DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West will compete Saturday at Post Falls, Idaho’s Stateline Speedway in the NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 150. Below is a statistical look at the recent performance of the series and selected drivers, in addition to some other statistical trends.

Stateline Speedway Race Setup
• The Stateline event is the seventh event on a 13-race series schedule and the only visit to the .25-mile track.
• Seven of the 18 drivers on the entry list competed in last year’s NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 150, the first visit to the track since 1985.
• With two wins, four top-five and five top-10 finishes, Chris Eggleston holds a nine point lead over Noah Gragson in the championship standing, 240 to 231.


At Stateline Speedway

History
• Stateline has hosted three previous events, 1974, 1985 and 2014. The Post Falls, Idaho, facility sits approximately 21 miles east of Spokane, Washington.
• Stateline Speedway was built in 1974 by Bill Eberle. The .25-mile oval track also has a figure 8 track embedded and raised concrete grandstands to allow better sightlines for the fans.
• Jimmy Insolo won the first series at Stateline on July 1, 2985, beating out Chuck Wahl and Ernie Stierly. The series returned 11 years later on July 7, 1985, when Jim Robinson beat Ruben Garcia, father of NASCAR Mexico Series and NASCAR Next driver Ruben Garcia Jr., for the checkered flag. James Bickford earned his first ever K&N Pro Series West win last season, passing veteran Greg Pursley with four laps to go to take the win.


Notebook

• Local drivers Nicole Behar, Braeden Havens and Blake Williams are all scheduled to compete in the NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 150. Havens set the track qualifying record at Stateline last season, while Behar finished sixth in what was her K&N West debut. This will be Williams’ first start.
• Jim Robinson is the only driver to lead every lap in a series race at Stateline, accomplishing the feat in 1985.


Stateline Data

Race: #7 of 13 races
Track Layout: .25-mile high banked oval
Race Length: 150 laps (37.5 miles)


Stateline Qualifying/Race Data

2014 Pole Winner: Braeden Havens
2014 Race Winner: James Bickford
1-Lap Qualifying Record: Braeden Havens, Chevrolet, 13.804 seconds, 65.198 mph, July 12, 2014
150-Lap Race Record: Jim Robinson, Oldsmobile, 39 minutes 53 seconds, 56.415 mph, July 7, 1985


Stateline Leaders:

Wins:
James Bickford … 1
Jimmy Insolo … 1
Jim Robinson … 1


Poles:

Derrike Cope … 1
Sonny Easley … 1
Braeden Havens … 1


Laps Completed:

Jack Sellers … 201
John Soares Jr. … 165
15 drivers … 150


Laps Led:

Jim Robinson … 150
David Mayhew … 129
Jimmy Insolo … 86


Selected Driver Highlights:

Nicole Behar (No. 33 Custom Welding & Fabrication Toyota)
• Is ranked tenth in the point standings, with two top-five and four top-10 finishes.
• Became the highest finishing female in series history after her runner-up finish at Irwindale on April 11, 2015
• Made her NASCAR K&N Pro Series West debut at Stateline last year, her home track, and finished sixth.
• Won the track’s Baby Grands division in 2011 and 2012 and its SLS HyDrive Late Models Division in 2013.
• Is a member of the 2015-16 NASCAR Next class.


James Bickford (No. 6 Sunrise Ford/Interstate Plastics/Eibach/Lucas Oil Ford)

• Is ranked eighth in the championship standings after tallying two top fives and four top 10s.
• Won his first and only K&N Pro Series West race at Stateline last season in just his seventh series start.
• Was the 2014 Sunoco Rookie of the Year in the K&N Pro Series West.
• Is a member of the 2015-16 NASCAR Next class.


Chris Eggleston (No. 99 NAPA Filters/H20 Fire Protection Toyota)

• Leads the series points standings after racking up two victories, four top fives and five top 10s. 
• This will be his first time competing in a K&N West event at Stateline.


Noah Gragson (No. 7 Alert ID/Colliers International Ford)

• Is runner-up in the standings after registering one win, three top-five and five top-10 finishes.
• The NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 150 will be his first K&N West start at the Idaho oval.


David Mayhew (No. 17 MMI Racing/Ron’s Rear Ends/Pour House Chevrolet)

• Is ranked fourth in the K&N West standings after earning one win, three top fives and four top 10s.
• In his only showing at Stateline (2014), he finished fifth after starting second.


Brandon McReynolds (No. 16 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota)

• Is ranked ninth in the standings after earning one win, one top-five and three top-10 finishes.
• In his Stateline debut last season he finished third after starting sixth.


Ryan Partridge (No. 9 Sunrise Ford/Eibach Springs/Lucas Oil Ford)

• Is ranked fifth in the K&N West standings after recording three top-five and five top-10 finishes.
• This will be his first series start on the .25-mile oval.


Gracin Raz (No. 27 Trinity Energy Ford)

• Is ranked third in the series standings after tallying three top fives and five top 10s.
• This will be his first K&N West appearance at the Post Falls, Idaho, track.


Alex Schutte (No. 21 Proficio Chevrolet)

• Is ranked sixth in the points standings after racking up five top-10 finishes.
• This will be his first series start at Stateline.


Johnny White (No. 31 MMI Service Chevrolet)

• Is seventh in the series standings after recording one top-five and four top-10 finishes.
• This will be his first K&N West start at the Idaho track.


Fresh Faces:

Dylan Caldwell (No. 38 D.C. 40 Toyota)
• This will be his second NASCAR K&N Pro Series West start of the season.
• Finished 19th during his first K&N West start at Shasta on May 30.
• This will be his first series start at Stateline.


Braeden Havens (No. 83 Western Rail Chevrolet)

• Will be making his K&N Pro Series West season debut at Stateline Saturday.
• In his only showing at the track (2014), he finished fourth after breaking the track qualifying record.


Blake Williams (No. 55 Jefferson Pitts Racing Ford)

• This will be his K&N Pro Series West debut.
• Was the 2012 Stateline late model champion.


Up To Speed In The West:

• Chris Eggleston leads the championship standings, with two wins, four top-five and five top-10 finishes for a total of 240 points.
• Noah Gragson (231 points), Gracin Raz (229 points), David Mayhew (227 points) and Ryan Partridge (227 points) trail behind in the standings.
• Following Stateline, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West will face off versus the K&N Pro Series East at Iowa Speedway on July 31, 2015.

 

K&N West Statistical Advance: Stateline Speedway