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William Byron Claims NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Championship at Dover Monster Mile

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NASCAR K&N Pro Series East points Champ, and Sunoco rookie of the year, William Byron led the field to green before leading 57 laps at the Monster Mile and bringing home 9th place

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East points Champ, and Sunoco rookie of the year, William Byron led the field to green before leading 57 laps at the Monster Mile and bringing home 9th place

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East DriveSober125 at the Monster Mile in Dover, Delaware was originally scheduled to run on Friday, October 3, 2015. However, a tropical storm loomed on the horizon and made sure NASCAR officials had their work cut out for them to ensure one lucky driver got their chance to take home the 2015 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Championship.

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East rookie Collin Cabre had never driven the Monster Mile in Dover, Delaware but got his first win in a car powered by an engine built in the K&N Engine Room at NTI

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East rookie Collin Cabre had never driven the Monster Mile in Dover, Delaware but got his first win in a car powered by an engine built in the K&N Engine Room at NTI

The green flag finally dropped on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East DriveSober125 on Saturday October 4, 2015 at 12:30 pm. The DriveSober125 was the final race in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East 2015 season. The drivers started the race without any practice or qualifying laps due to the weather. Many of the drivers were unsure of what to expect from their cars and the famed Monster Mile track in Dover, Delaware. NASCAR K&N Pro Series East points leader, and rookie of the year contender, William Byron led the field to green with no prior experience on the mile track. Byron led 57 laps in all and would bring his No. 9 Liberty University Chevrolet home in 9th place

21-year old Florida native Collin Cabre captured his first NASCAR K&N Pro Series East victory ever at the famed Monster Mile for the NASCAR Drive for Diversity team Rev Racing

21-year old Florida native Collin Cabre captured his first NASCAR K&N Pro Series East victory ever at the famed Monster Mile for the NASCAR Drive for Diversity team Rev Racing

After starting on the pole and leading 57 laps, Byron’s top ten finish earned him the 2015 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Championship. William Byron also took home the Sunoco Rookie of the Year award; barely edging out teammate Dalton Sargeant. This was the third consecutive East series championship title for HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks following Ben Rhodes’ and Dylan Kwasneiwski’s championship winning seasons.

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East rookie Collin Cabre had never driven the Monster Mile in Dover, Delaware but got his first win in a car powered by an engine built in the K&N Engine Room at NTI

William Byron’s top ten finish at Dover earned him the 2015 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Championship and Byron also took home the Sunoco Rookie of the Year award

Fellow Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender Collin Cabre was just one of many drivers to have never driven the Monster Mile in Dover, Delaware before the start of the DriveSober125. That didn’t stop Cabre from capturing his first NASCAR K&N Pro Series East victory for the NASCAR Drive for Diversity team Rev Racing. The 21-year old Florida native captured the win in his UTI/NTI No. 2 Toyota Camry. The winning car was powered by an engine built in the K&N Engine room at the NASCAR Technical Institute.

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Runners up in the chase for the Championship were Scott Heckert, who finished 15 points behind Byron, and Austin Hill who finished 33 points back. Dalton Sargeant and Rico Abreu rounded out the top 5 in 2015 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East points. William Byron, along with other top finishing NASCAR K&N Pro Series East drivers, will be honored at the NASCAR Night of Champions Touring Awards at the Charlotte Convention Center/NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday, December 12, 2015.

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Story Author: Hannah Newhouse

Hannah is an 18-year old sophomore at Boise State University in search of her marketing degree. Along with a full-time college schedule, she competes in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West and traveling super late model series. If not behind the wheel of a car, Hannah plans to make her career in the field of marketing and public relations for the world of motorsports.


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