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Richards Roll Continues

Fourth straight Mexico Series victory
By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR
August 7, 2011 - 7:42pm

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SAN LUIS POTOSÍ, Mexico – Homero Richards continued his winning streak and perhaps is the hottest driver in NASCAR. He picked up his fourth consecutive NASCAR Mexico Series victory by winning the Potosina 200 at Autódromo Potosino on Sunday.

Richards, out of Mexico City, withstood challenges from Germán Quiroga, who led a race-high 134 laps, and Jorge Goeters to earn his eighth career win. Richards in his No. 20 NEXTEL/Pennzoil Toyota took the lead for the final time on Lap 201 from Quiroga who had led the previous 57 circuits around the half-mile oval.

Quiroga started from the pole and drove his No. 2 TELCEL/FedEx Dodge to the runner-up finish, crossing the line .490 seconds behind Richards. Antonio Peréz finished third followed by Alejandro Capín and Rubén Rovelo in fourth and fifth, respectively.

Jorge Goeters, Daniel Suárez, Rogelio López, José Luis Ramírez and Hugo Olivares rounded out the top 10.

The race was slowed by caution eight times for 36 laps and the lead changed hands six times among four drivers.

With the win, Richards closed Quiroga’s lead in the point standings to 87 points while Goeters and Rovelo sit in fourth and fifth, waiting to pounce at the first bobble by either Quiroga or Richards.

The NASCAR Mexico Series is back on the track at Autódromo Monterrey on Aug. 20-21.

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