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Martinez Returns To Victory Lane

Official Release

AGUASCALIENTES, Mexico - Rafael Martinez returned to Victory Lane for the first time in over a year with a win in the season-opening Pennzoil 240 Sunday at Autodromo Aguascalientes.

Martinez passed Jorge Goeters for the lead on lap 130 on the 1400-meter oval and led the final 39 laps en route to the win. The race was concluded after it reached the two-hour time limit. It was Martinez's 13th career win in the NASCAR Mexico Series - second all-time by Rogelio Lopez's 18 wins - and his first since Aug. 17, 2008 (a span of 18 races).

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QUALIFYING: Lopez wins pole

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AGUASCALIENTES, Mexico - Rogelio Lopez kicked off the 2010 NASCAR Mexico Series calendar by winning the pole position at the season-opening Pennzoil 240 at Autodromo Aguascalientes Saturday.

Lopez completed the 1,400-meter oval in 24.506 seconds. It was his series-leading 16th career pole. The race is Sunday.

Antonio Perez qualified second at 24.699 seconds. Alejandro Capin, the 2009 rookie of the year, qualified third at 24.719.

Jorge Goeters (24.743) and defending series champion German Quiroga (24.822) rounded out the top five.

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Quiroga Sets Sights On Defending Title

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On the eve of the 2010 season kickoff, defending NASCAR Mexico Series champion Germain Quiroga is focused on bringing another championship trophy back to the Team Telcel camp.

“I am delighted and grateful for the whole team to have the opportunity to repeat,” Quiroga said. “I think we will be even more committed because we have to defend the title.”

The calendar will get underway with the Pennzoil 240 at Autodromo Aguascalientes this weekend. Qualifying will be held Saturday, March 20 and the green flag will drop on the season Sunday, March 21.

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Quiroga Crowned Champion

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MEXICO CITY – The wait was finally over for German Quiroga as he walked on stage Thursday night at the el Teatro Manolo Fábregas to accept his 2009 NASCAR Mexico Series championship trophy during the season-ending awards show.

Quiroga, a two-time series runner-up, claimed the 2009 title with three wins, 11 top fives and 12 top 10s in 14 races. He also led a series-high 381 laps.

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Finally! Quiroga Reigns In Mexico

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

AGUASCALIENTES, Mexico - Former champion Rogelio Lopez added to his series record with his 18th career win and German Quiroga capped off his first NASCAR championship season in the NASCAR Mexico Series finale Sunday at Nuevo Autódromo de Aguascalientes.

Lopez, the 2006 series champion, captured the victory in the Pennzzoil 200 in the series second visit to Aguascalientes. The season also kicked off at the new .446-mile tri-oval.

Quiroga finished second, followed by Germain Quiroga, Rafael Martinez, pole sitter Ruben Rovelo and Jorge Goeters.

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Richards Does It Again

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TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico – Homero Richards picked up his second win of the season, and Germain Quiroga moved closer to officially clinching the 2009 NASCAR Mexico Series championship despite a 21st-place finish Sunday at Autódromo de Chiapas.

Richards took the lead on Lap 97 and was out front on Lap 152 on the 1,200-meter course when the race reached the 100-minute time limit.

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Lopez Out Front In The End

Official Release

MEXICO CITY - Rogelio Lopez was in the right place at the right time to extend his all-time NASCAR Mexico Series wins mark to 17 with his second win of the season Sunday. It was also the second career win for the 2006 series champion at Mexico City, with his previous win at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez coming in Dec. of 2006.

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Rovelo Earns The Win

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QUERETARO, Mexico – Ruben Rovelo earned his second career NASCAR Mexico Series victory Sunday at the Nuevo Autódromo de Querétaro, and runner-up Germain Quiroga took a big step toward securing his first series championship.

Rovelo earned the pole position Saturday and led the first 55 laps. Although he dropped back as low as 11th, he was able to rally and regain the lead on Lap 125 and was out front on Lap 132 when they reached the 100-minute time limit.

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Quiroga Continues Run To Title

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MONTERREY, Mexico – German Quiroga moved closer to his first NASCAR Mexico Series championship with his third win of the season Sunday at Autódromo de Monterrey.

Quiroga, who was the series runner-up in 2007 and 2008, pushed his lead to 194 points over Ruben Pardo after the 10th of 14 races. Pardo finished third behind Quiroga and runner-up Irwin Vences Sunday.

Patrick Goeters and Jorge Arteaga rounded out the top five.

Quiroga previously won at Aguascalientes in the season opener April 12 and San Luis Potosi May 31.

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Goeters Brothers Go 1-2 at Puebla

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PUEBLA, Mexico – Patrick Goeters became the eighth different winner in nine NASCAR Mexico Series races this season with his victory Sunday at the new permanent road course at Autódromo Miguel E. Abed.

It was Goeters first win since April 20, 2008 at Mexico City. In addition, his brother Jorge Goeters finished second at Puebla.

Rafael Martinez was third, followed by German Quiroga and Rogelio Lopez.

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