Thursday, April 28, 2011

2011 Plans for Go Canada Racing Announced; Two Sprint Cup Runs Planned

Photo Credit: Greig Reekie

This past weekend's NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Nashville Superspeedway marked the inaugural outing for the #67 Go Canada Racing Ford Mustang. A team founded by Canadian investment firm co-founder Steve Meehan, the new Nationwide Series race team was assembled around Canadian stock car prospect J.R. Fitzpatrick. In the Nashville 300 race last Saturday, Fitzpatrick and the #67 Go Canada Racing team qualified 21st. In their first field test as a full-fledged organization, the efforts over the race's 300-miles secured a 27st place finish 4 laps down to Nashville winner Carl Edwards. While the team was disappointed not to experience breakaway success, the #67 Canadian-based NASCAR Nationwide Series team completed the final distance of their initial event. 

Determined to build on their first track appearance, Go Canada Racing has announced plans for 9 additional NASCAR Nationwide Series events in 2011. Consisting of 6 ovals and all 3 road courses, the team's next race will by the May event at the one-mile Dover International Speedway. JR Fitzpatrick will wheel the #67 stock car in these Nationwide Series races having competed on all tracks with exception of Chicagoland in either previous NASCAR Nationwide or Camping World Truck Series events.

JR Fitzpatrick and Go Canada Racing will also vie to be part of the August NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Ponoco Raceway as well as the road course at Watkins Glen. Qualifying for either of these races will be a significant first for the race team and Fitzpatrick.

NASCAR Nationwide Series

May 14- Dover International Speedway (Dover, DE
Jun 18- Michigan International Speedway (Brooklyn, MI)
Jun 25- Road America (Elkhart Lake, WI)
Jul 16- New Hampshire Motor Speedway (Loudon, NH)
Aug 20- Circuit Gilles Villeneuve (Montreal, QC, Canada)
Sep 17- Chicagoland Speedway (Chicago,Il)
Oct 1- Dover International Speedway (Dover, DE)
Nov 12- Phoenix International Raceway (Phoenix, AZ)
Nov 19- Homestead-Miami Speedway (Miami, FL)

NASCAR Sprint Cup
Aug 7- Pocono International Raceway (Pocono, PA)
Aug 14- Watkins Glen International (Watkins Glen, NY)

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