Spectator sports are marked by traditions, such as dumping Gatorade on the winning coach and setting the losing coach's Honda on fire. Feel the heat of competition with this GrouponLive deal to the NASCAR Nationwide NAPA Auto Parts 200, presented by Dodge, at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve. For $115, you get a weekend pass for seating in Grandstand 1 on Thursday, August 16, through Saturday, August 18 (up to a $174.60 value, including all fees). Gates open at 9 a.m. on Thursday and at 7:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
When the NAPA Auto Parts 200 main event kicks off on Saturday, August 18, 43 drivers will careen around the track at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve to compete for the race's top spot. Current No. 1 contender Ricky Stenhouse Jr. took home the Nationwide Series championship last year, scoring 16 top-five finishes and breaking the sound and smell barriers four times throughout 2011. Last season he bested Elliott Sadler by 45 points, but this year Sadler is just a few points away from usurping Stenhouse's throne. From reserved seating in Grandstand 1, fans scope all the action from just before the finish line.
Before the main event gets rumbling, Thursday's schedule treats fans to practice sessions for the Rolex Grand-Am Series as well as autograph sessions with Quebec-native drivers. Friday and Saturday feature the 200-mile Rolex Grand-Am Series as well as the 100-kilometre Canadian Tire Series, rolling into its sixth season. Check the event's website for FAQs and event advice.