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ST-EUSTACHE, Que. – Alex Labbe may have made six previous NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 appearances, but today at Autodrome St-Eustache is proving to be his coming out party.
With a track-record lap of 17.139 seconds (84.019), the 19-year-old Labbe took home his first pole in his series debut at an oval track. The St-Albert, Quebec, native backed up his performance from earlier in the day when he recorded the fastest laps across two practice sessions at the .4-mile oval.
DACONO, Colo. -- Brandon McReyolds posted the fastest lap of the afternoon over the two 45-minute NASCAR K&N Pro Series West practices sessions for the NAPA Auto Parts/Toyota 150 at Colorado National Speedway.
McReynolds had a lap in the final session of 16.939 seconds (78.635 mph) around the .375-mile slightly banked oval.
Track Super Late Model regular Chris Eggleston led the first practice at 17.081 (77.981), which was good enough for second overall. Eggleston is running as a Bill McAnally Racing teammate of McReynolds for the event.
ST-EUSTACHE, Que. – Alex Labbe proved to be a quick study Saturday afternoon as he led the way in National 250 practice in his first NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 oval appearance.
Labbe, from St-Albert, Quebec, posted a fast lap of 17.217 seconds (83.638 mph) around the .4-mile flat oval at Autodrome St-Eustache to lead the way in Saturday’s final session.
The 19-year-old has six previous Canadian Tire Series starts, all road course events. He ranked seventh on the speed chart in first practice.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Dillon Thompson has a simple racing philosophy.
"I like to win everything," Thompson said. "If we're out there in hot laps, I like to pass cars. I'm real competitive. I always like to be the first one."
Fortunately for the 21-year-old from Hastings, Neb., he hasn't had to deal with not being first much this year in his NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Hugo Oliveras knows that he'll need to race his way in to the Desafio. If he continues to run like he did in the NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series event at Aguascalientes, he may have a chance.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Todd Sherman has been doing this long enough to know that nothing is for sure in racing.
With four Reineke Modified Division races remaining on the schedule at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio, the veteran driver from Churubusco, Indiana, is closing in on his fifth straight championship – and fourth under the NASCAR banner.
“We know anything can happen, but we do everything we can to prepare the car,” said Sherman, who will turn 50 on August 3. “I don’t let the pressure get to me. I just go out there and try to win races.”
WHAT TO WATCH FOR
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West begins the second half of its season with a visit to Colorado National Speedway in Dacono, Colo., on Saturday, July 26. Below is a statistical look at the recent performance of the series and selected drivers at Colorado, as well as some other statistical trends:
Colorado Race Setup
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 will head to Quebec for the third of four events in the province this year with the National 250 on Saturday at Autodrome St-Eustache. Below is a statistical look at the performance of the series and selected drivers at the track:
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - James Bickford set many goals for himself at the beginning of his first NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season. Seven races into his NASCAR career, he can check a victory off the list.
The Napa, California, native passed former champion Greg Pursley with four laps to go in the NAPA Auto Parts/Toyota 150 en route to capturing his first career win at State Line Speedway in Post Falls, Idaho. With his first checkered flag in the books, Bickford can focus on some of the other goals he set out for himself this season.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – L.P. Dumoulin returns from the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1’s annual western swing to his native Quebec with the championship points lead as the 2014 season reaches the halfway mark with Saturday’s National 250 at Autodrome St-Eustache.
The successful venture to Alberta and Saskatchewan saw Dumoulin and his No. 47 WeatherTech Canada/Bellemare Dodge team record a runner-up finish at Edmonton International Raceway on July 11 and the team’s first oval track victory five days later at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway.
2013 championship runner-up Frederic Gabillon (#12 Still Racing Chevrolet Camaro) found his way to Victory Lane for the first time this season by taking the lead on lap 3 of the ELITE 1 Sunday Race and driving away from his rivals to score his fifth career NASCAR win. He is the sixth different driver to win a NASCAR Whelen Euro Series ELITE 1 race in 2014. Gabillon's last victory came in the 2013 Le Mans Finals, when he swept the weekend to finish second in the championship.
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Sergio Peña found his way back to Victory Lane.
The 21-year-old from Winchester, Va., held off the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East field following a late caution at Columbus Motor Speedway to win the JEGS 150 presented by Germain Toyota.
It is the third win of the season for Rev Racing and the NASCAR Drive for Diversity program. It is also the third win in four years for Rev Racing at Columbus, following wins by Darrell Wallace Jr. (2011) and Daniel Suarez (2013).
WINCHESTER, N.H. -- Justin Bonsignore made the late pass pay off as he drove to the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory in the O'Reilly 200 at Monadnock Speedway Saturday night.
Bonsignore powered underneath Ryan Preece on Lap 175 en route to the win. Preece had started second and led all but one lap to that point.
AGUASCALIENTES, Mexico - Rubén Rovelo waited 170 laps before making his move and it paid off with a NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series Victory.
Rovelo passed Hugo Oliveras on the final lap of the Aguascalientes 240 to earn his first victory of 2014. It was the seventh career victory for the 26-year-old Mexico City native and second at the Autódromo Internacional de Aguascalientes. Rovelo's last win came on August 26, 2012 at Aguascalientes.