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Open-wheel ace Carpentier hoping Busch debut a memorable one

Patrick Carpentier has plenty of experience at Circuit Gilles Villenueve. He hopes that carries over to his first race there in a stock car in Saturday's Busch race, writes Rupen Fofaria.

Updated: August 2, 2007, 10:09 PM ET
By and Paul Grant | ESPN.com

The Fitz Motorsports crew stood back and stared, puzzled looks on their faces, at the No. 22 Dodge Charger they had just tweaked for this weekend's Busch Series road race in Montreal (ESPN2, 3 p.m. ET).

Collectively, they must have thought: "That's the first time I've seen a stock car with that many mirrors inside."

Patrick Carpentier didn't care. He's an open-wheel racer who is preparing to take to Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, a familiar course for the Canadian who ...

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