Winston-Salem, N.C. – Ronnie Bassett Jr. and the Bassett Racing No. 04 Butler Trailer Manufacturing/Roush Yates Performance team look to extend their top-10 streak and continued climb up the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East point standings at Langley Speedway. Langley Speedway in Hampton, Virginia will host the Visit Hampton VA 175 on Saturday night, June 21 and will mark the second time Bassett Jr. will have competed on the 0.396 mile semi-banked Langley Speedway. Bassett Jr.’s first and only start at the speedway was in 2008 in the INEX Legends Car Division.
- Keeping the Streak Alive Ronnie Bassett Jr. has a current streak of five top-10 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East finishes dating all the way back to March at Greenville-Pickens Speedway. He also has three top-5 finishes in the last five series events.
- Get to the Points Bassett Jr. of Winston-Salem, North Carolina maintained the 8th position in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East driver point standings after a 9th-place finish at 5 Flags Speedway last weekend. The 18-year old rookie of the year candidate has three top-five finishes, and six top-ten finishes in 10 career starts in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.
- Virginia is for Lovers The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East returns to Langley Speedway for the fourth time in series’ history for the Visit Hampton VA 175. The facility opened in 1950 and has hosted nine Grand National Division (now NASCAR Sprint Cup) races as a dirt track between 1964 and 1970, with NASCAR Hall of Famer David Pearson leading the way with three wins. The track has 6 degrees of banking in the turns and four degrees on the straightaway. The race is scheduled for 175 laps (70 miles).
- Get Social Don’t forget to follow Bassett Racing and Ronnie Bassett Jr. on all social media platforms including twitter (@RonnieBassett04 and @Bassett_Racing) and Instagram (@RonnieBassettJr and @BassettRacing0444), and on Facebook at facebook.com/ BassettRacing0444.
- Tune In The Visit Hampton VA 175 from Langley Speedway will be televised on FOX Sports 1 Fri., June 27 at 12pm EST. You can also follow along with live updates on Twitter (@RonnieBassettJr), HomeTracks.NASCAR.com, and speed51.com.
- Ronnie Bassett Jr.
“I’ve definitely been looking forward to returning to Langley Speedway in a stock car, it’s a track that has a lot of history around the Southeast, and a good amount of NASCAR racing talent has come through the ranks there. We’ve also been working really hard as a team on our flat track program and saw the rewards of that effort at Bowman Gray Stadium a few weeks ago. It’s a setup package we are still fine tuning, but will also transfer what we learn from Langley Speedway to New Hampshire Motor Speedway as well as Columbus Motor Speedway in the next few weeks. Although we’re on a really good top-10 streak right now, I still feel this team and this equipment are capable of much better finishes even though we’re all in our rookie year together. We’ll apply what we learned at Bowman Gray Stadium and make it our goal to get back into the top-5 this weekend at Langley Speedway.”