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Toyota Series Returns To Chiapas

OCESA Press Release

The NASCAR Toyota Series announced today that it will return to the state of Chiapas on July 27th and 28th to celebrate the ninth race of the 2013 season, once again giving local area fans an opportunity to experience the excitement of Mexican motorsports.

This decision was based on the support provided by the Chiapas state government under the administration of the Governor Manuel Velasco Coello, allowing series officials to incorporate the venue into the current season.

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Martínez Wins at Puebla

By John Tejeda, NASCAR

PUEBLA, Mexico – Rafael Martínez celebrated Father’s Day in style. The veteran driver claimed his second checkered flag of the season in NASCAR Toyota Series action on Sunday from Autódromo Miguel E. Abed in Puebla. It’s his 18th career victory and second of the season.

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QUALIFYING: Contreras Nabs Puebla Pole

By John Tejeda, NASCAR

PUEBLA, MEXICO - Carlos Contreras won the pole award on Saturday in NASCAR Toyota Series qualifying for the Puebla 240 at Autódromo Miguel E. Abed. 

The Mexico City native navigated the 1.25 mile oval in 39.078 seconds for an average speed of 115.154 mph. It will be his third career pole and first since October 2008. 

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NASCAR Next Roster For 2013 Announced

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Filled with prospects coming from Nevada to Georgia, from Canada to Mexico, and a number of hometowns in between, NASCAR unveiled today the 2013 driver roster for NASCAR Next program at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa.

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Garcia Jr. Heats Up Aguascalientes

By John Tejeda, NASCAR

AGUASCALIENTES, Mexico – Rubén Garcia Jr. overcame the heat and stiff competition to win the Aguascalientes 240 in NASCAR Toyota Series action on Sunday at Autódromo Internacional de Aguascalientes.

The 17 year old, competing in his second full season with the series, notched his first career victory in style, winning from the pole position. It came in his 21st event with the series, topping his previous best finish, third, which he accomplished once in 2012 and again in 2013. Garcia Jr. earned Rookie of the Year honors in 2012. 

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QUALIFYING: Garcia Jr. Wins Second Pole

By John Tejeda, NASCAR

AGUASCALIENTES, Mexico - Rubén Garcia Jr. won the pole award in NASCAR Toyota Series qualifying at the Autódromo Internacional de Aguascalientes on Saturday.

Garcia Jr., driver of the No. 88 Canel's/HDI Seguros/Scotiabank Mazda, turned in a lap of 23.596 seconds (133.497 mph) as the field was set for Sunday’s Aguascalientes 240. Last season's rookie of the year scored his first pole award of the season and second of his young career.

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NASCAR Awards Return To Charlotte

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced today the postseason awards dates for the annual NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards and the NASCAR Night of Champions Touring Series Awards, set for Dec. 13 and 14 at the NASCAR Hall of Fame / Charlotte Convention Center.

The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards will take place Friday, Dec. 13. Among those honored will be the 2013 national champion, as well as track champions from 55 tracks across the United States and Canada, state and provincial champions and top rookies.

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Sherwin-Williams Becomes Official Partner

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR® and Sherwin-Williams today announced a multi-year partnership designating the nation’s largest specialty retailer of paint and painting supplies as the ”Official Paint of NASCAR.” Sherwin-Williams, a FORTUNE 500 company, will leverage its new designation for architectural paint and the power of NASCAR’s intellectual property to activate at its more than 3,500 stores nationwide and ignite the passion of its customers – many of whom are fiercely brand-loyal fans of the sport.

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Suárez Turns In Golden Performance

By John Tejeda, NASCAR

 

Chihuahua, Mexico - Daniel Suárez is definitely enjoying his most recent trip to El Dorado Speedway in Chihuahua, Mexico more than his last visit. 

In the NASCAR Toyota Series' innaugural visit to the track in 2012, a suspension problem ended Suárez's night after 130 laps and left him with a 30th place finish. This time around, the young Monterrey driver turned in his best performance of the season, winning the Chihuahua 240 from the pole position on Sunday and claiming his first victory of 2013 and third of his career. 

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QUALIFYING: Suárez Wins Pole In Chihuahua

 

Chihuahua, Mexico - Make it two in a row for Daniel Suárez in the NASCAR Toyota Series. 

The Monterrey, Mexico native captured his second straight pole, setting a new track record at El Dorado Speedway in the process. Suárez's 18.926 seconds (118.884 mph) lap broke the mark of 19.624 seconds set by Rúben Rovelo in 2012. It is the second series race at the young track, and the first of two to be held in Chihuahua in 2013. 

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