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Phoenix, Ariz. – Ruben Pardo broke his own track record in NASCAR Mexico Series qualifying Friday at Phoenix International Raceway for the season-opening Toyota 120.
The 35-year-old Mexico City native posted a lap of 28.544 seconds (126.121 mph) in the No. 15 Citizen/Potosinos/Toyota Toyota to break the mark he set last year of 28.850 (124.783)
Hugo Oliveras qualified second at 28.844 (124.809), followed by defending series champion Abraham Calderon at 28.848 (124.792).> More
Phoenix, Ariz. – Ruben Rovelo started off opening weekend on a high note.
The 27-year-old Mexico City driver recorded the fastest overall lap in the NASCAR Mexico Series two-hour practice for the season opener, the Toyota 120 at Phoenix International Raceway. Rovelo ended the 2014 season ranked third in the series.
Rovelo posted a lap of 28.548 seconds around the one-mile paved oval.
Rogelio Lopez (28.566 seconds) and Antonio Perez (28.568 seconds) were second and third.> More
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The ninth season of the NASCAR Mexico Series under the NASCAR banner will take the green flag on Friday at Phoenix International Raceway, and fans across the United States can catch all the electrifying action of Mexico’s national racing championship on NBC UNIVERSO. The broadcast of the Toyota 120 will air live beginning at 10 p.m. ET.> More
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.> More
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.> More
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.> More
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.
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.
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.”> More
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.> More
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.> More