Where in the world is Cale Gale? Canada. Eventually. It has been announced that Mobile, Alabama native Cale Gale will be crossing the border to compete in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. Gale will be driving for Farwell Racing Inc (FRI) in the No. 13 Rheem Chevy Impala for 2009.
Cale Gale (yes, he was named after Cale Yarborough) is still under contract, however, with Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) and is slated to drive the No. 33 Nationwide car sponsored by Rheem at Nashville on June 6th.
Gale showed great promise behind the wheel of the No. 33 last year in the Nationwide series, and I kept wondering if we would get to see him this year. I remember Kevin Harvick talking about trying to "sell" Gale to the sponsors last year, but now it seems that he has placed his faith in Gale driving for him for a long time.
June 6th is also the same day as the season opening race for the Canadian series. Since Gale can't attend the season opener, Nik Lapcevich will be piloting the No. 13 entry.
Gale's thoughts on this transition to a different series, in a different country?
"I'm really excited to drive for FRI and Rheem in the (NASCAR) Canadian Tire Series and in front of the Canadian fans," Gale said. "From what I have been told, there are a lot of great drivers in this series and I look forward to competing with them. I grew up driving on short tracks, so it will be great to get back on them. I'm also looking forward to gaining more experience on Canada's challenging road courses."
I guess it is time for me to learn about, and follow, another series. Not that its bad thing. I'm so happy to see Cale have this opportunity and hope he finds success there this year. It can only help to further his career in NASCAR—here in the states!
Good luck, ay.
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