: Cameron Hayley, Ford, 65.569 mph (13.726 seconds)
2013 Race Winner: Derek Thorn, Ford, 37.448 mph (1 hour, 0 minutes, 5 seconds)
1-Lap Qualifying Record: Cameron Hayley, Ford, 13.726 seconds, 65.569 mph, May 4, 2013
150-Lap Race Record: Dick Bown, Plymouth, 40 minutes, 0 seconds, 56.250 mph, May 13, 1972

Stockton Leaders
Wins
Jack McCoy … 5
Mike David … 3
Dick Bown … 2
Jim Bown … 2
Austin Cameron … 2

Stat Pack
Stockton 150 Trackside Report

Poles
Jack McCoy … 5
Jim Bown … 2
Mike Duncan … 2
Scott Lynch … 2

Laps Completed (1971-2013)
Mike David … 1,479
Mike Duncan … 1,478
Jack Sellers … 1,475

Laps Led (1971-2013)
Mike David … 404
Jack McCoy … 352
Jim Bown … 288

Selected Driver Information:
Josh Burdon (No. 36 Scorpus Racing America/Holleran’s Performance Toyota)
• Making K&N Pro Series West debut.
• Finished second in points in NASCAR Whelen Euro Series Open Division last season.
• Made Whelen Euro Series debut in 2012 at Valencia, Spain.
• Has competed in Australian Formula 3 and Australian V8 Ute Series.

Taylor Cuzick (No. 42 Freightliner of Arizona Chevrolet)
• One top five, 13 top 10s in 27 career series starts.
• Sixth in points this season with a pair of top-10 finishes
• Finished 20th in his only Stockton start in 2013.
• Best career series finish of fourth came in 2012 at Albuquerque.
• Best 2013 finish was sixth at Albuquerque and Monroe.

Rich DeLong III (No. 84 Country Girl Saloon/Ron’s Rear Ends Chevrolet)
• Has four career K&N West starts to his credit.
• Holds down the 13th position in the season standings.
• Set to make Stockton track debut.
• Best career finish of 17th in this year’s opener at Phoenix.

Dylan Lupton (No. 9 Sunrise Ford/Go Pro/Lucas Oil Ford)
• One win, five top fives, 14 top 10s in 20 career series starts.
• Is third in points with a top five and two top 10s.
• Finished ninth in his only Stockton start a season ago.
• Was 2013 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Sunoco Rookie of the Year.
• Picked up first series win in August 2013 at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Wash.
• Is a member of the 2014-15 NASCAR Next class.

Thomas Martin (No. 5 MedActive Oral Relief Chevrolet)
• Has made 18 series career starts.
• Is 10th in championship standings.
• Best career series finish of 12th, in road course events at Fontana (2007) and Sonoma (2006).
• Set for Stockton debut.

David Mayhew (No. 17 MMI/Ron’s Rear Ends Chevrolet)
• Four wins, eight poles, 35 top fives and 53 top 10s in 74 career series starts.
• Ranks ninth in points after a runner-up finish at Irwindale on March 22.
• Finished third in his only Stockton start in 2012.
• Has also competed in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.
• Won 2013 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model title at Kern County Raceway Park.

Brandon McReynolds (No. 16 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota)
• Two top fives and four top 10s in four career K&N West starts.
• Trails points leader Greg Pursley by six.
• Set for Stockton debut.
• Competing fulltime in K&N West this season with Bill McAnally Racing.
• Three top fives and eight top 10s in 14 career K&N East starts.
• Is a member of the 2014-15 NASCAR Next class.

Greg Pursley (No. 26 Gene Price Motorsports/Star Nursery/Real Water Ford)
• 18 wins, 17 poles, 49 top fives, 64 top 10s in 87 career series starts.
• Leads championship standings by six points over Brandon McReynolds and Dylan Lupton.
• Best Stockton finish of fourth came in 2012.
• Has an average finish of 7.0 in three Stockton starts.
• Won 2011 series championship.
• Led series with five wins a season ago; has 15 victories in last three seasons.

Griffin Steinfeld (No. 14 NKSFB.com/Our Military Kids Toyota)
• Has five career K&N West starts.
• Ranks 14th in the season standings.
• Finished 14th in his lone Stockton start a season ago.
• Best career finish of 14th came last season at Stockton.

Giles Thornton (No. 12 TTC Racing Toyota)
• Three top fives, seven top 10s in 16 career series starts.
• Holds down the fourth position in the season standings.
• Finished seventh in his lone Stockton start a season ago.
• Best career finish of fourth, on two occasions in 2013 – Colorado and Spokane.

Luis Tyrrell (No. 74 Team Tyrrell Chevrolet)
• One top five, three top 10s in seven career series starts.
• Sits eighth in the championship standings after two events.
• Scored a fourth-place finish at Stockton in his 2013 series debut.
• Best career series finish of fourth, at Stockton in May 2013.

John Wood (No. 30 Holleran’s Performance Toyota)
• Has two top 10s in 38 career K&N West starts.
• Ranks 11th in points.
• Best Stockton finish was 12th in last year’s race.
• Has an average finish of 15.0 in two career Stockton starts.
• Scored first series career top-10 finish (10th) in West portion of Iowa combination race in August 2013.