Monday, May 23, 2016

LP Dumoulin Fought Tirelessly

On the starting grid in fifth place, everything was lined up for the #47 WeatherTech Canada / Groupe Bellemare team to have a strong on-track performance. Louis-Philippe Dumoulin has used strategy throughout the weekend to compensate for the mechanical problem of the braking system. Even though the multiple pit stops have relegated the car to the tail end of the pack, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin showed up in the top-5 at the end of the race. In the last corner of the final lap, a competitor made him to go into a tailspin and lose his place, causing him to end up crossing the finish line in twelfth place.

“This last May, we haven’t had the opportunity to test the car’s on-track behavior enough due to rain. The problem with the brake pedal was not fixed, and there was hydraulic loss which we had to compensate for throughout the race with pit stops to manage oil levels in the braking system. At the end of the race, I was only using the front brakes,” explains the driver of the #47 WeatherTech Canada / Groupe Bellemare car.

The #47 WeatherTech Canada / Groupe Bellemare team has done an excellent job through the whole weekend in order to ensure they earned as many points as possible for the championship. “Now we have to concentrate on the next race,” adds Louis-Philippe Dumoulin.

Next race: Autodrome Chaudière, Québec, Canada

Louis-Philippe Dumoulin will be back on track this upcoming June 11th on the oval circuit of Autodrome Chaudière (the race starts at 8 PM).

The race will be broadcast on TSN on Sunday, May 29 at noon, on Tuesday, May 31 at 4 PM and midnight, as well as on RDS2 on Sunday, June 12 at 11 PM, and on Tuesday, June 14 at 4:30 PM. (Dumoulin Competition)

NASCAR to Honor Fallen U.S. Armed Forces Members with Windshield Tribute at Charlotte

Continuing the sport's long-standing tradition of honoring the United States Armed Forces, all 40 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers will bear the name of a fallen service member on their race car windshields during Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. For the second consecutive year, "600 Miles of Remembrance" will pay tribute this Memorial Day Weekend to those who bravely served and died defending our country. Windshield headers normally reserved for drivers' last names will read "SGT
HARVEY," "LCPL RAMIREZ," and "SPC BEAUDOIN," among other names of the fallen. The special tribute will commemorate the launch of NASCAR: An American Salute, the industry's collective expression of respect and gratitude for members of the U.S. Armed Forces, past and present. Fans can follow the conversation on social media using #NASCARSalutes. Many of the service members whose names will be displayed on the race cars were chosen by the teams, and some have unique connections to the fallen. Toyota will also honor the names of fallen service members on its pace cars and grand marshal cars for the Coca-Cola 600 as part of 600 Miles of Remembrance. Many of the families of the service members being recognized will be in attendance at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The track will host more than 6,000 active military members at the Coca-Cola 600 in honor of Memorial Day.

Throughout the week, NASCAR: An American Salute will feature various activities demonstrating the industry's support for the military, including:

  • During Saturday's Hisense 4K TV 300, NASCAR XFINITY Series drivers will display red, white and blue XFINITY windshield decals on their race cars.
  • Goodyear will replace the "Eagle" sidewall design with "Support Our Troops" messaging on all tires used during the Memorial Day Weekend races.
  • NASCAR, Coca-Cola and Mars, through the annual military support program, DeCA, will offer a sweepstakes to shoppers at more than 180 commissaries who will have a chance to win a trip for two to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion's Week in Las Vegas. The kickoff event will take place at Fort Bragg on May 25 and feature #11 Joe Gibbs Racing driver Denny Hamlin. The 2016 DAYTONA 500 winner will tour the Warrior Transition Battalion Unit and visit with families at the South Commissary.
  • In partnership with Operation Gratitude, Mars will invite race fans to help assemble care packages for the troops in the midway at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The care packages will include Mars candy and be shipped following the Coca-Cola 600 to deployed military members.
  • NASCAR and Honor and Remember, Inc. will display specially prepared Honor and Remember flags representing those who lost their life in service to our country from each of the 50 United States throughout the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series garage at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
During the Coca Cola 600 pre-race broadcast, FOX Sports will recognize all service members who have lost their lives in the past year by displaying their names and branch of service on a graphic scroll. This Sunday, NASCAR drivers will discuss 600 Miles of Remembrance on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (channel 90) during a special military tribute show airing at 1:00pm/et. The Dialed In Salute to the Troops special, hosted by Claire B. Lang, will feature interviews with several drivers as well as service men and service women from different branches of the military. To view an online gallery of the service members honored as part of 600 Miles of Remembrance, visit NASCAR.com/salute. (NASCAR)

A Race Marked By Efficiency and Consistency For Jean-Francois Dumoulin

Bowmanville (Ontario, Canada), May 23, 2016 – Behind the wheel of the Dodge #04 Spectra Premium/ Bernier Crépeau / Groupe Bellemare / MIA, Jean-François Dumoulin has demonstrated the potential of both his car and himself yesterday, showing his full array of skills as a racer on the Canadian Motorsport Park’s circuit in Bowmanville, Ontario. Jean-François Dumoulin has maintained his place in the top-3 for several laps, registering the
second best time and crossing the finish line in sixth place.

After its good performance in Saturday morning’s trials, the #04 Spectra Premium/ Bernier Crépeau / Groupe Bellemare / MIA team had high hopes for the qualifications. As Jean-François Dumoulin was heading towards his best lap time, the #59 car had engine issues in the stretch ahead of him, forcing Jean-François to slow down and rank in ninth.

It was a high-octane event, punctuated by five cautions which Jean-François Dumoulin was able to skillfully sneak by.

“I’m very happy with the race. Robin McCluskey and the team have worked endlessly to increase the car’s performance, and it paid dividends. The second gear had issues after the first pit stop, and we still managed to stay in third place for several laps regardless. Over the second restart, the rain certainly didn’t help and we fell behind a few places. Finishing in sixth for the first race of the season is nice, and we’ll be back strong for ICAR,” explains the driver of the #04 Dodge Spectra Premium / Bernier Crépeau / Groupe Bellemare / MIA.

Jean-François Dumoulin and the #04 Spectra Premium / Bernier Crépeau / Groupe Bellemare/ MIA team will be back on track this upcoming July 3rd on the ICAR circuit(Mirabel, Québec).

The race will be broadcast on TSN on Sunday, May 29 at noon, on Tuesday, May 31 at 4 PM and midnight, as well as on RDS2 on Sunday, June 12 at 11 PM, and on Tuesday, June 14 at 4:30 PM. (Dumoulin Competition)

Hisense 4K TV 300 Entry List

The NASCAR Xfinity Series returns after a week off for the Hisense 4K TV 300! Austin Dillon is the defending winner and will look to win it once again this year. Some names make a return to the Xfinity Series including Ryan Blaney who will be driving the #12 Entry for Team Penske. Drew Herring Returns to the #24, Cole Custer returns to the #88. Many drivers look to get a win in front of their hometown crowd and lock themselves in the Chase for 2016.

Entry List

0 Garrett Smithley
01 Ryan Preece
1 Elliott Sadler
2 Austin Dillon
3 Ty Dillon
4 Ross Chastain
6 Darrell Wallace Jr.
07 Ray Black Jr.
7 Justin Allgaier
10 Matt DiBenedetto
11 Blake Koch
12 Ryan Blaney
13 John Jackson
14 Jeff Green
15 Cody Ware
16 Ryan Reed
18 Denny Hamlin
19 Daniel Suarez
20 Erik Jones
21 Spencer Gallagher
22 Joey Logano
24 Drew Herring
25 Timmy Hill
28 Dakoda Armstrong
33 Brandon Jones
39 Ryan Sieg
40 Carl Long
42 Kyle Larson
43 Jeb Burton
44 J.J. Yeley
48 Brennan Poole
51 Jeremy Clements
52 Joey Gase
62 Brendan Gaughan
70 Derrike Cope
74 Mike Harmon
78 B J McLeod
88 Cole Custer
89 Morgan Shepherd
90 Martin Roy
93 Josh Wise
97 Harrison Rhodes

Coca-Cola 600 Entry List

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stays in Charlotte for one more weekend before Starting the Summer Stretch and we are gonna celebrate Memorial Day Weekend with the longest race of the 2016 Season.  Joey Logano held off a hard charging Kyle Larson to win the All Star so he is now the favorite to win the Coca-Cola 600! Drivers like Logano, Kurt Busch, Ryan Blaney, Chase Elliott remain winless and would love to take a 600 victory to land them in the Chase in a few months. The NASCAR News Source will be in attendance for the Coca-Cola 600 also!

Entry List

1 Jamie McMurray
2 Brad Keselowski
3 Austin Dillon
4 Kevin Harvick
5 Kasey Kahne
6 Trevor Bayne
7 Regan Smith
10 Danica Patrick
11 Denny Hamlin
13 Casey Mears
14 Tony Stewart
15 Clint Bowyer
16 Greg Biffle
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
18 Kyle Busch
19 Carl Edwards
20 Matt Kenseth
21 Ryan Blaney
22 Joey Logano
23 David Ragan
24 Chase Elliott
27 Paul Menard
30 Josh Wise
31 Ryan Newman
32 Jeffrey Earnhardt
34 Chris Buescher
38 Landon Cassill
41 Kurt Busch
42 Kyle Larson
43 Aric Almirola
44 Brian Scott
46 Michael Annett
47 AJ Allmendinger
48 Jimmie Johnson
55 Reed Sorenson
78 Martin Truex Jr.
83 Matt DiBenedetto
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
95 Michael McDowell
98 Cole Whitt