NASCAR Pintys Series NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Presented By Mobil 1 Statistical Advance: Trois-Rivieres

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    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 31, 2012) ”“ After completing its swing through Western Canada the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 heads to Quebec for the first of two road-course events in August. First up is the 100 on the 1.53-mile Circuit de Trois-Rivieres (Que.) street course set for 3:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, Aug. 5 as part of the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres. Below is a statistical look at the recent performance of the series and selected drivers at Trois-Rivieres, as well as some other statistical trends:

    Trois-Rivieres Race Setup

    • Andrew Ranger has three Trois-Rivieres wins in five starts with consecutive victories from 2008 to 2010. His other two efforts at the Quebec event resulted in second-place finishes.
    • D.J. Kennington is going for his sixth straight NASCAR Canadian Tire Series victory which would establish a new modern era NASCAR touring series record among currently sanctioned tours.
    • J.R. Fitzpatrick two top-five and three top-10 GP3R finishes in four tries to go along with two starts from the pole and has led a total of 44 laps on the 1.53-mile race course.
    • Jeff Lapcevich has never finished outside of the top 10 in four Trois-Rivieres starts including top-five finishes in 2007, 2010 and 2011.

    NASCAR Canadian Tire Series At Circuit de Trois-Rivieres

    • This is the series’ sixth visit to the Quebec event.
    • The 100 will be telecast by TSN2 on Saturday, Aug. 11 at 9:30 p.m. ET and by RDS2 on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 10 p.m. ET.
    • In the previous five races at the track, there has been an average of three caution periods for 10.8 laps with earliest coming at Lap 7 in 2007 and the latest at Lap 41 in 2008.
    • In Trois-Rivieres, the average finishing position for the polesitter is 7.2 and the average starting position for the race winner is 4.6.
    • Ford has scored three wins at the track while Dodge has two.
    • The .012-second margin of victory for Kerry Micks over Andrew Ranger in 2007 is the closest finish in series history.

    Trois-Rivieres Data
    Race: #8 of 12 (8/5/12)
    Track Layout: 1.530-mile temporary street course
    Race Length: 42 laps (64.26 miles/103 kilometers)

    1-Lap Qualifying: Andrew Ranger, Dodge, 67.661 seconds, 81.406 mph, Aug. 6, 2011
    42-Lap Race: Andrew Ranger, Dodge, 59 min., 24 sec., 64.909 mph, Aug. 15, 2010

    Race Winners
    Andrew Ranger................................... 3
    Robin Buck........................................ 1
    Kerry Micks ....................................... 1

    Pole Winners
    J.R. Fitzpatrick .................................. 2
    Andrew Ranger................................... 2
    Alex Tagliani....................................... 1

    Manufacturer Wins
    Ford.................................................. 3
    Dodge............................................... 2

    Laps Led
    Andrew Ranger................................. 48
    J.R. Fitzpatrick................................. 44
    Kerry Micks...................................... 43

    Selected Driver Information:
    Ron Beauchamp Jr. (No. 60 Mopar/Exide/Mobil 1 Dodge)

    • Finished 14th a year ago in Trois-Rivieres.
    • Best GP3R finish was fifth in 2009.
    • Has recorded top 10s in five of his last six starts overall.
    • One of just four drivers to start all 70 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series races.

    Patrice Brisebois (No. 71 L’Equipeur Dodge)

    • Registered a 22nd-place finish last season at GP3R on a wet track.
    • Making his fourth career Trois-Rivieres start.
    • Had an 18-year NHL career as a defenseman with the Montreal Canadiens and Colorado Avalanche covering 1,009 games and a 1992-93 Stanley Cup title with Montreal.
    • Was named in June as the Canadiens’ Player Development Coach.

    Robin Buck (No. 66 Quaker State Dodge)

    • Scored his second career victory with Trois-Rivieres victory a season ago.
    • Finished outside the top 20 in his three other GP3R starts.
    • Has scored six top 10s in his last eight Canadian Tire Series starts ”“ all on road courses.

    Jean-Francois Dumoulin (No. 04 Bernier Crepeau/Bellmare Dodge)

    • Finished 12th last season at Trois-Rivieres.
    • Has three career GP3R top 10s ”“ seventh in 2008 and 2010; 10th in 2007.
    • Is making his 12th series career start with six of those coming in his hometown of Trois-Rivieres.

    Louis-Philippe Dumoulin (No. 47 WeatherTech Canada/Bellmare Dodge)

    • Registered a fifth-place finish in last season’s GP3R event and led five laps.
    • Logged finishes of 12th (2009) and 24th (2010) in his other two Trois-Rivieres starts.
    • Opened the season with back-to-back top-five road-course finishes.
    • Was the 2011 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Rookie of the Year.
    • Now a teammate of defending series champion Scott Steckly.
    • Made his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut on Aug. 20, 2012 at Montreal’s Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

    J.R. Fitzpatrick (No. 84 Equipment Express Chevrolet)

    • Posted a 15th-place finish last season in Trois-Rivieres; his only finish outside the top 10 in four tries.
    • Best GP3R finish was third in 2010.
    • Scored finishes of sixth (2007) and fifth (2008) in Trois-Rivieres.
    • Is a two-time polesitter on the 1.53-mile street course.
    • Has led 44 laps in series action at the GP3R event.
    • Six of his seven career series wins have come on road courses ”“ CTMP (3), Edmonton (2) and Montreal.
    • Has made a pair of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts this season.

    Jason Hathaway (No. 3 Snap-on Tools/Rockstar Energy Drink/Vortex Brake Pads Dodge)

    • Finished 26th in last year 100.
    • Best GP3R finish was third in 2008.
    • Also scored top-10 finishes of ninth in 2007 and eighth in 2010.
    • Has scored top-five finishes in four of his last five starts this season.
    • One of only four drivers to start all 70 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series races.

    D.J. Kennington (No. 17 Castrol Edge/Mahindra Tractors Dodge)

    • Finished ninth a season ago in Trois-Rivieres for his fourth straight top-10 finish at the track.
    • A third-place effort in 2009 was his best GP3R finish.
    • Logged fourth-place finishes in 2008 and 2010 at GP3R.
    • Has a current series record five-race winning streak which also equals 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.
    • Sits atop the championship standings with a huge 41-point lead.
    • Has a current streak of nine straight top-five finishes and 10 consecutive top 10s.
    • Is the Canadian Tire Series’ all-time wins leader with 16.
    • Won 2010 series championship.
    • One of four drivers to start all 70 NCATS races.

    Jeff Lapcevich (No. 23 Tim Hortons Dodge)

    • Placed fourth a year ago in Trois-Rivieres to equal his career-best finish at the track established in 2007.
    • Scored top-10 GP3R finishes of seventh in 2009 and fifth in 2010.
    • Has recorded top-10 finishes in seven of his last eight series starts.

    Kerry Micks (No. 02 PartSource/BDI/Leland Ford)

    • Finished 21st last year in Trois-Rivieres for his only finish outside of the top 10 in five starts.
    • Won in the series’ inaugural visit to GP3R in 2007.
    • Was the runner-up in the 2010 Trois-Rivieres event; finished ninth in 2008 and sixth in 2009.
    • Has top-10 finishes in six of his last seven starts dating back to the Montreal race last year.

    Andrew Ranger (No. 27 Dodge/GC Motorsports Dodge)

    • Was the runner-up to Robin Buck last season at Trois-Rivieres.
    • Won three straight GP3R races from 2008 to 2010.
    • Has never finished worse than second in five GP3R starts.
    • Has led a series-best 48 laps at Trois-Rivieres.
    • Has finished inside the top 10 in 28 of his last 30 series starts dating back to the 2008 season.
    • Is second on the series’ all-time wins list with 15 with 12 of those coming on road courses.
    • Tied with Don Thomson Jr. at 11 atop the all-time list for pole wins.
    • Won the series championship in 2007 and 2009.

    Martin Roy (No. 90 Veloce/Battery Expert Dodge)

    • Finished 13th last season at Trois-Rivieres in his only start at the track.
    • Has a current streak of three consecutive top-10 finishes.
    • Is the current leader in the series’ Rookie of the Year standings.

    Trevor Seibert (No. 69 Lake Excavating Dodge)

    • Finished 11th in his last GP3R start in 2010.
    • Placed third in 2007 Trois-Rivieres event for his best finish in three starts.
    • Finished third July 22 at Edmonton ”“ his best series finish since a fourth at Edmonton in 2009.

    Scott Steckly (No. 22 Canadian Tire Dodge)

    • Was third last season at GP3R.
    • Best Trois-Rivieres finish in five starts was second in 2008.
    • Has top-10 finishes in four of his five starts on the 1.53-mile Quebec track.
    • Has eight top-five finishes in his last nine starts dating back to last season.
    • Has 11 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series victories ”“ the third-highest total in series history.
    • Won 2008 and 2011 series championships.
    • One of just four drivers to start all 70 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series races.


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