NASCAR Canadian Tire Series NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Presented By Mobil 1 Statistical Advance: Kawartha

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    [FONT=&quot]DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 18, 2012) ”“[/FONT][FONT=&quot] The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 travels to Kawartha Speedway near Peterborough, Ont., on Saturday, Sept. 22 for the Pinty’s 250 presented by Dodge to close out the 2012 season. Below is a statistical look at the recent performance of the series and selected drivers at Kawartha, as well as some other statistical trends:[/FONT] [FONT=&quot] [/FONT] [FONT=&quot]Kawartha Race Setup[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]This is the 75th race for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]D.J. Kennington, a two-time Kawartha winner, has to finish 19th or better to clinch his second series title.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Kennington along with Ron Beauchamp Jr. and Scott Steckly have four top-10 finishes in five starts at the .375-mile speedway.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Fifteen different drivers have led laps at Kawartha led by Kennington with 252.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Pete Shepherd III has top-10 finishes in all three of his Kawartha starts including a win in 2010.[/FONT] [FONT=&quot] [/FONT] [FONT=&quot]NASCAR Canadian Tire Series At Kawartha Speedway[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]This is the series’ sixth visit to the track that is a .375-mile progressive-banked track in Fraserville, Ont.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]The Pinty’s 250 presented by Dodge will premiere on TSN at 4:30 p.m. ET on Sat. Oct. 6 and on RDS2 at 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Each of the five previous winners at Kawartha has driven a Dodge.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]For three of the five previous winners ”“Scott Steckly, Jason Hathaway and Pete Shepherd III ”“ the Kawartha victory was the first of their series career.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Both the 2008 and 2009 events at Kawartha Speedway were cut short due to rain.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]There has been an average of 8.8 caution periods for an average of 66.4 laps in the five prior races at Kawartha, with the earliest coming on Lap 2 in 2009 and the latest at Lap 247 in 2007.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]The lead has changed hands an average of 9.8 times in Kawartha races with a high of 14 in the 2009 event.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]The average starting position of the winner is 7.8, while the polesitter has an average finish of 6.4.[/FONT] [FONT=&quot] [/FONT] [FONT=&quot]Kawartha Data[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Race:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] #12 of 12 (9/22/12)[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Track Layout:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] .375-mile paved oval[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Race Length:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] 250 laps (93.75 miles)[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Records[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]1-Lap Qualifying:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] Mark Dilley, Dodge, 17.704 seconds, 76.254 mph, Sept. 23, 2007[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]250-Lap Race:[/FONT][FONT=&quot] Pete Shepherd III, Dodge, 1 hr., 49 min., 7 sec., 51.550 mph, Sept. 25, 2010[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Race Winners[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]D.J. Kennington................................. 2[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Jason Hathaway................................. 1[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Pete Shepherd III................................ 1[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Scott Steckly..................................... 1[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Pole Winners[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Ron Beauchamp Jr. ........................... 1[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Mark Dilley......................................... 1[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]D.J. Kennington................................. 1[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Steve Mathews................................... 1[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Don Thomson Jr. ............................... 1[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Manufacturer Wins[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Dodge............................................... 5[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Laps Led[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]D.J. Kennington.............................. 252[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Don Thomson Jr. ........................... 199[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Pete Shepherd III............................. 151[/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 17th a year ago at Kawartha.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Scored third-place Kawartha finishes in 2007 and 2008.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Has led 65 laps at the Ontario oval in five starts.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Has recorded top 10s in eight of his last 10 starts overall.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]One of just four drivers to start all 74 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series races.[/FONT] [FONT=&quot] [/FONT] [FONT=&quot]Donald Chisholm (No. 89 Keltic Ford/Nova Construction Ford)[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Recorded a 22nd-place finish a year ago at Kawartha.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Logged a 10th-place Kawartha finish in his 2008 track debut.[/FONT] [FONT=&quot] [/FONT] [FONT=&quot]Mark Dilley (No. 02 PartSource/BDI/Leland Ford)[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Posted a fifth-place finish in last year’s Pinty’s 250.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Scored a series career-best finish of fourth at Kawartha in 2010.[/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 25th last year at Kawartha in his rookie season.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Posted a career-best finish of third on Sept. 9 at Barrie.[/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 16th-place Kawartha finish last year in his track debut.[/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 third-place finish a year ago at Kawartha.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Has led 87 laps in series action at the Kawartha 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 21st in last season’s Kawartha race ”“ his worst finish in five starts.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Won the rain-shortened 2008 race at Kawartha.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Has three top-10 finishes in five starts on the .375-mile Ontario track.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]One of only four drivers to start all 74 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series races.[/FONT] [FONT=&quot] [/FONT] [FONT=&quot]D.J. Kennington (No. 17 Castrol Edge/Mahindra Tractors Dodge)[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Won at Kawartha a season ago to go with his 2009 victory.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Has Kawartha finishes of second in 2009 and third in 2010.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Has four top-five finishes in five outings at Kawartha.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Has led a series-best 252 laps at the .375-mile speedway.[/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 23-point lead and needs to finish 19th or better to claim his second series title.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Has 12 top-five finishes in last 13 series starts.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Won 2010 series championship.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]One of four drivers to start all 74 NCATS races.[/FONT] [FONT=&quot] [/FONT] [FONT=&quot]Jeff Lapcevich (No. 23 Tim Hortons Dodge)[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Placed ninth last season at Kawartha.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Scored a series career-best finish of eighth in 2010 at the Ontario oval.[/FONT] [FONT=&quot] [/FONT] [FONT=&quot]Steve Mathews (No. 15 Bill Mathews Motors Ford)[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Finished seventh a season ago at Kawartha.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Won first career pole position in last year’s event at the Ontario track.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Registered a fourth-place finish in his last start at Barrie (Ont.) Speedway to equal his series-career best.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Has led 44 laps in three Kawartha starts.[/FONT] [FONT=&quot] [/FONT] [FONT=&quot]Andrew Ranger (No. 27 Dodge/GC Motorsports Dodge)[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Registered a ninth-place finish in 2009 at Kawartha ”“ his last start at the track.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Logged a sixth-place finish in the 2007 Kawartha event.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Has led 63 laps at the .375-mile speedway.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Has finished inside the top 10 in 31 of his last 34 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]Pete Shepherd III (No. 7 National Exhaust Dodge)[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Finished 10th a year ago at Kawartha.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Won the 2010 event at the Ontario track.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Has led 151 laps in three series starts at Kawartha.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Has won races in each of the last three seasons (2010-12).[/FONT] [FONT=&quot] [/FONT] [FONT=&quot]Scott Steckly (No. 22 Canadian Tire Dodge)[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Was runner-up to Kennington in last year’s Kawartha event.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Won the series’ inaugural visit to the track in 2007.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Has four top-10 finishes in five Kawartha starts.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Has led 103 laps at Kawartha.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Has 11 top-10 finishes in his last 13 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 74 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 eighth-place finish in last year’s Kawartha event.[/FONT] · [FONT=&quot]Finished eighth in his 2007 track debut.[/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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