Pierre Bourque Heads to Iowa with Eddie Sharp Racing NEWTON, Iowa (April 17, 2008) - Canadian native Pierre Bourque returns to the ARCA RE/MAX Series this weekend with Eddie Sharp Racing. Bourque will be behind the wheel of the No. 02 impreMedia...
Pierre Bourque Heads to Iowa with Eddie Sharp Racing
NEWTON, Iowa (April 17, 2008) - Canadian native Pierre Bourque returns to the ARCA RE/MAX Series this weekend with Eddie Sharp Racing. Bourque will be behind the wheel of the No. 02 impreMedia Dodge in the Prairie Meadows 250 at Iowa Speedway, the first of a multi-race run with ESR.
"I am thrilled to be back with Eddie Sharp Racing here at Iowa Speedway," stated Bourque. "I'm looking forward to the next several races with the ESR team. This is a great program and I very much enjoy being a part of it. "
[IMAGE]In preparation for the upcoming races, Bourque and his Eddie Sharp Racing team have spent time on track at Rockingham and Iowa Speedways at the ARCA RE/MAX Series open test sessions. Inclement weather rained out the team's efforts to test ARS open tests at Kansas Speedway and, just this week, at Kentucky Speedway.
"The weather has definitely been frustrating," commented Bourque. "We lost valuable track time that would have been very beneficial to us. But, I know my team will bring a great car to the races and we'll just have to work to get it dialed-in during practice sessions."
Bourque has previously competed in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, NASCAR Camping World Series (formerly the NASCAR Busch East Series), the ARCA RE/MAX Series and the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona.
The veteran driver was last seen with Eddie Sharp Racing at the ARCA 200 at Daytona International Speedway. Starting in the 14th position, Bourque was running in the top-5 when another car blew a tire and collected the No. 93 impreMedia Dodge Charger. Suffering suspension damage from the impact, Bourque retired the car to the garage after 58 laps, finishing 24th.