|Ryan Partridge looks to defend his win at Colorado National Speedway|
The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West will battle in the Rocky Mountains tonight for the NAPA/Toyota 150. Defending race winner, Ryan Partridge stands just four points behind rookie and NASCAR Next driver, Todd Gilliland in the championship points.
Gilliland, who started his rookie campaign with back-to-back wins, will look to return to the winner’s circle after a second- and a fourth-place finish in his last two outings.
Colorado National Speedway is a .375-mile paved oval with four degrees of banking in the straights and progressive banking of six to 12 degrees in the corners.
|The garage is busy as teams prepare for the first practice session.|
In the first thirteen K&N Pro Series West events at Colorado, eleven of the winners have finished in the top-three in qualifying. Four victors have also walked away with the pole – Eric Holmes (2008), Dylan Kwasniewski (2011), Derek Thorn (2013) and Ryan Partridge (2015).
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The NAPA/Toyota 140 will air on NBCSN on Thursday, June 16 at 7 p.m. ET/5 p.m. MT.
|Chris Eggleston is on the hunt for his second win of the season.|
FAST FACTS:The Race: The NAPA/Toyota 150 is the fifth race of the 2016 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season. It is the fifth of 11 oval track events and 14 races overall on the schedule. This will be the series 14th visit to the semi-banked oval.
The Procedure: The starting field is 22 cars, including provisionals. The first 18 cars will qualify through two-lap time trials with the remaining four spots will be awarded through the provisional process. The race is scheduled for 150 laps covering 56.25 miles.
The Track: Colorado National Speedway is a .375-mile paved oval with four degrees of banking in the straights and progressive banking of six to 12 degrees in the corners.
The Record: Qualifying: Brian Ickler, June 2, 2007, 16.452 seconds (82.057 mph). Race: Derek Thorn, July 27, 2013, 50 minutes 32 seconds (66.788 mph).
|Cole Moore will compete in select events for the Bill McAnally Racing.|
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