NKNPSW: Star Nursery 100 Race Preview Featured

26 Feb 2019
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NKNPSW: Star Nursery 100 Race Preview NASCAR

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West will kick off its season at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track on Thursday, February 28. The Star Nursery 100 will serve as a companion event with the World of Outlaws, along with an action-packed weekend slated on the big track.

The Star Nursery 100 at the half-mile dirt oval will be two segments with a break at or around lap 50. The maximum starting field, which is currently at 18 entries for the 50-mile event, will be 24 drivers and teams.

The final practice results will determine the lineup for each heat race. The winner of the opening qualifying heat race will start on the pole for the main event.

Teams are allowed four tires for practice, four tires for qualifying and heat races, and four additional tires for the five-minute break at lap 50. Each team will be allowed 12 tires for the entire race event.

2018 winner Sheldon Creed led 14 total laps last season at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track. Creed passed leader Christopher Bell with seven laps to go in the inaugural event last September – earning his only victory in the series. Bell finished the night in the 10th position.

Hailie Deegan, who will be piloting the No. 19 Monster Energy / NAPA Premium Plus Toyota for Bill McAnally Racing on Thursday, started on the pole for the inaugural race and led the field for 13 circuits. Deegan went on to finish in the runner-up spot.

Derek Thorn led one lap and finished right where he started in third.

Cole Keatts and Brendan Gaughan rounded out the top five finishers.

The Star Nursery 100 will take place at 12:45 a.m. ET. on March 1. Fans can watch the race live via FansChoice.TV. A delayed broadcast will air on NBCSN at 6:00 p.m. ET. on March 5.

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