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Practice: Hathaway Tops Speed Charts

By Official Release

ST. EUSTACHE, Quebec - Jason Hathaway (No. 3 Snap on Tools Dodge) had the fastest lap during NASCAR Canadian Tire Series practice Sunday for the Kodak 250 at Autodrome St. Eustache.

Hathaway's top lap speed of 17.458 (82.484) edged rookie the No. 7 WalMart/Ubisoft Ford of Alex Tagliani (17.472/82.418) and the No. 22 Erb Transport Dodge of Scott Steckly (17.473/82.413).

Steckly won the season opener at Cayuga Motor Speedway last week. The Kodak 250 was originally scheduled for Saturday but was pushed to Sunday by inclement weather.

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Rain Postpones Canadian Tire Race

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

ST. EUSTACHE, Que. – Inclement weather forced the postponement of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Sirius Satellite Radio’s Atlantic National Kodak 250 scheduled for Saturday evening at Autodrome St. Eustache.

Rain moved into the area early Saturday causing NASCAR and track officials to re-schedule the event for Sunday afternoon.

Time trials are scheduled at noon, local time, on Sunday and the National Kodak 250 is set for a 3:30 p.m. green flag. Gates will open at 9:30 a.m.

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Opener To Air On TSN Friday

By Official Release

TORONTO – Race coverage of the Crown Jewel 200 will premier Friday, May 30 on TSN and TSN HD. The one-hour show featuring race highlights and interviews will begin at midnight ET (9 p.m. PT).

Dave Bradley, Billy Rowse Jr. and Todd Lewis will call the action from the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Sirius Satellite Radio 2008 season opener from Cayuga Motor Speedway.

The show will also air on Wednesday, June 18 at 1 p.m. ET and Sunday June 22 at 12:30 a.m. ET.

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Penalties Change Modified Tour and Canadian Tire Series Finishes

By Official Release

NASCAR announced today penalties and revised finishes to this past weekend’s NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and NASCAR Canadian Tire Series events due to rules violations discovered during post-race technical inspection.

n The unofficial results of Friday’s NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race at Stafford (Conn.) Speedway have been revised due to rules violations discovered on the fifth-place car – the No. 19 driven by Jimmy Blewett.

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News & Notes: Newcomer Simone Looks for Early Success Against Idols

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

The view of idols is different when looking at them eye-to-eye. As a younger man, Anthony Simone (No. 95 Crown Modular Chevrolet) watched many of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series veterans from afar and aspired to be like them. Now, at 28 years of age, it is time to not only be like them, but also to beat them.
 
“I’ve seen Don Thomson Jr., Peter Gibbons and Mark Dilley race dozens of times and thought of how cool it would be to have that kind of success,” Simone said. “Now to be able to race against them is pretty awesome.”
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Steckly Keeps Rolling Right Along

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

WINS NCATS OPENER AT CAYUGA 

HAMILTON, Ont. – The 2008 season began just like the 2007 one ended – with Scott Steckly (No. 22 Tow Truck In A Box/Erb Group Dodge) in Victory Lane.

In the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Sirius Satellite Radio season opener, Steckly was able to hold off a hard-charging Kerry Micks (No. 02 Beyond Digital Imaging Ford), who used a different pit strategy than the rest of the field, to win the Crown Jewel 200 at Cayuga Motor Speedway.

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Thomson Leads Them To The Green

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

HAMILTON, Ontario - Don Thomson Jr. (No.4 Home Hardware Chevrolet) set fast time in qualifying for the Crown Jewel 200 at Cayuga Motor Speedway near Hamilton, Ont., and will sit on the pole for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Sirius Satellite Radio season opener.
 
Thomson, racing out of Ayr, Ont., navigated the .625-mile track in 20.954 seconds which translates to an average lap speed of 107.378 mph. It is his third career pole in the Canadian Tire Series.
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Steckly Off To Quick Start

By Official Release

HAGERSVILLE, Ontario - Scott Steckly was the fastest out of the gate, posting the fast time in Saturday's practice for the season opener of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series at Cayuga Motor Speedway.

Steckley’s No. 22 AW Millwright/Erb Transport Dodge had a lap of 21.019 seconds/107.046 mph around the .625-mile oval as the teams prepared for the Crown Jewel 200 Saturday night.

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News & Notes: Ranger Ready to Go

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

What a difference a year makes for Andrew Ranger (No. 27 Tide/Wal-Mart Ford Fusion).
 
Even at the young age of 20, his racing résumé was long and varied, but there was just one stock car race on it, and it wasn’t a particularly good outing. Now, at 21, he is the defending champion, of all things, a stock car racing series – the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Sirius Satellite Radio.

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NASCAR Canadian Tire TV Announced

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

For the second consecutive season, TSN, Canada’s Sports Leader, will be the exclusive broadcast partner of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Sirius Satellite Radio. 

TSN will nationally televise 13 one-hour broadcasts – one for each of the Series’ 13 races.  Coverage gets underway on May 30 at 12 midnight ET with the Crown Jewel 200, the first race of the season, taking place on the speedy 5/8-mile oval at Cayuga International Speedway. 

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