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PEAK Becomes New Title Sponsor In Mexico

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — During an event with team owners, drivers, local dignitaries and media at the InterContinental Presidente Hotel in Mexico City, NASCAR today announced plans to strengthen its presence in Mexico for years to come with a full slate of races in 2017 and beyond. Also announced was a multi-year agreement with Old World Industries (OWI) to make PEAK® title sponsor of the NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series, only the third title sponsor in series history. Additionally, PEAK becomes an Official NASCAR Partner along with other key brands such as BlueDEF.

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Champs Celebrate Crowning Achievements

Official Release

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Three young, rising stars received their first NASCAR championships, and four veteran drivers added to their already impressive resumes.

On a night where the remarkable achievements of 2015 were recognized, it was seven drivers who stood on stage at the Charlotte Convention Center Saturday at the conclusion of the NASCAR Touring Series Night of Champions who accomplished the sport's ultimate honor.

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Byron & Eggleston Battle For Bragging Rights

Tim Southers, NASCAR

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – The racing was all in fun, but a race car driver is always a race car driver and it was never more evident in a pair of races held during the seventh annual Champions Karting Challenge Thursday. 

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2015 CHAMPION PROFILE: Ruben Garcia Jr.

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – For the briefest of moments, Rubén García Jr. thought his championship dream was over.

Instead, it wound up being a mere speedbump during a dream season that saw the 20-year-old rising star claim his first NASCAR championship.

The Mexico City driver had checked up to avoid a wreck in front of him, and got hit from behind, sending him spinning. It was during the third of five races in the NASCAR Mexico Series’ Desafio and Garcia, who was leading in points, was in the middle of a multi-car wreck.

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Garcia Celebrates First Mexico Championship

OCESA

BERRIOZÁBAL, Chiapas, Mexico – The day after turning 20, rising NASCAR star Rubén García Jr. completed his birthday weekend in style as he celebrated the 2015 NASCAR Mexico Series championship.

The Mexico City driver drove the No. 88 Canels/Scotiabank/HDI Toyota to a fifth-place finish in the season-ending Red Co 240 at Súper Óvalo Chiapas to cap the five-race Desafio with the Mexico's national championship.

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Gonzalez Snares First Career Win

Official Release

MEXICO CITY -- While all the attention was on the six NASCAR Mexico Series drivers vying for the championship, Pepe Gonzalez emerged from the green-white-checkered finish to Sunday's Alcatel One Touch 240 with his first career win.

The 46-year-old from Guadalajara was making his 12th start of the season and his 18th of his career. He is the sixth different driver to win at Mexico City's Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.

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Garcia Rallies For Mexico City Win

Official Release

MEXICO CITY -- Rubén García Jr. nearly saw his championship dreams come to a crashing halt.

In the end, however, the 19-year-old NASCAR Next driver wound up in Victory Lane and maintained his position atop the NASCAR Mexico Series. His victory in Saturday's Red Cola 240 at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez was his third of the year and second of the five-race Desafio.

García's No. 88 Canels/Scotiabank/HDI Toyota led just four laps all day but was able to get past teammate Rafael Martinez with three laps to go to secure the victory.

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Lopez Bounces Back For 23rd Victory

Official Release

AGUASCALIENTES, Mexico – Rogelio López got the win Sunday, but for his 2015 NASCAR Mexico Series championship hopes, it came one race too late.

Lopez won his series-record 23rd race in the Desafio Deportivo 240 at Autódromo Internacional de Aguascalientes, the second race of the five-race Desafio.

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PIT BOX: Title Time For Mods

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

WHAT TO WATCH FOR
• Two races remain on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West slate, starting with the NAPA Auto Parts/Toyota 150 presented by Axle Crutch Saturday night in Roseville, California. It’s a tight championship race for the 2015 title as Noah Gragson leads Chris Eggleston by just two tallies while Ryan Partridge (-6) and Gracin Raz (-16) are also squarely in the title hunt. Christian PaHud won this race at All American Speedway last year. > More

Voting Opens For Most Popular Driver

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.  – As on-track competition comes to a conclusion, there’s another showdown on the line in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR’s seven touring series, as voting for the Most Popular Driver Awards begins on Tuesday, Oct. 6.

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