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Max Gresham receiving his
Max Gresham, at the young age of 18, took the 2011 K&N Pro Series East Champion, having a 66 point lead as the last lap of the season was recorded in the record books. Gresham drives in the Joe Gibbs Racing developmental program, with Bryant Frazier as his crew chief; Frazier was Tony Stewart's first crew chief when he started driving for Joe Gibbs Racing.
Gresham said in a post-race interview, "It means everything in the world right now," "To be a NASCAR champion is pretty much the biggest thing I wanted to do when I started racing, and now I am. This is as sweet as it could be right now."
Following Gresham in the Point Standings were Darrell Wallace, Jr. with 1871 points, Brett Moffitt with 1851 points, Matt DiBenedetto with 1741 points, and rounding out the top-five was Sergio Pena with 1657 points. To see the full 2011 Standings, click here.
Finally, Alex Bowman was the K&N Pro Series East Rookie of the Year, accumulating seventy-six points over the twelve race season. Bowman is followed in Rookie points by Corey LaJoie with 67 points, Chase Elliott with 63 points, Andrew Smith with 47 points, and finally, Cody Hodgson with 46 points. For the complete list of Rookie points, click here.
I hope all of you K&N Pro Series East fans enjoy the off season!