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Patrick Carpentier

Team: GoFAS Racing-32
Age / DOB:  (44) / 8/13/1971
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 147

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Patrick Carpentier has not been behind the wheel of a NASCAR Cup car since 2010 and he raced at only Watkins Glen International that year. His last attempt at Sonoma Raceway, however, almost ended with his first career top-10. He finished 11th in the 2009 Toyota / Save Mart 350 driving for Michael Waltrip Racing.
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Patrick Carpentier is returning to NASCAR for a two-race stint with Go Fas Racing in the No. 32 Can-Am Ford at Sonoma Raceway in June and Indianapolis Motor Speedway in July.

Carpentier, 44, has 40 Sprint Cup starts from 2007 to 2011. He won the pole for the July race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in 2008. His best career Cup finish was 11th at Sonoma in 2009 with Michael Waltrip Racing.
Apr 22 - 3:37 PM

Canadian driver Patrick Carpentier will drive RAB Racing with Brack Maggard’s No. 99 Napa Auto Parts Toyota in the NAPA Auto Parts 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal on Aug. 18.

The Joliette (Quebec) native won the pole for this race in 2007 and posted second-place finishes in 2007 and 2008. The last three Montreal races saw Carpentier as one of the fastest on the track before mechanical issues or an accident ended his races early. Carpentier owns 15 Nationwide and 39 Sprint Cup starts after winning five races and 22 podiums in CART in a stellar open wheel career. He has also won the Formula Atlantic Championship in 1996.-RAB Racing
Tue, Jul 10, 2012 02:53:00 PM

NASCAR has penalized Jerry Baxter, crew chief for the No. 99 car that competed in the NASCAR Nationwide Series event Aug. 20 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, for his actions following the completion of the race.

Baxter has been fined $5,000 and placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31 for violating Section 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing – involved in an altercation on pit road after the completion of the race). Following a 27-year racing career, driver Patrick Carpentier retired from racing after this event.
Wed, Aug 24, 2011 01:34:00 PM

No. 99 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota driver Patrick Carpentier returns to the NASCAR Nationwide Series for the final time this weekend at his home track of Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal.

The 39-year-old driver plans to retire after this weekend’s race. The Joliette (Quebec) native enjoyed a 27-year racing career where he won five IndyCar races and grabbed a Sprint Cup Series pole at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in 2008. In just four races on the Montreal road course, he has back-to-back runner up finishes and ran at the front of the field the last two years before mechanical issues ended his day.-Michael Waltrip Racing
Tue, Aug 16, 2011 09:20:00 PM

Patrick Carpentier will be driving Frank Stoddard Jr’s #32 Ford at Kansas Speedway.

The Canadian driver, who now lives in Las Vegas, has confirmed that he will compete in his first NASCAR Sprint Cup race of the year on June 5 at the 1.5-mile banked oval. "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.-catchfence.com
Tue, May 31, 2011 07:55:00 PM

Patrick Carpentier will race the No. 99 in the NAPA AUTO PARTS 200 at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in Montreal on Aug. 20.

The Joliette (Quebec) native won the pole for this race in 2007 and posted second-place finishes in 2007 and 2008. The 2009 and 2010 Montreal races saw Carpentier as one of the fastest on the track before mechanical issues ended his races early. He has quite a history on the Montreal track finishing first and third in Formula Atlantic races and posting two third-place finishes in CART.- Pastrana-Waltrip Racing
Tue, May 17, 2011 10:17:00 PM

Patrick Carpentier failed to make the field for the Sprint Cup Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

One of the ‘go-or-go-homers’ required to qualify on speed, he ran a 44th fastest lap in the No. 26. This was not good enough to make the 43-car field.
Fri, Nov 19, 2010 05:56:00 PM

Patrick Carpentier failed to make the field for the Sprint Cup Pepsi Max 400 at Auto Club Speedway.

One of the ‘go-or-go-homers’ required to qualify on speed, he ran a 41st fastest lap in the No. 26. This was not good enough to make the cut for the event.
Fri, Oct 8, 2010 10:24:00 PM

No. 00 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota driver Patrick Carpentier returns to the NASCAR Nationwide Series with Michael Waltrip Racing Saturday at his home track of Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal.

He won the pole and led 14 laps in his series debut in the 2007 Montreal race. In just three races at the 2.71-mile road course, he has back-to-back runner up finishes and looked sporty last season before a mechanical issue ended his day. In Nationwide Series competition, he’s earned five top-10 finishes in 13 events.-Michael Waltrip Racing
Tue, Aug 24, 2010 08:34:00 PM

Yesterday, David Stremme announced that he has left Latitude 43 Motorsports, effective immediately, claiming that he was owed money by owner Bill Jenkins and citing general unhappiness in the team's direction.

Today, Jenkins has a replacement driver. Rue Frontenac out of Montreal is reporting that Patrick Carpentier, who drove the No. 26 to a 21st place finish last weekend in Watkins Glen, will drive the Air National Guard Ford at Michigan this week. It is unclear whether this move is simply on a week-to-week basis, or if it is a full-time deal.-FrontStretch.com
Thu, Aug 12, 2010 11:03:00 PM

Patrick Carpentier runs quickest WGI qualifying lap of drivers required to make the field on time.

Of the drivers outside of the top 35 in owner’s points, his lap of 122.635 mph in the No. 26 was the fastest. His qualifying speed puts him 17th in the lineup for the Sprint Cup Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen.
Sat, Aug 7, 2010 10:22:00 PM

Michael Waltrip Racing announced that Canadian driver Patrick Carpentier will race the No. 00 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota in the NAPA Auto Parts 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal on Aug. 29.

The Joliette (Quebec) native won the pole for this race in 2007, finished second in 2007 and 2008, and looked to be the fastest car on the track in 2009 before mechanical failure resulted in a 38th-place finish. Carpentier owns 13 Nationwide and 33 Sprint Cup starts after winning five races in CART in a stellar open wheel career.-Michael Waltrip Racing
Wed, Jun 23, 2010 09:59:00 PM

Patrick Carpentier failed to make the field for the September 6th Sprint Cup Pep Boys Auto 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Carpentier, one of the ‘go-or-go-homers’ required to qualify on speed, ran a 44th fastest lap of 177.670 mph in the No. 36 Toyota. This was not good enough to make the 43-car field.
Sat, Sep 5, 2009 08:59:00 PM

Patrick Carpentier has competed in two NASCAR Nationwide events at Montreal.

His best start is first (Aug. 4, 2007) and best finish is second (Aug. 4, 2007 & Aug. 2, 2008) in both races he has competed. Carpentier has completed 123 of 123 laps (100%) at the track and has led a total of 14 laps in competition. His average start is third and average finish is second. He will be driving the No. 99 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota on Sunday. - Michael Waltrip Racing
Tue, Aug 25, 2009 09:07:00 PM