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QUALIFYING: Suárez Gets 12th Career Pole

Pérez To Start On Front Row For Third Time In 2014
By John Tejeda, NASCAR
May 11, 2014 - 11:01am

SAN LUIS POTOSÍ, Mexico – Daniel Suárez led a front row sweep for Telcel/Telmext Sunday morning in NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series qualifying for the afternoon's Potosina 200 at the Autódromo Potosino. 

The NASCAR Next alum and current Drive for Diversity driver in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, turned in a quick lap of 21.162 seconds (85.058 mph) around the half-mile oval. It was the second career pole at the Mexican short-track for Suárez and 12th of his career with the Toyota Series. 

Antonio Pérez, who trails Suárez by 14 points for the top spot in the championship standings, qualified second at 21.352 seconds (84.301 mph). Pérez will start on the front row for the second consecutive event, and for the third time in five series events this year. 

Current NASCAR Next member Rubén Garcia Jr. qualified third at 21.566 seconds (83.465 mph). He'll be joined on the second row by Luis Felipe Montaño, who qualified at 21.573 seconds (83.438 mph).

José Luis Ramírez, Javier Razo, Homero Richards, Rafael Martínez, Carlos Peralta and Enrique Contreras III rounded out the top 10 qualifiers. 

The Potosina 200 is scheduled to take the green at 2:45 p.m. ET. Pérez, who has top three finishes in every event this year, will try to overtake the streaking Suárez and defending event winner Richards en route to his first checkered flag of the year.