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Go Canada Racing to become GC Motorsports Int'l

February 07, 2012, Team Release,

TORONTO -- Ragan to drive at Daytona for second-year Nationwide organization

Go Canada Racing will become GC Motorsports International before the start of the 2012 season.

"The name change is a result of numerous developments in the offseason and more clearly represents our company, our partners, drivers and sponsors going forward," said team owner Steve Meehan.

In 2012 the team will continue to compete in the Nationwide Series with drivers from both Canada and the United States. The team will field its Daytona entry with David Ragan, last season's winner of the July Cup Series race.

"During the offseason we met with several drivers that we felt could help us build our program and while we are not quite ready to field a two-car Nationwide effort we felt that expanding our format offers tremendous benefit to our team and marketing partners," Meehan said. "We feel incredibly fortunate to have David's knowledge and experience to help launch our 2012 program and hopefully guide the team into the future.

"I am really excited to be kicking off the 2012 Nationwide season for GCMI," Ragan said. "I have known many of the team members for quite some time [and] it will be great to work with them again. This group has put together many winning efforts in the past and I plan on being part of their winning efforts in the future, hopefully starting with Daytona."

The team will also launch an effort in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series for 2012. GC Motorsports International will team up with Dave Jacombs Racing to form GC Motorsports Canada. The team plans on fielding a two-car effort anchored by two-time series champion Andrew Ranger.

Ranger will also return to the Nationwide Series this year to compete in a number of events including the Napa Auto Parts 200 in Montreal.

"We feel we have a very formidable program, balancing experienced drivers with younger up-and-coming drivers," Meehan said. "This multi-driver and multi-tier approach to our program will allow us to continue to build a very strong program that will enable an evolution to competing in the Sprint Cup Series."