And last Friday, Festidrag Development announced the return of its partners Rousseau Métal, Prolon Controls, Groupe Brière International, Globocam, MR Drywall and Excavations C.A.T. will put the Saint-Albert, Quebec driver behind the wheel for an additional 12 races, thus guaranteeing a half season with DGM Racing.
"I am very proud of the Canadian companies who have stepped up to help Alex make his mark in the American stock car industry. In racing, money equals speed, and even for a talented driver like Alex Labbé, funding remains a challenge every year," says Martin D'Anjou, President of Festidrag Development. "We are constantly seeking partners and welcome those who wish to help us reach the finish line of the NXS.”
Last year, Labbé performed particularly well on the road courses. Most noteworthy was his spectacular fourth-place finish at the Charlotte Roval, last October. That result was a career-best for Labbé and the team. Festidrag Development’s partners chose to invest in the road courses to capitalize on Labbé’s talents with a strong finish in hopes of attracting additional financial partners, which would allow him to complete the entire 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS).
Races confirmed with the above-mentioned partners:
Saturday, February 13 Daytona International Speedway Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. 300
Saturday, February 20 Daytona International Speedway NASCAR Xfinity Series Race at Daytona RC
Saturday, February 27 Homestead-Miami Speedway Hooters 250
Saturday, April 24 Talladega Superspeedway Unhinged 300
Saturday, June 5 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course B&L Transport 170
Saturday, July 17 New Hampshire Motor Speedway NASCAR Xfinity Series Race at N.H.
Saturday, August 7 Watkins Glen International NASCAR Xfinity Series Race at Watkins Glen
Saturday, August 14 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Pennzoil 150 At The Brickyard
Friday, September 17 Bristol Motor Speedway Cheddar’s 300
Saturday, October 9 Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course For The Cure 250
Saturday, October 30 Martinsville Speedway Draft Top 250
Saturday, November 6 ISM Raceway (Phoenix) Desert Diamond Casino West Valley 200
In other team news, Mario Gosselin – who typically calls the shots from atop the pit box – will attempt to take part in the season-opening Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. 300 at the famous Daytona International Speedway. Ending a four-year hiatus from driving, Gosselin will be behind the wheel of the team's No. 91 car with Rousseau Métal as an associate sponsor.
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