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Pinty's News & Notes: Toronto

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – After a successful return for the NASCAR Pinty’s Series to be a part of the IndyCar weekend in Toronto last season, Canada’s national championship for stock car racing is return to the popular event and headline Saturday's racing.

The Pinty’s Grand Prix of Toronto delivered as promised last season as Alex Tagliani and Andrew Ranger had the fans on their feet in the final laps of the race with Tagliani holding off Ranger in a green-white-checkered finish on the 2.82 kilometers (1.755-mile) course.

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Lacroix Surges Late for ICAR Victory

By Alex Gallacher, NASCARHomeTracks.com

MIRABEL, Que. -- A late caution set up an overtime opportunity for Kevin Lacroix, and he pounced.

The 28-year-old driver out of Saint-Eustache, Quebec, used the extra laps Saturday evening to go take the lead and hold off a charging Andrew Ranger to the checkered flag of the Ecko Unlimited 75 at Circuit ICAR

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QUALIFYING: Tagliani Earns ICAR Pole

By Alex Gallacher, NASCARHomeTracks.com

Mirabel, Que -- Alex Tagliani didn't let the new track layout stop him from claiming the E3 Spark Plugs pole award for Saturday's ECKO Unlimited 75 at Circuit ICAR.

Tagliani's No.18 EpiPen/ Lowe's Dodge set a blazing lap time of 49.304 seconds (49.943mph) earning him his third E3 Spark Plugs Pole Award at ICAR. 

The Lachenaie, Quebec driver's time was also fast enough to set the inaugural track record on the new shorter .624 mile layout. 

Kevin Lacroix, who was fastest in practice, posted the second fastest time with a 49.373 (50.873).

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PRACTICE: Lacroix Fastest at ICAR

By Alex Gallacher, NASCARHomeTracks.com

MIRABEL, Que -- Kevin Lacroix set the pace during Saturday's NASCAR Pinty's Series practice session for the ECKO Unlimited 75 at Circuit ICAR.

The 2015 ICAR winner from Saint-Eusatche, Quebec set a blistering lap of 49.182 seconds (50.067mph) around the brand new .625 mile layout.

Lacroix's No.74 Bumper to Bumper/Total/Gates/Go Fast Dodge won the season opening race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Lacroix is hungry for another win and has brought the fast pace on road courses with him to ICAR.

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Andretti Joins 22 Racing For Toronto

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MILVERTON, Ont. –  Adam Andretti will make his NASCAR Pinty’s Series debut in a little over a week at the Honda Toronto Indy – Pinty’s Grand Prix behind the wheel of a 22 Racing prepared entry.  Andretti’s ride will be the No. 44 Engineering Components Co./Anchor Bolt & Screw Company/Bell Helmets/Hinchman Racing Uniforms Dodge.

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Pinty's Stat Advance: Circuit ICAR

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – For the first time in the history of the NASCAR Pinty’s Series, they will race at night at Circuit ICAR this Saturday. The seventh annual Ecko Unlimited 75 will be also held on a new layout at the course located in Mirabel, Quebec. Defending series champion Cayden Lapcevich won the last race for the series at Autodrome Chaudière two weeks ago. Below is a statistical look at the performance of the series and selected drivers:

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Pinty's News & Notes: ICAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Andrew Ranger is used to winning in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series and although he’s currently in the third longest winless streak of his NPS career, he should be excited about returning to Circuit ICAR this Saturday for the Ecko Unlimited 75.

Ranger, who holds the series record for wins with 22, last scored a series win in this event last year – a span of 11 races – and if there is one place he expects to win it’s at ICAR.

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Lapcevich Conquers Chaudiere

By Alex Gallacher, NASCARHomeTracks.com

Vallée- Jonction, Que -- It was a wild weekend filled with rain and unpredictable weather for the NASCAR Pinty's Series, but that didn't stop Cayden Lapcevich from winning the CRS Express 300 at Autodrome Chaudiere.

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QUALIFYING: Theetge Scores Chaudiere Pole

By Alex Gallacher, NASCARHomeTracks.com

Vallée- Jonction, Que -- Donald Theetge rebounded after a disasterous race at Ontario's Delaware Speedway to claim his second career E3 Spark Plugs Pole Award for Sunday's CRS Express 300 at Autodrome Chaudiere.

Theetge's No.22 Circuit Acura/La Soliel/LiAntidote Dodge set a lap of 13.181 seconds (68.280mph) scoring him his first pole since Kawartha Speedway in 2016. 

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PRACTICE: Labbe Quickest at Chaudiere

By Alex Gallacher, NASCARHomeTracks.com

Vallée- Jonction, Que -- Alex Labbe was the fastest during Sunday's NASCAR Pinty's Series practice session for the CRS Express 300 at Autodrome Chaudiere. 

The defending race winner and local favorite from Victoriaville, Quebec, set a blazing lap of 13.018 seconds (69.136mph) around the quarter-mile oval. 

Labbe's No.32 Can-am/Cyclops Gear/Kappa/Lous BBQ Ford won last time out at Ontario's Delaware Speedway and it's clear he has brought the same quick pace this weekend.

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