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Canadian Tire Series News & Notes: Barrie

Shepherd Accepts, Not Embraces, Part-Time Role
By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR
September 2, 2013 - 3:30pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A part-time schedule is not ideal, but Pete Shepherd III has gotten practically every ounce of success out of it.

In the two NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 starts this season, the Brampton, Ont., driver has a perfect record with June wins at Delaware (Ont.) Speedway and the half-mile oval at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park near Bowmanville, Ont. Add in the final few races of last season and the 27-year-old has three victories in his last four efforts. Despite the limited opportunities, Shepherd is not surprised at the success.

PRACTICE: Moffitt Fast In Greenville Run

3-Time K&N Pro East Pole Winner Leads Both Monday Sessions
By Jason Christley, NASCAR
September 2, 2013 - 1:25pm
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GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Brett Moffitt continued to show the fast way around Greenville Pickens Speedway.

Moffitt, who has won the Coors Light Pole Award three times at the flat half-mile asphalt oval, paced both practice sessions for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Labor Day race. Moffitt's time in the first practice of 21.151 seconds (85.102 mph) was the top overall time in preparation for Monday night's Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 140.

Moffitt also led the second practice with a lap of 21.223 (84.814), which was second fastest overall.

Dumoulin Completes CTMP Sweep

Picks Up 2nd Canadian Tire Series Win On Road Course
By Jason Christley, NASCAR
September 1, 2013 - 1:36pm
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BOWMANVILLE, Ont., Canada -- L.P. Dumoulin picked up right where he left off with Sunday's Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200.

The 34-year-old driver from Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, returned to the site of his first career NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 win Sunday and completed the season-sweep on the road course at Canadian Tire Series Motorsport Park.

Ebersole Captures First Career Victory

Holds On For Whelen Southern Modified Win At Langley
By Kevin W. Green, NASCAR
August 31, 2013 - 10:28pm
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HAMPTON, Va. - Kyle Ebersole came from behind to capture his first NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour win at Langley Speedway on Saturday night.

Ebersole of Hummelstown, Pa., took the lead late and then held off a hard charge from three-time tour champion George Brunnhoelzl III to win the Newport News Shipbuilding/Bayport Credit Union 150. 

Friday Feature: Bruncati Pursues Passion

Southern California Businessman Successful On And Off Track
By Jerry F. Boone, Special To NASCARHomeTracks.com
August 30, 2013 - 2:11pm

There was a time that Bob Bruncati got all the inspiration he needed by looking in the bathroom mirror.

During his early years as a Southern California car dealer, Bruncati went to a presentation by a motivational speaker.

“Times were tough for a while,” Bruncati recalled. “I stopped paying myself just to keep the doors open. I was looking for help.”

There were a couple things he took away from the presentation, he said. One he wrote on his bathroom mirror where he could see it every morning. It said:

“If it is to be, it is up to me.”

FRIDAY FEATURE: Turn In The Road

Whelen Euro Series Sees Big Benefit In Crossover Traffic
By Travis Barrett, Special to NASCARHomeTracks.com
August 30, 2013 - 9:00am
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It is 4,448 miles – or 7,157 kilometers, if you will – between Paris, France, and Daytona Beach, Florida.

The gap between European racers and their NASCAR dreams, though, has grown considerably smaller thanks to the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series.

In its second year under the NASCAR banner, the European-based stock-car series is not just making enormous strides with its on-track competition, but it’s become a gateway for drivers looking for the opportunity to pursue their dreams of racing in the highest levels of NASCAR.

St. Onge In Battle For Barrie Title

NASCAR Division II Driver Plans Advance
By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR
August 29, 2013 - 4:27pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.  — Darryl St. Onge is part of the fabric of Barrie (Ontario) Speedway. In his 14-year career he’s seen racing from almost every angle at the third-mile paved oval.

St. Onge, 44, of Barrie, has a lot of success at the seventh-year NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track. He’s been a crewman, a track champion as an owner-driver, and a track official. Now he’s challenging for a second support division championship while preparing to move to the top division in 2014.

No. 16 Whelen Modified Tour Team Penalized For Rules Violations At Bristol

Official Release
August 29, 2013 - 12:02pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced today the No. 16 team that competes in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour has been penalized as a result of rules violations committed Aug. 21 at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.

VIDEO: Scenes From Bristol

Whelen Mods And Southern Mods At Thunder Valley

August 28, 2013 - 4:45pm

The Whelen Modified Tour and Whelen Southern Modified Tour convened at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway for their annual combination event on Aug. 21 in the TitanRoof 150.

Seven-time Modified Tour champion Mike Stefanik held on through a green-white-checkered finish for his 74th career victory. 

VIDEO: Mid-Season Review

Canadian Tire Series Gets Ready For Stretch Run

August 28, 2013 - 10:24am

The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 recently visited Autodrome St. Eustache (Quebec), Circuit de Trois-Rivieres (Quebec) and Riverside International Speedway in Antigonish, N.S.

Ceravolo Gunning For Top-10 Finish

Pulliam Winless; McCaskill Takes Two
By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR
August 27, 2013 - 4:55pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Todd Ceravolo is having a satisfying season in SK Modified competition at two Connecticut NASCAR Whelen All-American Series paved tracks. A well-planned 2013 campaign brought competitive results.

Canadian Tire Series Stat Advance: CTMP

Analyzing The Pinty's Presents The Clarington 200
By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR
August 27, 2013 - 2:02pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 makes a second visit to the road course at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park near Bowmanville, Ont., for the first time this season. Practice and qualifying for the Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 31 and the race is set to be contested on Sunday, Sept. 1. Below is a statistical look at the recent performance of selected drivers at the track, as well as some other statistical trends:

Southern Mod Stat Advance: Langley

Analyzing The Newport News Shipbuilding/Bayport Credit Union 150
By Kevin W. Green, NASCAR
August 27, 2013 - 10:30am

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour visits Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va., on Saturday, Aug. 31. Below is a statistical look at the recent performance of the tour and selected drivers at Langley, as well as some other statistical trends:

Langley Race Setup

The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour visit to Langley Speedway on Saturday marks the eighth event on a 12-race schedule as the tour heads down the home stretch of the 2013 season.

K&N East Statistical Advance: Greenville

Analyzing The Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 140 At GPS
By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR
August 27, 2013 - 10:25am

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will head to Greenville (S.C.) Pickens Speedway for the Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 140 on Monday, Sept. 2. Below is a statistical look at the performance of the series and selected drivers:

Canadian Tire Series News & Notes: CTMP

Kennington Likes Pressure Of Points Race
By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR
August 26, 2013 - 4:16pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – There was a time not all that long ago that D.J. Kennington struggled in pressure situations. Now, he thrives on them.

Before winning the 2010 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 championship Kennington had the proverbial monkey on his back. After several near championship misses in CASCAR – the Canadian Tire Series’ predecessor in Canada – and a couple of tough-luck finishes in the series’ very early years, the St. Thomas, Ont., driver closes with the best of them them these days with two titles and 19 series career victories.