NASCAR K&N Pro Series West driver Greg Pursley had quite a productive weekend at Colorado National Speedway.
He won the NAPA/Toyota 150, led every lap, and took over the lead in the K&N Pro Series West standings.
Victory Lane for NASCAR K&N Pro Series West driver Greg Pursley at NAPA/Toyota 150.
Pursley, the reigning K&N Pro Series West champion, beat Derek Thorn in a green-white-checkered flag finish to capture his third win of the season and the 12th of his K&N Pro Series West career.
"Had a lot of yellows there at the end that I didn't want to see," Pursley said. "We had a pretty good car. I was a little timid on the green-white-checkered. I didn't want to screw up leading every lap then give it away."
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Thorn followed Pursley across the finish line for his seventh top-five performance in 10 K&N Pro Series West races.
"Our cars didn't line up where we needed them to at the end," Thorn said. "We got two or three spots right at the very end. Can't complain about that. I got to thank Bob Bruncati for the opportunity. It's been a great, fun year. I know we haven't gotten all the finishes we've been looking for, but finishes like this - success breeds success."
Dylan Kwasniewski, who entered the race at Colorado as the K&N Pro Series West leader, won the pole and finished fifth. He took over the lead in the West Series standings after winning the race at Stockton 99 Speedway on May 5. Pursley has a three-point lead over Kwasniewski with five races remaining on the K&N Pro Series West schedule.
The race featured two-time Daytona 500 winner Michael Waltrip and Ben Kennedy from the K&N Pro Series East. Waltrip, who made his seventh career start in the K&N Pro Series West, was sixth. Kennedy, who has seven top-10 finishes in nine K&N Pro Series East races, was ninth.
K&N Pro Series racer Greg Pursley leads the pack at Colorado National Speedway.
Pursley leads the K&N Pro Series West with three wins. He won his first race of the season at Miller Motorsports Park in Utah on April 28. He won his second race of the season at the Bullring in Las Vegas on June 2.
"It got a little bit close there on the finish," Pursley said about the closing laps at Colorado National Speedway. "We brought it home in one piece. It's an awesome day for Gene Price Motorsports and my guys."
Cameron Hayley, a 16-year-old rookie from Calgary, Canada, was third.
"It's been a long day. We struggled in practice all day long and I was not very happy with the car," Hayley said. "We wanted to get that win on the outside of Purlsey there, but we couldn't make it stick on the outside. I'm proud of the whole team. They put in a ton of effort this weekend and came out with a good finish."
The NAPA/Toyota 150 will be televised on Speed on Aug. 9 at noon PDT.
The next NASCAR K&N Pro Series race is the Pork Be Inspired 150 at Iowa Speedway on Aug. 3. The race will include teams and drivers from the K&N Pro Series West and East.
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