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Pinty's Series Stat Advance: Jukasa

Analyzing the Pinty’s Fall Brawl 200 at Jukasa Motor Speedway

September 20, 2017 - 5:23pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The 2017 NASCAR Pinty’s Series season finale takes places at Jukasa Motor Speedway at the newly re-opened and reconfigured track. Although the championship battle will be decided once Alex Labbe takes the green flag, there are many storylines going into the 13th and final race of the season. Below is a statistical look at the performance of the series and selected drivers at the track:

Pinty’s Fall Brawl 200 Setup:
• The Pinty’s Fall Brawl 200 will be the first NASCAR sanctioned race held at the track since it changed ownership in 2016 and has completed major updates including new Musco LED lighting and a reconfigured racing surface.
• The track has increased the width of the track to 60 feet wide and has also increased the banking in the straightaways in addition to the turns and completely repaved the entire racing surface.

At Jukasa Motor Speedway:
History

• Jukasa Motor Speedway, formerly known as Cayuga Speedway, was open from 1966-2009.
• The .625-mile paved oval held the inaugural NASCAR Pinty’s Series race in May of 2007. It held two races in each of the series’ first two years before it closed.
• The track was purchased in 2016 by Kenny Hill and Jerry Montour, and repaving began in late 2016.
• The track General Manager is Alex Nagy, who used to serve as Director of the NASCAR Pinty’s Series before accepting his position at Jukasa in late 2016. 

Notebook
• Don Thomson Jr. won the inaugural Pinty’s Series race at the track on May 26, 2007. He has won three of the four Pinty’s Series races held at the track.
• Mark Dilley won the most recent series race held at the track in 2008 and is the only previous winner scheduled to compete this Saturday at Jukasa.
• There have been two different pole winners in the four races with D.J. Kennington won the pole in the first Pinty’s Series race held at the track in 2007 and Don Thomson Jr. won the following three in a row.
• Four active drivers (Mark Dilley, Jason Hathaway, D.J. Kennington and Andrew Ranger) have participated in all four events and all four are expected to extend the streak this week.
• Dodge has been the winning manufacturer in three events while Chevrolet won the first race at the track in 2007 and a driver has yet to win from the pole.

Jukasa Motor Speedway Data
Race #:  13 of 13
Track Layout:  .625-mile asphalt oval
Race Length:  200 laps (100 miles)
TV Coverage:  TSN - Sunday, Oct. 1, 11:30 a.m. ET; RDS - Saturday, Oct. 20, 9:30 p.m. ET

Qualifying/Race Data
2016 Race Winner:  No event held
2016 Pole Winner:  No event held
Qualifying Record:  D.J. Kennington, Dodge, 108.251 mph, May 26, 2007

Active Category Leaders at Jukasa Motor Speedway:
Wins

1. Mark Dilley … 1

Poles
1.  D.J. Kennington … 1 

Top Fives
1. Mark Dilley … 3
2. Andrew Ranger … 3
3. Jason Hathaway … 3

Top 10s
1. Mark Dilley … 3
2. Andrew Ranger … 3
3. D.J. Kennington… 2

Laps Led
1. Mark Dilley … 139
2. Andrew Ranger … 94
3. D.J. Kennington … 58

Laps Completed
1. Jason Hathaway … 802
2. Andrew Ranger … 801
3. Mark Dilley … 786 

Select Driver Highlights:
Mark Dilley (No. 02 Johnsonville/Leland/Dickies Ford)

• Has three wins, three poles, 37 top fives and 62 top 10s in 105 career NASCAR Pinty’s Series starts.
• All of his wins and poles have come on ovals, where he has 50 top 10s and an average finish of ninth in 78 starts.
• Has competed in all four previous races held at Jukasa Motor Speedway with one win and three top-five finishes.

J.F. Dumoulin (No. 04 Spectra Premium/Bernier/BellemareDodge)
• Has six top-five and 28 top 10s in 48 career NPS starts.
• 2017 will mark the second season J.F. will compete full-time in the series. He competed in all 11 events in 2015 in his best season to date finishing the year with four top-five and seven top-10 finishes.
• This will be his first start at Jukasa Motor Speedway

L.P. Dumoulin (No. 47 WeatherTech Canada/Bellemare Dodge)
• The 2014 NPS Champion and 2011 Rookie of the Year has four wins, one pole, 38 top fives and 55 top 10s in 83 career starts.
• Enters this week fifth in the season standings with eight top-five and 10 top-10s finishes this season.
• This will be his first start at Jukasa Motor Speedway

D.J. Kennington (No. 17 Castrol Edge Dodge)
• The 2010 and 2012 NPS champion maintains series records for top fives (82) and top 10s (112), and is the only driver to start each of the 133 all-time events.
• Ranks second in series history in wins (19), laps led (3,068) and ranks fifth in poles (13).
• Sits fourth in points after 12 races with five top-five and 10 top-10 finishes so far this season.
• Is one of four active drivers to start all four previous Pinty’s races at the track with one pole (2007) and one top-five finish (3rd – 2007)

Alex Labbe (No. 32 Cam-Am/Kappa/Cyclops Gear/Lou’s BBQ Ford)
• Has six wins (First came at Chaudière – 2016) with six poles, 21 top fives and 28 top 10s in 39 career starts.
• He’s the only driver to score five wins in the series this season (Delaware, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Riverside and St. Eustache).
• Labbe will become the sixth champion in the history of the series when he takes the green flag Saturday at Jukasa.
• This will be his first start at Jukasa Motor Speedway

Kevin Lacroix (No. 74 Bumper To Bumper/Total/Go Fast Dodge)
• Has six poles, eight wins, 15 top-five and 21 top-10 finishes in 30 career starts.
• Only driver to recorded two wins in seven starts during his rookie season in 2015. Won road races at Circuit ICAR and Circuit de Trois-Rivieres.
• Won from the pole at CTMP in the season opener and won two races in a row in July taking his second career win at Circuit ICAR and scoring his first win in Toronto. He also tied Andrew Ranger’s series record of consecutive wins at one track when he won his third consecutive race at CTMP three weeks ago.
• Became the first driver in the history of the series to win a caution-free race last season at ICAR in his first start at the track.
• This will be his first start at Jukasa Motor Speedway

Cayden Lapcevich (No. 76 Fastline Motorsports Dodge)
• The defending NPS champion has five wins, 16 top-five, 24 top-10 and one pole in 30 career starts.
• Became the youngest champion in the history of the NPS last season at 16 years, 10 months and 16 days. He also became the youngest race winner in the history of the series with his victory at Wyant Group Raceway last July.
• He’s a member of the NASCAR Next class highlighting young and up-and-coming talent within NASCAR.
• This will be his first start at Jukasa Motor Speedway

Adam Martin (No. 9 Johnsonville/Oliviers/Reser’s Ford)
• He has two top-five and seven top-10 finishes in 18 career starts and is ninth in the 2017 NASCAR Pinty’s Series championship points standings entering this race.
• Finished fourth in his first series start at Sunset Speedway in 2016.
• He’s already clinched the 2017 Josten’s Rookie of the Year award in the series.
• This will be his first start at Jukasa Motor Speedway

Andrew Ranger (No. 27 Mopar/Pennzoil Dodge)
• The 2007 and 2009 champion is the series’ all-time leader in wins at 22 and holds the record for the poles with 22. Has 58 top fives and 88 top 10s in 106 career starts.
• Finished second in last year’s final season standings.
• The only driver in the history of the series to score three consecutive wins at two different tracks (ICAR, 2012-14; Trois-Rivieres, 2008-10).
• Missed the race at Edmonton when he fell ill during practice and had to receive treatment at an Edmonton area hospital.
• Has made four starts at the track with a pair of runner-up finishes in 2007 & 2008 with three top-five finishes.

Anthony Simone (No. 95 Innovative Plumbing / Ink Your Ride Dodge)
• He has one pole eight top-five and 23 top-10 finishes in 70 career starts and is 10th in the 2017 NASCAR Pinty’s Series championship points standings entering this race.
• Has collected three runner-up finishes throughout his career in the series.
• Has one top-10 finish (2008) in two starts at the track.

Alex Tagliani (No. 18 Lowes Canada/EpiPen/St.Hubert Dodge)
• Has six wins, eight poles and 22 top fives, 37 top 10s in 57 careers NPS starts.
• Three of his six wins at have come on the ovals (Sunset Speedway 2015-16 and Edmonton in 2016).
• His road course wins came earlier this year at Trois-Rivieres, last season in Toronto and the road course in Edmonton in 2008.
• Has made one start at Jukasa finishing 20th in 2008.

Other Driver Notes
• Jason Hathaway has started all four previous races at the track with one top-five and three top-10 finishes. Hathaway swept the first two races held at newly reopened Jukasa Motor Speedway last month winning both late model races.
• Joey McColm has made two starts at Jukasa with one top-10 finish coming home eighth in 2007.

Up To Speed:
• The 2017 season is the second for series sponsor Pinty’s and the 11th overall for the Canadian-based NASCAR division.
• The 2017 schedule features 13 races at 12 different tracks across five provinces and featured a return to Delaware Speedway for the first time since 2013 earlier this season.
• Quebec native Kevin Lacroix won from the pole at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in May for his third career series win.
• Alex Labbe made Quebec drivers two-for-two this season after he won the CHOKO/Fast Eddie 250 at Delaware Speedway for his second career series victory.
• Defending series champion and current NASCAR Next member Cayden Lapcevich took the lead late from Alex Labbe to score his first win of the season at Autodrome Chaudière.
• Kevin Lacroix used some muscle to make the pass in NASCAR overtime to score his second win of the season and second at Circuit ICAR. He won there during his rookie season in 2015.
• Kevin Lacroix took advantage of some contact between contenders early in the race and withstood a late challenge by Marc-Antoine Camirand before he also crashed out of the race to win his second consecutive series race and third of the season in the race in Toronto.
• Alex Labbe held off D.J. Kennington in NASCAR OT to become the second multi-race winner of the season winning the first of the Velocity Prairie Thunder Twin 100s.
• Cayden Lapcevich joined Alex Labbe and Kevin Lacroix as a repeat winner taking the second race of the Velocity Prairie Thunder Twin 100s at Wyant Group Raceway.
• Alex Labbe became the second driver to score his third win this season holding off a hard-charging Donald Theetge to pick up his second win during the three-race western swing through Saskatoon and Edmonton. He also overtook Kevin Lacroix in the points standings for the first time this season.
• Alex Tagliani held off a hard-charging Andrew Ranger to score his first win of the season and first at GP3R.
• Alex Labbe bumped Kevin Lacroix on the final lap to make the pass in Turn 4 and pick up his fourth win of the season in the Bumper To Bumper 300 at Riverside International Speedway.
• Kevin Lacroix won the pole and led the first 24 laps of the race before surrendering the lead to Anthony Simone who led the next 11 laps. Lacroix retook the lead on Lap 36 and cruised to his fourth win of the season and second consecutive win from the pole at CTMP.
• Alex Labbe picked up his fifth win of the season and built a 33-point lead over Kevin Lacroix after scoring his first win at St. Eustache.