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NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Statistical Advance: Motordrome

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East • August 18, 2015

Analyzing The UPMC Health Place 150



DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. â€" The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East heads to Pennsylvania for the its inaugural race at Motordrome Speedway in Smithton on Saturday. Below is a statistical look at the series and drivers.



UPMC Health Plan 150:

• Saturday’s night event will mark the series’ first visit to Motordrome Speedway.

• William Byron continues to lead the standings, but Scott Heckert trails by only 14 points.

• The race will air on NBCSN on Thursday, August 20th at 7 p.m. ET.



Motordrome Speedway:

History:

• Has been a NASCAR sanctioned track since 1990.

• Charlie Cragan, Steve Peles, Glenn Gault, Jeff Dunmyer and Richard Mitchell all won NASCAR Northeast Region championships the inaugural year.

• It opened as a half-mile dirt track in 1972 and was paved in 1989.

• It is now a half-mile paved oval.



Notebook:

• Motordrome is similar to two tracks the K&N Pro Series East visits annually, Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway and South Carolina’s Greenville Pickens Speedway, two semi-banked/flat half-miles.

• Austin Hill and Byron have each earned a win this season at New Smyrna (Hill) and Greenville (Byron).

Motordrome Data:

Race: #11 out 14

Track Layout: half-mile semi-banked paved oval

Race Length: 150 laps (75 miles)



Motordrome Qualifying/Race Data:

2014 Winner: Event not held.

2014 Pole Winner: Event not held.

1-Lap Qualifying Record: To be determined.

150-Lap Race Record: To be determined.



Selected Driver Information:

Rico Abreu (No. 98 Accudoc Solutions/Go-Pro Motorplex/Curb Records Chevrolet)

• Is ranked sixth in the standings after tallying one win, two top-five and six top-10 finishes.

• Finished 17th and ninth, respectively, at the previous two semi-baked/flat half-miles on the K&N Pro East schedule: New Smyrna (Florida) Speedway and Greenville (South Carolina) Pickens Speedway.

• He is a member of the 2015-16 NASCAR Next class.



Jay Beasley (No. 42 Special Smiles Pediatric Dentistry Toyota)

• Is ranked 10th in the standings after registering three top fives and six top 10s.

• He finished 25th and 20th this season at New Smyrna and Greenville.

• He has an average finish of 24.5 at New Smyrna and 17.6 at Greenville.



Kyle Benjamin (No. 27 Eibach Springs Ford)

• Is ranked fifth in the standings after recording one win, three top-fives and five top-10 finishes.

• He finished fifth at New Smyrna and 12th at Greenville this season.

• Is a member of the 2015-16 NASCAR Next class.



William Byron (No. 9 Liberty University Chevrolet)

• Is leading the standings after racking up four wins, five top fives and seven tops 10s.

• He finished seventh at New Smyrna in February and earned his first series win at Greenville in April.

• Is a member of the 2015-16 NASCAR Next class.



Nick Drake (No. 15 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota)

• Is ranked ninth in the standings after netting one top-five and five top-10 finishes.

• He finished eighth at New Smyrna and seventh at Greenville this season.

• Has an average start of 11.5 at New Smyrna and 9.3 at Greenville.



Kaz Grala (No. 3 Kiklos Toyota)

• Is ranked seventh in the standings after tallying three top fives and six top 10s.

• He finished 18th and sixth, respectively, at New Smyrna and Greenville.

• Has an average finish of 14th at New Smyrna and eighth at Greenville.



JJ Haley (No. 5 Braun Auto Chevrolet)

• Is ranked eighth in the standings after earning four top-five and seven top-10 finishes.

• He finished 21st at New Smyrna and 18th at Greenville.



Scott Heckert (No. 34 Project Lifesaver Chevrolet)

• Is ranked second in the standings after registering two wins, seven top fives and eight top 10s.

• Finished fourth and 25th, respectively, at New Smyrna and Greenville this season.

• Has an average finish of 12.5 at New Smyrna and 19 at Greenville.



Austin Hill (No. 22 A7D Welding/Don Rich Ford)

• Is ranked third in the standings after recording one win, three top fives and eight top 10s.

• Finished first and fourth, respectively, at New Smyrna and Greenville this year.

• Has an average finish of 14th at New Smyrna and 10.8 at Greenville.

• Is a member of the 2015-16 NASCAR Next class.



Dalton Sargeant (No. 51 GALT Chevrolet)

• Is ranked fourth in the standings after racking up five top fives and seven top 10s.

• He finished second at New Smyrna and third at Greenville.

• Is a member of the 2015-16 NASCAR Next class.



Other Notables:

• Collin Cabre (No. 2 UTI/NTI Toyota): Is 13th in the standings after earning his first top-10 finish at Iowa (6th). He finished 15th at New Smyrna and Greenville this year.



Fresh Faces:

• Dylan Hoffman (No. 94 Killman Const./C Neer RV/Perfect Profes. Painters Chevrolet): This will be his fourth series starts. Has a best finish of 18th at Ohio’s Columbus Motor Speedway.

• Tyler Hughes (No. 8 G2 Inc. Ford): Will be making his second series start. He finished 16th at Virginia’s Langley Speedway.

• J.P. Morgan (No. 23 www.soldbyjackiemorgan.com Chevrolet): Will be making his fourth series start this season. He finished 22nd at New Smyrna and 23rd at Greenville.

• Codie Rohrbaugh (No. 7 Grant County Mulch Ford): This will be his fourth start of the season. He finished 13th at New Smyrna to tie his best series finish.