NAPA Auto Parts has renewed its title sponsorship of the NASCAR Nationwide Series race in Montreal, Que., through to 2011, and has struck an agreement to have Canadian race driver Patrick Carpentier run at this year’s event.
The event, scheduled this year for the end of August at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, is promoted by Stock Car Montreal.
“By being the official race sponsor, it is clear to me that NAPA wishes more than anything the success of this important event for the city of Montreal,” says Carpentier. “It is an honour to partner with such a talented team like NAPA.”
Carpentier, who was long a favourite of Canadian race fans during his tenure with the defunct ChampCar series, moved to NASCAR two years ago, and has finished second twice at the Montreal circuit, and was on pole in 2007. He will be competing in a Toyota fielded by Michael Waltrip Racing.