TSN, CTV, and RDS get revved up for the start of the 2013 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Presented by Mobil 1, as the green flag drops on the first race of the season – the Pinty's Presents The Vortex Brake Pads 200. The race airs live Sunday at 1pm et/10am pt on CTV, with the remaining races from the 2013 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series airing exclusively on TSN and TSN Mobile TV, and in French on RDS.
The Pinty's Presents The Vortex Brake Pads 200 marks the first major event at Bowmanville, Ontario's newly renovated Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, which now features major track and facility upgrades, including a new event and broadcast centre. Defending series champion D.J. Kennington from St. Thomas, Ontario, hits the track in search of his third NASCAR Canadian Tire Series title, but is in tough against a field that includes Cambridge, Ontario's J.R. Fitzpatrick – the winner of last year's season opening race.
Featuring Canada's top drivers, the 2013 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series boasts a 12-race championship schedule that has teams competing on tracks in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia.
Throughout the racing season, NASCAR on TSN is driven by NASCAR Canada, a partnership between TSN and NASCAR that is responsible for the growth and commercialization of NASCAR's Canadian sponsorship, licensing, and integrated media assets.
TSN's complete 2013 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series schedule is as follows:
• Sunday, May 19 – PINTY'S PRESENTS THE VORTEX BRAKE PADS 200 at 1 p.m. ET on CTV (visit CTV.ca for local listings)
• Sunday, June 23 – Delaware Speedway at 1 p.m. ET on TSN
• Sunday, June 30 – SPEEDWAY 200 at 1 p.m. ET on TSN
• Sunday, July 14 – JIFFY LUBE 100 at 11 a.m. ET on TSN
• Sunday, July 21 – A&W 300 at 1:30 p.m. ET on TSN
• Sunday, July 28 – VELOCITY PRAIRIE THUNDER PRESENTED BY BAYER CROPSCIENCE at 11 a.m. ET on TSN
• Sunday, Aug. 4 – Autodrome St. Eustache at 11 a.m. ET on TSN
• Sunday, Aug. 18 – JULIAWINES.COM 100 at 11 a.m. ET on TSN
• Sunday, Aug. 25 – WILSON EQUIPMENT 300 PRESENTED BY KOMATSU at 1 p.m. ET on TSN
• Sunday, Sept. 1 – Canadian Tire Motorsport Park at 11 a.m. ET on TSN
• Sunday, Sept. 14 – HUDCO 300 at 2 p.m. ET on TSN
• Sunday, Oct. 6 – PINTY'S 200 at 5:30 p.m. ET on TSN2