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LIVE: Toyota Series Under The Lights

For the first time in Mexico City, the NASCAR Toyota Series will battle under the lights on the one-mile oval at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez. Rogelio López brings a slim two-point advantage over Daniel Suárez in the championship point standings. López is a three-time winner at the track with his last victory coming in 2009. Homero Richards has claimed the checkered flag in two of the last three series events in the Mexican capital.

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Richards Rolls Again At Queretaro

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

QUERÉTARO, Mexico – Homero Richards weathered a late-race challenge to collect his 10th career NASCAR Toyota Series Sunday in the Queretana 200 at Nuevo Autódromo de Querétaro.

A green-white-checkered finish stretched the race to 166 laps and Richards had to hold off runner-up Daniel Suárez  as well as Rogelio López and Irwin Vences.

Richards started second and led twice for a race-high 69 laps, including the final 38. He has a pair of wins and two seconds in his last five starts on the .75-mile oval.

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QUALIFYING: Ramirez Tops At Queretaro

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

QUERETARO, Mexico – José Luis Ramírez won his second career NASCAR Toyota Series pole award Saturday in qualifying for Sunday’s Queretana 200 at Autódromo del Ecocentro de la Unión Ganadera.

Ramírez lapped the .746-mile oval in 29.644 seconds to edge Homero Richards (20.669) and Elliot Van Rankin (29.728).

Rafael Martinez and Irwin Vences qualified fourth and fifth, respectively.

Hugo Oliveras qualified sixth, followed by Jorge Goeters and rookies Juan Blum, Alex Villasana Jr. and Ruben Garcia Jr.

Points leader Antonio Pérez qualified 24th.

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LIVE: Querétaro Is On The Clock

Nuevo Autódromo de Querétaro (Mexico) is the site of the season's third race for the NASCAR Toyota Series. It is the first of two visits to the .75-mile oval in 2012. Practice and qualifying are scheduled for Saturday while the Queretana 200 is slated to get underway on Sunday afternoon. Last season, Homero Richards claimed the victory in this event that launched a streak of four straight wins for the eventual runner-up in the championship standings.

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Toyota Series Finale Date Changed

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR along with its partner in Mexico, OCESA, announced today that the 2012 NASCAR Toyota Series season finale has been moved to Sunday, Nov. 18 due to a scheduling conflict at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City.

The change was unavoidable and everyone involved believes it is important for the series to conclude its season on the one-mile oval in the Mexican capital.

The race was originally scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 11.

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Pérez Prevails In San Luis Potosí

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

en español

SAN LUIS POTOSÍ, Mexico – Antonio Pérez persevered through several challenges and won the Potosina 200 on Sunday in NASCAR Toyota Series action at Autódromo Potosino.

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QUALIFYING: Suárez Sets SLP Pace

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

SAN LUIS POTOSÍ, Mexico – Daniel Suárez won the Chicks Pole Award in NASCAR Toyota Series qualifying on Saturday for the Potosina 200 at Autódromo Potosino.

Suárez, out of Monterrey, Mexico, made his way around the half-mile oval in 21.576 seconds for an average speed of 83.426 mph behind the wheel of his No. TELCEL Dodge. It is his first pole of the 2012 season, but his third in his last four NASCAR Toyota Series outings dating back to last season.

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LIVE: Toyota Series Tackles San Luis Potosí

For the season’s second race, the NASCAR Toyota Series makes its way to Autódromo Potosino in San Luis Potosí, Mexico to take on the half-mile oval. Last season, Jorge Goeters edged teammate Rafael Martínez for the win in this event. Practice and qualifying will be on Saturday, April 14 while the Potosino 200 will get underway on Sunday afternoon.

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Rovelo Rules In Monterrey

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

MONTERREY, Mexico – Rubén Rovelo won the Regia 200, the NASCAR Toyota Series season opener, on Sunday at Autódromo Monterrey.

Rovelo, out of Mexico City, surrendered the lead to a hard-charging Daniel Suárez on Lap 53, but he stayed close enough to hound the young Suárez for about five laps before Rovelo drove his No. 5 TELMEX Toyota to the inside of Suárez on Lap 60 and eventually beat polesitter Abraham Calderón to the line by 4.930 seconds.

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Calderón Claims Top Spot In Monterrey

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

MONTERREY, Mexico – Abraham Calderón won the initial NASCAR Toyota Series pole of the 2012 season on Saturday at Autódromo Monterrey in qualifying for the Regia 200.

Calderón, a native of Monterrey, worked his way around the 1.988-mile road course in 69.991 seconds for an average speed of 102.253 mph. It marks his first series career pole.

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