Andrew Ranger eyes stock car future

Speaking of CASCAR, all of a sudden it seems to be the place to be for two of Quebec's top open wheel racing drivers.

A week ago Patrick Carpentier, a veteran of both Champ Car and the Indy Racing League, drew high praise for his sixth-place finish after he climbed into the Dave Jacombs Racing No. 88 Ford for CASCAR's Labour Day Classic at Cayuga Speedway.

And this past Saturday at Montreal's Autodrome Ste. Eustache, 19-year-old Andrew Ranger, driver of the No. 27 Mi-Jack Conquest Racing Lola in Champ Car, drove the same car to a 13th-place finish in his first try in the big sedans.

Both Carpentier and Ranger have been paying attention to the NASCAR talk in their home province and both are likely to make bids to be part of the shown there next season. Toronto Sun

[Editor's Note: If Andrew Ranger does not get enough sponsorship for Champ Car next year (no more Montreal race) one can bet NASCAR will find some sponsorship for him and he could become a stock car driver sooner than once thought.]

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