Andrew Ranger, one of the most popular and gifted Quebec racers of his generation, author of a remarkable 3rd place last year at the NAPA Auto Parts 200, presented by Dodge, will indeed be part of the 2010 edition , on August 28 and 29, at the Gilles-Villeneuve circuit. At 23 years old, he will be able to attempt to score his first victory in the NASCAR Nationwide series on the Montreal track thanks to the support of Dodge dealers in Quebec who have chosen to support him for this prestigious event, as well as for four rounds of the series. NASCAR Canadian Tire. To compete against Carl Edwards and Marcos Ambrose, the only runners who beat him last year in Montreal, the Roxton Pond runner will be behind the wheel of a Dodge Charger from the Baker-Curb Racing team during the race. 74 laps of the NASCAR Nationwide Series.

“ We are very pleased to team up with Andrew Ranger to allow him to participate in the Montreal event of the Nationwide Series of NASCAR, an event of which Dodge is very proud to be a presenting sponsor ,” declared Mr. Jean Gosselin, president of the advertising cooperative of Chrysler – Jeep – Dodge – Ram dealers in Quebec. In fact, we believe it is a privilege to be associated with the Quebec driver who distinguished himself the most in NASCAR last season. We know he is talented, combative, always ready to take on a challenge and at Dodge and its dealers, we know that we take on challenges. We are also happy to announce that our support for Andrew will also allow him to participate in four events in the Canadian NASCAR series, including Montreal. »

“ In putting Andrew Ranger behind the wheel, we believe Dodge made a wise choice. He’s definitely a contender for victory. His performance last year delighted our spectators present at the Gilles-Villeneuve circuit and I am assured that they are delighted like us with today’s announcement , declared François Dumontier, president of Octane Management and promoter event delegate. Every time Andrew took to the track at the Gilles-Villeneuve circuit, regardless of the type of event he took part in, he kept his fans in suspense. We think it will still amaze them on August 28 and 29. »

Ranger will be in Montreal on his 7th start in the Nationwide series. In 2008, qualified 15th in his first appearance in this championship at the Gilles-Villeneuve circuit, he was among the leaders for a time before the rain ruined his race, like that of several others. He had impressed enough to be then invited to compete in four other events (Bristol, Richmond, Kansas, Charlotte) at the wheel of a Dodge driven by Armando Fitz. In 2009, again at the Gilles-Villeneuve circuit, this time driving a CJM Racing car, after qualifying 9th and leading for ten laps, he remained with Edwards and Ambrose in the fight for victory until at the end and finished ahead of Jacques Villeneuve. In three full seasons in the NASCAR Canadian Tire series, the Quebecer has won two titles and maintained a record of 5 poles, 8 victories, 20 Top-5 and 31 Top-10. This season, in the NASCAR K&N Pro East series, he already has 1 pole, 1 victory, 2 Top-5s and 3 Top 10s in four starts. He also won a victory at Sonoma, in the west coast version of this development series. NASCAR.

“ I am very happy with the confidence shown in me by the Chrysler – Jeep – Dodge – Ram Dealers Coop of Quebec. I know the Gilles-Villeneuve circuit well, I feel comfortable there and racing there in front of our local fans is always a great source of motivation, declared Andrew Ranger. Last year, I experienced extraordinary moments there, battling with great runners like Carl, Marcos and Jacques. They will be there again this year and I know they all want to win. But, with the excellent Dodge car that is being prepared for me and the experience acquired over the past year, I think I have a legitimate chance of beating them. In any case, it is in this spirit that I will present myself on the track. »

You can purchase tickets to attend the NAPA Auto Parts 200 presented by Dodge, and see on the track on Saturday and Sunday, August 28 and 29, Andrew Ranger competing against Marcos Ambrose, Carl Edwards, Brad Keselowski, current leader of the championship, Justin Allgaier, Paul Menard, Jacques Villeneuve, Patrick Carpentier and several other NASCAR stars. 

Since 2009, Octane Management inc. acts as delegated promoter of the NAPA Auto Parts 200 presented by Dodge, under mandate of Stock-Car Montreal, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of International Speedway Corporation (ISC) of Daytona Beach, Florida. ISC, a leader in the promotion of motorsport in North America, organizes more than 100 motorsport events each year.

The Chrysler – Jeep – Dodge – Ram Dealership Coop of Quebec is made up of 93 dealers who proudly offer brands such as Dodge Grande Caravan, Charger, Journey and Challenger, Ram pickup trucks and the entire range of Jeep vehicles, including the all-new 2011 Grand Cherokee, expected in showrooms very soon.

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