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Cole Powell returns to NASCAR Pinty’s with DJ Kennington

The Ontario native won at Saskatoon last year in the EHR No. 3

Matthew Murnaghan | NASCAR

Cole Powell will return to the NASCAR Pinty’s Series for the final two races of the 2019 with what could be a preview of 2020 with DJ Kinnington Racing.

The 2018 race winner will drive an entry this weekend at New Hampshire and then again in the Fall Brawl at the Jukasa Motor Speedway near Hamilton Ontario.

Tricar Group will be on board supporting Powell for the two-race run, a continuation of their support this past season of his Pro Late Model competition at selected APC United Late Model series events. This will be his first start in the NASCAR series since contesting the full 2018 schedule for Ed Hakonson Racing.

“We were interested in getting back into NASCAR Pinty’s competition after our success last year,” Powell said in a press release. “DJ Kennington contacted us and asked if we were interested in running last two races and I said ‘absolutely’”.

DJK Racing will be fielding four cars for the final events, including one for championship finalist Andrew Ranger alongside Powell, Julia Landauer and Kennington himself.

Powell captured the pole at New Hampshire last year and considers Jukasa a favorite of his in both Pinty’s and Pro Late Model competition.

“Kennington’s team has great equipment,” said Powell. “Everything should be pretty good: their cars are all WMI-built cars and they’ve been doing good all year. I’m excited to get behind the wheel of one of them.”

Powell has kept busy throughout the summer racing season jumping behind the wheel for competition at selected events for the APC United Late Models of Ontario Series, and for one-off events including a Super Late Model event at Toledo Speedway and a dirt-track sprint start at Ohsweken Speedway.

The next race will be this coming Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the Visit New Hampshire 100. The following weekend is the Pinty’s Fall Brawl at Jukasa Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 28.

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