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They're heading South: NASCAR Pinty's Series to race in US next year

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They're heading South: NASCAR Pinty's Series to race in US next year
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Sep 22, 2017, 6:34 PM

NASCAR and New Hampshire Motor Speedway announce the NASCAR Pinty’s Series will make its U.S. debut next September.

Alex Labbé
Alex Tagliani, Kevin Lacroix
Kevin Lacroix
Cayden Lapcevich
Cayden Lapcevich
Andrew Ranger
Third place Alex Labbé
D.J. Kennington
Andrew Ranger

The NASCAR Pinty’s Series enters unchartered territory next season as Canada’s only sanctioned touring series will march south to compete at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

On Friday, NASCAR and the track announced at New Hampshire Motor Speedway that the event weekend will replace the current Cup date that moves to Richmond in the playoffs next season.

The Pinty’s Series will be part of a triple-header including the NASCAR Pinty’s Series, K&N Pro Series and Whelen Modifieds that will be a part of a two-day show.

NASCAR Senior Vice President of Racing Operations Jim Cassidy and Executive Vice President and General Manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway David McGrath were on hand to make the announcement at the speedway.

“I think having the NASCAR Pinty’s Series be part of this event is important,” said Cassidy. “There is a border between Canada and the United States but race fans in both countries share a love for stock car racing.”

The 1.058-mile speedway is set to host a three-race weekend that will feature the longest NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race in its history — 250 laps — in addition to the K&N and Pinty’s Series events is tentatively scheduled for Sept. 21-22 of 2018.

The 2017 NASCAR Pinty’s Series will have its season finale this weekend at Jukasa Motor Speedway.

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and NASCAR K&N Pro Series have raced at the facility numerous times however, but this will be the first time for the Canadian Series that currently competes throughout the country between Edmonton, Alberta and Antigonish, Nova Scotia as well as in Ontario and Quebec.

Canada’s top stock car division, features recent young champions like NASCAR Next driver Cayden Lapcevich (2016) and Alex Labbe – who’ll clinch the 2017 crown by taking the green flag at Jukasa on Saturday.

“NASCAR is very excited to partner with New Hampshire Motor Speedway on this tremendous event,” said George Silbermann, NASCAR vice president, regional and touring series. “This unique tripleheader will bring the best of NASCAR’s touring series to the New England fans in an unprecedented fashion.”

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Series NASCAR Canada
Drivers Doug Coby , Alex Labbé , Cayden Lapcevich
Author Tim Southers