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NASCAR events at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve

Driver Kenny Wallace speaks with Dan Hamilton, his 8-year-old son Patrick, and Tracy Judd, Nationwide Series senior manager of communications.

 

30 August 09

   

Consul Dan Hamilton and Consulate staff took part in the NASCAR events at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on Sunday. After attending the drivers meeting, given by Nationwide Series Director Joe Balash, Consul Hamilton met with NASCAR President Mike Helton and enjoyed a tour of the garage and pits.

   

After stirring renditions of both the U.S. and Canadian national anthems by Montreal singer Jonas Tomalty, NASCAR fans from both sides of the border enjoyed the friendly competition, cheering on their favorite drivers and appreciating the exciting environment.

   

President Barack Obama recently welcome NASCAR drivers to the White House where he talked about the humble beginnings of this uniquely American sport and commended the Association for their support of U.S. veterans and other philanthropic efforts. To read more about the event please click here. To watch a clip of President Obama on the ESPN2 show "NASCAR Now" click here.

  

For more information on NASCAR, visit www.nascar.com.

  

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Taken on August 30, 2009