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Sergio Pena Won the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Race at Greenville Pickens Speedway

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NASCAR K&N Pro Series East racer Sergio Peña wins at Greenville Pickens Speedway
NASCAR K&N Pro Series East racer Sergio Peña wins at Greenville Pickens Speedway
Sergio Peña might have found a new home on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. Peña won the K&N Pro Series East race at Greenville Pickens Speedway in South Carolina on Sept. 10, his first win outside of his home state of Virginia. It was the third K&N Pro Series East win of the season for Peña. His previous two wins came at South Boston Speedway and Langley Speedway in Virginia.
This was Sergio Peña's fourth top-five finish of the season and his seventh top-10 finish in 10 races.
This was Sergio Peña's fourth top-five finish of the season and his seventh top-10 finish in 10 races.


The last 97 laps of the race were caution free. There were only three cautions periods in the Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150, the last coming on lap 43. Only 10 cars finished on the lead lap.

"I didn't expect it to go caution free for so long," Peña said. "I was really expecting there to be cautions, but there wasn't. Finally won outside of Virginia, which is pretty cool. This is awesome."

Peña qualified second and passed pole winner Corey Lajoie on lap 58. Lajoie, who led the first 57 laps of the race, dropped out of contention quickly and finished in 13th place. Brett Moffitt finished second and said the last 100 laps of the race had some intense moments.
Sergio Peña took the lead at lap 58 at Greenville Pickens Speedway in South Carolina
Sergio Peña took the lead at lap 58 at Greenville Pickens Speedway in South Carolina


"We definitely had a good car compared to where we ended practice," Moffitt said. "It was a long green-flag run there. It was getting crazy trying to hold on to the cars. The 4 car (Peña) was so far ahead. They were in their own league. They definitely earned it."

Rookie Chase Elliott was third and posted his third top-five finish in the first 10 races of the season.

"I had a pretty good car," Elliott said, "but it definitely could have been better."

Rookie Alex Bowman was fourth, followed by Max Gresham in fifth.

For Peña, it was his fourth top-five finish of the season and his seventh top-10 finish in 10 races.

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