#18 Tagliani Autosport Car
Racecar driver Alex Guénette will once again sub for a sidelined Alex Tagliani this weekend at Jukasa Motor Speedway, host of the 13th and final race of the 2019 NASCAR Pinty’s Series season. The 23-year old from Terrebonne, Quebec, will be making his 19th NASCAR Pinty’s Series start, his second consecutive at the wheel of the number 18 Chevrolet EpiPen/RONA/St Hubert/Spectra Premium.
Last weekend in New Hampshire, Guénette posted the best result of his 2019 Pinty’s season with a seventh place finish for Team 22 Racing. “The healing process is almost complete, and I was mentally ready to return to competition at Jukasa,” said Alex Tagliani, who is recovering from a minor myocarditis viral infection. “But on second thought, I realized that I nothing to prove this season except preserving our fourth place standing in the Owner’s Championship, something that can be achieve by Alex Guénette. “It is best for me to continue on the road to recovery and rest until the date set by my physician, so I don’t suffer any after-effects. The risk of violent contact while driving my car could endanger and lengthen the healing process. I would rather close the book on this season and start training for the next one when I get the green light from my doctor. But really, there was no other option.”
Twenty-four drivers are entered in 200-lap Pinty’s Fall Brawl, the final leg of the 2019 NASCAR Pinty’s season. Race-time on the one-kilometre (0.625-mile) Jukasa Motor Speedway oval, located in Hagersville, near Hamilton, Ontario is set for Saturday, September 28 at 7:35 p.m. Eastern. Practice will be held earlier on Saturday from 12:50 p.m. to 2 p.m. and qualifying from 4 to 4:30 p.m. TSN and TSN Direct subscribers can watch the NASCAR Pinty’s Series season finale live on TSN.ca and on the TSN app. Watch the “Pinty’s Fall Brawl” live stream on TSN.ca or use the TSN app and click the “ON NOW” button to scroll down before clicking on the NASCAR Pinty’s logo to watch the race on Saturday, September 28 at 7:35 p.m. Eastern. Check the track website for exact time in case of weather delay. United States fans can watch the race live on FansChoice.tv.