NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Statistical Advance: Analyzing The Pinty’s Presents The Clarington 200 At Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 27, 2013) – The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 makes a second visit to the road course at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park near Bowmanville, Ont., for the first time this season. Practice and qualifying for the Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 31 and the race is set to be contested on Sunday, Sept. 1. Below is a statistical look at the recent performance of selected drivers at the track, as well as some other statistical trends:

CTMP Race Setup

·         Andrew Ranger has two wins and three poles in five Canadian Tire Motorsport Park road course starts for an average starting position of 2.2 and average finish of 2.8.


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·         J.R. Fitzpatrick leads series drivers with three road course victories at CTMP and has six top-three finishes in seven tries.

·         D.J. Kennington’s worst finish in seven starts on the road course is sixth in 2010.

·         Eight drivers on the entry list have not yet raced on the legendary Canadian circuit.

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series At Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

·         This is the series’ eighth visit to the historic road course nestled in the hills of Ontario.

·         This is the series’ first time to visit the road course at CTMP twice in one season.

·         The Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 is 201.8 kilometers in length.

·         The Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 will be telecast live on TSN2 with coverage beginning at 11 a.m. ET, and air on a tape-delayed basis on RDS2 on Friday, Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. ET.

·         In the seven previous events, there has been an average of 2.7 caution periods for an average of 10.1 laps with a record six cautions for 21 laps in 2011.

·         The earliest caution has come at Lap 3 (2011); the latest on Lap 48 (2008).

·         The average starting position of the winner is 2.1 and the average finish of the pole sitter is 6.1.

·         The lead has changed hands an average of 6.1 times in six events including a record nine lead changes in 2012 after seven in 2011.

·         Only once (2008) has the race been extended past the advertised distance of 51 laps.

·         The closest margin of victory is .338 seconds by J.R. Fitzpatrick in 2012 and the largest belongs to Andrew Ranger in 2009 at 6.678 seconds.

·         All three series manufacturers have been to Victory Lane – Chevrolet with J.R. Fitzpatrick, Dodge with D.J. Kennington and L.P. Dumoulin, and Ford with Andrew Ranger.

 

CTMP Data

Race: #10 of 12 (9/1/13)

Track Layout: 2.459-mile road course

Race Length: 51 laps (125.4 miles, 201.8 kilometers)

 

Records

1-Lap Qualifying: J.R. Fitzpatrick, Chevrolet, 83.286 seconds, 106.289 mph, May 18, 2013

51-Lap Race: Andrew Ranger, Ford, 1 hr., 26 min., 39 sec., 86.838 mph, June 17, 2007

 

Race Winners

J.R. Fitzpatrick ……………………………. 3

Andrew Ranger ……………………………. 2

L.P. Dumoulin……………………………… 1

D.J. Kennington ………………………….. 1

 

Pole Winners

Andrew Ranger ……………………………. 3

Scott Steckly ……………………………… 2

J.R. Fitzpatrick…………………………….. 1

 

Manufacturer Wins

Chevrolet …………………………………… 3

Dodge……………………………………….. 2

Ford …………………………………………. 2

 

Laps Led

J.R. Fitzpatrick …………………………. 136

Andrew Ranger ………………………….. 50

Peter Gibbons …………………………… 39

 

Selected Driver Information:

Ron Beauchamp Jr. (No. 60 Mopar/Exide/Pennzoil Dodge)

·         Finished 16th in the season opener at CTMP

·         Best track finish in seven starts was third in 2007.

·         Has led 11 laps at the Ontario circuit.

·         Has top-10 finishes in three of his last five series starts.

·         One of four drivers to start all 84 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series races.

 

James Buescher (No. 24 22 Racing Dodge)

·         Making track and series debut.

·         Second in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standings this season with one win, three top fives, seven top 10s and one pole in 13 starts.

·         Was the 2012 Camping World Truck Series champion.

·         Has five career Camping World Truck Series victories.

 

Robin Buck (No. 66 Quaker State Dodge)

·         Scored a fifth-place finish in May on the CTMP road course.

·         Posted a track career-best finish of third in 2011.

·         Has top-10 finishes in four of his last five starts at the track.

·         Registered his first CTMP top-10 finish of sixth in 2009.

·         Has led a total of 18 laps in his six starts at the track.

·         Earned both of his series-career wins – Circuit ICAR and Circuit de Trois-Rivieres – in 2011.

 

Jeb Burton (No. 7 State Water Heaters Dodge)

·         Making track and series debut.

·         Third in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standings this season with one win, three top fives, seven top 10s and four poles in 13 starts.

·         Is a member of the prestigious NASCAR Next program that identifies young talent in NASCAR.

·         Son of Ward Burton and nephew of Jeff Burton, both NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competitors.

 

Ty Dillon (No. 4 Fitzpatrick Motorsports Chevrolet)

·         Posted a seventh-place finish in May track debut.

·         Fourth in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standings this season with one win, four top fives and seven top 10s in 13 starts.

·         Was the 2012 Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year.

·         Grandson of Richard Childress and the son of Richard Childress Racing (RCR) vice president of competition Mike Dillon.

 

Noel Dowler (No. 5 EMCO/Praxair/Safety Kleen Dodge)

·         Finished eighth in May at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park for his best finish in three starts there.

·         Scored a 16th-place finish in his 2011 track debut.

·         Has a top-10 finish in three of his last four series starts.

 

Louis-Philipe Dumoulin (No. 47 WeatherTech Canada/Bellemare Dodge)

·         Registered his first Canadian Tire Series victory in the season opener on May 19 on the road course at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

·         Finished fifth in the 2012 CTMP road course event.

·         Scored his first career pole win last season at Trois-Rivieres, Quebec.

·         Was the 2011 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Rookie of the Year.

·         Made his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut on Aug. 20, 2012 at Montreal’s Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

 

J.R. Fitzpatrick (No. 84 Equipment Express Chevrolet)

·         Started on the pole and finished 27th in the season opener this season after a mechanical failure.

·         Has three (2008, 2010 and 2012) CTMP road course wins to his credit.

·         Scored runner-up finishes in 2007 and 2011 at the Ontario circuit.

·         Has led a series-best 136 laps at the track.

·         Is the series’ all-time leader in poles with 14.

·         Seven of his eight career series wins have come on road courses – CTMP (3), Edmonton (2) and Montreal (2); his oval track win came in July 2007 at Motoplex Speedway.

 

Alex Guenette (No. 39 Kawasaki/Motos Illimitées/DLGL Dodge)

·         Recorded a 26th-place finish in May series debut.

·         Scored a season-best finish of second in last start on July 27 at St. Eustache, Que.

·         Tied with Ryley Seibert atop the series’ rookie-of-the-year standings.

 

Chad Hackenbracht (No. 27 Jacombs Motorsports)

·         Making track and series debut.

·         Has made four NASCAR Nationwide Series and two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts this season.

 

Jason Hathaway (No. 3 Snap-on Tools/Rockstar Energy Drink Dodge)

·         Posted a track career-best finish of third in the May 2013 season opener at CTMP.

·         Has four top-10 finishes in seven starts at the track.

·         Finished inside the top 10 in three of this last four outings at the CTMP road course.

·         Snapped a 59-race winless streak in last start on Aug. 17 at Riverside International Speedway for second series career win.

·         One of four drivers to start all 84 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series races.

 

D.J. Kennington (No. 17 Castrol Edge/Mahindra Tractors Dodge)

·         Finished fourth to open the 2013 season at CTMP.

·         Earned first series road-course victory in 2011 at CTMP.

·         Has a top-five finish in six of his seven starts at the track.

·         Tops the all-time Canadian Tire Series wins list with 19.

·         Won 2010 and 2012 series championships.

·         Scored a single-season series record of seven wins in 2012.

·         One of four drivers to start all 84 NCATS races.

 

Jeff Lapcevich (No. 76 Tim Hortons Dodge)

·         Registered a track-best second-place finish in May.

·         Scored a top-five finish (4th) in the 2011 CTMP race.

·         Has a streak of five straight top-10 finishes on the road course at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

·         Changed car number to 76 from 23 to honor the passing of his father, Joe, earlier this year.

 

Kerry Micks (No. 02 Leland/BDI Ford)

·         Finished sixth in the May season opener at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

·         Had a track career-best finish of fifth in the 2010 race.

·         Has top-10 finishes in three of his last four road course starts at the Ontario track.

·         Has led eight laps in Canadian Tire Series action at CTMP.

·         Two of his three series-career wins have come on road-courses (Montreal and Trois-Rivieres in 2007).

 

Andrew Ranger (No. 28 La Cité de Mirabel Inc./Plancher2000.ca Dodge)

·         Finished fourth in his last CTMP road course start in 2012.

·         Won the 2007 and 2009 visits to the Ontario road course.

·         Has led 50 laps on the 2.459-mile circuit.

·         Has 14 series career road-course win with nine of those coming in Quebec.

·         His 17 series career wins rank second on series’ all-time list.

·         Won 2007 and 2009 series titles.

 

Martin Roy (No. 90 Batteries Expert/Veloce/Gamache Dodge)

·         Finished 20th in the May season opener at CTMP.

·         Best finish in three starts at the track was 14th in 2011.

·         Won 2012 series Rookie-of-the-Year honors.

 

Ryley Seibert (No. 09 Lake Excavating/Emco Waterworks Dodge)

·         Recorded an 11th-place finish in May track debut.

·         Scored a season-best finish of eighth on July 13 at his home track – Motoplex Speedway in Vernon, B.C.

·         Tied with Alex Guenette in series’ Rookie-of-the-Year standings.

 

Scott Steckly (No. 22 Canadian Tire Dodge)

·         Finished 24th in May at CTMP after a Lap 13 accident.

·         Best finish in seven starts at the track was third in 2012.

·         Has four top-five finishes in seven career starts on the Ontario road course.

·         Has a slim four-point advantage over Kennington in the championship standings.

·         His 14 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series victories rank third on the all-time list.

·         Won 2008 and 2011 series championships.

·         One of four drivers to start all 84 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series races.

 


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