Delaware: Pierre Bourque race report

BEST EVER FINISH FOR PIERRE BOURQUE London, ON. (June 6, 2010) NASCAR Driver Pierre Bourque began his 2010 Canadian NASCAR racing season this past Saturday at Delaware Speedway near London, Ontario in the Keystone Light 200. Bourque along...

BEST EVER FINISH FOR PIERRE BOURQUE

London, ON. (June 6, 2010) NASCAR Driver Pierre Bourque began his 2010 Canadian NASCAR racing season this past Saturday at Delaware Speedway near London, Ontario in the Keystone Light 200. Bourque along with the #00 Telus Dodge team worked exhaustively throughout the entire day to improve the handling and performance of the race car and achieve a strong finish to start the season. Their efforts were rewarded with his best ever series result.

New this season Pierre's #00 Telus Dodge entry is fielded by DJK Motorsports. Moving to a new team presents challenges for a driver to communicate to his new team how the car is handling and what changes are necessary to achieve maximum results. This process takes time and it was a struggle for the #00 Telus Dodge team early in the day. Bourque would begin the 200 lap feature event from the tail end of the field.

"I didn't start well today, but wasn't at all discouraged because the team was working so hard, they worked as a team and I knew we could only get better" said the driver. Bourque would go down a lap to the leaders but did regain it after improving on every circuit around the half mile oval and staying away from the many incidents on the track.

As the laps ticked away and rain showers were looming Bourque continued to maintain as consistent and quick a pace as he could in the #00 Telus Dodge and his efforts were rewarded. A late caution period set the field up for a green, white checker finish and Bourque took advantage of the situation. As cars were colliding ahead of him Pierre was able to gain spots right up until the final lap and concluded the race with a sixth place finish.

At the conclusion of the race Pierre Bourque was extremely pleased with the efforts of the entire #00 Telus Dodge team and very pleased about their first effort of the 2010 season together. "Not only was it was a lot of fun to start from the back and finish where I did, but it's the very best finish that I've ever had in the series, so to start off the season, what more could I ask for"

-source: tls

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