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Richards Rolls On In Mexico

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

MEXICO CITY – In front of an enthusiastic crowd, Homero Richards continued his hot streak by winning his third consecutive NASCAR Mexico Series race in the Mexico Fest 200 on Sunday at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez.

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QUALIFYING: López Fast In Mexico City

Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

MEXICO CITY – Rogelio López won the Motorcraft Pole Position Award on Saturday in NASCAR Mexico Series qualifying at Autódromo Hermanos Rodriguez for the Mexico Fest 200.

López, a native of Aguascalientes, Mexico, toured the one-mile track in 32.541 seconds for an average speed of 110.630 mph. It is his first pole of the 2011 season and the 17th of his series career.

Monterrey, Mexico’s Abraham Calderón will start on the outside of the front row after posting a qualifying time of 32.704 seconds (110.078 mph).

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Pursley Rolls To Top Of Hunter Index

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Greg Pursley has made winning look easy.

Seven races into the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season, he has made five trips to Victory Lane. He won two of the three races in June, leading a 364 of 400 laps en route to the pair of victories.

His performance was mirrored in the July voting for the Hunter Index, as determined by a panel of auto racing writers and NASCAR representatives. The Newhall, Calif., driver collected 10 of the 13 first-place votes to easily earn the top spot.

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Two In A Row For Richards

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

PUEBLA, Mexico – Homero Richards held off a pair of pesky competitors to win the Puebla 240 on Sunday at Autódromo Miguel E. Abed with a last-lap pass of Germán Quiroga. It was his second consecutive NASCAR Mexico Series victory.

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QUALIFYING: Richards Continues To Roll

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

PUEBLA, Mexico – Coming off a win in his last outing, Homero Richards won the pole position in NASCAR Mexico Series qualifying on Saturday at Autódromo Miguel E. Abed for Sunday’s running of the Puebla 240.

Richards, out of Mexico City, navigated the 1.268-mile oval in 39.549 seconds which translates to an average speed of 113.944 mph. It is the first Motorcraft Pole Award of the season for the driver of the No. 20 NEXTEL/Pennzoil Toyota. Of his 10 series career poles, three have come at the Puebla track.

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NASCAR Expands Scope of Series Operations

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced today changes designed to increase support for NASCAR’s developmental racing series, both at the weekly racing and regional touring levels.

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Hungry Richards Holds On In Querétaro

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

QUERÉTARO, México – It had been nearly a year since Homero Richards visited Victory Lane, but on Sunday at Autódromo del Ecocentro de la Unión Ganadera he was able to withstand constant pressure from Rafael Martínez to win the Querétana 200 in the NASCAR Mexico Series.

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QUALIFYING: Martínez Wins Mexico Pole

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

QUERÉTARO, Mexico – Rafael Martínez won the Motorcraft Pole Award on Saturday afternoon in NASCAR Mexico Series qualifying for the Queretana 200 at Autódromo del Ecocentro de la Unión Ganadera.

Martínez, out of Monterrey, Mexico, made his way around the .746-mile oval in 29.641 seconds for an average lap speed of 90.604 mph to earn his first pole of the 2011 season in his No. 18 Canel’s/Scotiabank Mazda. It was the ninth of his series career and third at the track.

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Morris' Impressive Run Tops Hunter Index

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Philip Morris’ trophy case is overflowing. And that’s just from 2011.

The three-time NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion has rattled off an impressive nine straight Late Model victories at South Boston (Va.) Speedway. Morris, 46, from Ruckersville, Va., has been so dominant that the track has offered a reward to any driver that can beat him.

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Goeters Gets Mexico Victory

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, Mexico – Short-track racing was in full bloom Sunday at Autódromo Chiapas  as Jorge Goeters picked up his second NASCAR Mexico Series win of the season in the AC Delco 240.

Goeters, racing out of Mexico City, started the event on the pole and was able to avoid a late-race incident that collected many in the lead pack of cars and drive his No. 31 Canel’s/Scotiabank Mazda to Victory Lane. It was his 11th series career win and first at the southernmost track on the schedule.

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