K&N Engineering

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K&N air filter (center) and recharge kit

K&N Engineering, Inc. is a manufacturer of performance air filters, cold air intake systems, oil filters, performance parts, and other related products.[1] K&N manufactures over 6,000 parts for various makes and models of cars, trucks, SUVs, motorcycles, ATVs, industrial applications and more. Founded in 1964, K&N is headquartered in Riverside, California, in a complex of 10 buildings comprising nearly 400,000 square feet. K&N also operates facilities in England and the Netherlands.[1]

History[edit]

K&N was founded by Ken Johnson and Norm McDonald in 1964.[1] The name K&N came from the first letters in the founders' first names. Johnson and McDonald sold motorcycles and motorcycle parts and supported a K&N factory race team. Air filters soon became the primary focus of the company. In the late 1980s, K&N introduced a bolt-on performance air intake kit to replace the factory air box and air filter. K&N also released a line of Wrench-Off oil filters. K&N has maintained very active involvement in racing and motorsports throughout its history, including the NASCAR Pro Series East and West,[2] and the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series.[3]

Racing[edit]

In February 2002, K&N entered the 24 Hours of Daytona race where up-and-coming driver, Joey Scarallo, was invited to be a driver.

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