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NASCAR Expands Scope of Series Operations

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced today changes designed to increase support for NASCAR’s developmental racing series, both at the weekly racing and regional touring levels.

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Hungry Richards Holds On In Querétaro

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

QUERÉTARO, México – It had been nearly a year since Homero Richards visited Victory Lane, but on Sunday at Autódromo del Ecocentro de la Unión Ganadera he was able to withstand constant pressure from Rafael Martínez to win the Querétana 200 in the NASCAR Mexico Series.

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QUALIFYING: Martínez Wins Mexico Pole

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

QUERÉTARO, Mexico – Rafael Martínez won the Motorcraft Pole Award on Saturday afternoon in NASCAR Mexico Series qualifying for the Queretana 200 at Autódromo del Ecocentro de la Unión Ganadera.

Martínez, out of Monterrey, Mexico, made his way around the .746-mile oval in 29.641 seconds for an average lap speed of 90.604 mph to earn his first pole of the 2011 season in his No. 18 Canel’s/Scotiabank Mazda. It was the ninth of his series career and third at the track.

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Morris' Impressive Run Tops Hunter Index

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Philip Morris’ trophy case is overflowing. And that’s just from 2011.

The three-time NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion has rattled off an impressive nine straight Late Model victories at South Boston (Va.) Speedway. Morris, 46, from Ruckersville, Va., has been so dominant that the track has offered a reward to any driver that can beat him.

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Goeters Gets Mexico Victory

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, Mexico – Short-track racing was in full bloom Sunday at Autódromo Chiapas  as Jorge Goeters picked up his second NASCAR Mexico Series win of the season in the AC Delco 240.

Goeters, racing out of Mexico City, started the event on the pole and was able to avoid a late-race incident that collected many in the lead pack of cars and drive his No. 31 Canel’s/Scotiabank Mazda to Victory Lane. It was his 11th series career win and first at the southernmost track on the schedule.

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QUALIFYING: A New Record For Goeters

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, Mexico – Jorge Goeters set a new track record and won the Motorcraft Pole Position Award in NASCAR Mexico Series qualifying on a very warm Saturday at Autódromo Chiapas for the AC Delco 240 slated for Sunday afternoon.

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Christopher Drives To Top Of Hunter Index

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — At some point, Ted Christopher may slow down. If the start to 2011 is any indication, that day isn’t anytime soon.

The Plainville, Conn., driver collected wins across three series – two in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour, one in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, and another at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series – over the last month.

Seven starts, four wins, five top fives.

And that’s just in the last 30 days.

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No Place Like Home For López

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

AGUASCALIENTES, Mexico – Starting at the back of the field in Sunday’s Aguascalientes 240 didn’t hamper the efforts of Rogelio López as he was able to work his way through the 34-car field to earn the NASCAR Mexico Series victory at Nuevo Autódromo de Aguascalientes.

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QUALIFYING: Jorge Goeters Has Hot Hand

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

AGUASCALIENTES, Mexico – Jorge Goeters is off to a hot start in 2011. On a very warm Saturday at Nuevo Autódromo de Aguascalientes in NASCAR Mexico Series qualifying, Goeters claimed the top spot and will start on the pole for the Aguascalientes 240.

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Return Engagements: NASCAR Sets Dates, Sites For 2011 Postseason Shows

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR has announced dates and sites for its 2011 postseason championship celebrations. Riding the momentum of 2010’s highly successful awards shows, all of this year’s events will return to the same sites.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Ceremony will again be held at Wynn Las Vegas. This year, the ceremony is set for Friday, Dec. 2 and will feature the top 10 drivers in the final series standings. The event will culminate NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion’s Week in Las Vegas.

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