Raphael Lessard

Raphael Lessard

2001-07-05 (age 20)
Team GMS Racing


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Funding issues cut short Lessard's NASCAR Truck season

Canadian Raphael Lessard will not complete the 2021 NASCAR Truck Series season with GMS Racing, the team and driver announced Monday.

Canadian Raphael Lessard wins wild Truck race at Talladega
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Canadian Raphael Lessard wins wild Truck race at Talladega

Raphael Lessard interrupted the NASCAR Truck Series playoffs as the 19-year-old Canadian earned his first series win in a wild finish at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.

Eckes and Lessard land full-time Truck rides at KBM for 2020

Kyle Busch Motorsports has revealed their 2020 driver lineup, bringing Christian Eckes and Raphael Lessard into full-time roles.

Raphael Lessard wins in Pinty’s Series debut at home track

The month of June is one Raphaël Lessard will never forget no matter how far he goes in his racing career.

Raphael Lessard scores first top-10 finish in NASCAR trucks

Young Canadian driver Raphael Lessard finished ninth at Iowa Speedway in first race driving for DGR-Crosley in the Gander Outdoors NASCAR Truck Series.

Canadian Raphael Lessard adds more races to Truck schedule

Ahead of his first Pinty’s Series start, Quebec driver Raphael Lessard has added two NASCAR Truck races to his 2019 schedule with DGR-Crosley.

Shantel Kalika eager to return to Pinty’s Series this season

Shantel Kalika wants to be known for more than just being a female driver in the Pinty’s Series and she’s ready to continue her quest in Canada’s only national NASCAR Touring Series.

Canadian Raphael Lessard adds K&N race to schedule

Raphael Lessard makes his NASCAR Trucks Series debut this weekend at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, and will also compete at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway in the K&N Pro Series.

Raphael Lessard to make NASCAR Trucks debut at Martinsville

Canadian driver secures three-race deal to drive truck for Kyle Busch Motorsports in 2019.

New Canadian Stock Car Championship in action at GP3R

Next weekend, the long standing Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières will stage a road racing round of a new stock car series, the Canadian Stock Car Championship.

Fourth place finish for Lessard in South Carolina

Canadian Raphaël Lessard finished fourth in the Racing Brotherhood Foundation Border War 150 held this past weekend at Anderson Motor Speedway.

Raphaël Lessard wins Short Track U.S. Nationals Response Energy 100

Canadian teenager Raphaël Lessard won his first race of the season, the Short Track U.S. Nationals Response Energy 100 held at the mystical Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol.

Disappointment for Lessard at Hickory Motor Speedway

Despite running for the leaders for most of the race, Raphaël Lessard had to be content with a 12th-place finish at the Cloer Construction 300 held at Hickory Motor Speedway.

Canadian Notebook - Raphaël Lessard misses podium in CARS Tour race

Canadian teenager Raphaël Lessard finished fourth in the Mid Atlantic – CARS Response Energy Super Late Model Tour race Orange County Speedway in North Carolina on Saturday night.

A flat tire ruins Raphaël Lessard CARS Series’ race in Nashville

Young stock car racer Raphaël Lessard was en route to a good result in the North/South Super Late Model Challenge 100 when a tire of his car decided otherwise.

Raphaël Lessard takes 6th at Myrtle Beach Speedway

Canadian teenager Raphaël Lessard made a return to the CARS Tour series at the Myrtle Beach Speedway where he claimed a sixth place finish.

CARS Response Energy Tour ready for second event of the season

Myrtle Beach Speedway to host doubleheader with 100 lap features for both Super Late Models and Late Model Stock divisions on Saturday.

Raphaël Lessard scores top-5 finish at Rattler 250

Teenager Raphaël Lessard claimed fourth place Sunday afternoon at the Rattler 250 of the Southern Super Series for Super Late Models at South Alabama Speedway in Kingston, Alabama.

Raphaël Lessard takes 5th place in first race of 2018

In his first race with Kyle Busch Motorsports, Raphaël Lessard captured fifth place at the RCA/CRA Speedfest Super Series 200 in Cordele, Georgia.

Raphaël Lessard to race Super Late Models for Kyle Busch Motorsports

Sixteen-year-old Canadian Raphaël Lessard will drive a Super Late Model Toyota for Kyle Busch Motorsports in 2018.

Canadian teen Raphaël Lessard signs with Kyle Busch Motorsports

Christmas arrives early for St-Joseph-de-Beauce, Quebec native as he’ll remain with Toyota in 2018 driving a KBM late model.

Raphaël Lessard reflects on his 2017 season

Young Canadian racer Raphaël Lessard just concluded his second season of stock car racing in the US. He talked to Motorsport.com about his overall performance.

Raphaël Lessard takes 9th place at Snowball Derby

Young Canadian stock car racer Raphaël Lessard finished 9th at the 300-lap Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida last Sunday.

Raphaël Lessard finishes 8th at Governor’s Cup in Florida

Teenage sensation, Raphaël Lessard enjoyed a strong running in the 52nd Edition of the Governor’s Cup for Super Late Models on Sunday at New Smyrna Speedway, Florida.

Canadian Weekly Notebook - DeFrancesco scores double podium

Canadian Devlin DeFrancesco scored two podium finishes at Jerez, Spain in his rookie Euroformula Open season.

Tough race Raphaël Lessard at the All-American 400

After a solid qualifying run, Canadian Raphaël Lessard was all pumped up for a great result at the All-American 400 in Nashville.

Canadian Weekly Notebook - Disappointment for Lazare, Green in California

Motorsports In Action (MIA) team and drivers Jesse Lazare and Chris Green contested the penultimate round of the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge at Laguna Seca, California.

Canadian Weekly Notebook - Stroll takes satisfying 8th place in Singapore

Canadian Formula 1 driver Lance Stroll drove his Williams FW40 to eighth place in a difficult Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday.

Canadian Weekly Notebook - Two podiums for Defrancesco at Silverstone

Toronto’s Devlin Defrancesco has doubled up on podiums for Carlin this weekend, having taken a further second position on Sunday afternoon.

Canadian Weekly Notebook - Disappointment for Latifi in Belgium

Toronto-born Nicholas Latifi was unable to benefit from his excellent qualifying pace at Spa-Francorchamps, home of the latest FIA Formula 2 meeting.

Eventful race for Raphaël Lessard at Kalamazoo Speedway

Raphaël Lessard contested the Kalamazoo Klash 125, round of the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS alongside a certain Kyle Busch.

Canadian Weekly Notebook - Lessard takes 10th place in ARCA race

Teenager Raphaël Lessard claimed top-10 finish in the Winchester ARCA 200, round of the ARCA series held at Winchester Speedway.

Canadian Weekly Notebook - Top 4 finish for Lazare/Green

Montreal drivers Jesse Lazare and Chris Green performed well on Connecticut’s Lime Rock circuit, finishing in fourth in the IMSA Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge.

Raphaël Lessard comes home fifth in an action-packed race in Indiana

Sometimes the best car doesn’t always win the race and that can be said for Saturday night’s race at Anderson Speedway for Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce, Quebec driver Raphaël Lessard.

Canadian weekly notebook - A first podium for Kami Laliberté

Kami Laliberté collected his first podium finish of the season in the German Formula 4 Championship at the Lausitzring.

Raphaël Lessard scores second victory at Hickory Motor Speedway

Quebec driver Lessard picks up another CARS Tour win at historic short track in North Carolina.

Raphaël Lessard takes 13th in ARCA debut

Canadian teenager Raphaël Lessard captures top-15 finish in his debut at Salem Speedway, Indiana on Sunday.

Raphaël Lessard disqualified after third-place finish in PASS race

Young Canadian Raphaël Lessard competed in the Easter Bunny 150, a round of the Pro All Star Series (PASS) this past weekend.

Teenager Raphaël Lessard takes 8th place at Rattler 250

Canadian teenager Raphaël Lessard finished 8th at the Rattler 250 stock car race in Alabama following a great comeback from a 25th starting position.

Raphaël Lessard scores Top 10 finish at SpeedFest

Young Canadian stock car driver Raphaël Lessard captured a Top 10 finish in his maiden event of the 2017 season.

Lessard ready to continue his stock car career

Quebec teenager ready to compete again after winning CARS Tour title last season

A full schedule plus 3 ARCA races for Raphaël Lessard in 2017

Canadian stock car driver Raphaël Lessard will be a busy teenager in 2017 as he will contest a minimum of 27 races, including three in the ARCA series.

Canadian Raphaël Lessard voted “2016 Late Model Most Popular Driver in North America”

Canadian race car driver Raphaël Lessard was voted “2016 Late Model Most Popular Driver in North America” by web site Speed51.com.

Raphaël Lessard claims a Top 10 at first Snowball Derby

Young Canadian Raphaël Lessard, the 2016 CARS Super Late Model Tour champion, had a rough but rewarding Tuesday night during the 49th Snowball Derby at the 5 Flags Speedway in Florida.

Raphaël Lessard crowned champion of 2016 CARS Super Late Model Tour

Raphaël Lessard, from Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce, Quebec took the title of the 2016 CARS Super Late Model Tour Saturday in North Carolina.

Canadian Raphaël Lessard takes impressive 3rd place in All-American 400

Fifteen-year-old Raphaël Lessard finished in third place during the 32nd edition of the 2016 All-American 400 presented by Freman-Webb Companies at the Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville, in Nashville, Tennessee.

Canadian teenager Raphaël Lessard wins again in CARS Super Late Model Tour

Fifteen-year-old teenager Raphaël Lessard has just increased his championship lead with his third career victory in the CARS Super Late Model Tour.