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Quiroga Gets Querétaro Victory

First win for defending champ after 5 runner-up finishes
By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR
September 4, 2011 - 7:45pm

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QUERÉTARO, Mexico – After five second-place finishes this season, Germán Quiroga finally got his first NASCAR Mexico Series victory in 2011 on Sunday in the Queretana 200 at Autódromo del Ecocentro de la Unión Ganadera.

The two-time defending series champion out of Mexico City aboard his No. 2 TELCEL/FedEx Dodge outdueled Homero Richards over the final few laps on the .746-mile oval to collect the win, the 15th of his series career.

Part-time NASCAR K&N Pro Series East competitor and Quiroga teammate Daniel Suárez finished third followed by Patrick Goeters and Abraham Calderón in fourth and fifth, respectively.

Rogelio López, Rafael Martínez, Rubén Pardo, Rubén Rovelo and Óscar Ruiz de Azua rounded out the top-10 finishers.

The race was slowed due to caution eight times for 31 laps and the lead changed hands eight times among five drivers.

In the point standings, Quiroga increased his lead over Richards to 110 points. Rovelo, Jorge Goeters and Martínez hold down positions three through five on the leader board.

The NASCAR Mexico Series is back at it on Oct. 1-2 at Autódromo Miguel E. Abed in Puebla, Mexico.

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Germán Quiroga leads the field down the frontstretch at Autódromo del Ecocentro de la Unión Ganadera en route to his victory. OCESA