The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East is gearing up for their third straight week the track, this Saturday, July 15th at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the United Site Services 70 at 6:45 pm ET.
New Hampshire has hosted more series races than any other track on the schedule, and helped usher in the early days of the K&N Pro Series and continues promoting the regional touring series. This weekend the 1.058-mile asphalt banked oval track will showcase the next generation of drivers moving up the rungs of the NASCAR ladder. Besides hosting 70 races since 1990, the local track, just an hour from Boston, is also a testing ground for a team’s championship strength. Continue reading →
Reporters met the 2017 NASCAR Drive for Diversity class in the Daytona media center on Saturday. The class includes Collin Cabre and Chase Cabre, the first siblings ever to participate in the same D4D class; Ruben Garcia Jr., the youngest driver to win the NASCAR Peak Mexico Series championship (in 2015 at age 20); Jay Beasley, the first African-American driver to win a Super late Model race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway bullring; Madeline Crane, who posted 59 top-fives in 82 starts in Legend cars; and Macy Causey, the granddaughter of Diane Teel, the first female driver to compete in what is now the NASCAR XFINITY Series.
The introduction of the 2017 Drive For Diversity class followed a luncheon that featured the presentation of tenth annual NASCAR Diversity Awards. Winners were as follows:
Daniel Suarez—NASCAR Ignition Award.
Jesse Iwuji—NASCAR Diverse Driver Award
Peri Karslioglu—NASCAR Diversity Internship Participant Award
Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA)—NASCAR Institution Award
Hallie Deegan—Young racer Award
Smithfield—NASCAR Partner Award
Kenyatta Houston—NASCAR Diverse Crew Member Award
Pocono Raceway—NASCAR Track Award
Patriot Motorsports/Circle Track Racing—NASCAR Team Award
When the idea first surfaced of honoring active military units on the windshields of NASCAR XFINITY Series cars at Friday’s Firecracker 250 powered by Coca-Cola, someone asked Jesse Iwuji which driver’s car he’d like his last deployment station, USS Comstock, featured on.
Iwuji, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West driver in his first full season who also is in active service in the U.S. Navy until 2017, didn’t hesitate: Darrell Wallace Jr. Continue reading →
Chris Eggleston at 9:30 pm ET on Monday, May 23, 2016 Photo – Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images
Chris Eggleston is our guest on Fan4Racing NASCAR & Race Talk on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 9:30 pm ET. Call 929-477-1790 or tweet @Fan4RacingSite or @Sal_Sigala with any questions or comments during our LIVE broadcast.
Although Todd Gilliland and Ryan Partridge have dominated the news in this NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season, last year’s series’ champion made his own headline on Saturday night at Orange Show Speedway.
Driving for Bill McAnally Racing, Eggleston took the lead from Partridge with seven laps to go, chasing down his first win of the season in the Sunrise Ford 150. With that victory, the Erie, Colorado, driver of the No. 50 NAPA Filters Toyota made it clear, he’s also a contender for another championship title. Continue reading →