Thomas Nepveu Returns to NASCAR Canada and Has His Sights Set on the Top 5

It is with great pleasure that Thomas Nepveu announces his return to NASCAR Canada with the Jacombs Racing for the upcoming season. The 19-year-old driver will be back for a second consecutive year in Canada’s premier series.

He will be behind the wheel of the #24 Richelieu | Home Hardware | Cromwell car over the course of thirteen rounds, which will take place across twelve tracks throughout Canada. Last season he was awarded with the title of Rookie of the Year, thanks in part to two 7th-place finishes and two 8th-place finishes.

This season, he’s aiming for a Top 5 finish at every event. “Last year I learned a lot from racing in this highly competitive field, and this year I’m looking forward to putting it all to good use,” said Thomas Nepveu. “I can’t wait to get back on track at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in May, it’s a track I know very well now. It’s a very quick track that I feel comfortable on. We’ll have a good car for the race!”

“I’m grateful to my wonderful partners who have supported me for several years now,” continued the young Oka-based driver. “I’m delighted to be able to wear their colours this season.” Additionally, Richelieu, Cromwell and Home Hardware, CGC, Gilfor, Paro Info, Pétrole Bélanger, Trunorth and BP will be joining him in this venture.

This year, Nepveu will have the opportunity to drive two different cars: a bold red car for the oval races, and a striking yellow car for the road course events.

Although Nepveu is no longer a rookie driver, he will be racing on some new tracks this season; “last year I missed the race in Newfoundland, and at the time the series didn’t have a round in Antigonish either,” he affirmed. “I’ll also be experiencing Autodrome Montmagny for the first time in the season finale, so I’m really looking forward to what’s to come, which will likely look very different from what I did last year.”

The goal the season prior was to familiarize himself with the field and discover the series, but this year he’s aiming to be at the front of the pack; “NASCAR Canada is a very tough series, but last year I proved I belonged in the Top 10, so I’m aiming for 5th place finishes or better, and podiums this season.”

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