The K&N Pro Series East (formerly Busch East Series & Busch North Series and Camping World Series East ) is a regional stock car racing series owned and operated by the National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing. Races are held at oval tracks ranging from 1/3 to 1 mile in length and on two road courses, 1.53 and 2.45 miles in length. Most races are stand-alone events (i.e. not in conjunction with other NASCAR touring series) but there are three race weekends that are in combination with the NASCAR Sprint Cup series.
Many of the drivers on the series are gaining experience with the hopes of moving up to one of the major NASCAR series, however some of the drivers are right at home in the series and have no plans of moving on. The series is not only developmental for drivers (including Joey Logano, Martin Truex, Jr., Ricky Craven, Mike McLaughlin, Austin Dillon, Trevor Bayne, Brian Ickler, Ricky Carmichael and Ryan Truex), but for crew members (such as Greg Zipadelli and Marc Puchalski) and officials, as well.
It is the only NASCAR series to have a driver win a series championship without winning a race. In 1994, Dale Shaw won the then-Busch Grand National North Series championship without a single win.