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Quiroga Earns Historic Victory

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Chiapas, Mexico -- Defending series champion Germain Quiroga earned his first win of the 2010 NASCAR Mexico Series season on an historic night. The Pennzoil 200 at Autódromo de Chiapas Saturday was the first night race in series history.

The driver of the No. 2 TELCEL completed the 200 laps in 1 hours, 52 minutes, 28.943 seconds. It is Quiroga's 12th career win.

The event drew 25,000 fans, including Juan Sabienes Guerrero, the Governor of the state of Chiapas. More than 50 portable lights were brought in to light pit road and the track.

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Goeters Claims SLP Checkers

Official Release

SAN LUIS POTOSI - Jorge Goeters led a 1-2 sweep for Canel's Racing as he collected his first win of 2010 at Potosino Speedway. It was the eighth career NASCAR Mexico Series win for Goeters, who edged teammate Freddy Tamme by .127 seconds. It is the sixth time Canel's has swept the top two spots.

Goeters completed 192 laps on the half-mile track as the race ended at the 120-minute time limit.

Patrick Goeters was third, followed by pole sitter Homero Richards and Germain Quiroga.

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Martinez Off To Fast Start

Official Release

QUERÉTARO, Mexico – Rafael Martinez made it 2-for-2 in the NASCAR Mexico Series season as he cruised to the win in the Querétaro 200 presented by Pennzoil at Nuevo Autódromo de Querétaro Sunday.

Martinez, who won the season opener at Aguascalientes March 21, won the pole position Saturday and then led 59 laps Sunday en route to his 14th career victory.

Homero Richards finished second, followed by Antonio Perez. Germain Quiroga and Freddy Tame rounded out the top five.

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Martinez Returns To Victory Lane

Official Release

AGUASCALIENTES, Mexico - Rafael Martinez returned to Victory Lane for the first time in over a year with a win in the season-opening Pennzoil 240 Sunday at Autodromo Aguascalientes.

Martinez passed Jorge Goeters for the lead on lap 130 on the 1400-meter oval and led the final 39 laps en route to the win. The race was concluded after it reached the two-hour time limit. It was Martinez's 13th career win in the NASCAR Mexico Series - second all-time by Rogelio Lopez's 18 wins - and his first since Aug. 17, 2008 (a span of 18 races).

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QUALIFYING: Lopez wins pole

Official Release

AGUASCALIENTES, Mexico - Rogelio Lopez kicked off the 2010 NASCAR Mexico Series calendar by winning the pole position at the season-opening Pennzoil 240 at Autodromo Aguascalientes Saturday.

Lopez completed the 1,400-meter oval in 24.506 seconds. It was his series-leading 16th career pole. The race is Sunday.

Antonio Perez qualified second at 24.699 seconds. Alejandro Capin, the 2009 rookie of the year, qualified third at 24.719.

Jorge Goeters (24.743) and defending series champion German Quiroga (24.822) rounded out the top five.

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Quiroga Sets Sights On Defending Title

Official Release

On the eve of the 2010 season kickoff, defending NASCAR Mexico Series champion Germain Quiroga is focused on bringing another championship trophy back to the Team Telcel camp.

“I am delighted and grateful for the whole team to have the opportunity to repeat,” Quiroga said. “I think we will be even more committed because we have to defend the title.”

The calendar will get underway with the Pennzoil 240 at Autodromo Aguascalientes this weekend. Qualifying will be held Saturday, March 20 and the green flag will drop on the season Sunday, March 21.

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Quiroga Crowned Champion

Official Release

MEXICO CITY – The wait was finally over for German Quiroga as he walked on stage Thursday night at the el Teatro Manolo Fábregas to accept his 2009 NASCAR Mexico Series championship trophy during the season-ending awards show.

Quiroga, a two-time series runner-up, claimed the 2009 title with three wins, 11 top fives and 12 top 10s in 14 races. He also led a series-high 381 laps.

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Finally! Quiroga Reigns In Mexico

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

AGUASCALIENTES, Mexico - Former champion Rogelio Lopez added to his series record with his 18th career win and German Quiroga capped off his first NASCAR championship season in the NASCAR Mexico Series finale Sunday at Nuevo Autódromo de Aguascalientes.

Lopez, the 2006 series champion, captured the victory in the Pennzzoil 200 in the series second visit to Aguascalientes. The season also kicked off at the new .446-mile tri-oval.

Quiroga finished second, followed by Germain Quiroga, Rafael Martinez, pole sitter Ruben Rovelo and Jorge Goeters.

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Richards Does It Again

Official Release

TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico – Homero Richards picked up his second win of the season, and Germain Quiroga moved closer to officially clinching the 2009 NASCAR Mexico Series championship despite a 21st-place finish Sunday at Autódromo de Chiapas.

Richards took the lead on Lap 97 and was out front on Lap 152 on the 1,200-meter course when the race reached the 100-minute time limit.

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Lopez Out Front In The End

Official Release

MEXICO CITY - Rogelio Lopez was in the right place at the right time to extend his all-time NASCAR Mexico Series wins mark to 17 with his second win of the season Sunday. It was also the second career win for the 2006 series champion at Mexico City, with his previous win at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez coming in Dec. of 2006.

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2014 Schedule/Results

DATE RACE/VENUE WINNER/POLE VIEW
Feb 28 Toyota 120
Phoenix International Raceway
Daniel Suárez
Rubén Pardo
Race Results
Race Review
Apr 5 Mexico 240
Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez
Luis Felipe Montaño
Antonio Perez
Race Results
Race Review
Apr 13 Red Co 240
Súper Óvalo Chiapas
Daniel Suárez
Rubén Pardo
Race Results
Race Review
Apr 27 Regia 240
Autódromo Monterrey
Daniel Suárez
Antonio Pérez
Race Results
Race Review
May 11 Potosina 200
Autódromo Potosino
Rogelio López
Daniel Suárez
Race Results
Race Review
May 25 Queretana 200
Autódromo del Ecocentro de la Unión Ganadera
Rubén Pardo
Santiago Tovar
Race Results
Race Review
Jun 8 Mexico 240
Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez
Daniel Suarez
None #
Race Results
Race Review
Jul 19 Aguascalientes 240
Autódromo Internacional de Aguascalientes
Rubén Rovelo
Daniel Suárez
Race Results
Race Review
Aug 3 Queretana200
Autódromo del Ecocentro de la Unión Ganadera
Homero Richards
Santiago Tovar
Race Results
Race Review
Aug 17 Puebla 240
Autódromo Miguel E. Abed
Irwin Vences
Irwin Vences
Race Results
Race Review
Sep 7 Chihuahua 240
El Dorado Speedway
Sep 21 Potosina 200
Autódromo Potosino
Oct 5 Aguascalientes 240
Autódromo Internacional de Aguascalientes
Oct 19 Tuxtla 240
Súper Óvalo Chiapas
Nov 9 Puebla 240
Autódromo Miguel E. Abed

* Denotes Rookie
# Qualifying cancelled; Field set per rule book