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Goeters Dominates At Potosino

Official Release

SAN LUIS POTOSI, Mexico - Jorge Goeters collected his first NASCAR Mexico Series win since 2007 and he did it in the most dominating manner possible.

Goeters took the lead from pole sitter Hugo Oliveras before the first lap was completed and led the entire 200 laps in winning at Autódromo Potosino Sunday - the first time in series history that a driver has led every lap. It
was Goeters' seventh career win and first since July 29, 2007 at Guadalajara.

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Perez Returns to Victory Lane

Official Release

ZACATECAS, Mexico – Defending NASCAR Mexico Series champion Antonio Pérez picked up his first win of 2009 Sunday at Autódromo Internacional de Zacatecas.

Perez, who won five times last year during his champion run, won for the first time since Oct. 12 at Chiapas.

He started eighth and moved to third by lap 18. He took over the lead on lap 38 and led the rest of the way. The race went 63 laps.

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Richards Finally Breaks Through

Official Release

GUADALARAJA, Mexico – Homero Richards earned his first career win Sunday in the Goodyear 200 before a capacity crowd of more than 9,000 at Autódromo Internacional Bernardo Obregón.

Richards, making his 48th career start, had previously finished runner-up five times and had won the pole position seven times.

He held off pole sitter Germán Quiroga for the victory. Quiroga settled for second and extended his points lead over Ruben Pardo, who finished seventh, to 118 points.

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Most Popular Driver Voting Open

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Beginning today, fans can visit www.nascar.com and cast votes for the 2009 Most Popular Driver of the Year Award for the NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

In addition, www.nascarhometracks.com will host the balloting for each of NASCAR’s regional touring series – the NASCAR Camping World Series East and West, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour, NASCAR Mexico Series and NASCAR Canadian Tire Series.

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Oliveras Gets His First

Official Release

QUERETARO, Mexico – Hugo Oliveras picked up his first career NASCAR Mexico Series victory to cap an emotional weekend at the New Queretaro Autodromo.

Oliveres had one of the fastest times in practice but qualified fifth for the Goodyear 200, before driving the No. 11 Monster-MM Toyota to the front.

The race was dedicated to Carlos Pardo, who died June 14 following an accident in the race at Puebla. Pardo was the 2004 NASCAR Mexico Series champion. Prior to the race, the series held a tribute to Pardo and retired his car number 21.

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QUALIFYING: 10th for Goeters

Official Release

QUERETARO, Mexico – Jorge Goeters collected his 10th career pole position Saturday at Queretaro Autodrome in qualifying for the Goodyear 200, the fifth race of the NASCAR Mexico Series season.

Goeters lapped the 2,290-meter track in 1 minute, 2.883 seconds.

Teammate Freddy Tame qualified second at 1:03.027.

German Quiroga was third at 1:03.285, followed by Hugo Oliveras (1:03.285) and Ruben Pardo (1:03.325).

During practice, Goeters and Oliveras set the best times.

QUALIFYING RESULTS

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Perez honored by Univision

Team release

MEXICO CITY – Thursday will be a very important day in the life of Mexican driver Antonio Perez. Univision has nominated Antonio for the  “ 2009 Awards Sports Awards, ” as one of the candidates in the category of “Driver of the Year” among the great ones like Helio Castroneves and Juan Pablo Montoya.

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Former champion Pardo passes

Official Release

PUEBLA, Mexico – Former NASCAR Mexico Series champion Carlos Pardo passed away Sunday following an accident during the series race at Autodromo Miguel E. Abed.

The accident occurred in the final laps of Sunday’s event in Puebla. Pardo was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

"Carlos Pardo was a tremendous competitor and person," said Chad Little, Director of Racing Development, NASCAR Mexico. "On behalf of everybody in the NASCAR family, our thoughts and prayers go out to Carlos' family and friends."

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QUALIFYING: Rafa on Puebla pole

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PUEBLA, Mexico – Rafael Martinez picked up his sixth NASCAR Mexico Series career pole position during Saturday’s qualifying at Autódromo Miguel E. Abed. Martinez, who has two wins in the series’ four previous races at Puebla, will start out on the front row for Sunday’s race alongside Canel’s-Scotiabank-Xtreme teammate Jorge Goeters.

Martinez earned the pole with a lap of 39.677 seconds around the 2,040-meter oval. Goeters had a time of 39.754 seconds.

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Quiroga continues SLP dominance

Official Release

SAN LUIS POTOSI, Mexico – Germán Quiroga continued his domination at San Luis Potosi, picking up his second NASCAR Mexico Series victory of the season Sunday.

Quiroga drove the No. 2 Telcel-FedEx to a third straight victory at Autódromo Potosina before a crowd of more than 9,000. In the process, Quiroga extended his series points lead to 88 over Carlos Pardo and 93 over Carlos Peralta.

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