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M.A. Camirand returns to NASCAR Pinty’s with 22 Racing

The veteran Quebecois will once again partner with 22 Racing and the Steckly Team

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Marc-Antoine Camirand will once again chase the NASCAR Pinty’s Series championship in 2020 with 22 Racing.

In his 25th racing season, Camirand will again pilot the team’s flagship No. 22 Chevrolet Camaro with support from GM Paillé, #1 in Canada.

“From the beginning in 1996 and throughout my career, racing has been a family thing,” Camirand said. “I started alongside my father in Formula Ford at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières, and today, I’m privileged that GM Paillé has included me in their great family. We are still sharing the same passion that unites us, almost 25 years later.”

This is the fourth season in which Camirand will chase the NASCAR Canadian championship and third with GM Paillé.

“I cannot say how thankful I am to have the support of a partner as engaged and passionate as GM Paillé,” Camirand said. “Motorsport has always been an unpredictable business, and I have rarely had the assurance, this early in the off-season, that I would run a full-time season.”

Camirand captured his only victory in 2018 but went winless in 2019 — down three positions from the previous season.

“I feel that everybody is highly motivated, and it’s still only February,” Camirand said. “I’m also happy to have Randy Steckly back as my crew chief, as he was part of my success in 2017 and 2018. After a difficult 2019 season, I am sure that the winning conditions will be in place for us to get wins and podium finishes.”

GM Paillé, who celebrated its 55th-anniversary last year, continues to share this common passion for racing alongside Camirand.

“GM Paillé advocates family values and passion, and this is reflected through our commitment to motorsport. We are keen to renew a winning partnership and to continue to cheer on Marc-Antoine, who shares the same determination towards winning and achieving better results as we do,” said Jean-Claude Paillé, CEO of GM Paillé.

Marc-Antoine Camirand will compete in all 13 races in the NASCAR Pinty’s series in 2020, starting on May 17th at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, near Bowmanville, Ontario. The action-packed season will continue until September in four Canadian provinces with races on road courses, ovals and, for a series premiere, on dirt.

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Matt Weaver is the owner and founder of Short Track Scene. Weaver grew up in the sport, having raced himself before becoming a reporter in college at the University of South Alabama. He is also the associate motorsports editor of Autoweek Magazine and its website, which allows him to cover the highest levels of the sport.

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