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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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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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