March 28th - NASCAR K & N Pro Series "NAPA Auto Parts 150"

 

              

 

SARGEANT VICTORIUS IN RETURN TO KCRP

BY MIKE GRIFFITH The Bakersfield Californian mgriffith@bakersfield.com

A month ago, Dalton Sargeant left Kern County Raceway Park a bit disappointed with a third-place finish in the Winter Showdown for Super Late Models.

He'll be heading back to Boca Raton, Fla. today with a big smile and some healthy hardware after racing to victory in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West NAPA Auto Parts 150.

Sargeant took the lead from Bakersfield's David Mayhew on lap 103 and held off Mayhew on two late restarts for the win. Noah Gragson was third, followed by James Bickford and Chris Eggleston.

It was the second start for the 17-year-old in the series. He finished second in his K&N East debut in February.

"It was a long race so we really just wanted to keep the tires under it, that was the important thing," said Sargeant, who fell back as low as fifth early in the race. "We knew we had to be good in the long run and it definitely paid off, falling back in the beginning and having a hard charge toward the end."

The race was put under caution, then red flagged after Nicole Behar hit the turn No. 3 wall on lap 144. It caused a green-white-checkered finish.

The race went green, on 147, and before the lap was done, the caution was flying because of fluid from a car on the track, extending the race to 160 laps.

"He definitely was laying back in that first half or made some awesome changes at the break," Mayhew said. "We were pushing really hard there (at the end). I gave him everything I have short of wrecking himi, I was leaning on him in the corner and all the way through.

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K&N West Statistical Advance: Kern

Analyzing The NAPA Auto Parts 150

 

By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The 2015 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season begins this Saturday night at Kern (Calif.) County Raceway Park with the NAPA Auto Parts 150, the first of thirteen scheduled events in the 2015 season. Below is a statistical look at the performance of the field at Kern.

NAPA Auto Parts 150 Setup
• Defending champion Greg Pursley, now retired, owns the track record for most wins with two victories at Kern.
• K&N Pro Series East driver Gray Gaulding holds the qualifying record with a fastest time of 17.908 seconds (100.514 mph) from October 26, 2013.
• The K&N Pro Series West has had three winners at Kern, Pursley and Dylan Lupton, neither are competing in the event.

Kern County Raceway Park
Track History
• Kern County Raceway Park sits on 120 acres and opened on May 18, 2013, with a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series event.
• It’s a half-mile oval with progressive banking of 12 and 14 degrees in turns and eight degrees of banking on the front and backstretches.
• The facility has seating for 5,000 spectators and is expendable to more than 15,000.
Notebook


• This is the series’ fourth event at Kern and the season opener for the 2015 season.
• The NAPA Auto Parts 150 will broadcast on NBCSN on Friday, April 3 at 6:30 p.m.
• Gray Gaulding won the inaugural pole at the Southern California half-mile oval and finished 21st after being involved in a late-race accident.
• Last season’s May visit had eight caution laps for 35 laps. The first visit last season had four caution periods for 24 laps.

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NAPA 150 & KICK OFF PARTY HIGHLIGHT NASCAR WEEK IN BAKERSFIELD

 

Bakersfield, CA (March 23rd, 2015) NASCAR’S West Coast Swing may be finished, but NASCAR in Bakersfield, is just getting started. Kern County Raceway Park, Bakersfield's Home to NASCAR, has been honored with proclamations by Mayor Harvey L. Hall, Mayor of Bakersfield, CA and the Chairman of The Kern County Board of Supervisors, David Couch, declaring the week of March 23rd through March 29th as “NASCAR Week” across the city of Bakersfield and the entire County of Kern. The proclamations come the week leading up to NASCAR's top touring regional division, The NASCAR K & N Pro Series, West starting its 2015 season at the high banked, state of the art speedway with the “NAPA Auto Parts 150”. Saturday, March 28th will start the third year of competition for KCRP. Kern County Raceway will also host its top two NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Weekly racing divisions on the highly anticipated night. The NASCAR Late Models will compete in a 75 lap feature and the NASCAR Spec-Mods will battle it out for 50 laps in the first race of the year for the top two divisions at Kern County Raceway.

Along with the proclamations, a media tour and kick-off party will highlight NASCAR Week in town. All are invited for the ”NAPA Auto Parts 150 Kick-Party” on Thursday March 26th at Chuy’s Mesquite Broiler on Rosedale Highway from 5 to 9 PM. Don’t miss this one, you’ll see K & N Haulers & Drivers, a live band, giveaways, a car show, and your favorite local drivers  as we all get ready for opening night at KCRP.  

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NASCAR and K&N Announce Extension

Entitlement Sponsorship Extended Through 2021

Official Release
March 20, 2015 - 2:00pm

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. — NASCAR® announced today it has reached a five-year agreement with K&N Filters to continue as the entitlement sponsor of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series™ through 2021. The renewed deal ensures that K&N Filters will own exclusive rights as the title sponsor for a total of 12-consecutive years. Additionally, K&N Filters acquires the designation as the “Official Automotive Filters of NASCAR.”

The extended agreement is the latest in a number of landmark partnerships and renewals recently signed with the sanctioning body. In recent history, NASCAR has announced momentous 10-year deals with series entitlement sponsor XFINITY; broadcast partners FOX and NBC; and international broadcast rights partner IMG. NASCAR also announced a seven-year extension with series entitlement sponsor Camping World in 2014.

“The NASCAR K&N Pro Series features the most competitive regional racing in the country and thanks to this newly signed agreement the series has never been healthier,” said Jim Cassidy, Senior Vice President of Racing Operations for NASCAR. “K&N Filters has the unique ability to showcase its products to a fiercely brand-loyal fan base on a national stage, while partnering with NASCAR to introduce professional motorsports’ stars of tomorrow.”

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series is universally recognized in the racing industry as the top rung in NASCAR’s developmental ladder – notable alumni include Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick, both finalists in last year’s Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup™, as well as rising stars like Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott and Darrell Wallace Jr. The series introduces NASCAR fans and industry stakeholders to the next generation of stars, and the diverse mix of short tracks, road courses and national series speedways appeals to a broad range of motorsports fans.

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KCRP ANNOUNCES SUPER FAN SEASON TICKETS

 

Bakersfield, CA (March 5th, 2015) – NASCAR fans will be able to enjoy Bakersfield's Home to NASCAR, Kern County Raceway Park with a “Super Fan” Season ticket special for 2015. Tickets, which go on sale Friday, March 6th at 12:00 pm through Friday March 27th, have seen a major price overhaul. This year the “Super Fan Special” will allow fans to see all 21 scheduled race events from a reserved seat of their choice, including the NASCAR K & N Pro Series West “NAPA Auto Parts 150”, both SRL Southwest Tour “DC'S RV Center 100's”  including the CITGO Lubricants “Fall Shootout”, The 4th of July Spectacular, the very popular “George Snider Classic” King of the Wing National Sprint Car Championship, and all NASCAR Whelen Weekly racing series events for only $299.00 per seat! Plus a special gift on opening night. That's less than the cost of a general admission ticket for each race!! The savings continue if you purchase multiple seats with one transaction. Get you season tickets now, online at www.kernraceway.com . Place your order and pick up your tickets at the track or have them mailed to you at no additional charge. 

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NASCAR SEASON OPENER AT KCRP

 

K & N PRO SERIES WEST "NAPA AUTO PARTS 150"

 

NASCAR LATE MODEL 75

 

NASCAR SPEC-MOD 50

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 28TH

 

FRIDAY SCHEDULE

 

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$20 Riders - $5 Spectators

ATTENTION RIDERS!

MARCH SCHEDULE IS POSTED

BONUS DAY!!!!

SUNDAY, MARCH 29TH

OPEN PRACTICE 9 AM - 3 PM
 

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