Raphael Lessard Scores Career-Best Third Place Finish on Daytona Road Course

Photo Credit: Nigel Kinrade Photography

Date: Aug. 16, 2020

Event: Sunoco 159 (Race 12 of 23)

Series: NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series (NGROTS)

Location: Daytona International Speedway Road Course (3.59-mile, 14-turn road course)

Format: Three Stages; 12 laps/13 laps/21 laps

Start/Finish: 10th / 3rd (Running, completed 46 of 46 laps)

Winner: Sheldon Creed of GMS Racing (Chevrolet)

🇨🇦 Raphael Lessard earned a career-best third-place finish in Sunday’s NGROTS race at the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway Road Course. The third-place result surpassed the seventh-place result he earned just last week in the Truck Series event at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn.

 

Raphael Lessard led three circuits in the opening laps of the Final Stage, but would lose the lead after missing the chicane on the frontstretch on Lap 30. The talented teenager would remain focused despite the mistake and in the end earned his first top-five finish in NASCAR’s third division.

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