NNS Race: #22 of 33
Track: Road course – Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
NNS Practice: 8:30 a.m. ET and 10:30 a.m. ET Friday, August 17 (not being aired)
NNS Qualifying: 5:05 p.m. ET Friday, August 17 (not being aired)
Race: Saturday, August 18, 2012 in Montreal, Canada
NAPA Auto Parts 200 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
TV Coverage:ESPN, 2:00 pm/et
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 2:48pm/et
Ron Fellows is back for his third and final NASCAR Nationwide race this season piloting the No. 5 Chevrolet for JR Motorsports. Fellows will try to defend his victory at Montreal in 2008. He is the only former winner entered in the Napa 200. However, he will have a full field of fellow Canadian drivers looking to take over bragging rights. Among the Canadian entrants joining Fellows are Patrick Carpentier (No. 99 Toyota), Louis-Phillipe Dumoulin (No. 08 Ford), Kenny Habul (No. 75 Toyota), Daryl Harr (No. 4 Chevrolet), Dexter Stacey (No. 23 Chevrolet), Alex Tagliani (No. 30 Chevrolet), Jacques Villeneuve (No. 22 Dodge) and Derek White (No. 24 Toyota).
Danica Patrick returns to the site of her stock car debut (on a road course) at Montreal. She had a solid run at Road America in June before a late race spin by Jacques Villeneuve resulted in a 12th-place finish.
Michael Annett‘s strong second half could propel him into title contention as well as his best career points finish in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
Annett’s best final points standing was last year when he finished ninth on the strength of seven top 10s.
After 21 races in 2012, Annett sits sixth in points standings, 109 points behind first-place Elliott Sadler. He already has eight top-10 finishes.
Kyle Busch and Sam Hornish Jr. will both pull double-duty this weekend by appearing in the NAPA Auto Part Parts 200 Presented By Dodge at Montreal on Saturday and the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan on Sunday.
Wet Weather Tires: Goodyear has brought 625 wet weather radials (D-4215) to Montreal for use by Nationwide Series teams, should NASCAR decide that conditions warrant.