Pierre Bourque makes series debut at Montreal

PIERRE BOURQUE MAKES NATIONWIDE SERIES DEBUT AT MONTREAL Ottawa, ON (August 25, 2010) NASCAR driver Pierre Bourque will make his debut in the NASCAR Nationwide Series this coming Sunday August 29th at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, QC ...

PIERRE BOURQUE MAKES NATIONWIDE SERIES DEBUT AT MONTREAL

Ottawa, ON (August 25, 2010) NASCAR driver Pierre Bourque will make his debut in the NASCAR Nationwide Series this coming Sunday August 29th at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, QC driving the #61 Avaya entry prepared by Specialty Racing out of Statesville, North Carolina.

This is the latest step in what has been a very busy racing season for Bourque in 2010. He has competed every scheduled event on the NASCAR Canadian Tire series and sits eleventh in the overall standings. Bourque can't wait to get behind the wheel of the #61 Avaya Car. "This is a tremendous opportunity and real thrill for me" said Bourque. "I can't think of a better place to make my first Nationwide Series run than here in Canada and on this fantastic track" he added.

Pierre Bourque came to know the group at Specialty Racing through his teammate in the Canadian Tire Series DJ Kennington. "Specialty Racing prepared the car that DJ ran last year in the Montreal Nationwide event and when this opportunity to drive the #61 Avaya car came up I was very enthusiastic to get involved" he stated.

Though it is his first run in the Nationwide Series Bourque expects to see results. "Talking with the team and getting to know them a little bit I like what I hear" said the driver. "I know we'll both have some learning to do and having good communication will be the key but I like what's happened so far and I'm very optimistic" he added.

Bourque has had success before on the track named after the Formula One great, scoring a seventh place finish during last year's Canadian Tire series race. "I know we're capable of strong results like we had last year and with a team I know can prepare good equipment I expect to have a very good day" he added.

-source: tl sports

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Gilles Villeneuve , Pierre Bourque