MOORESVILLE, N.C. (April 6, 2017) – The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) will be back in action this weekend at Greenville Pickens Speedway in Easley, S.C., for the second race of the 2017 season. Two MDM Motorsports drivers, Harrison Burton and Kyle Benjamin, will join the field on Saturday, April 8, in the Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150.
Greenville-Pickens Speedway is one of NASCAR’s oldest tracks. This offseason, new asphalt was added to the corners. This change will add some unknowns for teams and drivers headed into the race. Given the change, Burton and his No. 12 team tested at the speedway in late March, hoping to learn as much as they could about the new surface. Kyle Benjamin won the pole for this event last year, and went to victory lane in the September 5, 2016 Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 140, all driving for MDM Motorsports.
Harrison Burton, driver of the DEX Imaging No. 12… Burton has two career starts at Greenville Pickens with an average finish of 12th. Given his strong start to the 2017 season at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway, where he won the pole and scored a top-five finish, he is looking to secure another solid finish this weekend. Burton will be debut a radically new paint scheme featuring DEX Imaging – the likes of which haven’t been seen in any NASCAR competition – aimed at providing greater sponsor visibility.
Harrison Burton on Greenville: “I’m looking forward to seeing how the new pavement will affect the race cars. The late models were quite a bit faster, the tire wear was much better and the inside lane was a much bigger advantage because they only paved the bottom half and exit of the turns. My crew chief, Mardy Lindly, has a ton of experience at Greenville and I will lean on him. But, the new pavement will certainly present new challenges to the set up.”
The Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150 will begin at 7p.m., ET on April 8. The race will air on NBCSN on Saturday, April 15, at 9 p.m., ET.