NASCAR & Auto Racing

NASCAR leaves Canada pleased with event

LONG POND, Pa. - Despite the controversy involving Robby Gordon, NASCAR officials were very pleased with the Busch Series’ first foray into Canada.

“Montreal was an incredible facility, absolutely first-class and the whole group that put that whole event on did an incredible job,” NASCAR President Mike Helton told Speed Channel on Sunday.

“The turnout, the local folks that probably saw, in most cases, their first NASCAR event, was absolutely incredible. It was a great weekend with a lot of mixture of talent up there, from the more local guys to our guys from the Busch and the Cup Series.” More than 68,000 fans were in attendance for Saturday's NAPA 200 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, and reigning series champion Kevin Harvick won the race.