The NASCAR Pinty’s Series in Canada is the premier stockcar division where capacity crowds enjoy hotly contested racing fueling Canada’s tremendous support for the NASCAR brand. With events held at a variety of road courses and oval tracks across the country, it is truly Canada’s premier national stock car series.
In 13 seasons, multiple drivers have made the leap to compete at the NASCAR national series level. The 2017 series champion, Alex Labbe, Marc-Antoine Camirand, J.R. Fitzpatrick, D.J. Kennington, Gary Klutt, Andrew Ranger, Scott Steckly, Alex Tagliani and Don Thomson Jr. are among a list of drivers who have competed in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Kennington and Klutt have also competed in NASCAR’s top series, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
NASCAR announced in September 2006 the purchase of the CASCAR Super Series, the top stock-car racing series in Canada. At the same time, they announced a sponsorship agreement with Canadian Tire Corporation as the entitlement sponsor of the new series.
Andrew Ranger, in his first year of stock-car competition, won the second race on the road course at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in 2007. He took over the lead in the point standings after that event and never relinquished it on his way to the first championship.
In December of 2015, NASCAR in Canada announced a new name and entitlement sponsor – one that’s familiar to race fans across the country. NASCAR and Pinty’s Foods Inc. announced a six-year series entitlement sponsorship agreement of NASCAR’s Canadian-based series that began on Jan. 1, 2016.
In 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the original schedule was replaced by the Pinty’s FanCave Challenge. A series of three double-headers, six races in total. The series returned to Sunset Speedway for the first time since 2016 and made its debut at Flamboro Speedway.
The series receives exceptional national broadcast coverage on TSN and RDS, providing both English and French-language race telecasts.