2018 NAPA Auto Parts Idaho 208

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2018 NAPA Auto Parts Idaho 208
Race details[1]
Race 12 of 14 in the 2018 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season
NAPA Auto Parts Idaho 208 logo.jpg
Date September 29, 2018 (2018-09-29)
Location Meridian Speedway in Meridian, Idaho
Course Permanent racing facility
.250 mi (0.402336 km)
Distance 208 laps, 52 mi (83.68 km)
Average speed 48.916 miles per hour (78.723 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Bill McAnally Racing
Time 13.244
Most laps led
Driver Derek Kraus Bill McAnally Racing
Laps 189
Winner
No. 19 Hailie Deegan Bill McAnally Racing
Television in the United States
Network NBCSN
Announcers Dave Burns and Brandon McReynolds

The 2018 NAPA Auto Parts Idaho 208 was a NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race held at Meridan Speedway in Meridian, Idaho. Hailie Deegan won the race, the first ever victory by a female in K&N Pro Series history. Her Bill McAnally Racing teammates Cole Rouse and Derek Kraus finished second and third respectively. Kraus won the pole and led the most laps, leading the first 189 of 208.

Report[edit]

Race[edit]

Kraus scored his fifth K&N West pole of the season and led the first 189 of 208 laps.
Deegan's last lap bump on Rouse to score her first K&N West victory, becoming the first female to win a NASCAR touring race since Shawna Robinson in 1989.[2]

Derek Kraus took the pole and led the first 189 laps. With 20 laps to go, Taylor Canfield, who was making his series debut, spun in front of Kraus and blocked the racetrack. Kraus tried to avoid him but hit the outside wall and lost the lead to his Bill McAnally Racing teammate Cole Rouse. After the ensuing caution, Rouse held the lead until the final lap of the race, when Hailie Deegan tapped his left-rear quarter panel in turn one, making a last-lap pass.[3] Deegan went on to score the win, the first of her career, while Rouse and Kraus finished second and third to complete a podium sweep for BMR. Deegan led only the final lap.[4]

Post-race[edit]

"I was in bed last night thinking, 'If it comes down, last lap, I'm in second, I'm a car length off of him, what am I going to do?' And I found that Turn 1 spot. I knew what exactly I had to do there. I was doing it to some other people just getting right under them to get them a little light to get them, not wrecking loose, nothing crazy, but enough to just get a little under them....we executed, and we made it happen."

Deegan, speaking after the race.[5]

Deegan's victory was her first career win and the first win by a female in history at the K&N Pro Series West level of NASCAR.[5] Deegan was ecstatic after the win, explaining, "This has to be the best day of my life right here. It doesn't get any better than this. People don't understand how many days, how many hours I've put into this. How much work I've done to get to this moment. It’s just amazing … this is the happiest day of my life."[5]

Immediately following the race, Rouse expressed displeasure with Deegan's bump and run-style pass on the final lap, saying, "We were going into Turn 1...and she doesn't lift and drives into me, gets me completely sideways. We were going to win that race if it was run clean, but unfortunately it wasn't."[5] He continued by saying he would race Deegan hard the last two races of the season: "I'm just going to go into the next two races, not give her any slack and we're going to win both of those. It was a good night, but I don't really care about second, honestly."[5] The next day, however, Rouse tweeted that he "got over it quick" and called Deegan "an amazing girl and amazing talent," adding, "I'm happy for her! She made history and I'm a part of it."[6] Kraus, meanwhile, was unhappy due to the incident with Canfield (Canfield's third of the night).[2] "We led 190+ laps, then a lapped car spun again. I was predicting he was going to roll down because he didn't have his brakes on yet. But he stayed there, and I was already committed [to the top]...and I guess NASCAR ruled me third. I don't know, I guess we'll go onto Roseville and Kern and win them two."[5]

Results[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Qualifying results
Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 16 Derek Kraus Bill McAnally Racing Toyota 13.244 67.955
2 9 Ryan Partridge Sunrise Ford Racing Ford 13.257 67.889
3 99 Cole Rouse Bill McAnally Racing Toyota 13.344 67.446
4 19 Hailie Deegan Bill McAnally Racing Toyota 13.353 67.401
5 6 Derek Thorn Sunrise Ford Racing Ford 13.418 67.074
6 27 Jeff Jefferson Jefferson Pitts Racing Ford 13.431 67.009
7 22 Trevor Huddleston Sunrise Ford Racing Ford 13.481 66.761
8 10 Matt Levin Norman Levin Racing Chevrolet 13.524 66.548
9 43 Kody Vanderwal Patriot Motorsports Group Ford 13.544 66.450
10 91 Kyle Tellstrom Patriot Motorsports Group Toyota 13.752 65.445
11 77 Andrew Koens Performance P-1 Motorsports Toyota 13.757 65.421
12 11 Takuma Koga John Krebs Racing Chevrolet 13.802 65.208
13 08 Travis Milburn Patriot Motorsports Group Chevrolet 13.881 64.837
14 36 Sting Ray Robb Patriot Motorsports Group Chevrolet 14.072 63.957
15 32 Taylor Canfield Patriot Motorsports Group Toyota 14.447 62.168
Source:[7]

Race results[edit]

Race results
Pos Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Led Status Points
1 4 19 Hailie Deegan Bill McAnally Racing Toyota 208 1 Running 4713
2 3 99 Cole Rouse Bill McAnally Racing Toyota 208 18 Running 431
3 1 16 Derek Kraus Bill McAnally Racing Toyota 208 189 Running 432
4 5 6 Derek Thorn Sunrise Ford Racing Ford 208 0 Running 40
5 2 9 Ryan Partridge Sunrise Ford Racing Ford 208 0 Running 39
6 7 22 Trevor Huddleston Sunrise Ford Racing Ford 207 0 Running 38
7 8 10 Matt Levin Norman Levin Racing Chevrolet 207 0 Running 37
8 6 27 Jeff Jefferson Jefferson Pitts Racing Ford 207 0 Running 36
9 9 43 Kody Vanderwal Patriot Motorsports Group Ford 207 0 Running 35
10 14 36 Sting Ray Robb Patriot Motorsports Group Chevrolet 206 0 Running 34
11 11 77 Andrew Koens Performance P-1 Motorsports Toyota 205 0 Running 33
12 15 32 Taylor Canfield Patriot Motorsports Group Toyota 182 0 Running 32
13 13 08 Travis Milburn Patriot Motorsports Group Chevrolet 151 0 Oil line 31
14 12 11 Takuma Koga John Krebs Racing Chevrolet 47 0 Drive shaft 30
15 10 91 Kyle Tellstrom Patriot Motorsports Group Chevrolet 14 0 Engine 29
Source:[8]
1 Includes one bonus point for leading a lap
2 Includes two bonus points for leading the most laps
3 Includes three bonus points for winning the race

Standings after the race[edit]

Drivers' Championship standings
Rank +/– Driver Points
1 1rightarrow blue.svg Derek Thorn 505
2 1rightarrow blue.svg Ryan Partridge 473 (–32)
3 1rightarrow blue.svg Cole Rouse 473 (–32)
4 1rightarrow blue.svg Derek Kraus 466 (–39)
5 1uparrow green.svg 1 Hailie Deegan 438 (–67)
6 1downarrow red.svg 1 Trevor Huddleston 430 (–75)
7 1rightarrow blue.svg Kody Vanderwal 412 (–93)
8 1rightarrow blue.svg Matt Levin 354 (–151)
9 1rightarrow blue.svg Takuma Koga 333 (–172)
10 1rightarrow blue.svg Todd Souza 237 (–268)
Source:[8]
  • Note: Only the top ten positions are included for the driver standings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff report (September 30, 2018). "Hailie Deegan makes history with K&N Pro Series West win". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved September 30, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Torres, Luis. "Heartbreak Creates History: Hailie Deegan Captures Maiden Win at Meridian". Motorsports Tribune. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  3. ^ Utter, Jim (September 30, 2018). "Hailie Deegan says first NASCAR win is "best day of my life"". Motorsport.com. Motorsport Network. Retrieved September 30, 2018.
  4. ^ Long, Dustin (September 30, 2018). "Historic: Hailie Deegan becomes first woman to win K&N Pro Series race". NBC Sports. Retrieved September 30, 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d e f Segal, Davey (September 30, 2018). "Hailie Deegan Makes History With K&N Pro Series West Win at Meridian". NASCAR Home Tracks. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved September 30, 2018.
  6. ^ Cole Rouse [@colerouse2] (September 30, 2018). "Good job to a badass girl @HailieDeegan yeah I was mad at the time about the bump and run but I got over it quick. She's an amazing girl and amazing talent. I'm happy for her! She made history and I'm a part of it" (Tweet). Retrieved September 30, 2018 – via Twitter.
  7. ^ "2018 NAPA Auto Parts Idaho 208 qualifying results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved September 30, 2018.
  8. ^ a b "2018 NAPA Auto Parts Idaho 208". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved October 19, 2018.