DJ IN THE DESERT
AVONDALE, AZ
(November 8) - Canada's DJ Kennington wraps up his 2017 race season at a track where he has had the incredible opportunity of competing in each of NASCAR's top racing divisions.  This weekend Kennington is making his 20th appearance at Phoenix International Raceway.  For the second year in a row, Kennington will compete in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at the Arizona facility.  Kennington will be behind the wheel of the Northern Provincial Pipelines Ltd./Clark Construction #15 Chevrolet.


20 APPEARANCES FOR KENNINGTON AT PHOENIX

"Try to run all the laps and finish the race with the car in one piece," admits the St. Thomas, Ontario driver, "the goal is to finish higher than where I finished here last year"  Kennington finished 35th in his Phoenix debut in the NASCAR Monster Energy Series.  Last November's debut laid the groundwork for his appearance at the 2017 Daytona 500 back in February.  Kennington was credited with a 36th place finish at Daytona after getting caught up in a multi-car crash late in the race. Although his time has been limited in the Monster Energy NASCAR Series, the learning curve is getting a little bit straighter. "Cars are a lot different than what I'm used to.  However the more you drive these cars the better off you'll be."


MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES 2016 DEBUT IN PHOENIX
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Kennington, a two-time Pinty's NASCAR Series Champion in Canada, finished 5th in points in 2017.  "I'm an extremely lucky guy to be able to do what I do and race against the best drivers in the world."  He'll be on the track Friday morning for practice.  Friday afternoon, Kennington will go up against the best drivers in the world in qualifying in the hopes of making the 40 car starting line-up for Sundays running of the Can-Am 500. 


November 10 - 12, 2017

(all times listed - Alberta time)
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FRIDAY, November 10th
Practice > 11:00am - 12:25pm
Qualifying > 4:45pm

SATURDAY, November 11th
Practice > 9:30 - 10:25am
Final Practice > Noon - 12:50pm

SUNDAY, November 12

12:30pm > Can-Am 500


DJ FINISHES AT PHOENIX
November 13 2016 - finished 35th (NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut)
November 12, 2016 - finished 30th (NASCAR Xfinity Series)
March 12, 2016 - finished 36th (NASCAR XFinity Series)
November 12, 2015 - finished 9th (NASCAR K&N Series)
November 6, 2014 - finished 7th (NASCAR K&N Series)
February 27, 2014 - finished 5th (NASCAR K&N Series)
November 8, 2013 - finished 36th (NASCAR Camping World Truck Series)
November 8, 2013 - finished 26th (NASCAR K&N Series)
March 2, 2013 - finished 7th (NASCAR K&N Series)
March 3, 2012 - finished 10th (NASCAR K&N Series)
November 12, 2011 - finished 33rd (NASCAR Nationwide Series)
November 12,  2011 - finished 11th (NASCAR K&N Series)
February 24, 2011 - finished 10th (NASCAR K&N Series)
April 17, 2009 - finished 23rd (NASCAR Nationwide Series)
November 8, 2008 - finished 22nd (NASCAR Nationwide Series)
April 11, 2008 - finished 26th (NASCAR Nationwide Series)
November 10, 2007 - finished 43rd (NASCAR Busch Series)
April 20, 2007 - finished 27th (NASCAR Busch Series)
November 11, 2006 - DNQ (NASCAR Busch Series)

   
               
           
   
TWO TIMING IN ARIZONA
Midgley and Carlson race the Team NPP Dodges at Tucson.
TEAM NPP SEASON WRAPUP
Darrell Midgley wraps up 2017 in Tucson, Arizona.
DECENT FINISH FOR DJ IN AZ
Kennington finishes 26th at Phoenix International Raceway.
DJ IN THE DESERT
Canada's Kennington at Phoenix International Raceway.
AIMED HIGHER IN ARIZONA
Strong finish for Midgley and Team NPP at Tucson Speedway.