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PIT BOX: Race Is On In Valley Of The Sun

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

• The NASCAR Mexico Series will take the green flag for its 2015 season at Phoenix International Raceway for the third season in a row with the Toyota 120. Daniel Suárez, who is now racing in the NASCAR XFINITY Series for Joe Gibbs Racing, won the race last year and will be the honorary Grand Marshal. Defending series champion Abraham Calderón won the inaugural race in 2013. The race is the first of 15 events for Mexico’s national racing championship and will air live on NBC UNIVERSO at 10 p.m. ET.

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Mexico, Toyota End Entitlement Sponsorship

Official Release

The NASCAR México Series presented by FOX Sports 3 announced today that its entitlement sponsorship with Toyota will not continue in 2015, but that the automotive manufacturer will continue as a sponsor in the series through the season.

“We would like to thank Toyota for its valuable contributions to the series and helping elevate the NASCAR México Series as one of the leading motorsports championships in Latin America,” said Juan Carlos Ortiz Cuenca, director of operations for the NASCAR México Series.

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Best of 2014: Mexico Series

By John Tejeda, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – In 2014, Mexico's premier motorsports series was once again home to some of the most exciting NASCAR racing around the globe as the NASCAR Mexico Series wrapped up its eighth year under the NASCAR banner. From the season-opener at Phoenix International Raceway to the intense finale at Puebla, Mexico's Autódromo Miguel E. Abed, the year was a constant showcase by the series' drivers of the passion-fueled racing taking place south of the U.S. border.

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VIDEOS: Touring Series Night of Champions

Watch Features & Speeches For All Seven Touring Champions

December 17, 2014 - 4:40pm

The 2014 NASCAR Touring Series Night of Champions was held Saturday, Dec. 13 at the Crown Ballroom of the Charlotte Convention Center at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

RECAP: Night Of Champions Honors Seven Titlest

The evening honored the seven touring series champions:

Abraham Calderón, NASCAR Whelen Euro Series champion Anthony Kumpen, NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 champion LP Dumoulin, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Doug Coby, NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour champion Andy Seuss, NASCAR K&N Pro Series West champion Greg Pursley, and NASCAR K&N Pro Series East champion Ben Rhodes.

CLICK TO WATCH ABRAHAM CALDERON'S FEATURE VIDEO | CLICK TO WATCH ABRAHAM CALDERON'S ACCEPTANCE SPEECH

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CLICK TO WATCH ANTHONY KUMPEN'S FEATURE VIDEO | CLICK TO WATCH ANTHONY KUMPEN'S ACCEPTANCE SPEECH

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CLICK TO WATCH LP DUMOULIN'S FEATURE VIDEO | CLICK TO WATCH LP DUMOULIN'S ACCEPTANCE SPEECH

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CLICK TO WATCH DOUG COBY'S FEATURE VIDEO | CLICK TO WATCH DOUG COBY'S ACCEPTANCE SPEECH

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CLICK TO WATCH ANDY SEUSS' FEATURE VIDEO | CLICK TO WATCH ANDY SEUSS' ACCEPTANCE SPEECH

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CLICK TO WATCH GREG PURSLEY'S FEATURE VIDEO | CLICK TO WATCH GREG PURSLEY'S ACCEPTANCE SPEECH

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CLICK TO WATCH BEN RHODES' FEATURE VIDEO | CLICK TO WATCH BEN RHODES' ACCEPTANCE SPEECH

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Night Of Champions Honors Seven Titlest

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The culmination and coronation of a season-long – and career-defining – road to NASCAR glory came Saturday night for seven drivers.

Abraham Calderón summed it up the best on stage at the NASCAR Touring Series Night of Champions.

“This championship was a dream a few years ago,” said the 26-year-old Monterrey, Mexico driver as he accepted the NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series title. “It was really hard. But now that it’s real, it’s way better than I could ever imagine.”

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Rhodes Earns Bragging Rights With Win

Tim Southers, NASCAR

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Bragging rights were settled among champions, a European driver scored his first-ever win on U.S. soil and a familiar media member collected another trophy. All in a days work during the annual Media & Champions Karting Challenge at GoPro Motorplex.

After a one-year layoff the race featuring all seven NASCAR touring series champions and the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion competed at the road course in a pair of races.

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Calderón Rises To Mexico Series Crown

By John Tejeda, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Abraham Calderón got his first taste of racing in 1997 when, at the tender age of 8, his family took him to a karting facility in their native Monterrey, Mexico. Nearly 18 years later, the driver of the No. 2 Telcel Racing Toyota finds himself atop the throne of the most important racing series in Mexico and Latin America. 

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Toyota Series Celebrates Best Of 2014

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MEXICO CITY, Mexico -- All the action, excitement and intensity of the 2014 NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series was on display last night in Mexico City for the series' awards gala at the Plaza Condesa. Drivers of Latin America's most important motorsports series joined sponsors, team owners, series' executives and media members to celebrate the top accomplishments from the recently completed season. 

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Touring Series Most Popular Drivers Revealed

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The fans have spoken, and they have selected a pair of series champions as well as a pair of repeat award winners in balloting for the NASCAR regional touring series’ 2014 Most Popular Driver Awards.

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Calderón Battles Back To Win First Title

By John Tejeda, NASCAR

PUEBLA, Mexico - Patience and strategy paid off in the long-run for Abraham Calderón. 

The 25-year-old from Monterrey, Mexico, finished seventh in Sunday's Ficrea 240 at the Autódromo Miguel E. Abed, to earn his first NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series championship.

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