NASCAR Pintys Series NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Results: Fitzpatrick Claims Montreal Checkered Flag

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    [FONT=&quot]For Immediate Release[/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]Fitzpatrick Claims Montreal Checkered Flag[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Picks up 2nd NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Win On Famed Road Course[/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]MONTREAL (Aug. 18, 2012)[/FONT][FONT=&quot] -- J.R. Fitzpatrick knew he was going to have his hands full keeping Andrew Ranger behind him on Saturday's final lap.[/FONT] [FONT=&quot] [/FONT] [FONT=&quot]Turns out, he didn't have to worry as a final lap caution allowed the Ayr, Ontario, driver to sail across the finish line under a yellow-checkered to claim the NAPA Auto Parts 100 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil.[/FONT] [FONT=&quot] [/FONT] [FONT=&quot]Ranger settled for second, followed by Robin Buck. Scott Steckly and points leader D.J. Kennington rounded out the top five.[/FONT] [FONT=&quot] [/FONT] [FONT=&quot]Seven of Fitzpatrick's eight wins have come on road courses, including his 2009 victory at Montreal. He won the pole position in Friday's qualifying and led 22 of 23 laps Saturday. A late-race caution set up a two-lap shootout to the finish with Ranger, who was on his back-bumper. A multi-car wreck in Turn 14 after the leaders took the white flag, however, brought an end to the event.[/FONT] [FONT=&quot] [/FONT] [FONT=&quot]Kennington continues to lead the points by 33 over Ranger. Fitzpatrick moved up a spot to third, two points behind Ranger.[/FONT] [FONT=&quot] [/FONT] [FONT=&quot]NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers Timmy Hill and Austin Dillon, both making their series debut to gain more experience on a road course, finished sixth and seventh, respectively. Trevor Seibert, rookie Xavier Coupal and Kerry Micks completed the top 10.[/FONT] [FONT=&quot] [/FONT] [FONT=&quot]The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series returns to the track for the Wahta Springs 300 at Barrie (Ont.) Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 8.[/FONT] [FONT=&quot] [/FONT] [FONT=&quot]Contact:[/FONT] [FONT=&quot]Shon Sbarra[/FONT] [FONT=&quot]Integrated Marketing Communications[/FONT] [FONT=&quot](704) 309-5493[/FONT] [FONT=&quot][/FONT] [FONT=&quot] [/FONT] [FONT=&quot]UNOFFICIAL[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]At Circuit Gilles Villeneuve[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Montreal, Quebec[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Lap length: 2.709 miles[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot](Start position in parentheses)[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]1. (1) J.R. Fitzpatrick, Ayr, Ont., Chevrolet, 23 laps, 58.307 mph.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]2. (2) Andrew Ranger, Roxton Pond, Que., Dodge, 23.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]3. (6) Robin Buck, Campbellville, Ont., Dodge, 23.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]4. (5) Scott Steckly, Milverton, Ont., Dodge, 23.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]5. (3) D.J. Kennington, St. Thomas, Ont., Dodge, 23.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]6. (11) Timmy Hill, Port Tobacco, Md., Dodge, 23.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]7. (9) Austin Dillon, Lewisville, N.C., Chevrolet, 23.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]8. (8) Trevor Seibert, Williams Lake, B.C., Dodge, 23.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]9. (20) Xavier Coupal, St. Jean, Que., Dodge, 23.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]10. (7) Kerry Micks, Mt. Albert, Ont., Ford, 23.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]11. (23) Peter Klutt, Halton Hills, Ont., Chevrolet, 23.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]12. (10) Martin Roy, Napierville, Que., Dodge, 23.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]13. (16) Jason White, Sun Peaks, B.C., Dodge, 23.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]14. (13) Ron Beauchamp, Jr., Windsor, Ont., Dodge, 23.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]15. (33) Steve Mathews, New Liskeard, Ont., Ford, 23.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]16. (26) Ryley Seibert, Williams Lake, B.C., Dodge, 23.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]17. (25) Patrice Brisebois, Montreal, Que., Dodge, 23.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]18. (30) Noel Dowler, Sherwood Park, Alta., Dodge, 23.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]19. (15) Jeff Lapcevich, Grimsby, Ont., Dodge, 23.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]20. (22) Elie Arseneau, Bedford, Que., Dodge, 23.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]21. (27) Hugo Vannini, Repentigny, Que., Ford, 23.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]22. (32) Larry Jackson, Oakville, Ont., Dodge, 23.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]23. (34) Derek White, Kahnawake, Que., Chevrolet, 23.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]24. (21) Howie Scannell Jr., Milton, Ont., Dodge, 23.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]25. (31) Mike Scholz, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Chevrolet, 23.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]26. (18) Jason Hathaway, Dutton, Ont., Dodge, 22.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]27. (19) Jarrad Whissell, Calgary, Alta., Chevrolet, 22.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]28. (17) Benoit Theetge, Boischatel, Que., Chevrolet, 22.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]29. (24) Joey McColm, Ajax, Ont., Dodge, 21, accident.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]30. (14) Alex Labbe, St. Albert, Que., Dodge, 18, engine.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]31. (29) Dexter Stacey, Kahnawake, Que., Dodge, 16, engine.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]32. (28) Ray Courtemanche Jr., Montreal, Que., Dodge, 11, radiator.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]33. (4) L.P. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Dodge, 6, engine.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]34. (12) J.F. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Dodge, 6, axle.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Race Statistics[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Time of Race: 1 hour 4 minutes 7 seconds[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Margin of Victory: Under Caution[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Fastest Qualifier: J.Fitzpatrick (93.163 mph, 104.681 seconds)[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Caution Flags: 4 for 11 laps.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Lead Changes: 2 among 2 drivers.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Lap Leaders: J.R. Fitzpatrick 1-11; A. Ranger 12; J.R. Fitzpatrick 13-23.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Standings: 1. D. Kennington, 399; 2. A. Ranger, 366; 3. J.R. Fitzpatrick, 364; 4. S. Steckly, 357; 5. R. Beauchamp,Jr., 313; 6. L. Dumoulin, 296; 7. J. Hathaway, 294; 8. J. White, 281; 9. M. Roy, 280; 10. N. Dowler, 259.[/FONT]
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