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Alex Labbé scores second career Pinty’s Series win

Alex Labbé passes Alex Tagliani late and pulls away in the first race at Delaware Speedway since 2013 for Canadian series.

Alex Labbe
Alex Labbé
Alex Tagliani
Kevin Lacroix
Kevin Lacroix
Podium: second place Andrew Ranger
Louis-Philippe Dumoulin

Last year Alex Labbé had to battle eventual champion Cayden Lapcevich side by side for his first win in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series, this time around it still took a late-race pass but Labbé was able to pull away this time around.

Labbé passed Alex Tagliani on Lap 214 and remained out front the rest of the 250-lap race to win the Fast Eddie/CHOKO 250 in the first NASCAR Pinty’s Series race at the track since 2013.

Tagliani rebounded from a late-race accident in the season opener two weeks ago at CTMP to finish second with D.J. Kennington keeping his streak of top-five finishes at the track intact with a third-place showing.

L.P. Dumoulin and Kevin Lacroix completed the top five.

Andrew Ranger, who started from the pole position, was sixth, followed by J.F. Dumoulin, Jason White, Adam Martin, and Jason Hathaway completed the top-10 finishers.

Lacroix, who won the season opener two weeks ago, started the night in second and led a race-high 126 laps before Tagliani took the lead on Lap 190. Tagliani led the next 24 laps before Labbe made the pass 24.

With this second top-five finish of the season, Lacroix holds a three-point lead on Labbé in the championship standings with Ranger five point points back. Brothers L.P. Dumoulin and J.F. Dumoulin are fourth and fifth, respectively.

Rookie Armani Williams finished 11th in his first career NPS start in a race that was slowed five times by caution with six lead changes among four drivers with Lacroix leading a race-high 126 laps.

FinStrCarDriverTeamLapsPointsB/PointsStatus
1 4 32 Alex Labbe Can-Am/Kappa/Cyclops Gear/Lou's BBQ Ford 250 47 4 Running
2 5 18 Alex Tagliani Epipen/Lowe's/St. Hubert/Fast Wheels Dodge 250 43 1 Running
3 7 17 D.J. Kennington Castrol Edge Dodge 250 41   Running
4 16 47 L.P. Dumoulin WeatherTech Canada/Bellemare Dodge 250 40   Running
5 2 74 Kevin Lacroix Bumper to Bumper/Total/Gates/Go Fast Dodge 250 41 2 Running
6 1 27 Andrew Ranger Mopar/Pennzoil/Mopar Express Lane Dodge 249 38   Running
7 15 04 J.F. Dumoulin Spectra Premium/Bernier/Bellemare Dodge 248 37   Running
8 14 21 Jason White Hal-Nor Plumbing/Powder Ventures Chevrolet 243 36   Running
9 10 9 Adam Martin * Johsonville/Oliviers/Reser's Ford 240 35   Running
10 13 3 Jason Hathaway Kubota/Fast Eddy/CHOKO Dodge 237 34   Brakes
11 17 28 Armani Williams * Race4Autism Dodge 237 33   Running
12 9 76 Cayden Lapcevich APC/Fastline Motorsports Dodge 203 33 1 Running
13 6 5 Noel Dowler EMCO/MFP/Rheem/Kohler/Mobil 1 Dodge 188 31   Rear Axle
14 3 15 Steve Mathews Bill Mathews Motors Ford 169 30   Accident
15 11 02 Mark Dilley Leland/Avenue/Dickies Ford 133 29   Rear End
16 18 95 Anthony Simone Innovative Plumbing/InkYourRide Dodge 102 28   Rear End
17 12 25 Larry Jackson CBRT/Piloti Ford 2 27   Accident
18 8 22 Donald Theetge * Circuit Acura/Le Soliet/L'Antidote Media Dodge 1 26   Accident

 

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