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Carpentier to drive pair of NASCAR races

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Patrick Carpentier will return to NASCAR competition next weekend in the Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway.

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Prerace coverage from Kansas begins June 5 at 12:30 p.m. ET on FOX.

 

Carpentier will drive the No. 32 Frank Stoddard-owned FAS Lane Racing Ford.

"This will mark the first time in my Sprint Cup career that I will be driving a car that is already qualified for the race," said Carpentier, who will be making his 40th Sprint Cup start. "There will be a lot less pressure when we practice on Friday, because we will be able to work both on qualifying and race set-ups. I am thrilled that Frank chose me to drive the No. 32 car in Kansas.”

Carpentier says he will also drive for Michael Waltrip’s Nationwide Series team in Montreal in August, a pair of rides that will help him overcome the setback of failing to make the field for the Indianapolis 500. Carpentier was called in as a last-minute replacement for Scott Speed, but crashed during qualifying.

“This latest news makes for a fantastic end of the month of May," he said.

Carpentier will have a guaranteed starting spot in the Cup race as the team is locked in to the top 35.

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