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Rain Can't Slow Lacroix At CTMP

By Alex Gallacher, NASCARHomeTracks.com

BOWMANVILLE, Ont -- Kevin Lacroix finally figured out Canadian Tire Motorsport Park last fall, and the offseason did nothing to slow him down. Nor did the rain that arrived in force in the final laps of Sunday's Can-Am 200.

The Saint-Eustache, Quebec, driver scored his second win in a row at the fame 2.459-mile road course. He won the E3 Spark Plug Pole Award Saturday, and then drove by Andrew Ranger on the final lap of Sunday's race for his fifth career win.

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QUALIFYING: Lacroix Earns Pinty's Pole

By Alex Gallacher, NASCARHomeTracks.com

BOWMANVILLE, Ont. -- Kevin Lacroix set a blistering pace to claim the E3 Spark Plugs Pole Award Saturday in qualifying for the Can-Am 200 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

Lacroix's No.74 Bumper to Bumper/Total/Gates Dodge set a time of 1 minute, 22.810 seconds (106.900 mph) and will lead the field to green in Sunday's race.

Lacroix's fast time was three-tenths quicker than second place, and the Saint-Eustache, Quebec, driver narrowly missed the track record of 1:22.770 set by Alex Tagliani last fall.

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PRACTICE: Tagliani Paces CTMP Session

By Alex Gallacher, NASCARHomeTracks.com

BOWMANVILLE, Ont. -- Alex Tagliani topped the field during Saturday's NASCAR Pinty's Series practice session for Sunday's Can-Am 200 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

The Laval, Quebec, driver paced the field with a lap of 1 minute, 23:315 seconds (106.252mph) around the 2.459-mile road course. 

Tagliani’s No. 18 EpiPen/Lowe’s/St. Hubert Dodge was one of only five cars that managed to set a lap time quicker than 1:24. 

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Pinty's News & Notes: CTMP

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Cayden Lapcevich has gone from the underdog to the hunted.

The 17-year-old from Grimsby, Ontario, had a record-setting 2016 as he collected three wins and nine top fives in 12 races en route to sweeping the NASCAR Pinty’s Series championship and Josten’s Rookie of the Year Award. He broke the NASCAR mark as youngest champion in national or touring series history, and established himself as one of the sport’s brightest rising young stars.

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Dion-Viens To Pair With Castrol Canada

Team Release

LAVAL, Québec – Simon Dion-Viens and the SDV Autosport racing team announce a two-year partnership with Castrol Canada that will see the team compete in at least five-races per year in the highly competitive NASCAR Pinty's Series. 

Dion-Viens will be behind the wheel of a new car, a Dodge Challenger sporting the CastrolCanada colours and the number 25 of the CBRT team at the starting line of the races taking place in eastern Canada over the summer. 

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Dumoulin & WeatherTech Renew Partnership

Team Release

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec – WeatherTech Canada and Louis-Philippe  Dumoulin are excited to announce the renewal of their partnership for two additional years in the NASCAR Pinty’s series. Their mutual passion for racing led to the start of their business relationship in 2012, which will now continue to allow the #47 Dodge WeatherTech Canada / Groupe Bellemare driver to once again showcase his talents in the 2017 and 2018 seasons.

WeatherTech Canada is pleased to announce their continuing partnership with Dumoulin Competition. 

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Bell To Make Pinty's Series Debut

Team Release

MILVERTON, Ont. – 22 Racing is pleased to announce today that Christopher Bell will be behind the wheel of the No. 22 car at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park for the first event of the 2017 NASCAR Pinty’s Series.  The talented 22-year-old Bell is in his second year in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series full time competing for Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) as a Toyota Racing Development driver. Bell will make his first start in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series in the Can Am 200 on May 20th & 21st.

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Kennington Pulling Double Duty In 2017

Team Release

DJ Kennington will once again pilot the the No. 17 Dodge entry as the 2017 NASCAR Pinty’s Series opens competition next month at Canadian Tire Motorpsort Park.  In addition to seeking his third series championship Kennington and his DJK Racing team have formed an alliance with the Canada’s Best Racing Team (CBRT) group for the coming season. 

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Theetge Joins Forces With Steckly

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MIVERTON, Ont. --  Scott Steckly and 22 Racing are pleased to announce Wednesday that Quebec racing veteran Donald Theetge has formed a new association with their team for the 2017 NASCAR Pintys Series season. Together they will participate in the series championship. Theetge will take over the wheel for seven races on the oval tracks. They will reveal later this month the driver that will compete for the team in the road course events.  

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Tagliani Adds Lowe's To 2017 Team

Team Release

TORONTO – In one of NASCAR Canada’s biggest sponsorship announcements, Tagliani Autosport, in conjunction with 22 Racing, revealed Saturday that it had secured a major sponsorship from home improvement giant, Lowe’s Canada, for its 2017 NASCAR Pinty’s Series season.

At the Toronto Motorama Custom Car & Motorsport Show press conference, Tagliani Autosport unveiled the #18 racecar. Lowe’s Canada joins long-time sponsor EpiPen, as a major contributor to driver Alex Tagliani’s effort in the Canadian series. 

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