Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 140 Greenville Pickens Speedway
- Race: #12 of 14 overall
- Race Date: Monday, September 5 at 5 p.m.
- Track Layout: .500-mile asphalt oval
- Banking/Corners: 5 degrees
- Race Length: 140 laps (70 miles)
If you are of mind that today's NASCAR Sprint Cup race puts a period to the race weekend; rejoice.
On Labor Day Monday, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East heads to Greenville Pickens Speedway in Greenville, South Carolina, for the second of two races at the track this season. Point leader Justin Haley returns to the track where he collected his first career win back in March.
It is notable that the 2014 Greenville - Pickens #kneast race winners, Ben Rhodes and Austin Hill in addition to the 2015 winner William Byron are now racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
The green flag is scheduled to drop at five o'clock in the evening. Be sure to follow all the action live via your computer or mobile device via Race Central Live Powered by Speed51.com. It is the next best thing to being there.
Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 140 Race Setup:
- • This is the second of two visits this season for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East to Greenville Pickens Speedway.
- • Justin Haley, who holds a 36-point lead atop the series standings over Kyle Benjamin with three races remaining this season, won at Greenville in March.
- • Opened on July 4, 1946 as a dirt track. The surface was converted to asphalt in April 1970.
- • Held 29 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races from 1951-71, including the first flag-to-flag televised event.
- • David Pearson (1959) and Ralph Earnhardt (1965, 66) are among the famed drivers that have won championships at the track.
- • Junior Miller won a pair of NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour races at Greenville in the 2006-07 seasons.
Up To Speed:
- • The 2016 season is the 30th for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.
- • The 2016 schedule features 14 races at 13 different tracks across the United States.
- • Third-generation driver Todd Gilliland earned his first NASCAR K&N Pro Series East victory in his series debut at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway.
- • Austin Cindric has won his only two starts this season — his only career starts — at Virginia International Raceway and Watkins Glen.
- • Kyle Benjamin won at Iowa Speedway for his second career K&N Pro Series East win.
- • Tyler Dippel collected his first series win in just his second series start at Mobile (Ala.) International Speedway.
- • Justin Haley recorded his first K&N East win at Greenville (S.C.) Pickens Speedway after leading a total of 28 laps, following that effort with his second win at Columbus Motor Speedway.
- • Chad Finchum earned his first series victory at Tennessee’s Bristol Motor Speedway.
- • There have been seven first-time winners through 11 races this season.
|Monday, Sept. 5|
|9:00 a.m.||Garage opens|
|11:00 a.m.||Driver/Crew Chief Meeting|
|11 a.m.||Rookie/Spotter Meeting|
|12:15 to 1:00 p.m.||Practice|
|1:15 to 2:00 p.m.||Final Practice|
|2:30 p.m.||Group Qualifying|
|4:00 p.m.||Driver Autograph Session|
|5:00 p.m.||Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 140|
* All times are local and subject to change.
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