The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West – formerly known as the NASCAR Winston West Series – will return to Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 11 for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 200.

The prestigious series has served as a springboard for such notable NASCAR drivers as Kevin Harvick, Las Vegan Brendan Gaughan, Daytona 500 winner Derrike Cope, Chad Little, Ron Hornaday Jr and David Gilliland.

The K&N Pro Series West tour first visited Southern Nevada at the old Las Vegas Speedway Park (where the Bullring now sits) in 1994 and 1995. In 1996, it moved to the then-new LVMS 1.5-mile superspeedway until 2002. The series also competed at the Bullring from 2000-2002.

The series’ origins can be traced back to 1954, when NASCAR came to the West Coast and began sanctioning the Pacific Coast Late Model circuit in California, which included stops in San Diego (Balboa Stadium), Oakland, San Mateo (Bay Meadows Speedway) and Gardena (Carrell Speedway).

“It’s a natural fit for K&N to partner with Las Vegas Motor Speedway.,” said Steve Williams, Vice President of K&N. “It’s a quality facility with a dedication to racing for almost every type of motorsport, just like K&N filters. Because of that it is the ideal facility to add to the Pro Series schedule.”

“K&N is a company with a long history in motorsports and its technology has benefitted race teams with increased and reliable horsepower for 40 years,” said Steve Rogers, C.E.O. of K&N.  “Our roots in NASCAR go back to the 1970s and this feels like a partnership long overdue. After supporting grassroots and professional racing for decades, we love the idea of supporting a developmental series that provides great racing excitement while developing the top tier drivers of tomorrow.”

Today’s K&N Pro Series West stars include three-time champion Eric Holmes (2006, 2008, 2010), 2004 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series champion Greg Pursley and 2010 Sunoco Rookie of the Year Luis Martinez Jr.

Joining the K&N Pro Series West contingent on June 11 will be the NASCAR Super Late Model, NASCAR Charger, NASCAR Bomber, Legend Cars and Bandolero classes.

The Bullring offers family entertainment at family-friendly prices. The Bullring’s concession stand features $1 hot dogs, $1 sodas and $1 beer.

Schedule for the June 11 NASCAR K&N 200 Presented By O’Reilly Auto Parts

9 a.m. – Hauler and trailer parking opens for NASCAR K&N Pro Series teams.
9:30 a.m. – Credential sales open for NASCAR K&N Pro Series teams.
10 a.m. – K&N Series garage opens, inspection begins.
11 a.m. – Pit gates open for all competitors.
Noon – Stockyard opens for campers.
Noon – Bandolero practice.
12:15 p.m. – Legend Cars practice.
12:30 p.m. – NASCAR Bomber practice.
12:45-1:30 p.m. – NASCAR K&N Pro Series practice.
1:30 p.m. – NASCAR Super Late Model practice.
1:45 p.m. – NASCAR Charger practice.
2 p.m. – Track break; Bullring drivers’ meeting.
2:15-3 p.m. – NASCAR K&N Pro Series practice.
3 p.m. – Bandolero practice.
3:10 p.m. – Legend Cars practice.
3:20 p.m. – NASCAR Super Late Model practice.
3:30 p.m. – NASCAR Charger practice.
3:40 p.m. – NASCAR Bomber practice.
3:50 p.m. – Bandolero qualifying.
4 p.m. – Spectator gates open.
4 p.m. – NASCAR Super Late Model qualifying.
4:10 p.m. – Legend Cars qualifying.
4:30 p.m. – NASCAR Bomber heat races.
4:45 p.m. – NASCAR Charger heat races.
5 p.m. – Legend Cars B-Feature or Legend Cars Young Lions/Semi Pro feature (if two features are run).
5:30-5:55 p.m. – NASCAR K&N Pro Series pole qualifying.
6 p.m. – Bandolero Bandit feature (12 laps or 15 minutes).

6:15-6:55 p.m. – NASCAR K&N Pro Series driver autograph session in Chris Trickle Park (behind grandstands).

6:15 p.m. – Bandolero Outlaw feature (12 laps or 15 minutes).
6:30 p.m. – NASCAR Bomber feature (25 laps or 20 minutes).
7 p.m. – Opening ceremonies, national anthem.
7:08 p.m. – NASCAR Super Late Model Dash.
7:15 p.m. – NASCAR Charger feature (25 laps or 20-min. time limit).
7:35 p.m. – USLCI Legend Cars Pro/Master feature (25 laps or 20-min. time limit).
7:55 p.m. – NASCAR Super Late Model feature (40 laps or 35-min. time limit).
8:30 p.m. – NASCAR K&N Pro Series cars stop on front straightaway.
8:40 p.m. – K&N Pro Series driver introductions.
8:55 p.m. – Command to start engines.
8:57 p.m. – Cars begin parade laps, fireworks on parade lap.
9 p.m. – Start of O'Reilly 200 NASCAR K&N Pro Series race (200 laps).
10:30 p.m. – Conclude event, fireworks.

Schedule subject to change.

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