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ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Bill McAnally Racing announced today that Sergio Pena has been named to drive BMR’s No. 16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West for 2013.
Pena, 19, of Winchester, VA., comes to BMR following three successful seasons competing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.
“We welcome Sergio to BMR,” said BMR President Bill McAnally. “We have a strong program prepared for the 2013 season. We are confident Sergio will continue the winning tradition at BMR that has led to a record 50 series wins and five series championships.”
“We look to contend for the 2013 NASCAR K&N championship for our sponsors NAPA AUTO PARTS, Toyota, NGK, and our fans,” McAnally said. “This is going to be a fun season and I am excited to have Sergio become part of the team.”
Pena captured the spotlight when he made his debut in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series at the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown in 2010. He won the pole and led 52 laps, before finishing second to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regular Joey Logano.
Pena has been a member of NASCAR’s Next9 program since 2011, a season in which he scored three wins in the K&N East.
He has been named one of the NASCAR drivers 25 and under to watch in 2013 by FoxSports.com.
“I’m honored to have this opportunity to join a top caliber team like BMR.” states Pena. “I couldn’t be more excited to be racing for such a professional team. From the second I walked into this amazing shop, I have felt right at home. I can’t wait to get 2013 started with BMR and try to bring home another NASCAR championship for NAPA, Toyota, our many sponsors, and fans.”
BMR also announced its NAPA-sponsored entry will return to the Number “16” for 2013. The brilliant blue and gold paint scheme on the No. 16 entry of car owner Bill McAnally was a familiar site in victory lane in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West for more than a decade, from 1997 to 2007. Its successful history featured such talented drivers as Sean Woodside, Brendan Gaughan, Austin Cameron and Steve Portenga.
For more information on Bill McAnally Racing and our race partners, please visit our website at www.BMRNAPA.com. Become a fan of Bill McAnally Racing and follow us on our Facebook Fan page. We can also be followed on Twitter @BMR_NASCAR.
For more information on Sergio Pena, become a fan on his Facebook. You can also follow him on Twitter @Sergio_Pena1.