GC Motorsports getting 'Fish'y

DEAN MCNULTY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:28 AM ET

DAYTONA, FLA. - The changes at what was formerly known as Go Canada Racing just keep on coming.

And if you think something fishy is going on, you are right.

The Toronto-owned NASCAR Nationwide Series team changed its name to GC Motorsports International last month and, at the same time, switched the car number from 67 to 27.

It also hired David Ragan, formerly of the No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford in the Sprint Cup series, to drive in Saturday's Drive for COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway.

Now it has completed a deal that will see Fish TV, a multi-national outdoor entertainment company that produces a fishing show with host Leo Stako, as a sponsor for the team.

"I believe that Fish TV Fans and the NASCAR fan are very similar, which is what initially attracted me to getting involved with NASCAR," Stako said Wednesday.

To complete the theme, Mercury Marine, a leading manufacturer of outboard fishing boat engines, has also agreed to become the primary sponsor for Saturday's NNS race.

"We are delighted to be welcoming two new partners," said GCMI owner Steve Meehan.

Another change is that while the team will use a Ford Mustang in Daytona, it will go with a Dodge Challenger and Dodge engine when Canada's Andrew Ranger takes over the car in the next race at Phoenix.


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