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Clark Scores Maiden Touring Car Podium in Montreal

‘Driving Awareness’ Racer Takes Second at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve   Milton, Ontario (June 09, 2014) – Stuart Clark made a successful career debut at Montreal’s famed Circuit Gilles Villeneuve as the Canadian Touring Car Championship rookie raced his way to a second place podium finish in the Touring Class in Race 1 on Saturday 7th June.   While a gearbox failure robbed...
Via On Pit Road
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirelli: Canada and big, fat slicks

Just as was the case for Monaco, the Pirelli P Zero Yellow soft and P Zero Red supersoft tires have been nominated for the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve: a semi-permanent facility, which combines bespoke sections of track with normal park roads. But Montreal is a very different proposition to Monaco, with much higher average speeds, frequently changeable weather conditions, and a low...
Via Formula 1 Blog
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Grand Prix Preview- Canada

Round seven of the 2014 Formula 1 world championship takes place at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Canada. It is the first of two races to take place in North America this year and sees the sport briefly move away from Europe following the Spanish and Monaco Grands Prix. Non-championship F1 races took place in the country between 1961 and 1966 at Mosport Park, before it joined...
Via Formula 1 Blog
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

For Jacques, and for IndyCar?

There is no questioning Jacques Villeneuve’s  talent behind the wheel. His 2 year stint in IndyCar produced 5 wins, an Indianapolis 500 and a series championship. during a very competitive era of IndyCar Racing. Names like Unser, Andretti, Fittipaldi, Tracy and Rahal were all the big players in the game and Villeneuve took IndyCar by storm. His Indy 500 win was one of the true...
Via Formula 1 Blog
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Flashback: Carl Edwards Steals Win In Montreal

MONTREAL — Swear out a warrant. On second thought, break out the champagne. Carl Edwards’ grand larceny Sunday at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve ended with a back flip and a celebration, not a jail term. With a pass for the lead on the final corner of the final lap of the[...]
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
September 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Inside the Ferrari factory…trees?

On April 8, 1947 legendary US industrialist Henry Ford passed away and while it signified the end of an era, the same year also spawned the beginning of a historic relationship that would become known as one of the most successful partnerships in motorsport history. When Enzo Ferrari started making his own cars in 1947, he began working with Shell as his Fuel and lubricant supplier...
Via Formula 1 Blog
September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

NASCAR drivers vent about Villeneuve

When Jacques Villeneuve joins the stock-car ranks, some of the NASCAR regulars consider his arrival more of an international incident than Robert Kraft's Super Bowl ring magically appearing on the hand of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Before Villeneuve posted his first Sonoma Raceway on Friday, his racing prowess in stock cars was called out by defending Toyota/Save Mart...
Via Fox Sports
June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Alex Bowman Johnsonville Sausage 200 Race Preview

This Week’s Toyota: Bowman will pilot RAB Racing chassis No. 55 in Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race. This chassis last saw action at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in 2012 where Patrick Carpentier piloted this Toyota Camry to a 29th-place finish. First Timers: Though Bowman has recorded laps at many of the tracks on the Nationwide Series circuit throughout his seasons in...
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Force India team leads practice

THE NEWS The Canadian Grand Prix is upon Formula One drivers, weather or not they are prepared for all that brings. Friday's early practice at the Montreal track showed the potential impact of a damp track on the field. Force India's Paul Di Resta posted the fastest lap on an initially wet track in the opening session. Di Resta completed the 2-mile Circuit Gilles Villeneuve...
Via Fox Sports
June 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Force India has fastest lap at Canadian Grand Prix

Paul Di Resta of the Force India team posted the fasted lap on a wet track Friday in the first practice session at the Canadian Grand Prix. Di Resta completed the 2-mile Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in 1 minute 21.020 seconds, which was relatively slow because of the conditions. Jenson Button of McLaren was second in 1:21.108, and Romain Grosjean third in Lotus at 1:21.258. The asphalt...
Via AP on Fox
June 07, 2013  |  Discuss

F1: Villeneuve's Ferrari 312 T3 Remembered

The Ferrari 312 T3 was used by Gilles Villeneuve to win the Canadian Grand Prix 35 years ago...
Via Speed Network
June 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Gonzalez To Drive Road Courses For TBR

Mooresville, N.C. – Victor Gonzalez, Jr. will become the first Caribbean driver in a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on June 23, 2013 in Sonoma, California. Under a freshly signed contract with Tommy Baldwin Racing, Gonzalez Jr. will pilot the #36 Chevrolet in the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway, as well as at the Sprint Cup Series Cheez-It 355 race at Watkins-Glen, NY on...
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Derek White Joins SR² Motorsports as Minority Owner

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – SR² Motorsports announced today that NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Nationwide Series and Canadian Tire Series driver Derek White has joined the Buford, Ga.-based Nationwide Series team as a minority owner. White’s stake in the team has already paid dividends. He landed a multi-race sponsorship with HEADRUSH Apparel, which will adorn Jason White’s No...
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
February 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Crew chief explains nature of issue

The shoe story didn't have to end at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal last Saturday. Danica Patrick led 20 laps in last weekend's NASCAR Nationwide Series NAPA Auto Parts 200 before she ran over a shoe thrown from outside of the track. But her Nationwide Series crew chief Tony Eury Jr. says his driver's mechanical misfortunes, which forced the No. 7 GoDaddy.com...
Via Fox Sports
August 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Jacques Villeneuve NAPA 200 Race Recap

MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada – Jacques Villeneuve, driver of the Penske Racing No. 22 Dodge Challenger in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS), finished third in Saturday afternoon’s NAPA Auto Parts 200 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. The event marked Villeneuve’s second appearance with Penske Racing during the 2012 NNS season as he recorded a sixth-place finish at Road America in...
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
August 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Say goodnight to bad guy Jacques Villeneuve

MONTREAL — As Justin Allgaier jumped out of the car in Victory Lane Saturday, a member of his crew dumped him with cold water. Fittingly, Allgaier had just dumped Jacques Villeneuve on the final lap to to win the NAPA Auto Parts 200 in Montreal Saturday. Well, actually he hadn’t. Allgaier had just tapped Villenueve, gotten him a little loose, then passed him so he could take...
Via As the World Turns (Left)
August 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Sam Hornish, Jr. NAPA 200 Race Recap

MONTREAL – Sam Hornish, Jr., driver of the Penske Racing No. 12 Alliance Truck Parts Dodge Challenger in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS), scored a second-place finish in the NAPA Auto Parts 200 presented by Dodge at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on Saturday afternoon. The result marks Hornish’s fourth consecutive top-three finish and it vaults him to a tie for second in the championship...
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
August 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Michael Annett NAPA 200 Race Recap

Michael Annett started the Napa Auto Parts 200 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve from the 33rd position. After running just a few laps, Annett reported that something seemed to be amiss under the hood and he felt like all seven cylinders were not firing properly. Crew Chief Philippe Lopez instructed his driver to stay on track as long as he could to try and gain some positions and hopefully...
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
August 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Brian Scott NAPA 200 Race Recap

Joe Gibbs Racing’s Brian Scott secured a 10th place starting spot for Saturday’s NAPA Auto Parts 200 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal. The first of eight yellow flags came out on lap 18. Pit sequences had varied throughout the beginning of the race, and Scott, running eighth, came in for his first pit stop of the day under the caution. After changing four tires, refueling...
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
August 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Twitter thoughts from Montreal

MONTREAL — Expanded thoughts from my NAPA Auto Parts 200 Twitter posts. * NASCAR is amazing. A couple years ago there were rumors that the NASCAR Nationwide Series was leaving Montreal. Now there’s enough buzz about the Sprint Cup coming to make your teeth chatter. * That said, how much will Dodge’s departure from NASCAR affect this race’s feature? The brand is a ubiquitous...
Via As the World Turns (Left)
August 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Justin Allgaier Surprise Winner of Nationwide Race at Montreal

  Justin Allgaier might come from a family whose roots are deeply planted in oval track stock-car racing but Saturday afternoon, Lil' Gator proved he can turn left and right with the best of the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Allgaier captured his first win of the season at the NAPA Auto Parts 200 presented by Dodge on Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, emerging in front after...
Via Race Review Online
August 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Nationwide Series Heads North of the Border for Second Straight Road Course Event

  Saturday’s Montreal Race To Have Strong Canadian Presence As the NASCAR Nationwide Series heads north of the border this weekend, the locale isn’t the only aspect of the weekend that will have a Canadian flavor to it. Currently, there are nine drivers from Canada on the entry list vying for a spot in Saturday’s NAPA Auto Parts 200 Presented by Dodge at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve...
Via Race Review Online
August 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Allgaier wins Montreal Nationwide race

Justin Allgaier passed Jacques Villeneuve on the final lap during a green-white-checkered finish and won the Nationwide race at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, depriving the French Canadian of his first victory at any level in NASCAR. Villeneuve, who started third, survived three late restarts in a wild race that went six extra laps and saw Danica Patrick lead 20 laps. But Villeneuve...
Via Fox Sports
August 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Danica Patrick improving in Nationwide

The last time Danica Patrick and Jacques Villeneuve crossed paths on a Nationwide road course, she was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Now she gets to race against him again Saturday - on a track named after his dad. The NAPA 200 is the third and final road race of the Nationwide season, and Villeneuve is on pole. ''It is what it is,'' Patrick said Friday...
Via AP on Fox
August 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Owen Kelly: Please Kyle, don't come to Montreal

Owen Kelly might just have the most agonizing job this week in the NASCAR Nationwide garage. For the second straight year, he was scheduled to qualify a car and then watch the race at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. ''It's a funny feeling. It's really weird,'' Kelly said after posting the fourth fastest time in Friday's first practice for the NAPA 200 in Kyle...
Via AP on Fox
August 17, 2012  |  Discuss
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