McReynolds wins NASCAR K&N combo race in Iowa
NEWTON, Iowa (May 18, 2015) – Brandon McReynolds picked a great time to win his first career NASCAR victory, taking the Casey’s General Store 150 at Iowa Speedway.
McReynolds’ victory came in a special combination race for NASCAR’s K&N Pro Series East and K&N Pro Series West series at the .875-mile oval. The combo race attracted the top teams in both series and victory in the special event could be an important one for a driver.
Goodyear is the exclusive tire provider for both the K&N East and West circuits. The tiremaker’s line of bias-ply tires manufactured for the K&N programs is also used by the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series.
McReynolds joins defending NASCAR XFINITY Series champ Chase Elliott and Sprint Cup star Joey Lagano on the list of K&N series winners at Iowa. McReynolds led twice, including the final nine laps and averaged 84.270 mph for the race distance.
Pole sitter William Byron finished second, just .325 of a second behind the winner. Ronnie Bassett Jr. was third after starting 12th, Jesse Little started 13th and came home fourth. Christopher Bell finished fifth after starting 15th.
Byron averaged 132.592 mph on his pole-winning lap during time trials.
Goodyear employs about 69,000 people at manufacturing plants and facilities in 22 nations. Based in Akron, Ohio, Goodyear is among the largest tiremakers in the world and is the worldwide leader in race tire innovation.