AVONDALE, AZ. – One of Canada’s top pavement racers returns to Phoenix International Raceway in grand style this weekend thanks to the support of three Alberta based sponsors. DJ Kennington will showcase his talents with two race teams in two different racing series on one race day. “It’s going to be a busy few days that’s for sure,” laughs the St. Thomas, Ontario driver, “I’ll basically be jumping out of one car into the other.” On Saturday Kennington will be competing in both the NASCAR Nationwide Series (#80 Dodge) and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West (#81 Toyota). Both cars are sponsored by Northern Provincial Pipelines Ltd. (Edson, Alberta), Clark Construction (Altario, Alberta) and Whitemud Mechanical (Edmonton, Alberta).

Kennington, who also is receiving support from Mahindra Tractors, wrapped up the 2011 season in the Canadian Tire NASCAR Series with a victory at Ontario’s Kawartha Speedway back in September. This will be just the third time that Kennington has been behind the wheel of a Bill McAnally Racing Toyota. “We ran the All Star Showdown (California) in February and finished second. Ran for Bill again a few weeks later (Phoenix) and finished in the top ten. He has great equipment and I’m really looking forward to racing one of his cars again this weekend.” Another reunion takes place when Kennington gets behind the wheel of a Randy MacDonald Motorsports Dodge. “We last ran for Randy in 2009,” indicates Kennington, “most of our NASCAR experience has been in his race cars.” This will be Kenningtons 48th career NASCAR Nationwide Series start since 2006. Both the Nationwide Series and K&N Series races at Phoenix International Raceway will be televised.

UPDATE: DJ Kennington crashed out of the WYPALL 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series event Saturday afternoon at Phoenix International Raceway. Kennington was credited with finishing 33rd. In Casino Arizona 125 NASCAR K & N Series race Kennington finished 11th.