NASCAR founder’s great-grandson wins K&N East race

first_img“It’s so cool to come here to Pensacola and win. This is a track with so much prestige.”—Ben Kennedy Ben Kennedy captured his first career win in dominant fashion — leading the NAPA Auto Parts 150 wire-to-wire as the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East made its inaugural visit to Five Flags Speedway on Saturday. ___________________________________________________________________________________________Comments are currently unavailable. We’re working on the development of a NASCAR fan forum – please stay tuned. Kennedy grabs first career K&N Pro Series East win in home state of Florida Earlier in the day, Kennedy established himself as the one to beat at the half-mile track in his home state — topping the speed chart in practice and winning the Coors Light Pole Award in qualifying.The 21-year-old from Daytona Beach held off multiple challenges throughout the 150-lap event and maintained command even after his sizeable lead was erased by a late-race caution.”It’s so cool to come here to Pensacola and win,” said Kennedy. “This is a track with so much prestige, and this is phenomenal.”Fifteen-year-old series rookie Gray Gaulding had to settle for second, with John Van Doorn third. Brett Moffitt came home fourth, followed by Kenzie Ruston. Bryon Ortiz, Dylan Kwasniewski, Sergio Pena, Ryan Gifford and Brandon Gdovic completed the top 10.Kennedy, the great grandson of NASCAR founder Bill France Sr., got his first NASCAR win last year in the Euro-Racecar Series in Tours, France. This was his first win in the U.S. and came in his 30th NASCAR K&N Pro Series East start. His previous best finish was third (twice).Kennedy was one of five drivers in the field with previous experience at the Pensacola track. He has twice competed in Super Late Models at Five Flags.The NAPA Auto Parts 150 will be televised on SPEED on May 2 at 3 p.m. ET.The next event on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East schedule is the Blue Ox 100 at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway on April 25.For more results, audio, photos and information, go to hometracks.nascar.com.last_img read more

The Fearless Flyers Release New Album ‘The Fearless Flyers II’ [Listen]

first_imgVulfpeck offshoot The Fearless Flyers have officially released their new album, The Fearless Flyers II, the follow-up to their 2018 debut self-titled album.The new-ish Vulf Records project—which is produced and mixed by the “Vulfmon” himself, Jack Stratton (bandleader/multi-instrumentalist of Vulfpeck)—features bassist Joe Dart, guitarist Cory Wong, drummer Nate Smith, and Snarky Puppy guitarist Mark Lettieri.The Fearless Flyers Release New Single, “Daddy, He Got A Cessna”, Featuring Chris Thile [Watch]As they did on their 2018 debut record, The Fearless Flyers II  includes spinoffs of original Vulfpeck compositions, including “Daddy, He Got A Cessna” (a play on “Daddy, He Got A Tesla”) and “Hero Town” (a song that originally appeared on 2017’s Mr. Finish Line). The six-track record also features special guest collaborations with frequent Vulf collaborator Joey Dosik (keys, sax, vocals) and mandolinist/vocalist Chris Thile (Live From Here).The Fearless Flyers Release New Single, “The Baal Shem Tov” Featuring Joey DosikThe band has only performed together live once, at Concord Music Hall in Chicago, IL last fall during North Coast Music Festival. The set featured special guests including Jamiroquai singer Jay Kay and fellow Vulf collaborators Antwaun Stanley and Theo Katzman. The group has their second scheduled performance coming up at Madison Square Garden in New York City opening for Vulfpeck on Saturday, September 28th.Listen to the band’s new The Fearless Flyers II album below:The Fearless Flyers – The Fearless Flyers II The Fearless Flyers II Tracklist:SIDE AFlyer DirectThe Baal Shem Tov (feat. Joey Dosik)Simon F15SIDE BDaddy, He Got a Cessna (feat. Chris Thile)Swampers (feat. Chris Thile)Hero TownView Tracklistlast_img read more