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NASCAR Can. Tire Series (NCaTS)

In 2006, NASCAR announced it had purchased the most popular and prominent stock car racing series in Canada - CASCAR (Canadian Association of Stock Car Automobile Racing).  The series was re-branded to the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series (NCaTS), and it is the national stock car racing series in Canada.

The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series contains drivers with many different agendas and backgrounds. Veteran Canadian drivers compete in the series on part-time basis for fun while maintaing full-time careers, while others are serious championship contenders. In recent years, a NASCAR regional series driver from the United States will often run in the races to gain experience and with NASCAR's specification engine rule, gain more experience running with the said engine, such as Cale GaleJason BowlesTimmy Hill and Austin Dillon.  Drivers with open-wheel and road racing back grounds have also attempted races including, Jacques VilleneuveMax PapisAlex TaglianiJean-François Dumoulin and Patrick Carpentier

In 2011 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve a record three female drivers Maryeve Dufault, Caitlin Johnston, and Isabelle Tremblay attempted the event, female drivers make up a good portion of the field.

The series is a development or feeder series for NASCAR's top national touring divisions. Driver like Fitzpatrick, Kennington, Ranger, Steckly and Thomson Jr. have competed in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, while Dexter Stacey and Derek White have raced in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.