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Micks returns to Montreal as defending champ "We need to get the monkey off our back." MT. ALBERT, ONTARIO (August 2, 2007) -- Kerry Micks will return as defending champion to the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in...

                  Micks returns to Montreal as defending champ

"We need to get the monkey off our back."

MT. ALBERT, ONTARIO (August 2, 2007) -- Kerry Micks will return as defending champion to the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal this weekend for the NAPA AUTOPRO 100 in the Mick Motorsports Beyond Digital Imaging Ford Taurus.

Micks Headshot In the third of four scheduled road course races on the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Sirius Satellite Radio schedule in 2007, Micks is confident he and the team can get things done.

"We have been strong at both road course races this year and there is nothing that we would like better than to win again in Montreal," explained Micks, who lives in Mount Albert, ON. "Bad luck plagued us at Mosport and in Edmonton and we need to turn things around, we need to get the monkey off our back."

Micks was victorious in last year's CASCAR Super Series event at the track that sits on a man-made island in the St. Lawrence River. It was named after the late Canadian driver Gilles Villeneuve, father of 1997 F1 world champion Jacques Villeneuve.

"Last year's race was one of the most exciting races I've ever run in," added Micks, the team owner and driver of the Mick Motorsports Beyond Digital Imaging Ford Taurus. "It took a pass late in the race last year to win and our plan this year is to good and consistent all race long."

The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is the venue for the Formula One Canadian Grand Prix, NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, and, as of 2007, a NASCAR Busch Series and Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series race. The road course circuit, is actually a street circuit, with barriers lining portions of the track, on Île Notre-Dame, part of the city of Montreal.

The event will be race six in the 12-race NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, at Montreal's famed Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Quebec on the 15-turn 2.71-mile permanent road course on August 3-4.

-credit: mm

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Series NASCAR Canada
Drivers Jacques Villeneuve , Gilles Villeneuve , Kerry Micks