Tuesday, June 10, 2014

K&N Pro Series East News & Notes
Five Flags Speedway "Pensacola 150"

Ruston is ready to start a second-half roll when the #NASCAR K&N Pro Series
Kenzie Ruston is ready to start a second-half roll when the NASCAR K&N Pro Series
East travels to Pensacola, Florida's Five Flags Speedway on Friday
for the Pensacola 150.  (Getty Images for NASCAR)

With a K&N Pro Series East race under her belt at Five Flags, Ruston will be one of about 10 drivers with that experience at the oval located just north of the Gulf Coast beaches. She also has competed in a handful of late model shows at the track, but that experience is negated by changes to the racing surface.

“You used to have to conserve a lot more, but since they ground the track it’s pretty much all out every lap,” she stated. “I struggled with that a little last year because it wasn’t what I was used to there.”

A racer at heart, Ruston enjoys the shorter tracks on the schedule with Five Flags among her favorites.

“I really like the Pensacola track a lot. I like the speed there and the banking,” she said. “Some of the bigger tracks we go to it’s all about the cars. I feel that (Five Flags) is more of a driver’s track and I like that. It’s a fantastic track to race.”

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