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The NASCAR K&N Pro Series will return this weekend as a combination event at the Iowa Speedway on Friday night. The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East/West feature some of the top rising NASCAR stars who might one day make it into the Sprint Cup Series. The defending race winner of this event is Cole Custer.

A total of 44 drivers are featured on the entry list this weekend but only 36 of them will take the green flag. Some of the numerous drivers you will see race include: Cole Custer, Ross Chastain, Brandon McReynolds, David Mayhew, Gray Gaulding, John Wood, Kaz Grala, Brodie Kostecki, John Funkhouser, Eddie MacDonald, Anderson Bowen and numerous other drivers.

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West has clicked off eight races so far this season in 2014. Seven of those eight races has been one by multiple drivers as David Mayhew has been the only repeat winner. The other drivers who look for their second win include, Cole Custer, Patrick Staropoli, Greg Pursley, Kyle Larson, James Bickford and Chris Eggleston. It'll certainly be interesting to see who will grab the win on Friday.

Daniel Suarez will be the one and only driver in this race who will run double duty. After he is done racing Friday evening, Suarez will fly south to Queretaro, Mexico to run in the NASCAR Toyota Mexico Series race on Saturday. So far this season, Suarez goes into tonight's race with two previous victories this season.

The next two events for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will be on road courses. After the Watkins Glen and Virginia International Raceway events are complete, the series will make it's way back onto the ovals for the rest of the season.

Ben Rhodes has spread the points out in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East by 62 points over Cameron Hayley. Hayley goes into the Iowa Speedway hoping to possibly capture his first win of the 2014 season to tear down some of Rhodes lead. One of the fan favorites, Gray Gaulding, rides third in the series standings. Rounding out the fourth and fifth positions include Jesse Little and Brandon Jones.

Greg Pursley leads the standings in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West going into the seasons ninth race of the year. Pursley holds the standings lead by 25 points over Dylan Lupton and hopes to come out with his second victory. Sitting in the third position rides Brandon McReynolds with 35 points behind the leader. David Mayhew and James Bickford round out the fourth and fifth positions.

The race can be seen on a taped-delay at 11:00 a.m. Et. on Fox Sports 1 on the eighth of August. The NASCARHomeTracks.com site will offer live coverage with the race central live and live scoring.

Brett Winningham

Brett has been following the sport of NASCAR since the beginning of the 2006 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. Since Brett was 13, he has had a passion of chasing a job in sports that not many get the opportunity of doing. He has been in the NASCAR media since the middle of the 2010 season. Since then, he has been a part of many racing podcast shows to improve his talents. You can find him on twitter @NASCAR_Brett.


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