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 …

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 …

AUDIO/FEATURE: Bickford hopes to turn big chance into big gains in 2014

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February 12, 2014 — Audio and story by Managing Editor Jacob Seelman for Speed77 Radio and Race Chaser Online — Photo credit Don Thompson — NAPA, CA — James Bickford didn’t even expect to get a chance in 2014. Instead, he ended up with an opportunity beyond his wildest imagination. Bickford, who will turn sixteen next month, was tapped to …

KNPSW: Bickford earns call to step up; will pilot Bruncati Racing No. 6 in K&N West Series

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January 21, 2014 — Getty Images for NASCAR photo — NAPA, Calif. – James Bickford, the 2013 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model champion at All American Speedway in Roseville, CA, will move up to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West in 2014. Bickford, who will turn 16 in March, will drive the No. 6 Sunrise Ford-sponsored Ford for the championship-caliber Sunrise …

AUDIO/FEATURE: Late start does nothing to deter Lupton’s current success

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December 3, 2013 — Audio and story by Jacob Seelman for Speed77 Radio and Race Chaser Online — Sacramento, CA — He may have started his career later than most of today’s rising talents in the NASCAR touring series ranks, but don’t tell Dylan Lupton that. In fact, when you talk to the California driver, he’ll tell you it only …