NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Statistical Advance: CTMP
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Analyzing The Pinty’s Presents The Clarington 200 At Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 13, 2015) – The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 is set to start its 2015 season on Sunday with the Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 as part of Victoria Day SpeedFest at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario. Below is a statistical look at the performance of the series and selected drivers at the track:
Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Race Setup:
· This will be the 99th overall race in series history, and Canadian Tire Motorsport Park will become the first track to play host to 11 series events.
· Reigning series champion L.P. Dumoulin is a two-time winner at CTMP, and will look to become just the second driver to start a title defense with a win following Scott Steckly (2009, `12).
· Jeff Lapcevich has finished as the runner-up in three of the last four CTMP events. His 5.9 average finish at the track ranks second all-time among active drivers, trailing only D.J. Kennington’s mark of 4.0.
· There are 10 drivers with rookie status among the 27 race entries, including five that will make their series debut.
At Canadian Tire Motorsport Park:
· Opened in 1961 as Mosport Park. The name Mosport was a contraction of motor sport.
· Has played host to the American Le Mans Series, CASCAR Super Series, Can-Am, Formula 1, IndyCar, Tudor United SportsCar and USAC Champ Car, among others, through the years.
· Welcomed the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 for the first time on June 17, 2007 in an event won by Andrew Ranger.
· Was renamed from Mosport International Raceway to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in February 2012.
· Held its inaugural NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event on Sept. 1, 2013, won by Chase Elliott.
· CTMP has welcomed the NCATS 10 times previously, which is tied for the most events any track has held since the series began competition in 2007.
· This is the third season in a row that CTMP will have two NCATS road course events after single races there from 2007-12.
· Seven drivers have participated in all 10 previous events, and five are expected to extend the streak this week.
· The 10 previous races have produced four different winners, led by J.R. Fitzpatrick’s five.
· There have been four different pole winners in the 10 contests, led by Andrew Ranger’s five.
· There has yet to be a wire-to-wire victory at CTMP, but both of Ranger’s wins were earned from the pole.
· Fitzpatrick was the youngest CTMP race winner at 20 years, 1 month and 6 days in 2008.
· L.P. Dumoulin was the oldest CTMP victor at 34 years, 6 months and 11 days in 2013.
Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Data
Race #: 1 of 11 overall, 1 of 2 at CTMP
Track Layout: 2.459-mile, 10-turn road course
Race Length: 51 laps (125.4 miles, 201.8 kilometers)
Telecast: May 23, 1 p.m. ET, TSN; June 14, 4:30 p.m., RDS2
2014 Race Winner: J.R. Fitzpatrick, Chevrolet, 69.219 mph, 1 hr. 55 mins. 6 secs.
2014 Pole Winner: Andrew Ranger, Dodge, 106.712 mph, 82.956 secs.
Qualifying Record: Andrew Ranger, Dodge, 106.712 mph, 82.956 secs., 5/18/14
Active Category Leaders at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park:
1. L.P. Dumoulin … 2
Andrew Ranger … 2
3. D.J. Kennington … 1
1. Andrew Ranger … 5
2. Scott Steckly … 2
3. Jeff Lapcevich … 1
1. D.J. Kennington … 8
2. L.P. Dumoulin … 5
Andrew Ranger … 5
Scott Steckly … 5
1. D.J. Kennington … 10
2. Jeff Lapcevich … 9
3. Andrew Ranger … 6
1. J.R. Fitzpatrick … 185
2. Andrew Ranger … 50
3. L.P. Dumoulin … 44
1. D.J. Kennington … 506 (all)
Jeff Lapcevich … 506
3. Kerry Micks … 488
Select Driver Highlights:
Marc-Antoine Camirand (No. 99 Grafoid/Braille Battery Chevrolet)
· Has a pole and two top 10s in seven career NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 starts.
· Has an average start position of fifth and an average finish of 17.5 in six career road course races.
· First top-five, and best career finish, was a third-place effort last August at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
· Has finishes of sixth, 19th and third in three career starts at CTMP.
J.F. Dumoulin (No. 04 Bernier Crepeau Chrysler/Bellemare Dodge)
· Has nine top 10s in 19 career NCATS starts.
· All 19 of his appearances have come on road courses, where he’s posted an average finish of 14th and a best result of fourth at Circuit de Trois-Rivieres in 2014.
· Has finishes of 22nd, 15th and 12th in three career starts at CTMP.
L.P. Dumoulin (No. 47 WeatherTech Canada/Bellemare Dodge)
· The 2014 NCATS Champion and 2011 Rookie of the Year has four wins, a pole, 18 top fives and 29 top 10s in 48 career starts.
· Has three wins, a pole, 14 top 10s and an average finish of 10th in 22 career road course starts.
· First two career triumphs came at CTMP in a 2013 season sweep of events at the road course. He became the first back-to-back winner there in series history.
· Has five top fives and an average finish of sixth in six CTMP starts.
Jason Hathaway (No. 3 Fast Eddie Racewear/Choko Chevrolet)
· Has five wins and 59 top 10s in 98 career starts. Is one of three drivers to compete in every race in NCATS history.
· Has 15 top 10s, an average finish of 14th and a best result of second (Edmonton City Centre Airport in 2012) in 35 career road course starts.
· Has four top 10s, an average finish of 15.5 and a best result of third (May 2013) across the 10 CTMP events.
D.J. Kennington (No. 17 Castrol Edge/Mahindra Tractors Dodge)
· The 2010 and 2012 NCATS champion. Maintains series record for career wins (tied-19), top fives (68) and top 10s (82), and is one of three drivers to start each of the 98 all-time events. Also ranks second in series history in laps led (2,754) and fifth in poles (10).
· Is tied with Scott Steckly for the NCATS record for most career oval victories with 16, and has won at eight different circle tracks. All 10 of his career poles have been earned ovals.
· Has a streak of 61-consecutive races without at DNF. Last DNF came at Riverside International Speedway in 2009.
· Has two wins, 23 top fives, 27 top 10s and an average finish of seventh in 35 career road course starts.
· Has a win (2011), a series-best average finish of fourth and is the only driver with top 10s in all 10 events at CTMP.
Alex Labbe (No. 36 Lou’s BBQ/VR Victoriaville Dodge)
· Has a pole, a pair of top fives and four top 10s in nine career starts. The pole came at Autodrome St-Eustache and his best career finish was second at Riverside, both in 2014.
· Has three top 10s, an average finish of 15th and a best result of fourth (Circuit ICAR in 2014) in seven career road course starts.
· This will be his first career NCATS appearance at CTMP, and first in Ontario.
Jeff Lapcevich (No. 76 Tim Hortons Dodge)
· Has a pole, 16 top fives and 40 top 10s in 60 career starts.
· Has 23 top 10s and an average finish of eight in 28 career road course starts.
· Has top 10s in nine of the 10 all-time CTMP with an average finish of sixth, and three runner-ups (May 2013, May 2014, Aug. 2014). His one pole also came at CTMP in Sept. 2013.
Kerry Micks (No. 02 Johnsonville/Leland/BDI Ford)
· Has three wins, four poles and 52 top 10s in 82 career starts.
· Has two wins, a pole, 21 top 10s and an average finish of 10th in 34 career road course starts.
· Has four top 10s, an average finish of 12.5 and a best result of fifth (2010) in the 10 previous CTMP events.
Kevin O’Connell (No. 00 Gemini Southern Chevrolet)
· With his NCATS debut in this race, he will become the first driver to compete in all three of NASCAR’s international series. He raced with the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series in 2013 and the NASCAR Mexico Series earlier this year.
· Has six career NASCAR XFINITY Series starts, all on road courses, with an average finish of 28th and a best result of third at Road America in 2014. Also has four career NASCAR K&N Pro Series West road course appearances.
· The 2007 and 2009 champion is tied for the series all-time wins lead (19) and ranks second in poles (15). Has 43 top fives and 60 top 10s in 72 career starts.
· Has 15 wins, all 15 of his poles, 27 top fives and both an average start and average finish of fourth in 32 career road course starts. His 25 races led and 421 laps led are both series road course records.
· Has two wins (2007, `09), a record five poles (2007, `09, `10, May & Aug. `14), six top 10s and an average finish of eighth in eight previous CTMP appearances.
Scott Steckly (No. 22 Canadian Tire/Mobil 1 Dodge)
· Has a series-leading three championships (2008, `11, `13) through the first eight years of NCATS competition.
· Owner of 16 wins, 13 poles, 59 top fives and 72 top 10s in 98 career starts. His top fives and top 10s totals rank second all-time while his wins and poles sit third in the record book. Is the all-time leader in laps led at 3,722 and is one of three drivers to start each of the 98 all-time events.
· Has three poles, three runner-ups, 19 top fives, 28 top 10s and an average finish of ninth in 35 career road course starts.
Up To Speed:
· The 2015 season is the ninth for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1.
· The 2015 schedule features 11 races at 10 different tracks across five provinces.
· The next race, June 13 at Quebec’s Autodrome Chaudiere, will be the 100th overall race in NCATS history.