NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Analyzing The Wahta Springs 300 At Barrie Speedway

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    [FONT=&quot]DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 4, 2012) ”“[/FONT][FONT=&quot] The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 travels to Barrie (Ont.) Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 8 for the Wahta Springs 300. Below is a statistical look at the recent performance of the series and selected drivers at Barrie, as well as some other statistical trends:[/FONT] [FONT=&quot] [/FONT] [FONT=&quot]Barrie Race Setup[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Points leader D.J. Kennington has three Barrie victories and seven top-10 finishes in seven starts at the track.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Scott Steckly has two wins at Barrie and has led a series-best 658 laps on the .333-mile oval.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Defending race winner Mark Dilley has four top fives at Barrie in seven outings.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Andrew Ranger has posted a top-10 finish in four of his five Barrie starts.[/FONT] [FONT=&quot] [/FONT] [FONT=&quot]NASCAR Canadian Tire Series At Barrie Speedway[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]This is the series’ eighth time to compete at the track, the most of any venue.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]The Wahta Springs 300 will be aired on TSN on Saturday, Sept. 15 at noon ET and on RDS2 on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 10 p.m. ET. [/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Dodge has six wins at the track while Chevrolet has one.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Just two (Sept. 2008 and 2011) of the seven Barrie races has gone beyond the scheduled distance of 300 laps.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]In the previous six races at the track, there has been an average of 11.57 caution periods for 92.86 laps with earliest coming at Lap 2 in 2009 and the latest at Lap 298 a year ago.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]At Barrie, the average finishing position for the polesitter is 8.29 and the average starting position for the race winner is 5.14.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]The lead has changed hands an average of 11.29 with a high of 17 on Sept. 6, 2008.[/FONT] [FONT=&quot] [/FONT] [FONT=&quot]Barrie Data[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Race:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] #10 of 12 (9/8/12)[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Track Layout:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] .333-mile paved tri-oval[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Race Length:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] 300 laps (99.99 miles)[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Records[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]1-Lap Qualifying:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] Don Thomson Jr., Chevrolet, 13.903 seconds, 86.226 mph, June 28, 2008[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]300-Lap Race:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] D.J. Kennington, Chevrolet, 1 hr., 40 min., 8 sec., 59.860 mph, Sept. 11, 2010[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Race Winners[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]D.J. Kennington................................. 3[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Scott Steckly..................................... 2[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Mark Dilley......................................... 1[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Don Thomson Jr. ............................... 1[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Pole Winners[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Don Thomson Jr. ............................... 2[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Ron Beauchamp Jr. ........................... 1[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Mark Dilley......................................... 1[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Kerry Micks........................................ 1[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Anthony Simone................................. 1[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Scott Steckly..................................... 1[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Manufacturer Wins[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Dodge............................................... 6[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Chevrolet........................................... 1[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Laps Led[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Scott Steckly.................................. 658[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Don Thomson Jr. ........................... 409[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]D.J. Kennington.............................. 323[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Selected Driver Information:[/FONT] [FONT=&quot]Ron Beauchamp Jr. (No. 60 Mopar/Exide/Mobil 1 Dodge)[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Finished 15th a year ago at Barrie.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Scored top-10 finishes in 2007 July race (sixth) and 2010 (sixth) in Wahta Springs 300.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Has recorded top 10s in six of his last eight starts overall.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]One of just four drivers to start all 72 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series races.[/FONT] [FONT=&quot] [/FONT] [FONT=&quot]Mark Dilley (No. 02 PartSource/BDI/Leland Ford)[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Won last year’s Barrie race.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Scored second-place finishes in July 2007 and Sept. 2009 at Barrie.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Has four top fives in seven tries on the tight .333-mile oval.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Is the owner of three career Canadian Tire Series victories.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Sharing time with Kerry Micks this season behind the wheel of the No. 02 Ford.[/FONT] [FONT=&quot] [/FONT] [FONT=&quot]Noel Dowler (No. 5 EMCO-Kohler/Rheem Dodge)[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Finished 17th last year at Barrie in his rookie season.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Logged three straight top-10 finishes from June 16 to July 14.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Finished third in last year’s Rookie of the Year standings.[/FONT] [FONT=&quot] [/FONT] [FONT=&quot]Louis-Philippe Dumoulin (No. 47 WeatherTech Canada/Bellemare Dodge)[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Posted a 13th-place Barrie finish last year ”“ his first start on an oval.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Earned his first career Canadian Tire Series pole position on Aug. 4 at Trois-Rivieres, Que.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Opened the season with back-to-back top-five road-course finishes.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Was the 2011 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Rookie of the Year.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Made his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut on Aug. 20, 2012 at Montreal’s Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.[/FONT] [FONT=&quot] [/FONT] [FONT=&quot]J.R. Fitzpatrick (No. 84 Equipment Express Chevrolet)[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Scored a ninth-place finish a year ago at Barrie.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Career-best Barrie finish was fifth in 2010.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Has four top-10 finishes in six starts on the .333-mile track.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Has led 98 laps in series action at the Barrie event.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Seven of his eight career series wins have come on road courses ”“ CTMP (3), Edmonton (2) and Montreal (2).[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Has made a pair of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts this season.[/FONT] [FONT=&quot] [/FONT] [FONT=&quot]Jason Hathaway (No. 3 Snap-on Tools/Vortex Brake Pads/Rockstar Energy Drink Dodge)[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Finished a Barrie career-best second in last season’s race.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Scored a fifth-place finish in 2009 Barrie race.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Has four top-10 finishes in seven starts on the .333-mile tri-oval.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Has led 73 laps at Barrie.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]One of only four drivers to start all 72 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series races.[/FONT] [FONT=&quot] [/FONT] [FONT=&quot]D.J. Kennington (No. 17 Castrol Edge/Mahindra Tractors Dodge)[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Finished seventh in last season’s Wahta Springs 300.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Has three Barrie victories to his credit ”“ 2007 (2) and 2010.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Worst Barrie finish in seven starts was 10th in 2009.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Had a series record five-race winning streak snapped on aug. 5 at Trois-Rivieres, Que. The streak equaled the modern era NASCAR touring series record shared with Ricky Craven (NASCAR K&N Pro Series East-1991), Herschel McGriff (NASCAR K&N Pro Series West-1972), Richie Evans (NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour-1985) and Mike Stefanik (NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour-1997) among currently NASCAR-sanctioned series.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Sits atop the championship standings with a 33-point lead.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Has a current streak of 11 straight top-five finishes and 12 consecutive top 10s.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Won 2010 series championship.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]One of four drivers to start all 72 NCATS races.[/FONT] [FONT=&quot] [/FONT] [FONT=&quot]Jeff Lapcevich (No. 23 Tim Hortons Dodge)[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Placed fifth a year ago in Barrie to establish his career-best finish at .333-mile track.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Finished eighth in 2010 Barrie event.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Has recorded top-10 finishes in eight of his last 10 series starts.[/FONT] [FONT=&quot] [/FONT] [FONT=&quot]Andrew Ranger (No. 27 Dodge/GC Motorsports Dodge)[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Finished ninth in his last Barrie start in 2009.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Has four top-10 finishes in five starts at Barrie with a best finish of fifth in July 2007.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Has led 29 laps at Barrie Speedway.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Has finished inside the top 10 in 30 of his last 32 series starts dating back to the 2008 season.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Tied with Don Thomson Jr. at 11 atop the all-time list for pole wins.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Won the series championship in 2007 and 2009.[/FONT] [FONT=&quot] [/FONT] [FONT=&quot]Martin Roy (No. 90 Veloce/Battery Expert Dodge)[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Making track debut in this year’s Wahta Springs 300.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Has finished inside the top 10 in three of his last five starts overall.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Is the current leader in the series’ Rookie of the Year standings.[/FONT] [FONT=&quot] [/FONT] [FONT=&quot]Pete Shepherd III (No. 7 National Exhaust Dodge)[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Finished 21st a year ago in the Barrie event.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Finished a Barrie career-best third in 2010 and eighth in Sept. 2008.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Closed 2011 with a pair of top-10 finishes.[/FONT] [FONT=&quot] [/FONT] [FONT=&quot]Scott Steckly (No. 22 Canadian Tire Dodge)[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Recorded a 14th-place finish last year at Barrie.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Won both 2008 visits to the Ontario oval.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Has five top-five finishes in seven Barrie starts.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Has 10 top-10 finishes in his last 11 series starts dating back to last season.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Won 2008 and 2011 series championships.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]One of just four drivers to start all 72 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series races.[/FONT] [FONT=&quot] [/FONT] [FONT=&quot]Jason White (No. 21 Bowers & Wilkins at Future Shop Dodge)[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Scored an 18th-place finish in last year’s Wahta Springs 300.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Best Barrie finish was 13th in 2010.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Recorded his first series top-five finish on July 14 at Motoplex Speedway in Vernon, B.C.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Was 2008 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Rookie of the Year.[/FONT] [FONT=&quot] [/FONT]
     

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