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Vences Rolls To Third Win

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

PUEBLA, Mexico -- Irwin Vences collected his third win of the season and strengthened his hold on the top spot in the NASCAR Mexico Series standings Sunday at Autódromo Miguel E. Abed.

The victory in the Amozoc 240 was Vences' second straight; he picked up the win July 12 at San Luis Potosi. He also the May 31 race at Puebla.

Vences' No. 46 Axtel/Avaya/M Racing Ford out-distanced his teammate Homero Richards by 1.874 seconds on the 2.01 km (1.25 mile) oval. Richards had won the pole position earlier in the day.

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Fanatics Introduces Home Tracks Apparel

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A new line of NASCAR Home Tracks apparel is available for fans to purchase on the NASCAR.com Superstore powered by Fanatics.

CLICK HERE: NASCAR HOME TRACKS STORE

In partnering with Fanatics, the largest retailer of officially licensed sports merchandise, this marks the first time that officially licensed items are available under one banner for each of NASCAR’s regional touring and weekly series.

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Garcia Dominates At Chihuahua

Official Release

CHIHUAHUA, Mexico – Ruben Garcia Jr. was out front nearly all Sunday at El Dorado Speedway en route to his second career NASCAR Mexico Series victory.

The 19-year-old NASCAR Next driver qualified second in his No. 88 Canel’s/Scotiabank/HDI Toyota for the Coca-Cola Zero 240, which concluded at 232 laps upon reaching the two-hour time limit.

Garcia held off a number of late challengers, including championship points leader Irwin Vences,

Vences settled for second and remains nine points ahead of Ruben Pardo, who finished third.

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Career First For Tovar At Aguascalientes

Official Release

AGUASCALIENTES, Mexico -- Santiago Tovar scored his first career NASCAR Mexico Series win Sunday at Oval Aguascalientes in the Hidrocálida 240.

Tovar’s No. 23 Alcatel One Touch/Cinemex Ford completed the 171 laps .260 seconds ahead of runner-up Rubén Rovelo.

The first 100 laps on the 0.875 mile (1.4 km) track were slowed by just one caution, as Tovar set the pace and the race leaders faced the task of navigating lapped traffic. Tovar led 141 laps.

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Worth The Wait For Vences

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

PUEBLA, Mexico -- Weather couldn't keep Irwin Vences out of Victory Lane.

The 29-year-old from Mexico City waited out a rain delay and then held off Rubén Pardo in a green-white-checkered finish to pick up his fourth career NASCAR Mexico Series win Sunday at Autodromo Miguel E. Abed.

Vences completed the 102-lap, rained-shortened race by .548-seconds over Pardo, and took over the championship points lead five races into the season.

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Peralta Dominates In Queretaro Win

Official Release

QUERETARO -- Rodrigo Peralta turned in a dominating performance Sunday at Autódromo del Ecocentro de la Unión Ganadera en route to his second career NASCAR Mexico Series victory.

The 27-year-old from Mexico City won the pole and race for the support division race, the Mexico Pro Series, Sunday morning.

He then turned around and won the pole and the Promo Race 200 Sunday afternoon.

Peralta kept the No. 24 Alcatel One Touch/Cinemex Ford in front, holding off Hugo Oliveras' No. 11 MONSTER Engergy/Toyota/3M Toyota by .245 seconds.

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PIT BOX: Ready To Go Up North

Tim Southers, NASCAR

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

• The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 gets its 2015 season underway this weekend with the running of the Clarington 200 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario. L.P. Dumoulin returns to defend his series championship and improve on a fourth-place finish in last year’s opener while Andrew Ranger will look for a third-consecutive pole at CTMP, where he set the track record in this event a year ago.

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Rovelo Keeps Rolling To Victory Lane

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Chiapas, Mexico -- Rubén Rovelo continued his hot streat Sunday at Tuxtla Gutiérrez.

The Mexico City driver collected his second straight NASCAR Mexico Series win in the RedCo 240 at Súper Óvalo Chiapas. It marked Rovelo's third win in the last five series races dating back to the visit to Tuxtla last October.

Rovelo used lapped traffic on the .75-mile tri-oval to manuever his No. 28 G3C Racing Team/GESTI Dodge past race leader Felipe Luis Montaño and take the win.

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Rovelo Rebounds For Mexico Win

Official Release

SAN LUIS POTOSI, Mexico – Rubén Rovelo's roller coaster afternoon ended up in Victory Lane Sunday as he claimed the checkered flag in the Potosina 200 at Super Ovalo Potosina.

It was the ninth career NASCAR Mexico Series win for the Mexico City driver.

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Pardo Makes A Statement At Phoenix

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

Avondale, Ariz. -- Ruben Pardo couldn't have asked for a better way to kick off the season.

The 35-year-old Mexico City driver dominated the NASCAR season opener at Phoenix International Raceway Friday, leading a sweep of the top three spots in the Toyota 120 by HO Speed Racing.

Pardo led the final 28 laps en route to his seventh career win. Earlier in the day, Pardo drove the No. 15 Citizen/Potosinos Toyota to a record lap at the one-mile track. He broke his own track mark, set last year.

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