Kevin Lacroix Almost Takes the Win at Autodrome Chaudière!

It was a very satisfying day for Kevin Lacroix and Innovation Auto Sport as they finished second in the Bud Light 300, and teammate Andrew Ranger claimed the win.

Lacroix’s streak of bad luck is finally broken at Autodrome Chaudière. It had always been a difficult track for the Mirabel native, who had never found success there before, always suffering trouble and glitches. However, the tide turned on Saturday night as the driver of the #74 Valvoline/NAPA Racing car led 160 of the 300 laps, only losing the win late in the race with less than 10 laps to go.

“I didn’t win, but the team finished first and second, which is very good,” said Lacroix. “It’s encouraging after the tough race we had at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. It’s looking good for the rest of the season.”

Lacroix and the NASCAR Canada drivers put on quite a show during the 300-lap event, keeping the crowd on its toes. “Marc-Antoine (Camirand), Andrew (Ranger) and I were very respectful, but we fought pretty hard. We even swapped a little paint! It was great racing, I had a lot of fun.”

Kevin Lacroix and Innovation Auto Sport also had bleachers full of fans cheering them on. “I’m lucky to have had so many people from NAPA present to support me. It’s always impressive to see hundreds of people with my jersey.”

Innovation Auto Sport leaves with a win and second place, two accolades that reflect well on their new organization.

The Bud Light 300 will be broadcast on TSN on June 8 at 12:30 p.m. and on RDS on June 22 at 3:30 p.m.