Thomas Nepveu Finishes the Bud Light 300 in 12th Place

It was a tough event for Thomas Nepveu, who finished the Bud Light 300 in 12th place last Saturday. Autodrome Chaudière, an oval known as Canada’s ‘Little Bristol’, hosted the season’s second event, a 300-lap race.

The young Oka native finished a disappointing 12th, having been hoping for a Top 10 or better. “I’m pleased to have finished the event, as we had to retire from the first one at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park two weeks ago, so it’s good to score a few points. However, I would have liked to finish in the Top 10,” he explains.

After a difficult qualifying session, the driver of the #24 Richelieu | Home Hardware | Cromwell car started the race from 19th position. “The race went somewhat well, we made some good overtakes and fought our way up the field. I was hoping to finish in the Top 10 until the halfway point. At lap 135 we had an engine problem which the team was unable to fix during the break on lap 160.”

From then on, it was a long and difficult race for the young driver, who fought hard to maintain his position in the field. “I was running out of power, so it was difficult morally. At least we got the car back in one piece and picked up a few points! Last year we were forced to retire on lap 287, so we broke that bad luck.”

Thomas will be back behind the wheel of his red Richelieu machine later in June as the NASCAR Canada Series heads to Eastbound Speedway in Newfoundland on June 22.

The Bud Light 300 will be broadcast on TSN on June 8 at 12:30 pm, then on RDS on June 22 at 3:30 pm.

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