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NASCAR to crown ‘King of Brands Hatch’ at SpeedFest V

Wednesday, June 07 2017

The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series (NWES) headlines American SpeedFest at Brands Hatch for a fifth successive year this weekend (10-11 June), and to celebrate a new 'King of Brands Hatch' crown will be awarded to the driver who posts the best combined results in the two Elite1 class NASCAR races. 

American SpeedFest is one of the showpiece events of the NWES calendar and this new award reinforces that by giving the drivers additional incentive to push hard for the best result. There will be extra silverware in the Elite 2 division for gentleman drivers, with the best positioned driver across the two races to be anointed as the 'Prince of Brands Hatch'.

NASCAR Whelen Euro Series President - CEO Jerome Galpin: "There is no better place than Brands Hatch, England, to crown a racing King. Challenges are what our NASCAR drivers look for. Becoming the King of Brands Hatch with such a great driver's line-up will definitely be very special in a racing career! Long live the king!"

Brands Hatch Motorsport Events Manager David Willey said: "The addition of the King of Brands award to American SpeedFest V will add another dimension to the NASCAR drama that we'll see on track this weekend. This is a major event for both ourselves and the NWES, so I think it's great that we're able to give the drivers an added incentive to bring their A game. This year's NWES grid is the best we've hosted, and with drivers such as Bobby Labonte and Bruno Junqueira on the grid, we'll know that whoever wins the event will have earned it. Bring it on!"

The King of Brands Hatch will be crowned in Victory Lane at the end of the Sunday's Elite 1 feature race, and the outcome will be determined by qualifying position in the event of a tie.

Tickets for American SpeedFest V are available online until midday tomorrow (Thursday 8 June) at discounted rates. Click here or call 0843 453 9000 to book now!