P1 Groupe driver and Virginia native Ryan Ellis will be completing his back-to-back weekend stint in the NASCAR Nationwide Series as he and the rest of the Jimmy Means Racing Team head to Montreal, Canada and Circuit Gilles Villeneuve for the NAPA Auto Parts 200 Presented by Dodge this coming weekend. Ellis, a road course specialist, began his back-to-back stint this past weekend at Watkins Glen where he ran a strong qualifying effort that should have locked him into the field, but due to the fact that his number #52 Jimmy Means Racing Chevrolet was not locked into the Top-30 in the team points standings, he was bumped from the final field of forty-three. Having been in racing for over ten years, Ellis has experienced the positives and negatives of the sport, which will allow him to use the disappointment of last weekend’s events to fuel him even more for the show this weekend in Montreal. Best Restaurants in Town has been named as title sponsor for Ellis’ Chevrolet giving the Grand-Am Road Racing regular a fully-funded stock car at his fingertips for a strong run.
“I am extremely excited for this upcoming opportunity to race at Montreal” Ellis stated. “Last weekend at Watkins Glen the team and I thought we had great potential and we out-qualified several cars but were still sent home due to the Top-30 in points rule. It was definitely frustrating knowing that we were fast enough to make the race and could have had a good showing. We plan on using the experience and knowledge we gained last weekend to create a more successful weekend in Montreal in which we are really pushing to get a good finish for the #52 Best Restaurants in Town Jimmy Means Racing Chevrolet. I can't thank Jimmy Means, P1 Groupe, and Best Restaurants in Town enough for the chance to run this weekend! I have never been to Montreal and am really looking forward to racing in front of such a large audience.”
The NASCAR Nationwide Series NAPA Auto Parts 200 Presented by Dodge can be viewed LIVE on ESPN Saturday, August 18th at 2:00 PM ET with the green flag expected to fly at about 2:30 PM ET. Action and results on Ryan Ellis and the #52 Jimmy Means Racing Chevrolet Impala can be seen on www.NASCAR.com.
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