Where the rubber meets the road

A year and a half of planning and hard work came to fruition for Patrick Carpentier in Montreal. Spent and exhausted? He hopes he's just getting started, writes Paul Grant.

Updated: August 5, 2007, 5:15 PM ET
By Paul Grant | ESPN.com

Editor's note: Senior coordinator Paul Grant is following the frantic life of Quebecer Patrick Carpentier as the former open-wheel star sets out to impress his home fans -- and team owners -- in Saturday's Busch Series race in Montreal. This is the last of three parts.

MONTREAL -- You'd think finishing second in your hometown race in front of 70,000 screaming habitants would wear you out. You'd think a culmination of a year and a half of work, toil and promotion that intensified ...

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