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Rovelo Makes It Interesting At AGS

Takes Aguascalientes Checkered Flag On Last Lap Pass
By John Tejeda, NASCAR
July 19, 2014 - 6:56pm

AGUASCALIENTES, Mexico - Rubén Rovelo waited 170 laps before making his move and it paid off with a NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series Victory.

Rovelo passed Hugo Oliveras on the final lap of the Aguascalientes 240 to earn his first victory of 2014. It was the seventh career victory for the 26-year-old Mexico City native and second at the Autódromo Internacional de Aguascalientes. Rovelo's last win came on August 26, 2012 at Aguascalientes. 

1 Rubén Rovelo
2 Hugo Oliveras
3 Irwin Vences
4 Rubén Pardo
5 Abraham Calderón

Oliveras, who led the second half of the event, was forced to settle for his second place, his seventh top-three finish in 95 career events. He was followed across the line by Irwin Vences, Rubén Pardo and Abraham Calderón.

Homero Richards, Jorge Goeters, José Luis Ramírez, Carlos Peralta and Jorge Contreras Jr. completed the top 10.

Points leader Daniel Suárez finished 16th, but increased his point lead on Antonio Pérez, who finished 30th. 

The NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series will be back in action on August 3 for the Queretana 200 from the Autódromo del Ecocentro de la Unión Ganadera in Queretaro, Mexico. It will be the ninth of 15 events on the 2014 calendar and the penultimate race before the Desafio, the five-race playoff to determine the series Champion.



Rubén Rovelo passed Hugo Oliveras in the closing laps of Saturday's Aguascalientes 240 to score his first NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series victory of 2014. Courtesy OCESA