KNPSW: Bob Bruncati Taps Cole Rouse to Drive Sunrise Ford No. 6 for 2016 K&N West Season

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GLENDORA, Calif. — official team release — Getty Images for NASCAR photo — Sunrise Ford Racing announced on Monday that 18-year-old Cole Rouse will join the team in 2016 to compete full time on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West. Rouse, a Fort Smith, Ark. native, will drive the No. 6 Sunrise Ford Ford Fusion in his rookie season of …

KNPSW: Bickford Hoping for Bigger Things in 2016 After Season of Close Calls in K&N West

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. and NAPA, Calif. – Story by Race Chaser Online Mid-Atlantic Correspondent Marshall Gabell – Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images North America photo – For James Bickford, his 2015 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West stat sheet does not do him justice. In a season full of close calls and near-misses, the 17-year-old, Napa, Calif. native made strides in the “Learning” category despite …

KNPSW: Bickford Scores Dominant K&N West Victory; NASCAR Next Driver Wins for Second Time at Stateline

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POST FALLS, Idaho – official series release by Tim Southers, NASCAR — Getty Images for NASCAR photo — James Bickford is ready to call Idaho his home away from home, after winning his second consecutive race at Stateline Speedway on Saturday night. After making a late pass in last year’s race and leading only four laps en route to his first career NASCAR …

K&N Pro Series West and Camping World Truck Duos Headline Stock Car Steel/SRI Motorsports Show Tonight at 7 Eastern

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Speed77 Radio/Race Chaser Online release — James Bickford Motorsports/Getty Images for NASCAR photos — A pair of NASCAR K&N Pro Series West drivers — Bob Bruncati Racing’s James Bickford and Thompson Motorsports’ Hannah Newhouse — headline an all-new edition of the Stock Car Steel/SRI Motorsports Show, airing live tonight at 7 p.m. Eastern on the Performance Motorsports …

KNPSW PRACTICE: Bickford Fast At Roseville; K&N Pro West Rookie Paces Both Sessions

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ROSEVILLE, Calif. — By Jason Christley, NASCAR — Noah Graham/Getty Images for NASCAR photo — NASCAR K&N Pro Series West rookie James Bickford paced both 45-minute practice sessions Saturday at All American Speedway in advance of the Toyota/NAPA 150. Bickford had a lap of 86.888 mph (13.797 seconds) to lead the final practice for the top speed overall. The 16-year-old Napa, California, …

KNPSW: Bickford Clinches K&N West Sunoco Rookie of The Year Honors With Two Races Remaining

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — By John Tejada, NASCAR — Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR photo — James Bickford went from a 25th-place finish in his NASCAR K&N Pro Series West debut to winning his first career race and now top rookie honors in the series. The 16-year-old Napa, California, native has clinched the Sunoco Rookie of the Year title with two races …

KNPSW: Lupton Has Momentum Heading Into Miller Motorsports Park

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – By John Tejada, NASCAR — Sean Gardner/Getty Images for NASCAR photo — Greg Pursley may be the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West resident expert when it comes to Miller Motorsports Park — he has three wins in five starts at the 2.2-mile road course — but Dylan Lupton might be the driver to watch in Saturday’s EnergySolutions Utah Grand …

KNPSW: Second Win Goes Lupton’s Way At Kern; K&N Pro West Leader Pursley Black-Flagged On Final Restart

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — By John Tejada, NASCAR — Getty Images for NASCAR photo — Dylan Lupton scored his second career NASCAR K&N Pro Series West win Saturday night in a wild finish at Kern County Raceway Park. The 20-year-old Wilton, California, driver battled championship points leader Greg Pursley on a green-white-checkered finish that pushed the Bakersfield 150 presented by GPS to …

KNPSW: Bickford Finishes On Right Note; Teenager Takes 1st K&N Pro West Win At State Line With Late Pass

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POST FALLS, Idaho – official release — By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR — William Mancebo/Getty Images for NASCAR photo — James Bickford showed Saturday night he’s a fast learner. And a fast driver. The Napa, California, driver in just his seventh NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race, passed former champion Greg Pursley with four laps to go in the NAPA Auto Parts/Toyota 150 …

Self, Bowen, Lupton and Smithley Kick-Start Loaded Stock Car Steel/SRI Motorsports Show Tonight at 7 Eastern

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — official release — GSR/NASCAR via Getty Images/AM Technical Solutions/Cunningham Motorsports photos — Interviews with ARCA Racing Series young guns Austin Wayne Self (Cunningham Motorsports) and Garrett Smithley (Fast Track/Garrett Smithley Racing) headline a jam-packed edition of Motorsports Madness tonight at 7 PM Eastern on Speed77 Radio powered by Race Chaser Online. Self and Smithley will break down …

KNPSW PRACTICE: Bickford Leads The Way at Stockton

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May 3, 2014 — By Jason Christley, NASCAR — Getty Images for NASCAR photo — STOCKTON, Calif. — NASCAR K&N Pro Series West rookie James Bickford posted the fastest lap Saturday afternoon at Stockton 99 Speedway in practice for the Stockton 150. Bickford’s top lap of 13.857 seconds (64.949) was just .005 seconds faster than former series champion Greg Pursley. Pursley had …

KNPSW: Lupton looking to start a new K&N Pro Series to-do list in 2014

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February 25, 2014 — By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications — Getty Images for NASCAR photo — DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The 2013 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Sunoco Rookie of the Year checked off each of his goals last season and starts on a new list as the 2014 season opens on Thursday in the Arizona desert. “I went …