BOWMANVILLE, ONT. - First impressions are often lasting impressions and if that is indeed the case, a cross section of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers all had one word in common after their initial laps at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park on Friday — fast.
From grizzled veterans such as four-time champion Ron Hornaday to raw rookies like Alex Guenette, the first practice on the 3.957-km Grand Prix road course for Sunday’s Chevrolet Silverado 250 was a thrill.
“It’s a fast, fast race track,” the 54-year-old Hornaday said after coming back into the garage area in the No. 9 NTS Motorsports Chevrolet. “I haven’t been here before so I am just trying to take it slow in this first practice.
“I just want to get some laps on the track and get the lay of the land.”
For Guenette, the 17-year-old rookie from the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, Friday was his first time behind the wheel of a his No. 39 SportChek Chevrolet, or any NASCAR truck for that matter.