That will conclude today’s coverage. Thanks to Racing Electronics for their support of today’s coverage from Greenville-Pickens.

Until we meet again, good night from a soggy Greenville! 

The field is set for the make-up. It was set by the rulebook as posted earlier, but the 07 of Corey LaJoie and the 0 of Enrique Contreras, III will start at the rear due to missing today’s driver’s meeting. 
Today’s race has been postponed. The race will be made up on Saturday, October 27th. 
It’s raining, but no decision has been made about tonight’s racing has been made yet. 
Comment From Radar

I believe the track has been lost 

It’s coming down pretty heavy now. (Speed51.com photo)
Track drying has been stopped due to another rain shower that has hit the track. 
K&N East officials have just said that the track is about 20 minutes away from being race-ready. 
While the track is getting drier, the skies overhead are getting darker. At this point, everything is still on schedule for a 6pm green flag, but that is highly subject to change. 
The track is getting noticeably drier. (Speed51.com photo)
We have received word that Corey LaJoie, who was scheduled to start fourth, will have to start at the rear because he missed the driver’s meeting. 
The cars return to the pits and track drying efforts begin. (Speed51.com photo)
Hark! The sun has returned! Once the grid is cleared, safety vehicles will start preparing the track. 
Comment From Norwood Arena fan 

Eddie MacDonald show them boys the rear bumper of the #71 tonite 

Track and series officials have just announced that the autograph session will be cut off right now and the fans are being asked to return to the grandstands. As soon as the track is clear, the cars will move to pit road and track drying efforts will begin again. It’s still spitting down rain here at the track. 
The cars are covered up, but the fans are headed down to meet the drivers. (Speed51.com photo)
Just as the cars made their way to the grid for the autograph session, another sprinkle has hit the area. Cars are covered up on the front stretch grid, but the autograph session should still start soon. It’s by no means a hard rain, just enough to spit down from time to time. 
The K&N East cars are lining up now for the autograph session. 
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Comment From TimQ

Pretty ironic that the rulebook starting order is probably what cost Brett the win back in March (had to start outside of the top-20) but benefits him the most of anyone today. 

SPEED’s Derek Pernesiglio chats with point leader Brett Moffitt. (Speed51.com photo)
The local divisions, the Renegades and the FWD cars, are currently practicing under sunny skies. 
Everything’s still a go. Sorry for the limited updates over the past little while. The wireless signal that we’re working off of here at the track is worse than it’s ever been in our many trips to Greenville. We’re working with it as best we can. 
Comment From Bassett 

Is everything still on 

(Set by rule book)

1. 11 Brett Moffitt, Grimes, Iowa
2. 6 Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. *
3. 9 Chase Elliott, Dawsonville, Ga.
4. 07 Corey LaJoie, Concord, N.C.
5. 71 Eddie MacDonald, Rowley, Mass.
6. 4 Bryan Ortiz, Bayamon, Puerto Rico *
7. 46 Brandon Gdovic, Yorktown, Va.
8. 96 Ben Kennedy, Daytona Beach, Fla.
9. 1 Sergio Pena, Winchester, Va.
10. 18 Darrell Wallace, Jr., Concord, N.C.
11. 31 Jimmy Weller, Hubbard, Ohio *
12. 2 Ryan Gifford, Winchester, Tenn.
13. 49 Austin Hill, Winston, Ga. *
14. 37 Clay Campbell, Martinsville, Va.
15. 22 Sam Hunt, Midlothian, Va. *
16. 8 Jorge Arteaga, Aguascalientes, Mexico *
17. 99 Travis Pastrana, Annapolis, Md. *
18. 47 Cale Conley, Vienna, W.Va.
ROW 10
19. 62 Andrew Smith, Pooler, Ga.
20. 97 Jesse Little, Sherrils Ford, N.C. *
ROW 11
21. 73 Ali Jackson, Moyvalley Co. Kildare, Ireland *
22. 0 Enrique Contreras, III, Mexico City, Mexico *
ROW 12
23. 5 Steven Legendre, Danville, Verm. *
24. 33 Brandon Jones, Atlanta, Ga. *
ROW 13
25. 86 Larry Barford, Jr., Denton, Md. *

* Denotes Rookie of the Year Contender

The track is just about dry…or at least dry enough to put the track’s weekly Renegade division on track for their practice sessions. The FWD class of locals will also be competing. Both local features will be held after the K&N East race. 
It has been announced in the drivers’ meeting that qualifying has been scratched due to the earlier rain showers. The field will be set by points, per the rulebook. 
Horsepower. (Speed51.com photo)
Today’s race is being held in conjunction with the Upper South Carolina State Fair. The fairgrounds are just behind the track’s grandstands. (Speed51.com photo)
Getting things dried up. (Speed51.com photo)
The skies are brighter now and there about eight safety vehicles trying to get the racing surface dried. 
This is the fourth straight K&N East race here at Greenville that has been impacted by rain. Two years ago, the race was moved a week due to rain. Last Fall, this race was moved to the following day and earlier this year a big storm delayed things a bit, but the race still got in on time. 
Track drying efforts have begun 
Comment From TimQ 

It’s officially an East race now! 

It is still misting, but it is considerably brighter than about 20 minutes ago. Series officials have called for safety vehicles to be ready to start drying the track. 
The Deep South Pro Late Model scene will hold one of its premier events at Mobile Speedway September 7th through 9th…it’s the Lee Fields Memorial Pro Late Model 150. Some of the biggest names in Southeastern Late Model racing will be dueling at the high-banked half-mile just outside Mobile, Alabama to honor a local hero. Fields was the man who resurrected Mobile International Speedway decades ago, adding to his lore as a local professional wrestler and racer. In his honor, the Lee Fields Memorial winner gets a wrestling-inspired championship belt – one that was won by Georgia standout Bubba Pollard in 2011. Who will take home the belt this year? Find out September 7th-9th at Mobile International Speedway. For more details, visit www.mobilespeedway.net
The heavy rain has let up, but it’s still raining here at GPS. 
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The rain is coming down in buckets now. We’re in a holding pattern here at Greenville. 
Teams hustle to get their cars covered up. (Speed51.com photo)
Just as we walked up to the press box, we felt a few drops of rain. Now the rain has intensified to a pretty good shower. There are showers and storms in the area, but it’s quite spotty on the radar. Hopefully it comes and goes quickly. 
Steven Legendre is a graduate of the PASS South Super Late Models and is making his K&N East debut with his family team today. (Speed51.com photo)
Chase Elliott watches on as his car gets into qualifying trim. (Speed51.com photo)
The Corey LaJoie team gets the 07 ready for qualifying. (Speed51.com photo)
Brandon Jones (left) chats with Georgia Late Model racer Spencer Davis (right). Davis ran the Super Late Model race at Montgomery (AL) yesterday and is here hanging out with Jones, with whom he was teammates in the Pro Truck series of the Deep Sou
Michael Waltrip Racing’s Dustin “The Bulldog” Onufrak installs duct work into Travis Pastrana’s car. (Speed51.com photo)
The damaged Brandon Gdovic car. Luckily the team’s backup was quick in second practice. (Speed51.com photo)
We’re headed down to talk with some drivers and take some photos from the pit area. We’ll be back in a few. 
Green flag for the K&N East race is at 6pm tonight. The race will air on SPEED Thursday September 13th. 
Comment From openwheeler 

Two part question. What time is the green flag dropping and will this be televised? Thanks, and being from Cali, go Kyle!!! 


1 Corey LaJoie 21.185
2 Travis Pastrana* 21.249
3 Cale Conley 21.285
4 Sergio Pena 21.288
5 Darrell Wallace, Jr. 21.321
6 Kyle Larson 21.366
7 Ben Kennedy 21.510
8 Brett Moffitt 21.431
9 Brandon Gdovic 21.572
10 Chase Elliott 21.601
11 Austin Hill 21.604
12 Ryan Gifford 21.609
13 Jesse Little 21.619
14 Jimmy Weller 21.645
15 Bryan Ortiz 21.680
16 Brandon Jones 21.692
17 Steven Legendre 21.697
18 Sam Hunt* 21.783
19 Eddie MacDonald 21.858
20 Andrew Smith 21.908
21 Enrique Contreras III* 21.922
22 Clay Campbell 21.946
23 Ali Jackson 21.956
24 Jorge Arteaga 21.946
25 Larry Barford 22.453

Second practice is complete. LaJoie was quickest, followed by Pastrana, Conley, Pena and Wallace. Stay tuned for full results. 
Just at the end of practice, Corey LaJoie went to the top of the board. 
Travis Pastrana just went to P1 on a mock qualifying run with a lap time of 21.249. 
Have a need for speed? Well then you’ll find no shortage of it at Michigan’s Kalamazoo Speedway on September 15th. The 2012 edition of the “Call of the Wild” will feature a “Run What Ya Brung” Outlaw Spectacular,” where drivers will try to set an all-time record lap at Kalamazoo. It’s hard to forget Andy Bozell’s wild wing on his Outlaw car that set a blistering lap of 10.020 seconds around Kalamazoo, which set a new 3/8-mile track world record. This year, there is a bonus of at least $999 that will go to a driver who sets a lap in the nine-second bracket. Feature racing for the Outlaw cars, as well as for Outlaw Mini Stocks and Outlaw FWD cars will also thrill the fans on September 15th. For rules and further details, visit www.kalamazoospeedway.com
Comment From Yung Money #6 

I like this series. Most of the drivers in it are development drivers under contract with the big nascar teams/owners 

Current top five in this practice:
1. Pena 21.288
2. LaJoie 21.452
3. Gdovic 21.572
4. Moffitt 21.595
5. Elliott 21.601 
No relation. Brandon Jones’ father is J.R. Jones, the President and CEO of Rheem. Jones is part of the Eddie Sharp Racing development program and the car is prepared in the ESR stable. 
Comment From pork chop 

is brandon jones buckshots son or kin ? 

Corey LaJoie at speed in his new sponsor’s colors. (Speed51.com photo)
Sergio Pena is now atop the board with the Hattori Racing Enterprises No. 1 machine. Corey LaJoie, with new sponsor Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, is P2. 
Chase Elliott (9) and Travis Pastrana (99). (Speed51.com photo)
Austin Hill (49), Jimmy Weller (31) and Kyle Larson (6). (Speed51.com photo)
Comment From Lenny 

Go Gdovic,Wallace Jr,and Conley 

Ten minutes into the second and final practice session, Darrell Wallace, Jr., the only driver with more than one win here in NASCAR K&N Pro Series East competition, is quickest. Gdovic is second, Little third, Chase Elliott fourth and Travis Pastrana fifth. 
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Second practice has begun. Just a few minutes in, Brandon Gdovic, in his backup car, is the quickest over Jesse Little. Eighteen cars have been on track. 

1 Ryan Gifford 21.103
2 Sergio Pena 21.105
3 Darrell Wallace Jr. 21.112
4 Corey LaJoie 21.163
5 Chase Elliott 21.189
6 Bryan Ortiz* 21.233
7 Cale Conley 21.254
8 Jesse Little* 21.374
9 Brett Moffitt 21.418
10 Travis Pastrana* 21.496
11 Kyle Larson* 21.524
12 Jorge Arteaga* 21.593
13 Ben Kennedy 21.616
14 Andrew Smith 21.636
15 Austin Hill* 21.652
16 Eddie MacDonald 21.653
17 Jimmy Weller* 21.691
18 Brandon Jones 21.694
19 Sam Hunt* 21.806
20 Clay Campbell 21.933
21 Ali Jackson* 22.008
22 Enrique Contreras III* 22.211
23 Steven Legendre 22.29
24 Larry Barford, Jr.* 22.67
25 Brandon Gdovic No Time

Comment From Old Man Richard 

Thanks for the coverade — everyone have a safe day — To the drivers – crews – track & sponsors Thanks for all you do – to bring us this race – so we can enjoy it here at home == Speed51/Trackside yuor’re the greatest folks == You never get enough credit == Pulling for Chase Elliott today == A racing nut == Conyers, Ga. == 

Comment From Kristen Wallace 

Woo! Go Brandon Jones!!! 


0 Enrique Contreras, III, Mexico City, Mexico *
1 Sergio Peña, Winchester, Va.
2 Ryan Gifford, Winchester, Tenn.
4 Bryan Ortiz, Bayamon, Puerto Rico *
5 Steven Legendre, Danville, Vt. *
6 Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. *
07 Corey LaJoie, Concord, N.C.
8 Jorge Arteaga, Aguascalientes, Mexico *
9 Chase Elliott, Dawsonville, Ga.
11 Brett Moffitt, Grimes, Iowa
18 Darrell Wallace, Jr., Concord, N.C.
22 Sam Hunt, Midlothian, Va. *
31 Jimmy Weller, Hubbard, Ohio *
33 Brandon Jones, Atlanta, Ga. *
37 Clay Campbell, Martinsville, Va.
46 Brandon Gdovic, Yorktown, Va.
47 Cale Conley, Vienna, W.Va.
49 Austin Hill, Winston, Ga. *
62 Andrew Smith, Pooler, Ga.
71 Eddie MacDonald, Rowley, Mass.
73 Ali Jackson, Moyvalley Co. Kildare, Ireland *
86 Larry Barford, Jr., Denton, MD
96 Ben Kennedy, Daytona Beach, Fla.
97 Jesse Little, Sherrills Ford, N.C. *
99 Travis Pastrana, Annapolis, Md.

We’ve received an updated roster. From the original entry list, Dylan Presnell, Rafael Vallina and Jacob Wallace were no-shows. We’ve added Larry Barford from Maryland in the 86 car, giving us 25 cars today. 
Brandon Jones is making his NASCAR K&N Pro Series East debut today. He is a graduate of various Late Model Stock, Super Late Model and Pro Truck divisions in the Southeast. (Speed51.com photo)
Ryan Gifford is still atop the board in first practice. (Speed51.com photo)
First practice is now over. Ryan Gifford was the quickest. We’ll have full results shortly. 
Larson certainly was impressive at Atlanta, finishing sixth. 
Comment From Yung Money #6 

Kyle Larson is my pick to win today. Did any of you see him in the truck race at Atlanta? 

About 10 minutes remain in this practice session. Ryan Gifford is currently atop the board, followed by Sergio Pena and Darrell Wallace, Jr. 
We just got back from snapping some photos that we’ll be popping into our coverage in the next few minutes 
Caution flag number two in this first practice session for the 0 of Enrique Contreras, III stalling on the track. 
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Gdovic’s team is already preparing a backup. (Speed51.com photo)
Comment From Guest 

Good morning. I love these monday races. Good luck to Kyle Larson today. I hear Chip Ganassi is pushing for Kyle to run Truck and Nationwide next year and Full time nationwide and cup in 2014. 

Taken from far away, the damage is apparent on Gdovic’s car. (Speed51.com photo)
We’re about five minutes into practice and we’ve already had our first yellow.  Brandon Gdovic slapped the turn three wall on his first lap at speed in practice.  He walked away and into the ambulance for his mandatory check-up in the infield.  He is okay, but the car sustained both nose and tail damage.
It’s nice and sunny this morning at GPS. (Speed51.com photo)
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0 Enrique Contreras, III, Mexico City, Mexico *
1 Sergio Peña, Winchester, Va.
2 Ryan Gifford, Winchester, Tenn.
4 Bryan Ortiz, Bayamon, Puerto Rico *
5 Steven Legendre, Danville, Vt. *
6 Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. *
07 Corey LaJoie, Concord, N.C.
8 Jorge Arteaga, Aguascalientes, Mexico *
9 Chase Elliott, Dawsonville, Ga.
11 Brett Moffitt, Grimes, Iowa
18 Darrell Wallace, Jr., Concord, N.C.
22 Sam Hunt, Midlothian, Va. *
26 Dylan Presnell, Sevierville, Tenn. *
31 Jimmy Weller, Hubbard, Ohio *
33 Brandon Jones, Atlanta, Ga. *
37 Clay Campbell, Martinsville, Va.
46 Brandon Gdovic, Yorktown, Va.
47 Cale Conley, Vienna, W.Va.
49 Austin Hill, Winston, Ga. *
50 Jacob Wallace, Griffin, Ga. *
62 Andrew Smith, Pooler, Ga.
70 Rafael Vallina, Chihuahua, Mexico *
71 Eddie MacDonald, Rowley, Mass.
73 Ali Jackson, Moyvalley Co. Kildare, Ireland *
96 Ben Kennedy, Daytona Beach, Fla.
97 Jesse Little, Sherrills Ford, N.C. *
99 Travis Pastrana, Annapolis, Md.


7 a.m. Garage Opens
11-11:45 a.m. Practice
12:15-1 p.m. Final Practice
3 p.m. Driver/Crew Chief Meeting
4 p.m. Qualifying
4:45 p.m. Driver Autograph Session
6 p.m. Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 140 (140 Laps, 70 Miles) 

We apologize for the late start to our coverage, but the internet signal is quite poor here at the track today. 
Good morning and welcome to Greenville-Pickens Speedway (SC) for today’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 140. 

Trackside Now: KN Pro Series East at Greenville Pickens Speedway (SC) – 9/3/12