Patrick Carpentier may be retired, but in name only.
The veteran race car driver is essentially coming out of retirement to compete in two upcoming Sprint Cup races for Go Fas Racing.
The Canadian native will drive the No. 32 Can-Am Kappa Cyclops Ford Fusion at Sonoma Raceway in June and again at the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis in July.
“Even if I say that I’m retired, I could not miss the opportunity to drive in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, especially on circuits as interesting as those of Sonoma and Indianapolis,” Carpentier said in a media release.
Carpentier has made 40 career starts in the Sprint Cup Series. His best finish at Sonoma was 11th in 2009 and finished 18th in his only start at Indianapolis in 2008.
“We look forward to working with Patrick at Sonoma and Indianapolis” said Go Fas Racing team owner Archie St. Hilaire. “The last time he ran at Sonoma he finished 11th, and we plan on giving him a car that can give him a top-10 this June.”