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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

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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

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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

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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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Lopez back in Victory Lane

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TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico – Rogelio López returned to Victory Lane for the first time in 29 months for his series-leading 16th NASCAR Mexico Series win Sunday at Autódromo de Chiapas.

It was the first win for López (No. 3 Telcel) since he capped his 2006 championship season with a win at Mexico City. He led a 1-2 finish for Telcel, with teammate Germán Quiroga (No. 2 Telcel-FedEx) finishing as runner-up before an estimated crowd of 16,000.

Carlos Pardo, Rafael Martínez and Rubén Rovelo rounded out the top five.

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San Luis Potosino race postponed

Official Release

Due to the outbreak of the influenza virus and pending further notice, the NASCAR Mexico Series is rescheduling the second race of the season that was to take place in San Luis Potosi. The race was scheduled for the weekend of May 2-3 with additional events surrounding the race taking place that entire week.

Ocesa and the NASCAR Mexico Series also ask everyone to take into account precautionary measures established by the Federal and State governments.

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Quiroga Opens Strong

Official Release

AGUASCALIENTES, Ags, México – For the second time, Germán Quiroga has kicked off the NASCAR Mexico Series season with a victory. This time the No. 2 FedEx driver is hoping the victory will lead to a championship run.

Quiroga, who has finished runner-up in points each of the last two seasons, captured the Pennzoil 200 Sunday in the first race at the Nuevo Autódromo de Aguascalientes before 22,000 fans. The brand new .446 tri-oval track opened this season.

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2009 NASCAR Mexico Series Schedule Announced

Official Release

The 2009 NASCAR Mexico Series schedule, marking the third year of the series under the NASCAR banner, has been released. The calendar, which covers 14 races at nine different tracks throughout Mexico, will begin and end at the brand-new Autodromo Internacional de Aguascalientes.

The .875-mile oval in Aguascalientes will open the season April 12. The track will also host the finale November 22. (Click here for complete schedule)

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