The NASCAR K&N Pro Series is made up of the East Series and the West Series, with a schedule designed to showcase the two series nationally.
The NASCAR K&N Pro Series serves as a developmental series for NASCAR’s three national series. Many of today’s top drivers began their careers in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series.
Seventh season for K&N Engineering as series sponsor.
The 2016 schedule includes traditional tracks and events, one combination race in the American Heartland, three road course races, and several races in conjunction with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and XFINITY Series race weekends.
The NASCAR K&N Pro Series is made up of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and the K&N Pro Series West.
This division represents NASCAR’s top regional touring series, where competitors will refine their skills before making the jump to one of NASCAR’s three national series.
Both series compete in either 110-inch or 105-inch wheelbase cars that are similar to those of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Attendance averages are about 5,000 – 15,000 spectators at short tracks and 400 – 600 people in the garage area.
The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West was born when NASCAR came to the West Coast and began sanctioning the Pacific Coast Late Model circuit in 1954. It has been known as the Pacific Coast Late Model circuit, Grand National West, NASCAR Winston West Series, NASCAR AutoZone West Series and NASCAR Camping World Series.
The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East began in 1987 when Anheuser-Busch and NASCAR returned to the Northeast with a revised version of the NASCAR North Tour that ran between 1979 and 1985. In 2003, this series combined rules with the NASCR K&N Pro Series West to form the Grand National Division. NASCAR has now welcomed K&N Engineering as the series sponsor on both the East and the West.