Delaware: Pierre Bourque preview

BOURQUE READY FOR CANADIAN NASCAR SEASON OPENER Ottawa, ON. (June 2, 2010) NASCAR Driver Pierre Bourque has a new team, a new car number, and a new sense of optimism going into the start of the 2010 Canadian NASCAR season, set to begin June...

BOURQUE READY FOR CANADIAN NASCAR SEASON OPENER

Ottawa, ON. (June 2, 2010) NASCAR Driver Pierre Bourque has a new team, a new car number, and a new sense of optimism going into the start of the 2010 Canadian NASCAR season, set to begin June 5th at Delaware Speedway near London, Ontario.

For the past several years, Bourque has run in select Canadian NASCAR events as part of the Whitlock Motorsports team. With former stock car champ Dave Whitlock hanging up his helmet and withdrawing from the racing business at the end of '09, Bourque reached an agreement with DJ Kennington and DJK Racing to provide him with top quality equipment for this year's campaign.

"I couldn't be happier about coming aboard with DJ and the whole team" said Bourque. "He's a hungry driver and a team owner with a proven track record as a front runner fielding well-prepared cars. I'm thrilled to come aboard. It gives us a solid footing for success every race we'll do together this season."

So far, the team's been out testing at two venues on this season's schedule, Kawartha and Delaware speedways. "The two sessions were a great opportunity for everyone to get to know each other and to feel each other out" said the driver. "With a new team it takes a little time to explain what I'm looking for in the car and for the team to understand what I'm telling them" he added.

Both team and driver are confident they will improve performance as the season develops. DJ Kennington, who built Bourque's racing car, is equally pleased with how things have gone so far. "You couldn't ask for a better teammate than Pierre", said Kennington. "He's professional and passionate. He knows what he wants and what the car needs to get better. He's extremely media-savvy and a sponsor's dream from a marketing and spokesperson's perspective. I'm really excited about the season" he added.

Also new for Pierre Bourque this year is a new number. Bourque will drive the #00 this season. "Aaron's is back as our primary sponsor for many races. They run #00 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup so it seemed right to align with them up here. Later this season, Bourque will also carry sponsorship from Mahindra Tractors for the Trois-Rivieres event.

-source: pierre bourque PR

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Series NASCAR Canada
Drivers Dave Whitlock , Pierre Bourque