12/06/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/06/2018 15:53
The green flag will wave on the 2019 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East schedule just miles from the birthplace of NASCAR and will culminate at the Monster Mile in October. In between, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will test drivers at historic venues, high-speed short tracks and a challenging road course.
The result is a 2019 calendar that will spotlight some of the sport's rising young stars and series' veterans in a mix of high-profile events.
The championship will conclude at Dover International Speedway on Friday, Oct. 4. It will be the 10th time in the last 13 years the Monster Mile will serve as the host of the series finale.
The season begins Sunday, Feb. 10, at Florida's New Smyrna Speedway as headliner of the track's 53rd running of its weeklong World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing, just south of Daytona. The high-banked half-mile has opened the K&N Pro Series East championship points season each of the past five years.
Featured on the 13-race slate will be six combination race weekends with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series or NASCAR Xfinity Series, including a pair of visits to the 'World's Fastest Half Mile,' Bristol Motor Speedway. In addition to its traditional early season trip, the series will return in August.
'The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East schedule features an itinerary of race tracks that really serve the drivers well to progress to the next level as well as an opportunity to perform in front of national series teams,' said Brandon Thompson, NASCAR managing director for regional racing. 'The Cup championship by Joey Logano this season was really a culmination of a wave of talent that started in the K&N Pro Series 10 years ago and has continued. We look forward to seeing the next crop of drivers prove themselves on the big stage as they clash with those who will become cornerstones in the series.'
The 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion (Logano), NASCAR Xfinity Series champion (Tyler Reddick) and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion (Brett Moffitt) all scored their first NASCAR wins at the K&N Pro Series level.
Five of the last six NASCAR Xfinity Series champions trace their NASCAR roots to the K&N Pro Series.
2019 NASCAR K&N PRO SERIES EAST SCHEDULE
Sun., Feb. 10 New Smyrna Speedway New Smyrna, Fla. 175 laps
Sat., April 6 Bristol Motor Speedway Bristol, Tenn. 150 laps
Sat., May 4 South Boston Speedway * South Boston, Va. 100s* laps
Sat., June 1 Memphis International Raceway Millington, Tenn. 150 laps
Sat., June 15 Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Thompson, Conn. 100 laps
Sat., July 20 New Hampshire Motor Speedway Loudon, N.H. 70 laps
Fri., July 26 Iowa Speedway Newton, Iowa 150 laps
Fri., Aug. 2 Watkins Glen International Watkins Glen, N.Y. 41 laps
Thur., Aug. 15 Bristol Motor Speedway Bristol, Tenn. 150 laps
Sat., Aug. 24 Gateway Motorsports Park Madison, Ill. 120 laps
Sat., Sept. 21 New Hampshire Motor Speedway Loudon, N.H. 125 laps
Fri., Oct. 4 Dover International Speedway Dover, Del. 125 laps
* Twin 100-lap championship points races; schedule subject to change