This has been a crazy week for Canadian auto racers.
Paul Tracy drops 35 pounds in preparation for the Indy 500 (see blogs and photo below).
Markham's Daniel Morad lands a ride in the F1 support series GP3 with Status Grand Prix of Ireland (see blogs below).
Guelph and Toronto's Robert Wickens, who finished second in the new FIA Formula 2 Series last season, is also signed to race for Status GP and it was announced today that the famous Irish whiskey Mickey Finn would be sponsoring his car in GP3 this season (see blogs below).
If that wasn't enough, late this morning it was announced that J.R. Fitzpatrick of Cambridge has been signed by Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s JR Motorsports team to drive the team's famous No. 7 car in three NASCAR Nationwide Series road-course races this year, including the Montreal round at the end of August.
Said the Fitzpatrick press release: