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Truck drivers up for double duty in Canada

August 26, 2013, Staff report,

Title contenders Buescher, Burton, Dillon to gain track time in Canadian Tire Series

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A handful of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers will be double-dipping this weekend, all in an effort to gain more track time ahead of the inaugural race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.


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Championship contenders Jeb Burton, Ty Dillon and defending series champ James Buescher are also entered in the Canadian Tire Series event, to be run Sunday morning before the afternoon’s Chevrolet Silverado 250 (2 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1), the first-ever international race for the truck series.

Chad Hackenbracht, making his third career truck start for Kyle Busch Motorsports, is also in the Canadian Tire Series field.

Dillon has experience on the 2.549-mile road course, having finished seventh in the Canadian Tire Series season opener in May. Buescher, Burton and Dillon rank second through fourth respectively behind truck series leader Matt Crafton, who carries a 49-point edge into the weekend.

On the flip side, two Canadian Tire Series drivers will attempt to make their truck series debut at the Bowmanville, Ontario track. Martin Roy, who failed to qualify for the NASCAR Nationwide Series’ race at Bristol Motor Speedway last weekend, will compete in a James Carter-owned Chevrolet. Alex Guenette, a 17-year-old Quebec native and the series’ top rookie, will drive the No. 39 Chevy for team owner Susan Bates.


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