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NXS/NCAT: Roy set for full NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule; Dumoulin returns to Canadian Tire Series

According to a report on OnRoule.ca, Martin Roy is set to run the full NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule in 2015. The Quebec native has received his super speedway licence from NASCAR following a limited series schedule in 2014. In five career starts, Roy had a best finish of 30th at Phoenix International Raceway.

“Our goal is to make the 33 races,” Roy told the French website. “I would like to make a dozen as a pilot, the first to qualify the car and place it in a position to guarantee a place on the grid in each race.”

Roy added that the King Autosport organization will be renting the car out for the other races and are already in talks with some drivers whom on interested in running four to 10 races – adding that nothing is signed to date.

“Currently it is only American pilots, but we would also attract Quebec drivers,” he continued. “It’s interesting for them because they can rent a car for the third of the price of others.”

One of the Quebec natives that Roy is interested in attracting is Alex Guenette, as Guenette ran a pair of Truck races for Turner-Scott Motorsports in 2014. Guenette scored a top-10 in his second career start, finishing ninth at Martinsville Speedway in October. There’s also the possibility of 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Champion L.P. Dumoulin running some road course Xfinity Series races in 2015.

Beyond 2015, there is the option to take King Autosport to the Spring Cup Series as that is “the ultimate goal”, but right now Roy is set on properly building the team and starting to post strong finishes in the Xfinity Series.

King Autosport also revealed to OnRoule.ca that Dumoulin will return to the Canadian Tire Series in 2015 to defend his championship, continuing to work with crew chief Mario Gosselin. Dumoulin won two races and scored nine top-fives and 11 top-10s in 11 races en route to winning his first career championship.

“Mario will be the team leader for our Xfinity car, and LP Dumoulin’s car in the Canadian Tire Series. At the races that conflict between the two series, Mario will be with Dumoulin and we will have a different crew chief,” Roy said. “Our Xfinity team will be based in Florida in the Mario’s garage.”

Roy and King Autosport are seeking sponsors for the effort, and are in talks with current partners, Excavators Side and Gamache, to return for the new season.

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