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Vilarino Sweeps Way Into Record Book

Official Release

NOGARO, France – Ander Vilarino capped a sweep of the opening race event Monday by claiming the Elite Division Endurance portion of the Nogaro 200 before more than 38,000 at Circuit Paul Armagnac

Vilarino, who won the pole Saturday and the 25-minute Sprint race Sunday, rolled to the win in Monday’s finale – a 60-minute race in which the Elite driver who started the race receives points based on the running order at the midway time, where there is a driver change, and the teammate from the Open (or amateur) Division receives points based on the finish.

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Vilarino Sprints To First Win

Official Release

NOGARO, France – Ander Vilarino wrote his name in the history books Sunday, becoming the first Euro-Racecar winner under the NASCAR banner with his victory in the Elite Division Sprint portion of the Nogaro 200. The win came before a capacity crowd at Circuit Paul Armagnac amid rain and cold temperatures.

Vilarino posted the top time in Friday’s practice and earned the pole position in Saturday’s qualifying.

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QUALIFYING: Vilarino Claims 1st Pole

NOGARO, France – Spain’s Ander Vilarino claimed the honor of being the first Euro-Racecar pole winner under the NASCAR banner Saturday at Circuit Paul Armagnac.

Vilarino earned the top spot with a lap of 1 minute, 35.642 seconds (136.9 km/h) on the 3.636 km (2.259 miles) road course. Qualifying for the Nogaro 200 was held in group, road-course format during a 15-minute session.

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PRACTICE: Vilarino Sets Fast Pace

Official Release

NOGARO, France – Friday’s double practice sessions got the 2012 Euro-Racecar season off to a fast start, with top driver Ander Vilarino topping the 2011 pole time by nearly a second.

Vilarino posted a lap of 1 minutes, 34.965 seconds around the 3,636-meter (2.259 miles) Circuit Paul Armagnac in the afternoon session in advance of the weekend’s season-opening Nogaro 200.

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New NASCAR Era Kicks Off In Europe

Official Release

With the long term partnership signed with its American model, a new era begins for the EURO-RACECAR, the first official NASCAR series in Europe.

EURO-RACECAR, in its first season as a sanctioned NASCAR Touring Series, kicks off the 2012 season with the Nogaro 200 at Circuit Paul Armagnac in Nogaro, France April 6-9.

In Nogaro, 25 cars - Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Mustang or Dodge Charger and Challenger - will be on the grid. Nearly 50 drivers will enter the 2 Championships ELITE and OPEN.

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EURO-RACECAR Begins NASCAR Era

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – While a motorsports staple in North America, stock-car racing in Europe is something new to the menu.  However, on April 7 in Nogaro, France, site of the season opener for EURO-RACECAR, it will take a grand step forward.

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Partnership With EURO-RACECAR Announced

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) and Team FJ has announced a licensing agreement that recognizes EURO-RACECAR as a NASCAR touring series.

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