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Turner Scott Motorsports Gets the Win, Brings Home Three Top-15 Finishes at Langley Speedway

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Turner Scott Motorsports (TSM) captured its second NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) victory in a row, and third overall, all coming with Dylan Kwasniewski behind the wheel of the No. 98 Royal Purple/Rockstar Energy Drink entry. Kwasniewski's teammates also had a good trip to Langley Speedway, with Dyne coming home with a top-10 finish after rebounding from an early race pit stop to finish in 8th. After finishing last in the previous race due to a tire failure, Ruston was able to work her way back through the field at Langley Speedway after a mid-race spin to finish in the 12th spot.


In dominating fashion, Kwasniewski took the momentum he had from the Iowa victory and wrapped up the practice sessions for the Visit Hampton VA 175 in the fourth spot. When qualifying was rained out, Kwasniewski claimed the second starting spot after the field was set by current 2013 owner points. Being patient early, Kwasniewski was running contentedly in the runner-up spot until taking the lead on lap 45 in his No. 98 Royal Purple/Rockstar Energy Drink Chevrolet. Kwasniewski would not look back as he went on to lead a race-high 132 laps en route to his third victory of 2013. Kwasniewski recaptured the series points lead with this victory at Langley Speedway.


"The night was awesome," exclaimed Kwasniewski. "We had some great battles early on with the guys we were chasing in the points, and I knew we had to get by them because we needed that win. My Turner Scott Motorsports car was awesome all night long. I want to thank my sponsors, Royal Purple, Rockstar Energy Drink and Curb Records for all the support. The late-race restarts were tough but I knew we had the car to beat, and we needed to stay calm and collected. I'm proud we came out with the win."


Looking for a rebound from the previous race at Iowa Speedway, Dyne came into Langley Speedway ready to make his first start at the 0.396-mile oval. Dyne rolled off the grid in the 15th spot and quickly reported to his crew that his car was really loose in the corners. During an early race yellow, Dyne brought his KMC Wheels Chevrolet down pit road for some chassis adjustments. Throughout the rest of the night, Dyne had masterful restarts, gaining two and three positions each time, working his way back through the field and into the top 10 for an eighth place finish. This was the first top-10 finish of the 2013 NKNPSE season for Dyne and his No. 99 TSM team.


"I can't thank my KMC Wheels team enough for all the effort they've been putting in this season," said Dyne. "I am happy that we were finally able to capture our first top 10. It's something that we feel has been coming for a long time, but we've been having some tough luck. I hope we can back up this finish next time out at Columbus in a couple weeks."


Turning some heads early in the NKNPSE season, Ruston was looking to overcome last race's tire failure. After a promising start to the night for Ruston, a spin sent her into the outside retaining wall and pit-side to repair some damage on her No. 34 AccuDoc Solutions Chevrolet. Ruston eventually worked her way back up through the field and into the top 10 for the green-white-checkered restart. The beating and banging continued on that restart and Ruston got shuffled out of the top 10, finishing in the 12th spot.


"It was a tough night for our AccuDoc Solutions team," explained Ruston. "My Turner Scott Motorsports team never gave up, and we rebounded from an early wreck to run inside the top-10 for most of the night only to get shuffled to 12th on the green-white-checkered. It was a one groove race track, so that meant a lot of beating and banging throughout the night. Overall, we learned a lot and will be ready to head to Columbus in July."


The NKNPSE will take a couple weeks off, returning to action on July 13 at Columbus Motor Speedway for the NAPA Auto Parts 150.




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