ST-EUSTACHE, Que. – official series release by Jason Cunningham, NASCAR — Matthew Manor/Getty Images for NASCAR photo —
Andrew Ranger edged Mark Dilley in a green-white-checkered flag finish to gain a record 20th career victory in NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 action Saturday at Autodrome St-Eustache.
Dilley led the field in the race’s final restart, and the two jockeyed throughout the ensuing two laps before Ranger powered to victory from the outside and just thwarted Dilley’s charge from the inside to the finish line.
The Lucas Oil National 250 presented by Lacroix Tuning propelled the Roxton Pond, Quebec, native to sole possession of the series’ all-time wins record. He was previously tied with D.J. Kennington at 19.
Marc-Antoine Camirand crossed the line third with L.P. Dumoulin fourth and Kennington fifth. Alex Tagliani, Gary Klutt, J.F. Dumoulin, Anthony Simone and Scott Steckly rounded out the top 10.
Steckly started on the pole and led the majority of the event, but fell off the pace late with a broken axle and was fortunate to salvage a top-10 finish. His lead on Jason Hathaway in the championship standings actually grew to 11 points as Hathaway finished 15th, the result of a mid-race accident.
Saturday’s Lucas Oil National 250 telecast will premiere on TSN on Aug. 1 at 6:30 p.m., and on RDS2 on Aug. 15 at 2:30 p.m.
The Canadian Tire Series will return to Quebec next week for the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres on Aug. 2.
Audio with race winner Andrew Ranger:
Audio with runner up Mark Dilley:
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