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Richards Rolls Again At Queretaro

Picks Up 10th Career Toyota Series Win In GWC Finish
By Jason Christley, NASCAR
April 29, 2012 - 8:01pm

QUERÉTARO, Mexico – Homero Richards weathered a late-race challenge to collect his 10th career NASCAR Toyota Series Sunday in the Queretana 200 at Nuevo Autódromo de Querétaro.

A green-white-checkered finish stretched the race to 166 laps and Richards had to hold off runner-up Daniel Suárez  as well as Rogelio López and Irwin Vences.

Richards started second and led twice for a race-high 69 laps, including the final 38. He has a pair of wins and two seconds in his last five starts on the .75-mile oval.

López, who started 30th in the 34-car field, rallied to finish third and maintain a two-point lead over Suárez and four over Antonio Perez in the point standings. Richards is fourth, 10 points behind López.

Alexander Capin rounded out the top five. Pole sitter Jose Luis Ramirez finished sixth, followed by Ruben Garcia Jr., Ruben Pardo, Elliot Van Rankin, and Carlos Peralta.

The NASCAR Toyota Series races next on Saturday May 12 with the historic night race in Mexico City Speedway oval.