Moorseville, N.C. March 22, 2016 - HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks (HSMJM) will head to one of NASCAR's most storied racetracks this weekend, Greenville-Pickens Speedway located in Easley, S.C. HSMJM enters the race as the defending champion, taking the checkers with driver William Byron in 2015.
Saturday's Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) race is the third of the 2016 season. All four teams and drivers tested at Greenville-Pickens Speedway last week. Three HSMJM teams are currently in the top 10 in NKNPSE point standings, with Tyler Dippel leading the way in the runner-up spot.
Justin Haley, driver of the No. 5... Haley returns to Greenville-Pickens Speedway for the second time in his career. He is the only HSMJM driver to have NKNPSE experience at the historic half-mile speedway. He enters the third race of the season coming off two consecutive top-10 finishes. He currently sits fifth in the series championship points standings.
Haley on Greenville-Pickens... "Greenville is a small, tough, little racetrack. It's very hard on tires. Saving your tires is going to be the name of the game. Trying to pace yourself through a tire run will be key to a solid day. Last year, we had a good car but no luck. Hopefully this year we will. The entire Braun Auto No. 5 team learned a lot at our test there and I am really looking to the race."
Harrison Burton, driver of the No. 12... Burton heads to Greenville-Pickens Speedway looking to continue his upward swing. The 15-year-old N.C. native scored an eighth-place finish - his first NKNPSE top-10 - at Mobile (Ala.) International Speedway on Sunday, March 14. That effort helped move him and his team to eighth in the NKNPSE point standings.
Burton on Greenville-Pickens... "I'm looking forward to getting back on track with the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East at Greenville. All four HSMJM cars finished in the top 10 at Mobile and I expect us all to be competitive again this coming weekend. This is a track that has a lot of NASCAR history. It would be cool to add my name to the winner's list there."
Hunter Baize, driver of the No. 13... Baize enters Saturday's Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150 on a positive note after scoring his first career NKNPSE top 10 at Mobile International Speedway on March 14. The Bremen, Ky., driver has never raced at Greenville-Pickens Speedway but has had success at race tracks similar to it in late model competition, including Iliana Motor Speedway in Crown Point, Ind., and Columbus (Ohio) Motor Speedway.
Baize on Greenville-Pickens... "Our team has a lot of momentum right now coming off of Tyler's (Dippel) win at Mobile. It was awesome to see him win. Greenville-Pickens Speedway is a unique race track with a lot of history. I know my HSMJM guys will bring a solid car to the race. It will all come down to who can manage their tires the best."
Tyler Dippel, driver of the No. 38... Dippel is coming off a big win in the most recent NKNPSE event at Mobile International Speedway on March 14. In a race he dominated, leading 124 of the 154 laps, Dippel went to NKNPSE victory lane for the first time in only his second series start. He enters Saturday's Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150 trailing the championship point leader by one point in the standings. Dippel has prior experience at Greenville-Pickens Speedway, including a fourth-place effort in the PASS South Super Late Model Series in 2014.
Dippel on Greenville-Pickens... "I'm looking forward to returning to action at Greenville-Pickens Speedway, especially after getting a win in the last race. Saving your tires was important at Mobile and it will be just as important, if not more so, at Greenville. I expect my team to bring a fast, well-balanced race car, like they have the first two races and we'll contest for the win again."
The NKNPSE Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150 at Greenville-Pickens Speedway is scheduled for Saturday, March 26 at 8:00 p.m. EDT. A time and date for the telecast, which will air on NBCSN, has not yet been released.On March 22, 2016