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Dylan Kwasniewski Wins NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Race at Greenville Pickens Speedway

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Dylan Kwasniewski wins the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at Greenville Pickens Speedway
Dylan Kwasniewski wins the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at Greenville Pickens Speedway
Dylan Kwasniewski took a page from the fable "The Tortoise and the Hare" to win the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at Greenville Pickens Speedway in South Carolina. Patience and endurance proved to be the winning formula in the Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 140. Kwasniewski fell back early in the race and waited for the right moment to make his move to the front. His steady pace gave him a definite advantage in the closing laps of the race.
NASCAR K&N Pro Series East racer Dylan Kwasniewski takes the pole at Greenville Pickens Speedway race.
NASCAR K&N Pro Series East racer Dylan Kwasniewski takes the pole at Greenville Pickens Speedway race.


He took the lead on lap 108 at Greenville Pickens Speedway, after falling back as far as ninth early in the race, and outpaced the field by more than 2.5 seconds to win his fifth race of the season. He also padded his lead in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East standings.

"We had to drop back a little bit to make sure we had something at the end," said Kwasniewski, driver of the No. 98 Chevrolet for Turner Scott Motorsports. "That's what you got to do. We didn't want to fall back too much to where we would be in a bad spot to go back up. This car was awesome."
NASCAR K&N Pro Series West racer Dylan Kwasniewski climbs into his Rockstar Energy/Royal Purple #98 Chevy Impala at Greenville Pickens Speedway
NASCAR K&N Pro Series West racer Dylan Kwasniewski climbs into his Rockstar Energy/Royal Purple #98 Chevy Impala at Greenville Pickens Speedway


Dylan Kwasniewski won the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West championship in 2012 and is looking to become the first driver to win the West and East Series championships in consecutive years.

He won the pole and led the first two laps of the race at Greenville Pickens Speedway. Daniel Suarez took the lead from Kwasniewski on lap 3 and held for 65 laps. Suarez led the most laps, but he struggled in the final laps of the race.
Dylan Kwasniewski leads the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East standings by 40 points over Brett Moffitt.
Dylan Kwasniewski leads the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East standings by 40 points over Brett Moffitt.


Suarez said he was anticipating a late caution flag in the race at Greenville Pickens Speedway. There was only one caution period, for debris from laps 59-66. Suarez finished in second place in the race.

"We were really strong, probably the same speed than Dylan in the 98," Suarez said. "He was really strong too. I think we were the same speed, but probably we wait too much. I don't know. Second place, good points for the championship. We are going to keep working on this thing to try to win another race."

Rookie Gray Gaulding posted his second strong finish in a row. He came in third place in the race at Greenville Pickens, his second top-five in a row.
Dylan Kwasniewski and his team in Victory Lane after the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at Greenville Pickens Speedway.
Dylan Kwasniewski and his team in Victory Lane after the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at Greenville Pickens Speedway.


"We came up with a good top five at VIR (Virginia International Raceway) and another top five here," Gaulding said. "I think we're just knocking on the door of that win. Good momentum going to New Hampshire. Can't wait to get there."

Dylan Kwasniewski leads the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East standings by 40 points over Brett Moffitt with four races remaining on the East Series schedule. Ben Kennedy is third in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East standings, 53 points behind Kwasniewski.

"Turner Scott Motorsports did a great job. We came here testing and got (the car) absolutely money," Kwasniewski said. "Every single person on this team did a fantastic job to give me a great car."

The Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 140 will be televised on Fox Sports 1 on September 22 at noon EDT.

The next race in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East is the North American Power 100 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 21.

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