William Byron Scores Third K&N Pro Series East Win Of 2015 At Langley

(Press Release from NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications)

K&N Pro SeriesHAMPTON, Va. – William Byron made a trip to Langley Speedway a couple of weeks ago to race a Late Model car and also get familiar with the tight .375-mile track. That trip paid off for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East points leader.

Byron took the lead from pole sitter Rico Abreu on Lap 1 and held off late challenges to score his third win of the season winning the Visit Hampton VA 175 Saturday night.

Kyle Benjamin was able to get past Dalton Sargeant for second place with about 10 laps to go and held on for his best finish since his win in April with Sargeant coming home third to give NASCAR Next drivers all three podium positions.

Gray Gaulding rebounded from having to make a pit stop on the opening pace laps to replace his radio and started in the last row to finish fourth.

NASCAR Drive for Diversity driver Jay Beasley finished fifth for his second top-five finish in as many races for Rev Racing.

Scott Heckert was sixth with local Langley Speedway Late Model competitor Justin Carroll seventh in his first series start. Nick Drake, Abreu and Austin Hill completed the top 10.

The race was slowed just three times by caution and was completed in 58:43 for a new race record average speed of 70.815 mph.

Byron also expanded his points lead to 23 points over Kyle Benjamin (253-230) with Austin Hill now third with 226 points.

The Visit Hampton VA 175 will be televised on NBCSN on Thursday, June 25 at 5:30 p.m.

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will return to action at Columbus Motor Speedway on Saturday, July 4 for the NAPA 150.

NASCAR K&N PRO SERIES EAST-Visit Hampton 175 Results
At Langley Speedway
Hampton, Va.
Lap length: 0.396 miles
(Start position in parentheses)
1. (2) William Byron, Charlotte, N.C., Chevrolet, 175 laps, 70.815 mph.
2. (8) Kyle Benjamin, Easley, S.C., Ford, 175.
3. (7) Dalton Sargeant, Boca Raton, FL, Chevrolet, 175.
4. (5) Gray Gaulding, Colonial Heights, Va., Toyota, 175.
5. (12) Jay Beasley, Las Vegas, Nev., Toyota, 175.
6. (9) Scott Heckert, Ridgefield, Conn., Chevrolet, 175.
7. (11) Justin Carroll, Williamsburg, Va., Toyota, 175.
8. (4) Nick Drake, Mooresville, N.C., Toyota, 175.
9. (1) Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif., Chevrolet, 175.
10. (10) Austin Hill, Winston, Ga., Ford, 175.
11. (14) Ronnie Bassett, Jr., Winston-Salem, NC, Ford, 174.
12. (19) Kenzie Ruston, El Reno, Okla., Toyota, 174.
13. (13) Dillon Bassett, Winston-Salem, N.C., Ford, 174.
14. (15) Devon Amos, Rio Rancho, N.M., Toyota, 174.
15. (16) Collin Cabre, Tampa, FL, Toyota, 174.
16. (18) Tyler Hughes, Cordova, MD, Ford, 173.
17. (3) Kaz Grala, Westborough, Mass., Toyota, 173.
18. (20) J.P. Morgan, Mooresville, NC, Chevrolet, 172.
19. (17) David Garbo, Jr., Stonington, Conn., Chevrolet, 172.
20. (6) J.J. Haley, Winamac, IN, Chevrolet, 171.
21. (21) Sam Hunt, Midlothian, VA, Toyota, 170.
22. (22) Christian Celaya, Caborca, Mexico, Chevrolet, 168.
23. (24) Chuck Buchanan, Jr., Hildebran, N.C., Chevrolet, 152, accident.
24. (23) Dylan Hoffman, Milanville, Penn., Chevrolet, 61, vibration.

Race Statistics
Time of Race: 58 minutes 43 seconds
Margin of Victory: 1.217 seconds
Fastest Qualifier: R.Abreu * (89.323 mph, 15.96 seconds)
Caution Flags: 3 for 21 laps.
Lead Changes: 2 among 2 drivers.
Lap Leaders: W. Byron 1-32; D. Sargeant 33; W. Byron 34-175.
Standings: 1. W. Byron, 253; 2. K. Benjamin, 230; 3. A. Hill, 226; 4. S. Heckert, 225; 5. G. Gaulding, 218; 6. D. Sargeant, 215; 7. N. Drake, 207; 8. R. Bassett,Jr., 200; 9. K. Grala, 195; 10. R. Abreu, 190.

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