Tuesday, August 3, 2010

K&N Pro Series West - Race Notes

The race … This is the eighth race on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West schedule for 2010. It marks the inaugural visit by the series to the state of Montana.

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 (37.5 miles).

The track … Montana Raceway Park is a .25-mile track with turns banked 12 degrees.

The records … Records are to be established in this event.

Six different winners … The first seven races this season have resulted in six different race winners. Two-time series champion Eric Holmes (No. 20 NAPA Toyota), who has a 74-point lead in the championship standings, is the only driver with multiple victories so far.

Tight points battle continues … A tight points battle continues this year, with drivers in the top 10 of the championship standings shuffling positions with every race. Only 141 points separate the nine drivers from third to 11th in the standings.

Plenty of festivities planned in Kalispell … Montana Raceway Park will be kicking off its big weekend with a Race Party on Thursday, Aug. 5. The party, which is open to everyone, begins at 5 p.m. and will include a free barbecue dinner. An autograph session is scheduled at 7 p.m. For more information, contact the track office at 406-257-7223.

Source: Kevin W. Green, NASCAR

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