The 2014 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West was the 61st season of the K&N Pro Series West.
Like its counterpart in the East, this series is a regional championship designed for driver development. It is for local short-track competitors who aspire to reach NASCAR's three national series – NASCAR Sprint Cup, NASCAR Nationwide and the NASCAR Camping Truck Series. The regional series compete on various tracks, providing valuable experience for the drivers.
NASCAR has implemented cost-saving technology to make this division a cost-effective driver development program. An optional spec engine was introduced in 2006. It was designed to be powerful yet reliable. A composite body molded from synthetic materials is also available as an alternative to sheet metal.
In 2007, the minimum age for the touring series was lowered from 18 to 16, allowing the NASCAR K&N Pro Series to become a proving ground for drivers signed by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams to development programs. The minimum age was lowered to 15 in 2011.
Drivers such as 2011 Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne, Ryan Blaney, Austin and Ty Dillon, Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson, Joey Logano and others have participated in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series.
The 2014 schedule kicks off in late February at Phoenix International Raceway and concludes on November 6 at Phoenix. All races are contested on ovals, except for Sonoma Raceway and Miller Motorsports Park, which are road courses.
Round twelve of fourteen for the 2014 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West was held at Miller Motorsports Park. Drivers competed in a fifty-lap contest around the 15-turn 2.200-mile long East road course.
|The No. 17 MMI Services / Ron's Rear Ends sponsored Chevrolet Impala SS was driven by David Mayhew. 2014 was Mayhew's eighth season in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West. Before the championship stopped a Miller Motorsports Park, Mayhew had victories in the Stockton 150 and Toyota 150. He qualified fourth fastest at Miller Motorsports Park and moved into the lead for the win with six laps remaining.|
|Dylan Lupton, the driver of the No. 9 Sunrise Ford / Lucas Oil / Eibach Ford Fusion, entered round twelve, second in the title chase. Lupton had five podium finishes and grabbed a victory in the previous round at Kern County Raceway Park. During qualifying at Miller Motorsports Park, he was third fastest. Passes during the race on James Bickford and the points leader, Greg Pursley, were rewarded with a second-place result.|
|James Bickford was the teammate of Dylan Lupton and cousin of Jeff Gordon. He drove the No. 6 Sunrise Ford / Lucas Oil / Eibach Ford Fusion. Bickford entered round twelve, leading the rookie standings and fifth in the overall points. At Miller Motorsports Park, he qualified on the outside of the front row. Bickford could not hold off his teammate and David Mayhew to finish in third place.|
|The points leader heading into round twelve was Greg Pursley. Pursley made his series debut in 1999 and won the championship in 2011. This year he had collected five podium results, of which one was a victory at the first Kern County Raceway Park event. The No. 26 GPM / Star Nursery / Real Water Ford Fusion driver qualified on the pole. Unfortunately, Pursley was unable to maintain the leaders' pace and finished fourth.|
|Brandon, the son of noted NASCAR crew chief Larry McReynolds, piloted the No. 16 NAPA Auto Parts / Curb Records Toyota Camry. McReynolds was gridded in the fifth position for the start of the fifty-lap contest at Miller Motorsports Park. He advanced to third during the race. However, late in the event, McReynolds began to fade and with fifteen laps remaining, he lost two spots and finished in fifth-place.|
|Finishing in the sixth position at Miller Motorsports Park was Brett Thompson. For the last three years, he has been running a limited schedule. This season Thompson had entered three events, with his best result being a pair of seventh-place finishes. In addition, he led the most laps at Irwindale Speedway. During qualifying for round, twelve, Thompson was seventh fastest and advanced one spot before the end of the race.|
|FINISH||START||DRIVERS||SPONSOR / CAR||LAPS||RETIREMENTS|
|1||4||David Mayhew||MMI Services/Ron's Rear Ends / Chevrolet||50||-|
|2||3||Dylan Lupton||Sunrise Ford/Lucas Oil/Eibach / Ford||50||-|
|3||2||James Bickford||Sunrise Ford/Eibach/Lucas Oil / Ford||50||-|
|4||1||Greg Pursley||GPM/Star Nursery/Real Water / Ford||50||-|
|5||5||Brandon McReynolds||NAPA Auto Parts/Curb Records / Toyota||50||-|
|6||7||Brett Thompson||Blulng.com/RTTI Trucking / Chevrolet||50||-|
|7||11||Taylor Cuzick||Freightliner of Arizona / Ford||50||-|
|8||6||Austin Cameron||Maza Paints/Big Red / Chevrolet||50||-|
|9||17||Zack Huffman||Philpott Race Cars/Holleran Performance / Toyota||50||-|
|10||14||Bill Kann||Interstate Batteries / Toyota||50||-|
|11||13||Scott Ivie||MSI Development / Ford||50||-|
|12||10||Todd Souza||Central Coast Cabinets / Chevrolet||49||-|
|13||18||Rich DeLong III||Country Girl Saloon/Ron's Rear Ends / Chevrolet||49||-|
|14||8||Thomas Martin||MedActive Oral Care for Dry Mouth / Chevrolet||48||-|
|15||15||John Wood||Wahl Traction/Holleran Performance / Dodge||48||-|
|16||12||Anthony Garbarino||Scorpus Racing America/Racers Drive / Chevrolet||47||-|
|17||19||James Cooley||Cooley Construction / Chevrolet||45||-|
|18||9||Dave Smith||JLM Energy/Baker Energy Group / Toyota||26||Accident|
|19||16||Jack Sellers||MedActive Oral Relief/Racers Drive / Chevrolet||21||Oil Pressure|
|20||20||Rich DeLong||Country Girl Saloon / Ford||3||Suspension|
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