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Mid-Ohio August 2013 Race Preview – Kevin Lepage

LEPAGE MOVES INTO CAR 4 COCKPIT

LEXINGTON, Ohio – Veteran driver Kevin Lepage will make his 2013 debut in the JD Motorsports with Gary Keller No. 4 Chevrolet in Saturday’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 Nationwide Series race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

The series is racing at the 2.70-mile road course for the first time.

Lepage has raced in six Nationwide races this year, but Saturday’s run will be his first with JD Motorsports.

“Kevin has been a strong racer for a long time,” team owner Johnny Davis said. “We’re glad to have him in our car this week. We’re looking for a good weekend out there.”

Lepage has a top finish of 19th in Nationwide events this season.

The No. 4 car will carry the Gary Keller name prominently this weekend as JD Motorsports celebrates that association. “We’re fortunate to have Gary along for the ride with us every week,” Davis said. “He has meant a lot to this race team, and we’re proud to have his name on our cars. It’s going to be a big weekend at Mid-Ohio.”

With the series at the Mid-Ohio course for the first time, NASCAR has scheduled two practice sessions on both Thursday and Friday before Saturday’s qualifying and race.

THE RACE: 203 miles, 90 laps, race 22 of the Nationwide Series season