"The tight battle continues for the Sunoco Rookie of the Year title as the series heads into the second half of the season."
The Race: This event is the ninth of 15 events on the 2012 schedule for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.
The Procedure: The starting field is 24 cars, including provisionals. The first 20 cars will qualify through two-lap time trials. The remaining four spots will be awarded through the provisional process. The race will be 150 laps.
The Track: Evergreen Speedway is a semi-banked .646-mile paved oval with turns banked eight degrees and four degrees banking in the straights. This speedway has hosted 51 series events, dating back to 1964.
The History: Evergreen Speedway has hosted 51 NASCAR K&N Pro Series races, dating back to 1964.
MONROE RACE NOTES
Kwasniewski Continues Streak: Dylan Kwasniewski, who leads the championship standings, heads to Monroe with a streak of eight straight top-five finishes. The 17-year-old from Las Vegas is the only driver to finish in the top five in all eight races so far this season.
Six Winners: Six different drivers have visited Victory Lane in the first eight races this season. Gene Price Motorsports teammates, Greg Pursley and Dylan Kwasniewski, are the only multiple winners – with two wins each.
Tight Rookie Race: The tight battle continues for the Sunoco Rookie of the Year title as the series heads into the second half of the season. Cameron Hayley has edged ahead of Austin Dyne, while Dylan Hutchison is third, followed by Jessica Brunelli, Ronnie Jay and Braeden Havens.
RACE: NAPA Auto Parts 150 presented by Gene Price Motorsports
PLACE: Evergreen Speedway
DATE: Saturday, July 14
TIME: 8 p.m. PT
TV SCHEDULE: SPEED, July 26, 3 p.m. ET
TRACK LAYOUT: .646-mile oval
2011 WINNER: Greg Pursley
2011 POLESITTER: Greg Pursley
EVENT SCHEDULE: Saturday: Practice 12-12:45 p.m., 1:15–2 p.m., Qualifying 4:30 p.m.
LAST TIME OUT: Sonoma
Family Tradition: David Gilliland scored his second Sonoma win with a victory in the Pick-n-Pull Racing To Stop Hunger 200 on the road course in Sonoma, Calif., on June 23. With it, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regular matched the two wins his father, Butch, scored at Sonoma.
Another Pole For Pursley: Greg Pursley set a track record in qualifying at Sonoma to win his second Coors Light Pole Award of the season and the 13th of his career. He turned a lap of 77.331 seconds (92.641 mph) around the 1.99-mile road course.
Strong First-Time Performance: Derek Thorn finished second in his first visit to Sonoma. It was only his fourth career series start on a road course.
NEXT TIME OUT: Colorado
The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West heads next to Colorado National Speedway just north of Denver for the NAPA/Toyota 150 on July 28. Dylan Kwasniewski set series records in winning the pole and the race at CNS last year, becoming the youngest driver to do each.