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Champions Honored In Awards Gala

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In a place where NASCAR history is on display, its future was celebrated as six champions in NASCAR’s developmental series were honored during the Night of Champions Touring Awards Gala in the Crown Ballroom at the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Saturday night.

The festivities featured the champions and top drivers from all of NASCAR’s North American regional touring series, who gathered for the special year-end celebration in the heartland of stock-car racing.

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COLUMN: Family Ties Champions Together

By Travis Barrett, Special To NASCARHomeTracks.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- It's had the Frances, the Pearsons, the Earnhardts and the Labontes.

NASCAR has long been about family, something the sport worked hard to promote almost from its inception. In recent years, as the sport has boomed, it's no secret that NASCAR's traditional fan base felt a shift away from those values as things came more "corporate."

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NOTEBOOK: Long Journey For Quiroga

By Travis Barrett, Special to NASCARHomeTracks.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Even after NASCAR began sanctioning the NASCAR Mexico Series in 2007, German Quiroga wondered if he'd ever make the trip to championship week.

In that first year under the NASCAR banner, Quiroga won four races but finished second in the most important one -- the final event of the season -- only to lose the championship by a single point. In 2008, Quiroga entered the final event with a sizeable lead atop the standings only to encounter trouble in that race and lose the championship a second time.

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Santos Wins Karting Showdown

By Tim Southers, NASCAR

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Bobby Santos added another title to his racing resume Wednesday.

Santos, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion, came from the rear of the field to win the Third Annual NASCAR Champions/Media Showdown at Victory Lane Indoor Karting in Charlotte on Wednesday.

“It was a lot of fun racing with those guys,” said Santos, who started 13th in the 14-kart field. “It was interesting coming up through the field and made it a lot of fun. I want to thank NASCAR and all the media for putting this on, it was a lot of fun.”

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Destination Charlotte

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – With the culmination of the NASCAR season looming at the end of the week, track promoters, drivers and officials are preparing to descend on Charlotte, N.C., for the celebration of the outstanding achievements in 2010.

Keith Rocco of Wallingford, Conn., will be in the spotlight Friday, Dec. 10 at the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards Banquet, where he will be officially presented with the championship trophy for his first national title.

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Twice As Nice: Quiroga Defends Title

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

AGUASCALIENTES, Mexico -- Germán Quiroga became the first driver to win back-to-back NASCAR Mexico Series championships, and Jorge Goeters finished off 2010 with his second victory of the season in the Pennzoil 240 at Nuevo Autódromo de Aguascalientes Sunday.

Quiroga, who only needed to start the final race to clinch the title, finished fourth behind Goeters, Rafael Martínez  and Jorge Goeters. Quiroga ended with 2173 points, 150 over runner-up Homero Richards and 206 over 2007 series champion Martínez.

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Ramirez Scores First Victory

Official Release

CHIAPAS, Mexico -- José Luis Ramírez scored his first NASCAR Mexico Series win Sunday, capturing the Goodyear Racing 240km at Autódromo de Chiapas, and Germán Quiroga nearly wrapped up his second straight championship.

Ramírez earned his first pole position Saturday and led twice for 33 laps on the 1.2km oval Sunday en route to the victory. He took the lead for the final time from Quiroga on a restart with 20 to go.

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Celebrating Jim Hunter

NASCARHomeTracks.com

Jim Hunter's influence was felt throughout NASCAR, from the Sprint Cup drivers he counseled and the media he befriended. His biggest footprint was felt in the short-tracks, which held a special place in his heart. He always called them the foundation on which NASCAR was built, and was always quick to remind people that this sport owed its existance to the local tracks, drivers and fans, and their passion.

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Legendary NASCAR VP Jim Hunter Dies

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR Vice President of Corporate Communications Jim Hunter, whose career in motorsports spanned portions of six decades as both a journalist and public relations professional, died last night in Daytona Beach, Fla. following a 12-month battle with cancer. He was 71.

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Quiroga Strengthens His Lead

Official Release

PUEBLA, Mexico -- Germán Quiroga took a giant step toward his second straight NASCAR Mexico Series championship Sunday with his third win of the season in the Puebla 240 km presented by Pennzoil.

Quiroga's win at on the 1.25 mile oval at Autódromo Miguel E. Abed, combined with a 25th-place finish by Antonio Perez gives Quiroga a 140-point lead over second-place Perez with two races remaining. Homero Richards is third, one point behind Perez.

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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
Rubén Pardo
Irwin Vences
Race Results
Race Review
Sep 21 Potosina 200
Autódromo Potosino
Irwin Vences
Rubén Garcia Jr.
Race Results
Race Review
Oct 4 Aguascalientes 240
Autódromo Internacional de Aguascalientes
Daniel Suárez
Irwin Vences
Race Results
Race Review
Oct 19 Tuxtla 240
Súper Óvalo Chiapas
Rubén Rovelo
#None
Race Results
Race Review
Nov 9 Puebla 240
Autódromo Miguel E. Abed
Homero Richards
Daniel Suárez
Race Results
Race Review

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