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Thomson Tops Time Trials Again

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

ST. EUSTACHE, Que. – Don Thomson Jr. (No. 4 Home Hardware Chevrolet) holds the pole position for Saturday night's Kodak 250 at Autodrome St. Eustache. He logged a time of 17.219 seconds which translates to an average speed of 83.629 mph on the .400-mile oval in NASCAR Canadian Tire Series qualifying.
 
It was his second straight pole and the third in four races this season. The Ayr, Ontario-based driver now has five Canadian Tire Series poles to his credit and is the all-time leader in the category.

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Practice: Dilley Fastest At St. Eustache

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

ST. EUSTACHE, Que. - Mark Dilley (No. 9 Dodge/Leland Industries Dodge) led the way for Saturday afternoon’s practice session for the Kodak 250 at Autodrome St. Eustache. The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Sirius Satellite Radio drivers had nearly two hours of practice to sort their cars out for tonight’s main event.

Dilley, racing out of Barrie, Ont., posted the quickest lap of the session at 17.187 seconds for an average speed of 83.784 mph on the .400-mile oval.

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NCATS Banquet Date Announced

By Official Release

The 2008 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Sirius Satellite Radio season-ending banquet will take place at the Toronto/Markham Conference Centre & Spa in Markham, Ontario Saturday, Oct. 25.

The banquet marks the culimnation of the second season of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. In addition to crowning the champion, the top drivers and owners and special award winners will be honored.

Last season, Andrew Ranger of Roxton Pond, Quebec earned his first NASCAR championship.

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AMA Superbike Champion Duhamel Set To Race Kodak 250 At St. Eustache

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

Miguel Duhamel, eight time AMA champion and winningest rider of all time, will make his second NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Sirius Satellite Radio start this Saturday in the Kodak 250 at Autodrome St. Eustache in his home province of Quebec.

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News & Notes: Passion Of NASCAR Excites Former Open-Wheeler Tagliani

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

Passion is a compelling thing, and passion is as part of NASCAR as the Daytona 500. It’s that fervor which excites Alex Tagliani (No. 7 Wal-Mart/Ubisoft Ford), who is in his first full season in stock cars after making the switch from the open-wheeled world.

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Steckly Pulls Out All The Stops

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

BARRIE, Ont. – Racing at Barrie Speedway is about speed, patience, luck and survival. The .333-mile track is prototypical short track racing. Scott Steckly (No. 22 Tow Truck in a Box/Erb Group Dodge) had all of those characteristics in his arsenal in winning the A&W 300 Saturday night.

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Record Qualifying Run For Thomson

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

BARRIE, Ont. – Don Thomson Jr. established a new track record and put his No. 4 Home Hardware Chevrolet on the pole for tonight’s A&W 300 at Barrie Speedway.

The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series driver out of Ayr, Ont., laid down a time of 13.903 seconds during time trials for an average speed of 86.226 mph. Thomson bettered the previous track record of 13.969 seconds (85.819 mph) set by D.J. Kennington (No. 17 Castrol/NPP Dodge) last June 30. It was Thomson’s second pole of the young season and the fourth of his career in the Canadian Tire Series.

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Dilley Fastest In Abbreviated Practice

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

BARRIE, ONT - After a road course event two weeks ago at Mosport International Speedway, the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Sirius Satellite Radio was back on an oval track. The tight .333-mile bullring of Barrie Speedway is the site for this round and the A&W 300.

NASCAR and track officials along with the race teams have had to battle rain in the area all day. As a result of the inclement weather, this afternoon’s practice session was cut short. However, all cars were able to take hot laps.

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News & Notes: Kennington Logs Miles On And Off The Track

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

Traveling from track to track and series to series has garnered much attention this season thanks to the exploits of Kyle Busch, who has used helicopters and  jets to work his way between tracks to compete in  NASCAR’s top three series.

The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Sirius Satellite Radio has its own version of Busch in D.J. Kennington (No. 17 Castrol/NPP Dodge). Kennington’s travels from the NASCAR Nationwide Series to the Canadian Tire Series, however, come via cars and pick-up trucks.

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Fitzpatrick’s Last Lap Heroics Pay Off

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

BOWMANVILLE, Ont. – J.R. Fitzpatrick (No. 84 Fitzpatrick Motorsports Chevrolet) used his one and only chance to get to Victory Lane for the first time since Edmonton last July. The chance came on the final lap of the Dickies 200 presented by Lucas Oil at Mosport International Raceway when he had to work past two cars on a wet race track. On that final lap, the Cambridge, Ont., driver overtook D.J. Kennington (No. 17 Castrol/NPP Dodge) and teammate Don Thomson Jr. (No. 4 Home Hardware Chevrolet).

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