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Canadian Tire Motorsports Park and NASCAR’s Youth Movement

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This weekend, NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series heads north to Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. This will be the series’ fifth event at the track north of the border. Since the inaugural race at the track in 2013, there has been no shortage of excitement or surprises.

When it comes to road course racing, you generally think experienced drivers are the ones to thrive. However, this is the complete opposite at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. In the four races that have been ran at the track, all the winners were under the age of 21 at the time of victory. These four drivers are John Hunter Nemechek, Erik Jones, Ryan Blaney, and Chase Elliott. At the time of Chase Elliott’s victory at the track, he was just 17 years old. This made him the youngest winner in the history of the series.

The previous winners at the track also find themselves in good positions in terms of their careers. Blaney, Jones, and Elliott all have moved up into NASCAR’s Monster Energy Cup Series. Also, John Hunter will make his second straight appearance in the Truck Series Playoffs.

Judging solely on how the first four races at the track have gone, there’s no reason to expect anything different on Sunday. So when it’s all said and done expect to see a young, hungry, up and comer take home the victory. Also, expect the race to come down to the wire. 3 of the 4 races at CTMSP have been decided in the final corner before the checkers.

Only 2 races remain before the Truck Series Playoffs, and 3 spots remain open. Sunday’s Chevrolet Silverado 250 will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 1, Motor Racing Network, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio at 2:30 PM EST.