21 races that Nationwide will be the primary sponsor on the No. 88
“I am excited to return to Kansas after winning the pole position last year” -Alex Tagliani
RSR Racing has loaded up the Chevrolet powered 09 LinospressoUSA.com and the 08 AutoMaxUSA.com ORECA FLM09 Prototype Challenge race cars and headed to America’s heartland for the Grand Prix of Kansas this weekend as part of the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship.
A tire from Larson’s car flew into the grandstands
Tony Stewart won Saturday’s DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway, but the elation of his victory disappeared in the wake of a heart-stopping wreck that saw Kyle Larson’s car demolished after flying into the crossover gate that provides access from the asphalt to the main grandstand.
Nationwide: Stenhouse rallies for improbable win at Kansas (+results)
Folks who use the words “lame” or “duck” in any sentences around the driver of crew of the No. 17 Ford team these days better be prepared to duck themselves. Ricky Stenhouse rallied from two laps down to win Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway and tighten the battle for the series championship.
Jacques Villeneuve finishes third in Montreal NASCAR Nationwide race
Justin Allgaier might come from a family whose roots are deeply planted in oval track stock-car racing, but Saturday Lil’ Gator proved he can turn left and right with the best of the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
Team Octane had an incredibly successful weekend, for the 43rd edition of the historical Grand-Prix de Trois-Rivières.
Michel Sallenbach, Paul Gravel, Adam Isman and Alain Lauzière were all behind the wheel of MINI GENUINE PARTS MINI Cooper race cars for the Trifluvien weekend, which was run under extremely hot and humid weather conditions. They were also joined for this race by local veteran driver Claude Houde.
If RAB Racing team owner Robby Benton can find sponsorship
The team will run popular Canadian driver Patrick Carpentier in the Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen as a warmup for the NAPA 200 a week later at Montreal. Carpentier is slated to drive Benton’s No. 99 Toyota Aug. 18 at Montreal. Two years ago, Benton fielded the winning car for Boris Said, claiming the only Nationwide victory to date for both owner and driver.
He will be on track to support the Sainte-Justine UHC Foundation
RAB Racing and Michael Waltrip Racing announced today that Canadian driver Patrick Carpentier will drive RAB Racing with Brack Maggard’s No. 99 Napa Auto Parts Toyota in the NAPA Auto Parts 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal on Aug. 18.
Nelson will close off his first full season
Nelson Piquet Jr will compete in both the Nationwide Series and the Camping World Truck Series as the 2011 NASCAR season comes to a close at the 1.5-mile Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida this weekend. Nelson has excelled at the intermediate-style tracks on the circuit this season, earning five top-five and seven top-10 finishes in 12 starts on 1.5-mile tracks.
Fellows, Leffler, Patrick and Villeneuve weadline the Nationwide Series Driver Autograph Session
Today the promoters of the NAPA Auto Parts 200 presented by Dodge announced that for the first time ever, 14 drivers competing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series will take part in a one hour autograph session this Saturday.
Both drivers talk about their fondness for the Montréal event
While Marcos Ambrose is planning his flights to and from Michigan, Robbie Gordon announces his return to the NAPA Auto Parts 200 Presented by Dodge. The event promoter learned today that fan favourite Robbie Gordon will enter the upcoming NAPA Auto Parts 200 presented by Dodge which will be held August 19-20 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.
Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve is still an enigma for Reed Sorenson, only a few weeks away from his first NAPA Auto Parts 200 Presented by Dodge
Caught in a battle to the finish with Elliott Sadler for the 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series Driver title, Reed Sorenson from Georgia is intrigued by Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve where, at the NAPA Auto Parts 200 Presented by Dodge, he will be challenged for the first time by the famed road course. During the August 19-20 event, the eight-year series veteran will be discovering the Montréal track at the wheel of his Turner Racing #32 Chevrolet.
In the NAPA Auto Parts 200, presented by Dodge with the support of the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram Quebec Dealers COOP
Thanks to the support from the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram Quebec Dealers, Alex Tagliani will have the chance to compete in two NASCAR races the weekend of August 19 and 20 during the NAPA Auto Parts 200, presented by Dodge.
Patrick Carpentier will race in Kansas on June 5, also enters July’s Ride to Conquer Cancer with Team Komatsu
Patrick Carpentier will return to the NASCAR circuit next weekend driving Frank Stoddard Jr’s #32 Ford at Kansas Speedway. The Canadian driver, who now lives in Las Vegas, has confirmed that he will compete in his first NASCAR Sprint Cup race of the year on June 5 at the 1.5-mile (2.414 km) banked oval, round 13 of the 2011 schedule.