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The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series will once again have a major presence at the CME

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The Canadian Racing Season Begins February 8, 9 & 10, 2013 at Toronto's
International Centre


(TORONTO, ON // FEBRUARY 7, 2013) For the third year in a row, the
massive race hauler that is the base of operations for all NASCAR
Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 race events will be the core
of the series' display at the Canadian Motorsports Expo (CME). In a new
twist for this year's show, the hauler will be accompanied by eight of
the series' race cars. The show takes place February 8-10 at Toronto's
International Centre, across from Pearson Airport.

The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series is Canada's top professional racing
series. Since 2007, the series has travelled across Canada, thrilling
fans while earning a reputation for exciting racing on ovals and road
courses, at some of the country's top motorsports events.

Surrounding the series' hauler at the CME will be many of the tour's
most prominent cars. The No. 17 Castrol Edge Dodge of two-time and
reigning series champion D.J. Kennington will be on display accompanied
by the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series champion trophy.

 Scott Steckly's No. 22 Canadian Tire Dodge and Andrew Ranger's No. 27
Dodge / GC Motorsport Dodge will also be on display at the CME. Like
Kennington, both Steckly and Ranger are  two-time series champions.

The No. 60 Mopar / Mobil 1 Dodge driven by Ron Beauchamp Jr., the No. 23
Tim Hortons Dodge of Jeff Lapcevich, the No. 5 EMCO Dodge (Noel Dowler),
the No. 66 Quaker State Dodge (Robin Buck) and the No. 81 National
Tomlinson Tire Recycling / RC Trailers Dodge driven by Larry Jackson
will also be on hand.

"We feel that it's essential for us to be part of the Canadian
Motorsports Expo for several reasons," said NASCAR Touring Series
Director Brad Moran. "Primarily, though, we want to bring awareness and
exposure of the Canadian Tire Series to the fans, and to show them some
of what goes on behind the scenes. The CME gives us a relaxed, preseason
opportunity to speak with the drivers and the teams, and it also allows
us to connect with other members of the motorsports industry."

Discussing having his car and the championship trophy on display at the
CME, Kennington said, "It's a great feeling to have your name appear on
any NASCAR trophy, and to have it inscribed twice on the championship
hardware is pretty remarkable. The depth of talent in the Canadian Tire
Series is unbelievable. To win a race, let alone a championship, is
quite an accomplishment, and one that we're very proud of."

Kennington continued, "Race fans at the Canadian Motorsports Expo can
get a really up-close look at our cars and will be able to get a true
sense of what we do 12 weekends a year. It's great that we can play a
part in introducing people to the sport and to our brand of stock-car

Supporting the static multi-car display, staff members of the NASCAR
Canadian Tire Series will be on hand to provide escorted tours of the
series' hauler, co-ordinate impromptu autograph sessions with the
invited drivers, answer questions that the fans might have regarding the
cars, the series or the racing schedule. It's also planned that two-time
Daytona 500 champion Michael Waltrip will spend part of his autograph
signing time, on Saturday afternoon, at the back of the NASCAR hauler
after signing on the Mazda Stage, adjacent to the NCATS area.


Canadian Tire Series is Canada's only professional racing series.
Utilizing strictly enforced technical specifications, the NASCAR
Canadian Tire Series provides a balanced playing field for the
competitors, guaranteeing intense, wheel-to-wheel competition. In 2013,
the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series schedule will consist of 12 events at 11
different venues, appearing from Nova Scotia to British Columbia and
racing on both oval tracks as well as road and street courses.

In its six year history, the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series has crowned
three different champions, with drivers Andrew Ranger, Scott Steckly and
D.J. Kennington each claiming the championship on two occasions.

For a full race schedule, race reports and regular series updates, visit
the NASCAR website, and click on the Canadian
Tire Series tab.


ABOUT THE CME: The 7th Annual Canadian Motorsports Expo Powered by
Inside Track Motorsport News takes place February 8, 9 & 10, 2013 at
Toronto's International Centre, adjacent to Pearson International
Airport. The show features motorsports content geared to racers and
fans. This year's celebrity guests include NASCAR stars Kyle Busch,
two-time Daytona 500 champion Michael Waltrip and Canadian racing legend
Ron Fellows. The show will also feature an appearance by JP, Mike and
Robb, the stars of TV's Trailer Park Boys. For information about the
show, including exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities, call (416)
962-7223, or email The CME's website
is located at